ONLINE CHURCH: Let's worship together

 

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Today's

theme:

Jesus

changes

people

 

 

 

The 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.

 

 

Our introduction is by the Rev Rodney Green:  

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We begin with a song to remind us of the basis of our faith in what Jesus did:

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Today's Gospel is John 5: 1-9

There was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralysed. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be made well?’ The sick man answered him, ‘Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Stand up, take your mat and walk.’ At once the man was made well, and he took up his mat and began to walk.
Now that day was a sabbath.

 

Today's Message is from Pat Beale, reader emeritus

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And here's a song that's also a prayer that Jesus will change us, too:

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Please click below for our prayers:

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THE 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 forever. Amen.     

 

Finally a song of praise to God for his transforming goodness, shown in Jesus:

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Please click below for the conclusion to our worship:        

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You may find these resources are useful to provide online worship, teaching, study materials and encouragement generally:

  • A 9am Sunday service from the Church of England livestreamed on YouTube: click here.
  • Holy Trinity Platt is livestreaming on Sundays at 11am - click here
  • The Bible Project offers a whole series of animated videos on different books and themes of the Bible, plus a regular podcast - click here 
  • 'The Message' stream videos aimed at younger people under the title of 'Message Live' Click here to find the introduction page.
  • The 'Christianity Explored' course - an introduction to the Christian faith by Rico Tice of All Souls' Church, Langham Place (the one next to the BBC), with hours of thought-provoking films and talks, is now available totally free of charge - click here - or start watching them on YouTube - click here
  • There's also a series called 'Life Explored' (click here) and one called 'Discipleship Explored' (click here)
  • Try the videos available from 'Christian Vision' - click here - you will have to register, but it's pretty easy. 
  • How to get the Church of England 'Daily Prayer' app on your phone - click here
  •  A Christian-based website, 'Loss and Hope' has been developed to help us all to be able to support those who are bereaved. To find it, click here