24th May 2020

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Sunday 24th  May 2020                            7th Sunday of EASTER,


HYMN:      Come, now is the time to worship ‌

                   Come,‌ ‌now‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌your‌ ‌heart‌ ‌

                   Come,‌ ‌just‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌to‌ ‌worship‌ ‌

                   Come,‌ ‌just‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌‌ ‌‌before‌‌ ‌your‌ ‌God‌ ‌

                   Come‌ ‌


                   One‌ ‌day‌ ‌ev'ry‌‌ ‌‌tongue‌‌ ‌will‌‌ ‌‌confess‌‌ ‌You‌ ‌are‌ ‌God‌ ‌

                   One‌ ‌day‌ ‌ev'ry‌ ‌knee‌ ‌will‌ ‌bow‌ ‌

                   Still‌ ‌the‌‌ ‌‌greatest‌‌ ‌treasure‌‌ ‌‌remains‌‌ ‌for‌ ‌those‌ ‌

                   Who‌‌ ‌‌gladly‌‌ ‌choose‌ ‌you‌ ‌now‌ ‌


                   Come,‌ ‌now‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌worship‌ ‌

                   Come,‌ ‌now‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌your‌ ‌heart‌ ‌

                   Come,‌ ‌just‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌to‌ ‌worship‌ ‌

                   Come,‌ ‌just‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌‌ ‌‌before‌‌ ‌your‌ ‌God‌ ‌

                   Come‌ ‌


                   One‌ ‌day‌ ‌ev'ry‌‌ ‌‌tongue‌‌ ‌will‌‌ ‌‌confess‌‌ ‌You‌ ‌are‌ ‌God‌ ‌

                   One‌ ‌day‌ ‌ev'ry‌ ‌knee‌ ‌will‌ ‌bow‌ ‌

                   Still‌ ‌the‌‌ ‌‌greatest‌‌ ‌treasure‌‌ ‌‌remains‌‌ ‌for‌ ‌those,‌ ‌

                   Who‌‌ ‌‌gladly‌‌ ‌choose‌ ‌you‌ ‌now‌ ‌


                   Come,‌ ‌now‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌worship‌ ‌

                   Come,‌ ‌now‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌your‌ ‌heart‌ ‌

                   Come,‌ ‌just‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌to‌ ‌worship‌ ‌

                   Oh,‌ ‌come,‌ ‌just‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌‌ ‌‌before‌‌ ‌your‌ ‌God‌ ‌

                   Come‌ ‌



Leader:        Alleluia, Christ is risen.

All:             He is risen indeed. Alleluia!


Leader:        Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

All:             By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a                      living hope

Leader:        Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

All:             Through him you have come to trust in God,

Leader:        Who raised him from the dead and gave him glory,

All:             so that your faith and hope are set on God.

                                                                                                (1 Pet 1: 3, 21)

Leader:        (prayer)

                   Lord Jesus Christ,

                   Risen from death to life in the Father’s love,

                   Raise us to share in the new life, that we

                   May know your presence among us now,

                   And serve you in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


                   The peace of the Lord be always with you

All:             And also with you.


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                   Collect for the seventh Sunday of Easter

All:             O God the King of glory,

                   You have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ

                   With great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:

                   We beseech you, leave us not comfortless,

                   But send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us and exalt us to

                   the place where our saviour Christ is gone before,

                   Who is alive and reigns with you,

                   In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

                   One God, now and forever.                                      Amen.


Leader:        Glory be to you,

All:             God, our strength and our redeemer.

Leader:        Almighty God,

                   Through the rising of your Son from the grave,

                   You broke the power of the grave,

                   You broke the power of death

                   And condemned death itself to die.


                   As we celebrate this great triumph

                   May we also make it the model for our living.


All:             Help us to identify in our lives

                   All that should rightly die -

                   Redundant relationships,

                   Tired habits,

                   Fruitless longings.


                   Resurrect in our lives

                   Faith, hope and love

                   As surely you raised Jesus Christ from the grave.



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.



                   As the deer pants for the water

                   So my soul longs after you

                   You alone are my heart’s desire

                   And I long to worship you



                   You alone are my strength and shield

                   To you alone may my spirit yield

                   You alone are my heart’s desire 

                   And I long to worship you


                   I want you more than gold or silver

                   Only you can satisfy

                   You alone are the real joy-giver

                   And the apple of my eye



                   You’re my Friend and you’re my Brother

                   Even though You are a king

                   I love you more than any other

                   So much more than anything




Our Readings:    Psalm 68: 1-10                                             © NIV

May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
    may his foes flee before him.
May you blow them away like smoke –
    as wax melts before the fire,
    may the wicked perish before God.
But may the righteous be glad
    and rejoice before God;
    may they be happy and joyful.

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
    extol him who rides on the clouds;
    rejoice before him – his name is the Lord.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
    is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,
    he leads out the prisoners with singing;
    but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

When you, God, went out before your people,
    when you marched through the wilderness,
the earth shook, the heavens poured down rain,
    before God, the One of Sinai,
    before God, the God of Israel.
You gave abundant showers, O God;
    you refreshed your weary inheritance.
10 Your people settled in it,
    and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.


