SELF-SERVICE for SUNDAY, 2nd MAY 2021

WELCOME  by Martha

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Lord of all hopefulness

COLLECT for Fifth Sunday of Easter, read by David

Risen Christ,

your wounds declare your love for the world

and the wonder of your risen life:

give us compassion and courage

to risk ourselves for those we serve,

to the glory of God the Father.

Amen.

FIRST READING

Diana Raisman reads 1 John 4: 7 – end

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Come let us join our cheerful song

1  Come, let us join our cheerful songs
      with angels round the throne;
    ten thousand thousand are their tongues,
      but all their joys are one.

2  'Worthy the Lamb that died,' they cry,
      'to be exalted thus';
    'Worthy the Lamb,' our lips reply,
      'for he was slain for us.'

3  Jesus is worthy to receive
      honour and power divine;
    and blessings, more than we can give,
      be, Lord, for ever thine.

4  The whole creation joins in one
      to bless the sacred name
    of him that sits upon the throne,
      and to adore the Lamb.


Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
based on Revelation 5.11-13

GOSPEL READING 

‘I am the true vine’

James Friend reads John 15: 1  8

SERMON  Preached by Judith

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Seek ye first the kingdom of God

PRAYERS  Led by Judith

Let us join with Martha, saying
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

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Seek ye first the kingdom of God

BLESSING given by David

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ORDER OF SERVICE

for the Fifth Sunday of Easter