Worship at Home

Below are some simple words that can be said at home at any time.    Although we may not all be in the building we are still one congreation.

While thinking about what we should do (or not do), here are some thoughts from +Olivia about how we should be:

  • Calm: the opposite will lead us to do things which might impact seriously on others – like panic buying.
  • Caring: those who self-isolate, (those in high-risk groups, or who have been in contact with the virus) need to know that we care about them. Phone calls, messages, letters, cards, food left on the doorstep are all signs that we care.
  • Considerate: let’s look out for one another, and act collectively to prevent the spread. It isn’t just about me, it’s about us
  • And of course, Christ-like: let’s live hopefully, love generously and pray earnestly – and let’s bless each other by the way we behave.  

Below are some words to help us pray:

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love,
according to your judgement give us life.

Praise

We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as the Lord;
all creation worships you,
the Father everlasting.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.

The Word of God & Reflection

[For the week's reading and a short reflection please see the see the Pew Sheet]

Prayers

Prayers may include these concerns:

  • The Church
  • The leaders of the nations
  • Our friends, families and neighbours
  • All those in need of prayer at this time
  • Remembering those who have died
  • Ourselves

The Collect for this week

[For the week's Collect please see the see the Pew Sheet]

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.

Conclusion

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love.

Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God

 

Worship at Home - Blogs

Published by Jeff West on Sun, 29 Mar 2020 13:31
Jeff's blog

Today is Passion Sunday, when we begin to walk the way of the cross. This year it feels all too real, with all its loneliness and anxiety. But the two readings set for today - Eze...

Published by Stephen Birch on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:52
Pew Sheets

We have updated the format of our Pew Sheet to make it easier to read online.

It contains this Sunday...

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Published by Sarah Bourne on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:08
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Those of you who enjoyed my choice of sonnet last week about the gift of carers might find sustenance in another poem by Malcolm Guite.  In this poem we are first brought face t...

Published by Louise Adey Huish on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00
Louise's blog

1. 'Help!'

When we are upset, it’s sometimes hard to formulate our thoughts.  I’ve long been convinced that God hears the simplest of prayers, and so I’m...

Published by Louise Adey Huish on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00
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Being able to say ‘Thank you’ is an essential part of our mental health – as well as making us nicer people! Guidelines from the charity Mind, published to help us through...

Published by Louise Adey Huish on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00
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‘New every morning is the love

Our wakening and uprising prove,

Through sleep and darkness safely broug...

Published by Louise Adey Huish on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00
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It’s only too easy to find that our prayer life degenerates into an endless shopping list held up to God. Praying for other people – what we call ‘intercessory prayer’—i...

Published by Louise Adey Huish on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00
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Lockdown

This poem came from a friend of a friend of a friend, shared via email.

Yes there...

Published by Louise Adey Huish on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 00:00
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John O' Donohue was an Irish poet, author, priest and Hegelian philosopher. As an author he is best known for popularizing Celtic spirituality. This is taken from his book 'Bene...

© Sarah Bourne
Published by Sarah Bourne on Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:06
Sarah's blog

As we enter this hugely challenging time where people are heavily reliant on others to offer support and perhaps deliver food, essential supplies and medication to those who are...

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