Coronavirus - Services at home Sunday, 31 January 2021 - no 26

Morning Service – Sunday 31st January 2021

St Michael’s Blundellsands

 

Hymn: The Churches one Foundation
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Print off this service sheet then click on the next link and join in with the responses.

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Welcome and Notices

 

I was glad when they said to me

“Let us go to the house of the Lord”    Psalm 122v1

 

In the name of the Father and the son and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

Confession

If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves.

If we confess our sins God is faithful and just to forgive us.

 

So let us turn to God and confess our sins in penitence and faith.  

 

We need your healing, merciful God; give us true repentance.

Some sins are plain to us; some escape us, some we cannot face.

Forgive us; set us free to hear your word to us;

set us free to serve you. Amen
The New Zealand Prayer Book

 

Absolution

Grant, we beseech you, merciful Father, to your faithful people pardon and peace that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

Interview with Sue Kemp: Working on a Covid Ward.
 

Bible Reading: Isaiah 55v1-2 Read by John Quirk

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.  Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labour on what does not satisfy?  Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Creed - This I believe

 

Talk by Neil

 

Song: What A Beautiful Name

 

Prayers by Frances Quirk

A prayer for healthcare professionals and key workers

O God of hope,
we commend to your protection all healthcare professionals and key workers
who are putting themselves at risk as they attend to the needs of other people:
as we thank them for their courage and compassion,
we pray that your Holy Spirit will support and encourage them,
especially at times of physical or emotional exhaustion,
that they may know the strength of your healing love.
We ask this for your tender mercy’s sake.
Amen.

 

A prayer for our congregation

Lord, thank you for the community of St Michaels to which we belong; for its strength and its challenges. Thank you for those who have been alongside us in the struggles of life and especially during this difficult period. Help us to see all people through your loving gaze and to speak of your love beyond these walls to those in our wider community.  Amen  

 

We say together the Lord’s Prayer.

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.

 

Blessing

The love of the Lord Jesus draw you to himself,
the power of the Lord Jesus strengthen you in his service,
the joy of the Lord Jesus fill your hearts
and the blessing of God almighty the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit be among you and remain with you always. Amen

 

Hymn: Love Divine all loves excelling

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