                             John 17: 1-11                                              © NIV

After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed:

‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

‘I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.


Reflection     (from Martin Kingston)


Time to Pray         (prayers from )



Leader:        Today and tomorrow,

All:             Today and tomorrow,


Leader:        Lo, I am with you always,

All:             When we try to do your will,


Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             When we go

                   Where we do not know,


Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             When we meet

                   One we do not recognise,


Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             where faith ends and doubt begins,


Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             and should we forget you….


Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             Today and tomorrow,

                   Today and tomorrow,

                   You are with us always

                   To the end of the world.




                   In‌ ‌Christ‌ ‌alone.‌ ‌my‌ ‌hope‌ ‌is‌ ‌found‌ ‌

                   He‌ ‌is‌ ‌my‌ ‌light,‌ ‌my‌ ‌strength,‌ ‌my‌ ‌song‌ ‌

                   This‌ ‌Cornerstone,‌ ‌this‌ ‌solid‌ ‌ground‌ ‌

                   Firm‌ ‌through‌ ‌the‌ ‌fiercest‌ ‌drought‌ ‌and‌ ‌storm‌ ‌

                   What‌ ‌heights‌ ‌of‌ ‌love,‌ ‌what‌ ‌depths‌ ‌of‌ ‌peace‌ ‌

                   When‌ ‌fears‌ ‌are‌ ‌stilled,‌ ‌when‌ ‌strivings‌ ‌cease‌ ‌

                   My‌ ‌Comforter,‌ ‌my‌ ‌All‌ ‌in‌ ‌All‌ ‌

                   Here‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌love‌ ‌of‌ ‌Christ‌ ‌I‌ ‌stand.‌ ‌


                   In‌ ‌Christ‌ ‌alone,‌ ‌who‌ ‌took‌ ‌on‌ ‌flesh‌ ‌

                   Fullness‌ ‌of‌ ‌God‌ ‌in‌ ‌helpless‌ ‌babe‌ ‌

                   This‌ ‌gift‌ ‌of‌ ‌love‌ ‌and‌ ‌righteousness‌ ‌

                   Scorned‌ ‌by‌ ‌the‌ ‌ones‌ ‌He‌ ‌came‌ ‌to‌ ‌save‌ ‌

                   Til‌ ‌on‌ ‌that‌ ‌cross‌ ‌as‌ ‌Jesus‌ ‌died‌ ‌

                   The‌ ‌wrath‌ ‌of‌ ‌God‌ ‌was‌ ‌satisfied‌ ‌

                   For‌ ‌every‌ ‌sin‌ ‌on‌ ‌Him‌ ‌was‌ ‌laid‌ ‌

                   Here‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌death‌ ‌of‌ ‌Christ‌ ‌I‌ ‌live.‌ ‌


                   There‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌ground‌ ‌His‌ ‌body‌ ‌lay‌ ‌

                   Light‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌by‌ ‌darkness‌ ‌slain‌ ‌

                   Then‌ ‌bursting‌ ‌forth‌ ‌in‌ ‌glorious‌ ‌Day‌ ‌

                   Up‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌grave‌ ‌He‌ ‌rose‌ ‌again‌ ‌

                   And‌ ‌as‌ ‌He‌ ‌stands‌ ‌in‌ ‌victory‌ ‌

                   Sin’s‌ ‌curse‌ ‌has‌ ‌lost‌ ‌its‌ ‌grip‌ ‌on‌ ‌me‌ ‌

                   For‌ ‌I‌ ‌am‌ ‌His‌ ‌and‌ ‌He‌ ‌is‌ ‌mine‌ ‌

                   Bought‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌precious‌ ‌blood‌ ‌of‌ ‌Christ.‌ ‌


                   No‌ ‌guilt‌ ‌in‌ ‌life,‌ ‌no‌ ‌fear‌ ‌in‌ ‌death‌ ‌

                   This‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌power‌ ‌of‌ ‌Christ‌ ‌in‌ ‌me‌ ‌

                   From‌ ‌life’s‌ ‌first‌ ‌cry‌ ‌to‌ ‌final‌ ‌breath‌ ‌

                   Jesus‌ ‌commands‌ ‌my‌ ‌destiny‌ ‌

                   No‌ ‌power‌ ‌of‌ ‌hell,‌ ‌no‌ ‌scheme‌ ‌of‌ ‌man‌ ‌

                   Can‌ ‌ever‌ ‌pluck‌ ‌me‌ ‌from‌ ‌His‌ ‌hand‌ ‌

                   Till‌ ‌He‌ ‌returns‌ ‌or‌ ‌calls‌ ‌me‌ ‌home‌ ‌

                   Here‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌power‌ ‌of‌ ‌Christ‌ ‌I’ll‌ ‌stand.‌ ‌



Blessing:    May Christ, who makes saints of sinners,

                   Who has transformed those we remember today,

                   Raise and strengthen you that you may transform the world;

                   And the blessing of God Almighty,

                   The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

                   Be among you and remain with you always,

All:             Amen.


Leader:        Go in peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

All:             Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.



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