Minister’s Worship Newsletter

SOUTH SHIELDS AND HEBBURN PASTORATE

ST ANDREW’S ST MARGARET’S AND ST PAUL & ST JOHN’S

UNITED REFORMED CHURCHES

28 March 2021, Palm Sunday, Holy Communion

www.southshieldsandhebburnurc.org.uk

 

Dear Friends,

I’m sending something a bit different this time. You should receive the order of service for our Palm Sunday Holy Communion, which you’ll need for prayer and responses. If anyone has asked for a Palm Cross, that should be included

Last year our churches ordered copies of the ‘Easter’ booklet for distribution, but we still had them. So I’m sending out what we have, which you might like to use yourself and/or pass on to a child you know. I’m also including an order of service for our Maundy Thursday Holy Communion service – do remember your bread and wine! Our next Newsletter should be available for Easter Day. I hope you enjoy it. God bless you always.             Helen

 

Welcomes, Notices and Prayer Points

            Call to worship and Bible verses:

HYMN All glory, laud/praise and honour                        R&S 208 R&S 9 HTC 120

            MP sing first 4 lines of verse 1 again at the end

            HTC sing chorus & verse 1, verses 2 & 3, verses 4 & 5 and chorus

Prayers inc. confession:

            God our Father,

            we have sinned against you

and against one another,

            in thought, word and deed;

            we have not loved you with all our heart;

            we have not loved our neighbour as ourselves.

            But you have kept faith with us.

            Have mercy on us,

            forgive us our sins,

            and restore us to newness of life;

            through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Bible Readings:                   Psalm 118: 19 – 29                       Mark 11: 1 – 11

Talk

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

HYMN            

Here, Lord, we take the broken bread                 As you have given, so we would give

and drink the wine, believing                                ourselves for others’ healing;

that by your life our souls are fed,                                    and as you lived, so we would live,

your parting gifts receiving.                                                the Father’s love revealing.

C.V. Pilcher (1879-1961) altd R&S 448, HTC 404

 

Offertory:        Eternal God, we come with these gifts

                        to offer the praise of our lives;

                        through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Narrative of the Institution

Thanksgiving and Sharing:

                        Lift up your hearts.  

                        We lift them to the Lord.

                        Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

                        It is right to give our thanks and praise.           …        …

Prayer after Communion

HYMN Ride on ride on in majesty           R&S 209        MP 580          HTC 119

            MP and HTC omit verse 3                                                  Blessing

 

BIBLE READINGS FOR HOLY WEEK

MONDAY

Psalm 36: 5- 11      Isaiah 42: 1 – 9       Hebrews 9: 11 – 15           John 12: 1 – 11

TUESDAY

Psalm 71: 1 – 14    Isaiah 49: 1 – 7       1 Corinthians 1: 18 – 31  

John 12: 20 – 36

WEDNESDAY          

Psalm 70                  Isaiah 50: 4 – 9a     Hebrews 12: 1 – 3             

John 13: 21 – 32

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Psalm 116: 1 + 2, 12 – 19                        Exodus 12: 1 – 4, (5 – 10), 11 – 14       

1 Corinthians 11: 23 – 26                         John 13: 1 – 17, 31b – 35

 

GOOD FRIDAY

Psalm 22                  Isaiah 52: 13 – 53: 12       Hebrews 10: 16 – 25 or

Hebrews 4: 14 – 16, 5: 7 – 9                   John 18: 1 – 19, 42

HOLY SATURDAY

Psalm 31: 1 – 4, 15 + 16               Job 14: 1 – 14 or Lamentations 3: 1 – 9, 19 – 24

1 Peter 4: 1 – 8                    Matthew 27: 57 – 66 or John 19: 38 – 42

 

Some possible hymns for Good Friday/Holy Week

There is a green hill far away                                R&S 223        MP 674          HTC 148

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?   R&S 227        MP 745

Jesus, remember me, when you come into your kingdom

When I survey the wondrous cross                     R&S 217        MP 755          HTC 147

You laid aside your majesty                                                          MP 795

O sacred head sore/once wounded/surrounded         R&S 220      MP 520          HTC 139

 

There are lots of Easter hymns, and no doubt you have your favourites. This year, I discovered these 3 in Hymns for Today’s Church, which I hadn’t come across before. The words are good, so I add them here for anyone who has a copy of that hymn book to take a look at. You could probably find them via a computer as well.

 

HTC 145        Through all our days we’ll sing the praise         (tune: Greensleeves)

HTC 152        Comes Mary to the grave

HTC 157        Light’s glittering morning fills the sky

 

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