Daily Worship

Friday 10th April 2020 – Good Friday

1 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 

If you wish to join with me in Meditation at the cross at 2.0 pm using this order of service

Good Friday Reflection Service sheet 2020

A reading to meditate on

28 Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. 29 So Pilate came out to them and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?”

30 “If he were not a criminal,” they replied, “we would not have handed him over to you.”

31 Pilate said, “Take him yourselves and judge him by your own law.”

“But we have no right to execute anyone,” they objected. 32 This took place to fulfill what Jesus had said about the kind of death he was going to die.

33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

34 “Is that your own idea,” Jesus asked, “or did others talk to you about me?”

35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate replied. “Your own people and chief priests handed you over to me. What is it you have done?”

36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.

Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. In fact, the reason I was born and came into the world is to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

38 “What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him. 39 But it is your custom for me to release to you one prisoner at the time of the Passover. Do you want me to release ‘the king of the Jews’?”

40 They shouted back, “No, not him! Give us Barabbas!” Now Barabbas had taken part in an uprising.

Prayers

The Lord is here,
His Spirit is with us.

We need not fear,
His Spirit is with us.

We are surrounded by love,
His Spirit is with us.

We are immersed in peace,
His Spirit is with us.

We rejoice in hope.
His Spirit is with us.

We travel in faith,
His Spirit is with us.

We live in eternity,
His Spirit is with us.

The Lord is in this place,
His Spirit is with us.

 

Giver of my peace
keep me at morning
Keep me at noon
Keep me at night
Giver of my peace

Calmer of my strife
keep me at morning
Keep me at noon
Keep me at night
Calmer of my strife

Restorer of my life
keep me at morning
Keep me at noon
Keep me at night
Retsorer of my life

God is my fortress
God is my might
God is my Saviour
God is my right
God is my helper
All the day long
God is the power
Making me strong

 

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.

 

On Wednesday 1st April at 11.00 am Reverend Angela will celebrate Holy Communion on behalf of the whole community. She will be live streaming the service but if you are unable to do this or prefer not to you can join in by making an act of spiritual communion.

Please see attached document

Spiritual Communion

 

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