Neil has put together a service sheet, hymns, and readings for us all to follow together at home

Services Online

Sunday March 29th

Opening Prayer

Lord, direct our thoughts,
teach us to pray,
lift up our hearts to worship you
in Spirit and in truth,
through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Hymn: Days of Elijah

Confession & Absolution

You raise the dead to life in the Spirit:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

You bring pardon and peace
to the broken in heart:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

You make one by your Spirit
the torn and divided:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

May God who loved the world so much
that he sent his Son to be our Saviour,
forgive us our sins and make us
holy to serve him in the world,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Readings

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Psalm 130 – read the words, or perhaps listen to this interpretation:

Gospel Reading: John 11:1-45

Talk: Reflection: from Neil

Our Faith:

We believe in God the Father,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.

We believe in one God;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Hymn: O for a thousand tongues to sing

Prayers

Please be quiet for your own prayers, then you may wish to use some of these:

The special prayer for today:
Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love for the world:
lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A prayer for the coronavirus situation:
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Street Prayer Now we join together and pray each day for everyone in our Parish street by street – we will add new streets each week
Sunday – Bellfounder Hse, Walgrave Drive, Simons Lea
Monday – Overend Cl, Haly Cl, Hunters Reach, Bradbury Cl
Tuesday – Honeypot Cl, Craddocks Cl, Quinton Dr, Ramsay Cl
Wednesday – Travell Ct, Haberly Mead, Audley Mead
Thursday – Coppin Lane, Atkins Cl, Maynard Cl
Friday – Tranlands Brigg, The Craven, Stainton Dr, Ingleton Cl
Saturday – Hetton Cl, Linton Cl, Casterton Cl, Ellisgill Ct

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

We end with the Prayer that Jesus taught us, known as The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.

Hymn: Trust and obey

Blessing

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all.

And the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always. Amen.