This week, Sunday 29 May, there are services of Holy Communion at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne and at 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood. And as always, there is an online service here, too, which this week is led by the Revd Charles Sargent
To follow today’s service just click on the arrow here and find the words below.
God is love; let heaven adore him;
God is love; let earth rejoice;
Let creation sing before him,
and exalt him with one voice.
He who laid the earth’s foundation,
he who spread the heavens above,
He who breathes through all creation,
He is love, eternal love.
God is love: and he enfoldeth
all the world in one embrace;
With unfailing grasp he holdeth
every child of every race.
And when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow’s iron rod,
Then they find that self-same aching,
deep within the heart of God.
God is love: and though with blindness
sin afflicts the human soul,
God’s eternal loving-kindness
guides and heals and makes us whole.
Sin and death and hell shall never
o’er us final triumph gain;
God is love, so love for ever
o’er the universe must reign.
Timothy Rees (1874-1939) alt. © revived 1996 A R Mowbray and Co. Ltd
Wellington House, 125 Strand, London WC2R 0BB CCLI: 845257
This is the day the Lord has made
We shall rejoice and be glad in it.
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Let us pray:
The Collect for the Seventh Sunday of Easter
O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
by Paul and Lyn Pitts
The New Testament reading is Acts 16: 16-34
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The Gospel reading is from John 17: 20-end
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
by Revd Charles Sargent
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.
Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy pow’rful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more,
Feed me till I want no more.
Open now the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fiery cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliv’rer, strong deliv’rer,
Be thou still my strength and shield,
Be thou still my strength and shield.
When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee,
I will ever give to thee.
Organist: Peter Nye
Hymn words reproduced under CCLI: 845257
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.