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Mothering Sunday Service - Sunday 22nd March

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Please find below the service information, including song lyrics, alternatively click here for the service sheet.
If you have one, it would be good to have a Bible close to hand, for the reading which is Luke 22:39-46, or you can access the Bible reading online here
 

“Church is not cancelled, we continue, but in a different way. Faith can be lived out and expressed in our homes through prayer and study together.” Bishop Julian

On Sunday we are looking forward to worshipping together even though we can't physically meet up together in the same building. At 10.30am, God willing we intend to broadcast a service for all to share in.
 
It's Mothering Sunday so it will have something of that feel but we will also be coming together to pray for our nation and to hear what God is saying to us in these days as we open up the Bible together.
 
We hope meeting in this way will help us to be reminded that we belong to one another, and that families will take the opportunity to worship together wherever they may be.

Katy has also put together some questions and activities for families to do at home - see the details here.

22nd March 2020 10.30am - Mothering Sunday
Leading: Duncan Bell  Preaching: David Whitehouse

 
Welcome & Introduction
 
Opening Prayer
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thought of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
Song : Forever (Give thanks to the Lord)
Give thanks to the Lord our God and King:
his love endures forever.
For he is good, he is above all things.
his love endures forever.
Sing praise, sing praise.
sing praise, sing praise.
 
With a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,
his love endures forever.
For the life that’s been re-born.
his love endures forever.
Sing praise, sing praise.
sing praise, sing praise.
 
Chorus:
Forever God is faithful, forever God is strong.
Forever God is with us, forever, forever.

 
From the rising to the setting sun,
his love endures forever.
By the grace of God, we will carry on.
his love endures forever.
Sing praise, sing praise.
Praise, sing praise, sing praise.
 
Confession
Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have sinned in thought, word and deed. We have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen.
 
Kids’ Slot
 
Prayers (including 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
 
Bible Reading (Luke 22:39-46) find it online here
 
Sermon
 
Song: Tell Out My Soul
Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord;
unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;
tender to me the promise of His word,
in God my Saviour  shall my heart rejoice.
 
Tell out my soul the greatness of His name.
Make known His might, the deeds His arm has done;
His mercy sure from age to age the same;
His holy name - the Lord, the Mighty One.
 
Tell out my soul the greatness of His might.
Powers and dominions lay their glory by;
proud hearts and stubborn wills   are put to flight,
the hungry fed, the humble lifted high.
 
Tell out my soul the glories of His word.
Firm is His promise, and His mercy sure;
tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
to children's children and for evermore!
  
©Copyright 1961 Dudley-Smith, Timothy (Admin. by Oxford University Press)
 
Closing prayer

 

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