Sunday 10 May

Mike has prepared our worship today and Andy, as band leader, has selected the music. Tom is preaching and Paddy has recorded the readings. Helen is on intercessions.

Good morning and welcome to the Greenside Parish virtual service, my name is Mike Hendry and welcome in the name of Jesus.

Alleluia Christ is risen
He is risen indeed. Alleluia

Alleluia Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed Alleluia

Alleluia Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed Alleluia

As we are now in the 5th week of Easter: Well this is the 10th virtual service we have held since the coronavirus took effect and I hope they are meeting some of the needs people have whilst being isolated in our own homes. I also pray you are all well and are looking forward to meeting together in person rather than on a screen. Whilst getting ready for the service I was listening to ‘Oceans’ by Hillsong, the words were wonderful;

‘Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters, wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.’

I just believe that this is a song for this time.

Hymn

Now let us turn to our first song, which Andy has chosen:

Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

Birthdays

For whoever has a birthday this week, and one our congregation Ian Gowens, is celebrating his birthday, may God bless you Ian and everyone who is celebrating a special occasion.

All: Happy birthday and may God’s blessing be with you.

Penitence

Let us take a moment and be quiet to gather our thoughts.

We all sin and need to come before God and in repentance ask forgiveness for all those things we have done or said or thought. To forgive those who have sinned against us. This is a time to lay them all before God and say, ‘we are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.’

Praise songs

The word tells us to make a joyful noise unto the Lord so in our own homes let us do this, no one else is listening so let’s go for it.

Before the Throne of God Above

God of this City – Andy says: Don’t forget that He’s the God of this area, virus, land and in charge or all

How Great is Our God

Readings

Our readings this morning are read by Paddy Gascoigne and are taken from: Acts 7:55-60 and John 14:1-14.

Sermon

Let’s take a quiet moment to pray for Tom before we listen to the words God has laid on his heart to share with us (transcript). May the Lord bless our hearts to receive.

Thank you, Tom, for your recording.

Let us reflect for a moment on the aspects and challenges raised by Tom during this talk.

We pray that we may be people who care about those around us, and so imitate the love of Jesus.

Praise song

Beautiful One

Intercessions

Helen will lead us in our intercessions (transcript).

Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Collect – the prayer we share with the wider church

Risen Christ,
your wounds declare your love for the world
and the wonder of your risen life:
give us compassion and courage
to risk ourselves for those we serve,
to the glory of God the Father.

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:
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.
Amen.

Praise song

Let us sing our final song this morning and lift the roof.

Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah – Robin Mark version


We meet after worship for tea and coffee via a zoom meeting. For anyone who has worshipped virtually along with us, do feel free to grab a cuppa and connect at 11am.


Music taken from Worship Lyric Videos – all rights reserved.