Lent 5, Morning Worship, 21 March

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The Deanery of Radnor and Builth

Morning Worship

5th Sunday of Lent

March 21st 2021

Led by Rev Rachael Storer

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit Amen

 

One thing I have asked of the Lord,

this is what I seek:

That I may dwell in the house of the lord

all the days of my life;

to behold the beauty of the Lord

and to seek Him in His temple.

 

Call: Who is it that you seek?

Response: We seek the Lord our God.

Call: Do you seek him with all your heart?

Response: Amen. Lord have mercy.

Call: Do you seek Him with all your soul?

Response: Amen. Lord have mercy.

Call: Do you seek Him with all your mind?

Response: Amen. Lord have mercy.

Call: Do you seek Him with all your strength?

Response: Amen. Christ have Mercy.

 

Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to Jerusalem to worship at the feast of the Passover. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘we would like to see Jesus.’

 

John 12:20-21

Hymn – Open our eyes, Lord – led by Adeline Jennings

 

Open our eyes, Lord, We want to see Jesus, To reach out and touch him And say that we love him. Open our ears, Lord, And Help us to listen; Open our eyes, Lord, We want to see Jesus.

Words and Music: Robert Cull © 1976 Maranatha! Music

 

The Commandments

 

Our Lord Jesus Christ said: If you love me, keep my Commandments;

happy are those who hear the word of God and keep it.

 

I am the Lord your God: you shall have no other gods but me. Amen.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.

Lord, have mercy.

 

You shall not make an idol of anything and worship it. Amen.

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.

Lord, have mercy.

 

You shall not dishonour the name of the Lord your God. Amen.

You shall worship him with reverence and awe.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Remember the Lord’s day and keep it holy. Amen.

Christ is risen from the dead: set your mind on things that are above.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Honour your father and your mother. Amen.

Live as servants of God; honour all humanity; love your Christian brothers and sisters. Lord, have mercy.

 

You shall not commit murder. Amen.

Make peace with anyone who has a grievance against you; overcome evil with good. Lord, have mercy.

 

 

You shall not commit adultery. Amen.

Know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

 

You shall not steal. Amen.

Be honest in all that you do and care for those in need.

Lord, have mercy.

 

You shall not give false evidence. Amen.

Let everyone speak the truth in love.

Lord, have mercy.

 

You shall not covet the possessions of others. Amen.

It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Love your neighbour as yourself, for love is the fulfilling of the law. Amen.

 

The Confession

 

Lord Jesus, you were sent to heal the contrite.

Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

 

Lord Jesus, you came to call sinners.

Christ have mercy. Christ have mercy.

 

Lord Jesus, you plead for us at the right hand of the

Father. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

 

Absolution

 

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you and set you free from sin, strengthen you in goodness and keep you in eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Declaration of faith

 

To whom shall we go?

You have the words of eternal life,

and we have believed

and have come to know that you are the Holy One of God.

 

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Collect for the day

 

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world:

grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross

we may triumph in the power of his victory;

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.

 

Jeremiah 31:31-34

“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,”

declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbour, or say to one another,

‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me,

from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

 

Psalm 51:1-12

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

 

 

Hymn – O for a heart to praise my God – led by Mark

 

O for a heart to praise my God A heart from sin set free A heart that’s sprinkled with the blood So freely shed for me

A heart resigned, submissive, meek My great Redeemer’s throne Where only Christ is heard to speak Where Jesus reigns alone A humble, lowly, contrite heart Believing, true, and clean Which neither life nor death can part From him who dwells within A heart in every thought renewed And full of love divine Perfect and right, and pure, and good A copy, Lord, of thine

Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart Come quickly from above Write thy new name upon my heart Thy new best name of love

 

Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788). Music: Tune University, Charles Collignon (1725-1785)

 

Hebrews 5:5-10

 

Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest.

But God said to him,

“You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”

And he says in another place,

“You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

 

John 12:20-33

 

Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

 

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honour the one who serves me.

 

“Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!”

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

 

Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die.

 

Sermon by Gina Ayling

 

Intercessions led by Laura Woodside Jones

 

Canticle

Christ, as a light – illumine and guide me.

Christ, as a shield – overshadow me.

Christ under me – Christ over me;

Christ beside me – on my left and my right.

This day be within and without me,

Lowly and meek, yet all powerful.

Be in the heart of each to whom I speak;

in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.

This day be within and without me,

Lowly and meek, yet all powerful.

Christ as a light;

Christ as a shield;

Christ beside me on my left and my right.

 

Hymn – I heard the voice of Jesus say – led by Jess Squire

 

I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest; Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon my breast.” I came to Jesus as I was, Weary and worn and sad; I found in him a resting place, And he has made me glad.

I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Behold, I freely give The living water; thirsty one, Stoop down, and drink, and live.” I came to Jesus, and I drank Of that life-giving stream; My thirst was quenched, my soul revived, And now I live in him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s light; Look unto me, thy morn shall rise, And all thy day be bright.” I looked to Jesus, and I found In him my star, my sun; And in that light of life I’ll walk, Till travelling days are done.

 

The Blessing

 

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,

wherever He may send you.

May he guide you through the wilderness,

and protect you through the storm.

May he bring you home rejoicing

at the wonders he has shown you.

May he bring you home rejoicing

once again into our doors.

 

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen

 

Morning Prayer from Celtic Daily Prayer . The Northumbria Community


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