SELF-SERVICE for SUNDAY, 21st FEBRUARY 2021

ORDER OF SERVICE

for the First Sunday of Lent

ORGAN PRELUDE  

James Stanton plays Durch Adams falI ist ganz verderbt 

by F.W. Zachau

WELCOME  by David

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Love divine, all loves excelling

CONFESSION

In this first Sunday in Lent you are invited to make a personal confession with these words, before hearing the declaration of forgiveness:

Lord God,

I confess my neglect of your call,

My wrongdoing, thinking and speaking,

The hurts I have done to others,

And the good I have not done.

I turn to you again.

Wash away my wrongdoing,

Renew a right spirit within me,

And restore me to the joy of your salvation,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

ASBOLUTION (David)

TALK  by Revd Paul Frostick: 
What Lent means to me

COLLECT

Virginia reads the Collect for the First Sunday of Lent

 

Heavenly Father,
your Son battled with the powers of darkness,
and grew closer to you in the desert:
help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer
that we may witness to your saving love
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

FIRST READING

God's covenant with Noah

Francis reads Genesis 9: 8 – 17

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Father, hear the prayer we offer

GOSPEL READING 

Jesus is tempted by Satan in the wilderness

Judith reads Mark 1: 9  15

SERMON  Preached by Martha

With the wild beasts

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Forty days and forty nights

PRAYERS  Led by Liz

Let us join with Liz and Francis, saying
THE LORD'S PRAYER:

HYMN  

In our last hymn, we acknowledge that Jesus’ time in the wilderness ultimately ended in triumph.
Click and join in or listen:
 

Jesus is Lord

BLESSING given by Bishop Andrew

ORGAN VOLUNTARY  

James Stanton plays Erbarm’ dich  mein, O Herre Gott 
by J.S. Bach

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Background image:
Noah gives thanks for deliverance (1901)

Domenico Morelli (1823–1901)

Dorotheum auction house (public domain image)