ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH

WOOLWICH, LONDON


A place of Christian worship for over 1000 years!

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ST MARY’S ONLINE   Service

Instructions for the online service below:

> Start at the beginning of the service below and go through to the end.

> Watch online videos in full screen mode if possible.

> If you are living in a family or household group, try and go through the service together

Other Resources:

Children's colouring sheet - Based on the service theme - Click here to download.

Bridge - Newspaper of the Diocese of Southwark, September edition - Click here to read.


this months online service

20 September - 17 October 2020

thinking about Jonah and Jesus


Church bells calling us to worship: St Mary’s Church, Beverley, East Yorkshire - Click here to listen.


Welcome: By the Rector - Click here to listen.


Confession: Let us now confess our sins to our heavenly Father. You say:

Come let us return to the the Lord and say:

Lord our God, in our sin we have avoided your call,

Our love for you is like a morning cloud,

Like the dew that goes away early.

Have mercy on us; deliver us from judgement;

bind up our wounds and revive us;

in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Absolution: Said by the Rector - Click here to listen.


A Hymn to Sing: Father God I wonder - Click here for words and music.


A Collect for Jonah, by Jan Harper, You Say:

Persistent and pursuing God,

though we beg you to come close and speak to us,

we run in terror when we hear your voice.

 

But though we fall from the depths of the ocean of despair,

into the very guts of the monster of depression

you pick us up and dust us off,

and set us on our way again.

 

And when we finally obey your will

and lie scorched and betrayed,

as we discover anew that our way is not your way.

you shelter us.

until we are ready to learn,

and face again the scorching reality of the east wind.

 

Help us too, to tell our story

of your compassionate and ironic love. Amen.


The full Bible readings for this service: Click here to read.


Old Testament Reading: Jonah Chapters 3 and 4, Click here to listen to this story on Bible Gateway.


New Testament Reading: Philippians 1: 21-30, Click here to listen to Philippians Chapter 1 on Bible Gateway.


A Song to listen to: Arabic Christian Song with subtitles, Ya rab esmaa salati by the Praise Team Egypt - Click here to listen.


Gospel Reading Video: Matthew 20: 1-16, Click here to watch the video of the Parable of the labourers in the vineyard, and scroll down for the text.


Creed: Let us declare our faith in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Christ died for our sins

in accordance with the scriptures;

he was buried;

he was raised to life on the third day

in accordance with the scriptures;

afterwards he appeared to his followers,

and to all the apostles;

this we have received,

and this we believe. Amen.


(1 Corinthians 15: 3-7)


A Hymn to Sing: Lord I give you my heart (Hillsong) - Click here for the words and music.


Sermon: Who is Jesus?, A sermon by Billy Graham - Click here to listen.


A Video: Sergio and Rhoda visit Mount Tabor, the mount of transfiguration of Jesus - Click here to watch.  


The Prayers: Said by a Roman Catholic priest - Click here to go to this page, and then click on each of the three links for the prayers.


The Lords Prayer: You Say:

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.


The Peace: Click here to listen - After these words share the peace with those you are sharing this service with, or think of your loved ones wherever they are.


A Hymn to Sing: Count your Blessings - Click here for the words and music.


A Blessing: By the Rector - Click here to listen.


Grace:

You Say:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

And the love of God,

And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

Be with us all, evermore, Amen.



Dismissal: You say: Let us depart in peace to love and serve the Lord. Amen.


Postlude: How excellent is Thy name, by the Kanye West, Sunday Service Choir, Los Angeles - Click here to listen.

Thank you for joining our online service. It has been a pleasure to share with you!

Our next online service will be here on the 18 October 2020. See you then! Rev Jesse