Sunday March 29th 2020 – Passion Sunday

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Candles on display on Sunday evenings while worship at church is suspended

Good Morning and welcome to our Sunday morning service, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, God’s only son, the world’s only Saviour. Below there are links for readings – click to listen. There links for hymns – click to join in! There is a link for the talk and for the prayers. Alas, our virtual coffee is not the best and all the biscuits have vanished … we invite you to make your own and think about your church friends while you imbibe – we will be thinking of you. But now let’s join in singing God’s praises:

Prayers of adoration and confession:
Click on the arrow to listen to the prayers.

Michael reads to us from “Dying we live”, the final messages and records of some Germans who defied Hitler.

Reading – John 15:12-17

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

Click on the arrow below to hear Lucille read the Gospel passage:

The reading from John’s gospel 15:12-17

Talk – No greater love …..

Prayers for the church and the world.

There is a response with these prayers:
“Lord in your mercy”
Hear our prayer
Click on the arrow below to join in with the prayers

Isaac Watts wrote this glorious hymn about responding to the cross …

And now let’s share God’s blessing with each other:
The peace of God which passes all understanding keep guard over your hearts and thoughts through Jesus Christ our Lord,
And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be upon us all now and ever more.