SELF-SERVICE for SUNDAY, 21st MARCH 2021

ORDER OF SERVICE

for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

Passion Sunday

ORGAN PRELUDE  

James Stanton plays Herzlich thut mich verlangen 
by Joseph Rheinberger
 (1839
1901)

WELCOME  by David

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

COLLECT for Passion Sunday

Gracious Father, 
You gave up your Son out of love for the world:
Lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,
That we may know eternal peace
Through the shedding of the  Saviour’s blood.

Amen.

FIRST READING

God's promise of a new covenant

Claire Tallis reads Jeremiah 31: 31 – 34

TALK  by Hilary Swift: 
What Lent means to me this year

Introduction to ‘Just as I am’

In her early 40s, Charlotte Elliott’s health deteriorated and she became an invalid, bedridden for fairly long stretches at a time. Her brother was organising an enormous bazaar to raise money to open a school for poorer children. Many people were involved and Charlotte felt she could contribute virtually nothing, so she wrote "Just as I am, without one plea.....O Lamb of God, I come”, in the hope it might sell a few copies. 

    It was an instant success. Shortly after the fund-raising event it was written for, it was published further afield, and was soon selling all over England in large numbers, It was then set to music and became the hymn that is so well-known.

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Just as I am, without one plea

GOSPEL READING 

Jesus predicts his death

Francesca Leaver (Wotton) reads John 12: 20  33

SERMON  Preached by Bishop Jo

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us

PRAYERS  Led by Francis

Let us join with Liz and Francis, 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

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

My God, how wonderful thou art

BLESSING given by David

ORGAN VOLUNTARY  

James Stanton plays Aria 
by Noel Rawsthorne 
(1929
2019)

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Background image:
A study of clouds

John Constable RA (1776–1837)