ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH
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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
> Children's Colouring Sheet -
> Bridge -
> The Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call -
> Giving to the Bishops Lent Call -
Jesus prepares for his ministry
Church bells call us to worship: Worcester Cathedral (2020) -
Welcome and an invitation to Confession: By the Rector -
Confession: You say:
You speak, Lord, but we are not always listening.
Sometimes other voices are louder or more persuasive.
You show us your way, Lord, but we are not always looking.
Sometimes other ways seduce us with their ease or power.
You give us choices, now help us to learn your will.
Lead us, Lord, to walk your way on any road we travel.
Absolution: Said by the Rector -
Collect for the first Sunday of Lent:
whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness,
and was tempted as we are, yet without sin:
give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit;
and, as you know our weakness,
so may we know your power to save;
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.
A Hymn to sing: Forty days and forty nights -
Read the full Bible passages: Click here to view if you wish to read the full Bible. Passages for this service.
New Testament Reading: 1 Peter 3: 18-
Psalm: Click here to listen to Psalm 25 on Bible Gateway -
A Song Video to listen to: Ahbak Raaby (I love you, my Lord), by the Better Life Team, Egypt -
Gospel Reading: Mark 1: 9-
Video: The place where Jesus was tempted in the Wilderness -
Creed: Let us declare our faith in the words of the Apostles Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Sermon: By David Thompson -
A Song to listen to: Since Jesus came into my heart, Sung by The Collingsworth family -
The Prayers: Said by Sarah Syanda -
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.
Peace: Click here to listen -
A Hymn to sing: My song is love unknown -
A Blessing: By the Rector -
Psalm 1:3 and the Grace:
Blessed is the man who meditates day and night
on the law of the Lord:
He will yield fruit in due season.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
And the love of God,
And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
Be with us all, evermore.
Dismissal: You say: Let us depart in peace to love and serve the Lord. Amen.
Music to conclude our worship: Jerusalem, version by Emerson, Lake and Palmer -
View of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives
Please join us again next week :)
The rainbow, the sign of Gods promise.
Jesus is baptized by John and the Holy Spirit descents like a dove upon Him.
Jesus fasts and prays in the wilderness for 40 days and nights.
A woman is baptized by full immersion.
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