Welcome to Worship this week

For Sunday 24 May until Saturday 30 May

Introduction

Have a look at the resources below, and decide what you would like to use for your worship. There is a variety to suit all ages.

Set aside a time and a place (kitchen table, sofa) for God that works well for you. Try to keep Sunday special, but feel free to dip in to any of the resources at any time throughout the week.

If you are able to, you might like to print children’s or all age resources before you begin. Then simply worship just where you are, knowing that you are still connecting with your St Andrew’s family.


Worship Suggestions for families with younger children:

Includes Bible story cartoon, song, activities and prayer, by Rev’d Janice Vickers: Click here.

Material for older children and youth

by Patrick Coad: Click here.


Opening prayer:

Faithful one, whose word is life:
come with saving power
to free our praise,
inspire our prayer
and shape our lives
for the kingdom of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen


Opening music for this week

Feel free to select from the songs offered, or to use them all if you’d like to. You can sing out loud or listen to the music, whichever helps you worship.
Music this week chosen by Mark Leuty.

Opening Hymn:
Lead us, Heavenly Father
Mark writes: I remember singing this hymn at weddings when I was a chorister

Opening songs:
Let everything that has breath
(because no service that I’m connected with should be without it)

Hungry
I like Hungry – it connects with the feeding of sheep, that Jesus speaks to Peter about in the reading today.

My Jesus, My Saviour
I LOVE this song, but when you watch the video you can see just how old it is … but it is good.


We say sorry to God

We come to God knowing that only he sees our hearts completely,
let’s take moment of time to ask for his forgiveness and peace.
You may like to pause after each sentence and tell God anything specific that is on your mind.

Say these words of the confession out loud:

God of love and mercy,
we recognise that none of us are perfect.
We turn from the wrong things
we have thought and said and done.

We are aware of the good things that we have failed to do.
For the sake of Jesus, who died for us,
forgive us for all that is past,
and help us to live each day
in the light of Jesus our risen Lord.
Amen.


We receive God’s forgiveness: 

May the God of love and mercy
forgive us and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by his Spirit,
and raise us to new life in Jesus Christ.
Amen.


Bible reading of John 21.12-18 read by Julietta Burrows
and Sermon by Revd Kate Wyles

Song suggestion for after the sermon

Kate has suggested this song for after her sermon. She says: ‘Jesus cares. He feeds us; forgives us; restores us. I hope this song will help restore you this week.’

You restore my soul (The Lord’s my shepherd): New Wine Worship


Prayers by Revd John Cossins

The Blessing

We end by saying a Blessing:

May the risen Lord Jesus bless us.
May He watch over us and renew us
as He renews the whole of creation.
May our hearts and lives echo His love
And the blessing of God Almighty; Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with us and everyone we love,
now and always
Amen.


Closing hymn:

Before the throne of God


Prayer Ministry

For prayer requests to the prayer ministry team please email prayer@standrewsgwp.org. The requests are prayed for by St Andrew’s clergy and the prayer ministry team on duty this week; they are kept confidential to this group.


Notices

Join us for on-line Church Coffee on Sundays at 11.45am. You will find the link in this week’s Mailchimp email message from our vicar, Kate. See you there!


Malcolm’s Spring Musical Calendar provides an uplifting message and a piece of music for you to listen to every day: go to www.goldsworthpark.org.uk/spring


Be Encouraged: Please keep sending your messages of encouragement  to be-encouraged@standrewsgwp.org and visit our Be Encouraged page at www.standrewsgwp.org/be-encouraged


See the Worship this Week Facebook page for all other notices, or Kate’s weekly email.