We come from scattered lives to meet with God.
Let us recognise God’s presence with us now.
Keep a short silence, still your heart.
As God’s people we have gathered in God’s presence, separated by distance but united in God’s love
Let us pray.
Come, Holy Spirit,
fill the hearts of your faithful people,
and kindle in us the fire of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Prayers of Penitence
In the light of Jesus, let us examine ourselves and confess our sins.
Keep a short silence, leave your sins at the cross
Father, we have sinned against heaven and against you.
We are not worthy to be called your children.
We turn to you again, have mercy on us,
bring us back to yourself as those who once were dead
but now have life through Christ our Lord.
May the Father forgive us by the death of the Son,
and strengthen us to live
in the power of The Spirit
all our days.
The Bible Readings
See the blog post for the week which will have hymns, Bible readings and a Sermon
We affirm our faith in the words of the Apostles 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.
Prayers of Intercession
We intercede for others in the quiet of our hearts. Lord, meet us in the silence and hear our prayer.
Pray for yourself in your isolation,
that God would sit with you.
Pray for others in their loneliness.
Pray for our country.
Pray for the world.
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.
may we who have shared in this time of worship
Glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Our salvation and hope,
Who reigns as Lord now and forever.
Fill us, Good Lord with your Spirit of love;
And as you have fed us with your presence,
so make us one in heart and mind,
In Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let us bless the Lord
Thanks be to God.
If you want to live out your faith in your isolation, why not telephone someone, to encourage them and let them know that they are not alone.
The Lord will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8b)
Liturgical material adapted from Common Worship (C) 2000 Archbishops Council