Now that we can all worship the Lord (and sing again!) in church each Sunday, we've decided to concentrate our online service offering on those parts of the service that you have told us are most helpful for worship from home or when you are away.

Please let us know if there's anything else you'd like us to include.

Sunday 29th May

7th Sunday of Easter

Sunday after Ascension Day

There is no service at St Mary's this Sunday, as (it being the fifth Sunday in the month) there is a Benefice-wide service at Christ Church, Coldharbour at 10.30 am.

The resources here have therefore been specially prepared for our online readers/listeners.

Old Testament reading:

Listen to Francis reading Ezekiel 37 : 1 – 14

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Lord of all hopefulness

SERMON  Preached by David

Exile

Let us join with David, saying
THE LORD'S PRAYER:

Sunday 22nd May

6th Sunday of Easter

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

When morning gilds the skies

Collect for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

God our redeemer,

you have delivered us from the power of darkness

and brought us into the kingdom of your Son:

grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,

so by his continual presence in us

he may raise us to eternal joy;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

Epistle reading: Read Acts 16: 9 – 15

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Lord, thy word abideth

Gospel reading: John 14: 23 – 29

Listen to Francis reading today's Gospel

SERMON  Preached by Virginia

Do not let your hearts be troubled

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At the name of Jesus

Let us join with Martha, saying
THE LORD'S PRAYER:

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to One Voice Choir Ghana singing:
 

Angel voices ever singing

Sunday 15th May

5th Sunday of Easter

The theme for this Sunday's service is 
From Tyneside to Tamil Nadu
in which we will hear from Hugh and Debbie about the Christian Medical College in Vellore, South India, where they lived and worked for many years. We include here just a small taste of the content of the service.

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Be thou my vision

Lord in your loving kindness, teach us your way so that we will extend your love to the un-reached, give us an undivided consciousness to bear the Cross and break free from structured faith, biased beliefs and life-confining religious rites and rituals. O Lord our God, with all our being, strengths and challenges we glorify your name forever.

Amen.

HYMN  Click and join in or listen to this hymn from India: 

Jesus, Saviour, Lord - Saranam, Saranam, Saranam

Martha is interviewing Hugh in the service about the history of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, and its founder, Dr Ida Sophia Scudder. You may be interested to read about Dr Scudder and the College in Wikipedia.

Church of South India Anniversary Prayer:

Lord, Grant us the help of the Holy Spirit

in all our life and worship,

that we may expect great things from you,

and attempt great things for you,

and being one in you

may show to the world

that you sent Jesus Christ our Lord,

to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,

be all honour and glory,

world without end.

Amen.

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

I, the Lord of sea and sky

Sunday 8th May

4th Sunday of Easter

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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Epistle reading: Acts 9: 36 – end

Listen to Francis reading today's Epistle

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Rejoice, the Lord is King

Gospel reading: Read John 10: 22 – 30

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In heavenly love abiding

SERMON  Preached by Revd Jane Schofield

Talking about your faith

PRAYERS  Led by Martha

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Christ triumphant, ever reigning

ORGAN VOLUNTARY James plays Trumpet Tune in D by John Stanley