Online Service for 12 May

This Sunday, 12 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.

This week’s online service is led by the Revd Charles Sargent.

To follow today’s online service, click on the arrow here and find the words below.

Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour,
first-begotten from the dead,
Thou alone, our strong Defender,
liftest up Thy people’s head.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Jesu, true and living Bread!

Prince of Life, for us Thou livest,
by Thy body souls are healed;
Prince of Peace, Thy peace Thou givest,
by Thy blood is pardon sealed.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Word of God in flesh revealed.

Here our humblest homage pay we;
here in loving reverence bow;
here for Faith’s discernment pray we,
lest we fail to know Thee now.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou art here, we ask not how.

Though the lowliest form doth veil Thee
as of old in Bethlehem,
here as there Thine angels hail Thee,
Branch and Flower of Jesse’s stem.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
We in worship join with them.

Paschal Lamb! Thine offering finished
once for all when Thou wast slain,
in its fullness undiminished
shall forevermore remain.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Cleansing souls from every stain.

Life-imparting heavenly Manna,
stricken Rock, with streaming side,
heaven and earth with loud hosanna
worship Thee, the Lamb who died.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Risen, ascended, glorified!

George H Bourne (1840-1925)
Tune: St Helen, George C Martin (1844-1916)

Alleluia! Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

The Collect prayer 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. Amen

The readings
Read by John Jäkel

The first reading is from Acts 1:15-17 and 21-26

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 17:6-19

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

by Revd Charles Sargent

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.

Eternal God,
the light of the minds that know you,
the joy of the hearts that love you,
and the strength of the wills that serve you:
grant us so to know you that we may truly love you,
so to love you that we may truly serve you,
whose service is perfect freedom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Rejoice, the Lord is King!
Your Lord and King adore;
Mortals, give thanks and sing,
and triumph evermore.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

Jesus the Saviour reigns,
the God of truth and love;
When he had purged our stains,
he took his seat above.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice

His kingdom cannot fail;
he rules o’er earth and heav’n;
The keys of death and hell
are to our Jesus giv’n.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice

He sits at God’s right hand
till all his foes submit,
And bow to his command,
and fall beneath his feet.
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Tune: Gopsal, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Organist: Peter Nye. Hymn words used by permission 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.