Coronavirus - Services at home - Sunday 18th April - No. 38

St Michael’s Church Blundellsands

Morning Service for Sunday 18th April 2021

 

                           Hymn  All Hail the Power of Jesus Name

https://youtu.be/etpoarqDbSA

 

 

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Print off this service sheet then click on the next link and join in with the responses.

 https://youtu.be/AxHYs3MTJto

 

Welcome and Introduction

 

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
and also with you.

 

Loving God, we have come to worship you.
Help us to pray to you in faith, to praise with gratitude,
and to listen to your word with eagerness;
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Where our praise is short or silent,

all creation sings out with joy.

Here we join creation’s song

We praise your name O God.

 

Confession

Brothers and sisters, as we prepare to celebrate Holy Communion

let us call to mind our sins.

 

Silence

 

Lord God, our maker and our redeemer, this is your world and we are your people: come among us and save us.

 

We have wilfully misused your gifts of creation;
Lord, be merciful:
forgive us our sin.

 

We have heard the good news of Christ, but have failed to share it with others;
Lord, be merciful:
forgive us our sin.

 

We have not loved you with all our heart, nor our neighbours as ourselves;
Lord, be merciful:
forgive us our sin.

Absolution

 

May the God of love and power

forgive you and free you from your sins,

heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,

and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Reading: Mark 4v26-32

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.  Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

 

Talk by Neil

 

 

Prayers

 

St Michaels Prayer for Growth

 

A prayer for healing

 

Almighty God,
you called Luke the physician,
whose praise is in the gospel,
to be an evangelist and physician of the soul:
by the grace of the Spirit and through the wholesome medicine of the gospel,
give your Church the same love and power to heal;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, Amen

 

 

We say together 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.

 

Hymn: My hope is built 
 

 

Communion

The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.

 

It is right to praise you, Father, Lord of all creation;
in your love you made us for yourself.
When we turned away you did not reject us, but came to meet us in your Son.
You embraced us as your children
and welcomed us to sit and eat with you.

 

In Christ you shared our life
that we might live in him and he in us.
He opened his arms of love upon the cross and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin.

 

On the night he was betrayed,
at supper with his friends
he took bread, and gave you thanks;
he broke it and gave it to them, saying:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.
Father, we do this in remembrance of him: his body is the bread of life.

 

At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine, he gave you thanks, and said:
Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins; do this in remembrance of me.
Father, we do this in remembrance of him:
his blood is shed for all.

 

As we proclaim his death and celebrate his rising in glory, send your Holy Spirit that this bread and this wine may be to us the body and blood of your dear Son.
As we eat and drink these holy gifts make us one in Christ, our risen Lord.

 

With your whole Church throughout the world we offer you this sacrifice of praise and lift our voice to join the eternal song of heaven:
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

 

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.

 

 

Prayer after communion

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise, that when we were still far off you met us in your son and brought us home.  Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others;
We whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.
Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, so we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name;
through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Hymn: Great is thy faithfulness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTKIqmdfHSk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessing

 

God the Father
by whose Son Jesus was raised from the dead

may he open to you the gates of eternal life,

and the blessing of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
Amen.

 


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