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Readings, sermons and prayers

Information and resources to help us all worship together while apart
 

Every week on Zoom...

10.30am Holy Communion on Sunday morning
7.00pm Compline on Sunday evening
10.30am Holy Communion on Wednesday morning
8.00pm Meditation and Mindfulness on Wednesday evening

 

Also...

Thy Kingdom Come

Join the global wave of prayer from 21-31 May - it's easy to get involved, wherever you are.

 

Order of Service

If you'd like to follow the service at home in your own time, the shortened form of the Order of Service is available here. Please use the resources below to include the Gospel, sermon and prayers at the appropriate point. Please note: The Order of Service used during worship on Zoom may be different to this.

Sunday 31 May - Day of Pentecost

Breathe
Eucharist at 10.30am on Zoom

As we celebrate the birthday of the church we invite you to celebrate with us - dress in red, bring party poppers and make cake!
Reading: Acts 2. 1-4 
Sermon by Rev. Alan Stewart: Just Breathe
Intercessions by Forbes Mutch 

Compline at 7.00pm on Zoom

In peace we will lie down and sleep; for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety

 

Wednesday 27 May

Eucharist at 10.30am on Zoom

Readings: Psalm 24; Matthew 28. 16-20
Sermon by Rev. Bill Church

Meditation and Mindfulness at 8.00pm on Zoom


Sunday 24 May

Our Father protects us
Eucharist at 10.30am on Zoom

Reading: John 17. 11
Sermon by Geoff Oates
Intercessions for 24 May (by Stephane McCarthy)





 

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Wednesday 20 May

Readings: Acts 17. 15, 22-33; 18.1 and John 16. 12-15
Sermon by Melanie Seward
Intercessions for 20 May (by Melanie Seward)




 

Sunday 17 May

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Reading: John 14. 15-21
Sermon: Paraclete - Holy Spirit, Come (Rev. Alan Stewart)
Intercessions for 17 May (Jo Willis)



 
 

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Wednesday 13 May

Readings: Psalm 98. 1-5 ; John 14. 7-17
Homily by Forbes Mutch
Intercessions for 13 May (Forbes Mutch)


 

Sunday 10 May

Gospel reading: John 14. 1-14
Intercessions for 10 May (Christopher Maunder Taylor)
Sermon: The Father's House (Rev. Alan Stewart)

Hold on to that truth-St AndreWednesday 6 May


Readings: Ecclesiasticus 1. 1-10 and John 16. 12-13a

Rev. Bill's sermon


'Hold on to that truth – that God does love and care for us, as well as for all those multitudes whom we do not and cannot know'


 

Sunday 3 May

Good ShepherdGospel reading: John 10. 1-10
Intercessions for 3 May (Charles Ledsam)
Sermon: Abundant Life (Melanie Seward)

 

Compline at 7.00pm on Zoom

In peace we will lie down and sleep; for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.


 


 

Loneliness-arisa-chattasa-F2fsWednesday 29 April

Rev. Alan's sermon, Loneliness in Lockdown

'I, too, have known loneliness. I, too, have known what it is to feel misunderstood, rejected, and suddenly not at all beautiful. Oh, Mother Earth, your comfort is great, your arms never withhold. It has saved my life to know this. Your rivers flowing, your roses opening in the morning. Oh, motions of tenderness.'  (Mary Oliver)

 


Sunday 26 April

Gospel reading - Luke 24. 13-35
Sermon - Road to Emmaus (Rev. Wendy Sellers)

You'll find The Prayer of Stillness that Wendy talks about here



GodSoLoved-wisconsinpictures-SWednesday 22 April

Rev. Wendy's sermon based on John 3. 16

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”




 


Sunday 19 April

Gospel reading: John 20. 19-29
Intercessions for 19 April (Andrew Goodman)
Prayers - we pray especially for

Easter 1 Sermon (Rev. Bill Church)


 

Easter Cross with flowersEaster Day



Gospel reading: Matthew 28. 1-8

Intercessions for Easter Day

Easter Day Sermon (Rev. Wendy Sellers)


MUSIC

Jane and Colin Eldred recorded this Anthem for Easter - (an arrangement of a traditional African-American spiritual) - The angel rolled that stone away   The words are also available when you select the media player
 ANTHEM FOR EASTER DAY 
The angel rolled that stone away.mp3
Jane and Colin Eldred,

Sunday 29 March - Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passiontide)

Media files

 

  
Gospel - Sunday 29 March.mov
Rev. Alan Stewart,
Prayers - Sunday 29 March.MOV
Rev. Alan Stewart,
Sermon 29 March 2020.m4a
Rev. Wendy Sellers,

Audio recordings of earlier services can be found on the website of our sister church, St Mary's Hertingfordbury
 

Livestreamed services

For livestreamed services taking place all over the country, it's worth looking at The Church Livestream Directory.