Sunday Service

Service for Sunday Worship

A SIMPLE ORDER FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP DURING EASTER SEASON


Alleluia! Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.


You may wish to sing or listen to a hymn or spiritual song.


Yesterday I was crucified with Christ:

today I am glorified with him.

Yesterday I was dead with Christ:

today I am sharing in his resurrection.

Yesterday I was buried with him;

today I am waking with him from the sleep of death.


 

PSALM 117

Praise the LORD, all you nations;

extol him all you peoples.

For great is his love toward us,

and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.

Praise the LORD.


Read the Psalm set for today. When you have finished pause for a moment to allow God to speak to you.


Sunday 3rd May Ps 23

Sunday 10th May Ps 31: 1-5

Sunday 17th May Ps 66

Sunday 24th May Ps 68: 1-10


Read the Gospel reading for today. Again, when you have finished pause for moment of quiet and listen to what God may be saying.


Sunday 3rd May, John 10:1-10

Sunday 10th May. John 14: 1-14

Sunday 17th May, John 14: 15-21

Sunday 24th May, John 17: 1-11


Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.


Prayers


Offer to God your thanks and praise for all our good gifts. You might like to name them one by one.


Prayers for others and the world might include these concerns:


  • Those seeking to live for Christ in the face of hostility
  • God’s creation, for our care and use of the riches of the earth
  • All those suffering from Covid-19 and those caring for them
  • For scientific and research staff seeking a vaccine
  • Those in isolation; those worried and fearful; those working through the pandemic
  • For friends and loved ones wherever they are.


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 Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


THE COLLECT FOR EASTER


God of Glory,

by the raising of your Son

you have broken the chains of death and hell:  fill your Church with faith and hope;

for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open

in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.


Our Father,

who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come; thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory.

For ever and ever.

Amen.


May the risen Christ give us his peace. Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, Alleluia

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, Alleluia.

Amen.

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Revd. Dick Bradshaw