Neil has put together a service, hymns, talk and readings for us all to follow together at home. It changes every week and started in mid March 2020.

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The Rev Neil Popham

Service for the Sunday after Ascension May 24th 2020

Service Introduction from Neil

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Opening Prayer
This is the day which the Lord has made
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Praise God who loves us.
Praise God who cares.

Hymn: Lord, I lift your name on high

Reading: Confession Prayer

Confession and 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.

Reading: Acts 1:6-14

Reading by Jay


Hymn: From Psalm 68 – read the words or listen to this music


Gospel Reading: John 17:1-11

Reading by Ashlee


Talk: Reflection: from Neil

Reflection from Neil


We declare our faith in God

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: What a friend we have in Jesus


We bring our requests to God
Prayers led by Neil words below


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

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.

Todays’ special prayer:
Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples with boldness
and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

Street Prayer Now we join together and pray each day for everyone in our Parish street by street – this week:
Sunday – Rylstone, Arncliffe DR, Leyburn Ct
Monday – Coleshill Pl, Chesham Ave, Arncliffe Dr
Tuesday – Naphill PL, Ibstone Ave
Wednesday – Tylers Grn, Booker Ave
Thur – Mayditch Pl, Brill Pl
Friday – Dorney Pl, Stokenchurch Pl
Saturday – Downley Ave, Forrabury Ave

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.

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: At the name of Jesus


Blessing

Blessing by Neil words below


The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
that great shepherd of the sheep,
through the blood of the eternal covenant
make you perfect in every
good work to do his will,
working in you that which is
well pleasing in his sight;
and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be with you and those whom you love,
now and forever. Amen.