Online Service for 14 April

This Sunday, 14 April, there are services of Holy Communion at 9:30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow; 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne; at 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood. There is Café Church in Smallfield Church Hall at 3pm.

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.

The day of resurrection!
Earth, tell it out abroad;
the passover of gladness,
the passover of God.
From death to life eternal,
from earth unto the sky,
our Christ hath brought us over,
with hymns of victory.

Our hearts be pure from evil,
that we may see aright
the Lord in rays eternal
of resurrection light;
and listening to his accents,
may hear, so calm and plain,
his own ”All hail!“ and, hearing,
may raise the victor strain.

Now let the heavens be joyful!
Let earth the song begin!
Let the round world keep triumph,
and all that is therein!
Let all things seen and unseen
their notes in gladness blend,
for Christ the Lord hath risen,
our joy that hath no end.

Author: St John of Damascus (c696-794); Translated by J M Neale (1818-1866).
Tune: Ellacombe, Gesangbuch, Wurtemberg 1784

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

The Collect prayer for the Third Sunday of Easter

Risen Christ,
you filled you disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father. Amen

The readings
Read by Lauma Kasuza

The first reading is from Acts 3:12-19

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 Luke 24:36-48

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.


Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven to earth come down,
fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
all Thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love Thou art;
visit us with Thy salvation;
enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast!
Let us all in Thee inherit,
let us find the promised rest.
Take away our love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver;
let us all Thy life receive;
suddenly return and never,
nevermore Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve Thee as Thy hosts above;
pray, and praise Thee without ceasing,
glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then, Thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see Thy great salvation
perfectly restored in Thee.
Changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before Thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788).
Tune: Blaenwen, William Penfro Rowlands (1905)

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.