Morning Worship on 10 May

Welcome to this week’s online Windmill United Benefice service, led by Rev Charles Sargent with a talk by Rev Nicholas Calver. You can join in with the hymns and words of the service as though you were in church, pausing to hear the music (recorded at previous services in the benefice), readings, talk and prayers, or just listen to it all if you prefer.

The hymn ‘Good Christians all, rejoice and sing’ is sung

Good Christians all, rejoice and sing.
Now is the triumph of our King
To all the world glad news we bring:
            Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The Lord of Life is ris’n for ay:
Bring flowers of song to strew his way;
Let all mankind rejoice and say:
            Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise we in songs of victory
That Love, that Life, which cannot die,
And sing with hearts uplifted high:
            Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thy name we bless, O risen Lord,
And sing today with one accord
The life laid down, the life restored:
            Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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Greeting and Confession

Alleluia! Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Christ our Passover lamb has been sacrificed for us.
Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice and evil
and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart.

The 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.

Almighty God, have mercy upon us,
pardon and deliver us from all our sins,
confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,
and keep us in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

The Gloria is sung

Glory in the highest to the God of heaven!
Peace to all your people through the earth be given:
Mighty God and Father, thanks and praise we bring,
Singing alleluia to our heavenly king.

Jesus Christ is risen, God the Father’s Son:
Seated now and reigning from your Father’s throne,
Lamb of God the Saviour, all our sin to bear,
Show us now your mercy, now receive our prayer.

Christ the world’s true Saviour, high and holy One,
With the Holy Spirit, you are Lord alone!
Lord and God, we praise you; Highest heaven adores:
In the Father’s glory, all the praise be yours!

The Collect and readings

Collect for the fifth Sunday of Easter
Almighty God,
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help
we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen

A reading from Acts 7: 55 to the end
by Nick Case Green

The Gospel reading from John 14: 1-14
by Kay Hammond

Talk
by Rev Nicholas Calver

The Creed, Intercessions and Peace

The Creed
Christ died for our sins
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he was buried;
he was raised to life on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
afterwards he appeared to his followers,
and to all the apostles:
this we have received,
this we believe. Amen.

The Intercessions
led by Julie Mohacek

The Peace
The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples
and said:  Peace be with you. 
Then they were glad when they saw the Lord. 
The Peace of the Lord be always with you

The anthem is ‘God be in my head’
(text from the Book of Hours, 1514; music by Walford Davies, 1869-1941)
Recorded at St Mary’s, Horne on 15 March 2020

God be in my head, and in my understanding; 
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking; 
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; 
God be in my heart, and in my thinking; 
God be at mine end, and at my departing.

Closing prayers and blessing

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:
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.

Eternal God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:
grant us to walk in his way,
to rejoice in his truth,
and to share his risen life;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

Lord Jesus, give us your light in our eyes,
your word on our lips,
and your love in our hearts.

Send us out in the power of your Spirit
to live and work to your praise and glory. Amen.

May the love of the Father fill our hearts,
May the love of the Lord Jesus fill our homes,
And may the grace of the Holy Spirit bind us together in love. Amen

The hymn ‘To God be the glory’ is sung

To God be the glory! Great things He hath done;
So loved He the world that he gave us His Son;
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear His voice;
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice;
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He hath done!

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!
To ev’ry believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear His voice;
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice;
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He hath done!

Great things He hath taught us, great things He hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
Let the earth hear His voice;
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
Let the people rejoice;
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
And give Him the glory, great things He hath done!

Organist: Peter Nye
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000.Edit