29th March 2020

 

 

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People having coffee

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Sunday 29th March 2020 Passion Sunday  - Hope

 

Leader:        Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father

                   and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

All:              And also with you

Leader:        This is the day that the Lord has made.

All:             Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Collect for Passiontide

All:             Most Merciful God,

                   Who by the death and resurrection of your son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the      

                   world:

                   Grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross

                   We may triumph in the power of his victory;

                   Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

                   Who is alive and reigns with you,

                   In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

                   One God, now and for ever.        Amen.

 

Leader:        A welcome to our Youtube service and notices

                  

 

Response:

Leader:        The world belongs to God,

All:             The earth and all its people.

Leader:        How good it is, how wonderful,

All:             To live together in unity.

Leader:        Love and faith come together,

All:             Justice and peace join hands.

Leader:        If Christ’s disciples keep silent

All:             These stones would shout aloud.

Leader:        Open our lips, O God,

All:             And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

 

In a moment of silence let us reflect on those things that are making us anxious at this time, our worries for ourselves and others, the fear of the unknown or for tomorrow.

Let us place these things at the foot of the cross and seek God’s peace in them as we leave them with God.

 

Leader:        Move among us, O God; give us life:

All:             Let your people rejoice in you.

Leader:        Make our hearts clean within us:

All:             Renew us in mind and in Spirit.

Leader:        Give us again the joy of your help:

All:             With your Spirit of freedom sustain us.

 

Pause

 

 

 

We say the Lord’s Prayer together

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be your name,

Your kingdom come,

Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,

Give us today our daily bread,

Forgive us our sins,

As we forgive those who sin against us,

Save us in the time of trial

And deliver us from evil,

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,

Now and forever. Amen.

 

Our Readings:

1 Peter 5: 6-11

So bow down under God’s strong hand; then when the time comes, God will lift you up. Since God cares for you, let Him carry all your burdens and worries.

Most importantly, be disciplined and stay on guard. Your enemy the devil is prowling around outside like a roaring lion, just waiting and hoping for the chance to devour someone. Resist him and be strong in your faith, knowing that your brothers and sisters throughout the world are fellow sufferers with you. 10 After you have suffered for a little while, the God of grace who has called you [to His everlasting presence] through Jesus the Anointed will restore you, support you, strengthen you, and ground you. 11 For all power belongs to God, now and forever. Amen.

 

John 16: 26-33    © The Voice

25 ‘I have said these things to you in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures, but will tell you plainly of the Father. 26 On that day you will ask in my name. I do not say to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf; 27 for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and am going to the Father.’

29 His disciples said, ‘Yes, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure of speech! 30 Now we know that you know all things, and do not need to have anyone question you; by this we believe that you came from God.’ 31 Jesus answered them, ‘Do you now believe? 32 The hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each one to his home, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. 33 I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!’

Reflection from the Rectory

Time to Pray         intercessions from Dave & Angie Austin

Ending

Leader:        With the whole church

All:             We affirm that we are made in God’s image,

                   Befriended by Christ, empowered by the Spirit.

Leader:        With people everywhere

All:             We affirm God’s goodness at the heart of humanity,

                   Planted more deeply than all that is wrong.

Leader:        Go in peace to love and serve;

All:             We will seek peace and pursue it.

 

Blessing:    Christ Crucified draw you to himself,

                   To find in him a sure ground faith,

                   A firm support for hope,

                   And the assurance of sins forgiven;

                   And the blessing of God almighty,

                   The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

                   Be among you, and remain with you always.                   Amen.

 

 

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