Sunday 17 May 2020

Welcome Matthew Foy

Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

Opening Hymn – To God be the Glory

Confession (to listen to the confession please click here)
Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry
and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name.
Amen.

Songs

Prayers

This week our prayers have been prepared by Sarah Searle. A written form is available here.

Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

A prayer for all those affected by coronavirus
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Song (Build my Life)

Bible Reading
Acts 1v1-11 (available to read here)

Talk – Matthew Foy

Talk Outline – Jesus’ Roadmap

Phase 1: Jesus will ascend into heaven
→ the disciples are to wait for the Holy Spirit
Phase 2: Jesus sends the Holy Spirit
→ the disciples are to be Jesus’ witnesses to the ends of the earth
Phase 3: Jesus returns from heaven
→ the Kingdom will be restored

Song- Facing a Task Unfinished

Final Prayer from Romans 15v5-6
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give us the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice we may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

NEW THIS SUNDAY – If you would like, please join us for a “virtual coffee time” on Zoom from 11:30am-12noon. Joining details can be found here.

We are sorry this has not worked this morning. We understand that Zoom is not working across the country. We will try again next week!