Easter 5 - Sunday 2nd May 2021

First Reading

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Second Reading

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Gospel

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Service Details

11:00 - Sunday Service - First Sunday Service Format - Weather Permitting Held Outside, but please get a ticket encase we are in the church.

Notices & Service Sheets
Songs

He Has Risen

 

He has risen, He has risen

He has risen: Jesus is alive!

When the life flowed from His body
Seemed like Jesus' mission failed
But His sacrifice accomplished
Victory over sin and hell

In the grave God did not leave Him
For His body to decay
Raised to life - the Great Awakening
Satan's power He overcame

If there were no resurrection
We ourselves could not be raised
But the son of God is living
So our hope is not in vain

When the Lord rides out of heaven
Mighty angels at His side
They will sound the final trumpet
From the grave we shall arise

He has given life immortal
We shall see Him face to face
Through eternity we'll praise Him
Christ the champion of our faith

Noel & Tricia Richards & Gerald Coates, © 1993 Thankyou Music

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I Will Offer Up My Life

 

I will offer up my life in spirit and truth

Pouring out the oil of love as my worship to You

In surrender I must give my ev’ry part

Lord, receive the sacrifice of a broken heart

 

Jesus, what can I give, what can I bring?

To so faithful a Friend to so loving a King?

Saviour, what can be said, what can be sung?

As a praise of Your name?

For the things You have done?

Oh, my words could not tell, not even in part

Of the debt of love that is owed

By this thankful heart

 

You deserve my ev’ry breath

For You’ve paid the great cost

Giving up Your life to death even death on a cross

You took all my shame away there defeated my sin

Opened up the gates of heav’n

And have beckoned me in

 

Matt Redman – Thankyou Music

 

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Come, Now Is The Time To Worship
Come, now is the time to worship

Come, now is the time to give your heart.
Come, just as you are, to worship.
Come, just as you are, before your God. Come.

One day every tongue will confess You are God.
One day every knee will bow.
Still the greatest treasure remains for those
Who gladly choose you now.

Brian Doerksen. Copyright © 1998 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire). 

 

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Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best thought in the day and the night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

 

Be Thou my Wisdom, be Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father and I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

 

Be Thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
Be Thou my armour and be Thou my might;
Be my soul's Shelter and Thou my high tower:
Raise Thou me heavenwards

O Power of my power.

 

Riches I need not, nor man's empty praise,
Thou my inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, Thou first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

 

O high King of Heaven, when battle is done,
Grant Heaven's joy to me, bright Heaven's Sun
Christ of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, Thou ruler of all.

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What We Believe

We believe in a bright and amazing God, who has been to the depths of despair on our behalf; who has risen in splendour and majesty; who decorates the universe with sparkling water, clear white light, twinkling stars and sharp colours, over and over again.

We believe that Jesus is the light of the world; that God believes in us, forgives and trusts us, even though we make the same mistakes over and over again.

We commit ourselves to Jesus and so to one another as sisters and brothers renewing our life as a human family over and over again.

We commit ourselves to asking questions, to being open to illumination, to living in the light of the Spirit. Amen.

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Recorded Service

Our Sunday Service will be uploaded, and available to view by Monday Evening.

Children's Activities

Jesus, you are the wine and we are the branches. Thank you that we are connected to you and to each other, rooted and grounded in love. Amen 

 

Today we explore remaining in the right place to grow

 

This Sunday's reading is John 15. 1-8 either read it yourself from your own Bible or use www.biblegateway.com . 

Or you can watch a video of the story here watch

 

Song for today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gET4P4ZQsCQ 

 

Talk Activity for now:

Sit and chat with someone at home:

What is a vine? Vines are plants that produce grapes. What does it mean to prune a plant?

How could you apply that to your life?

                   

Craft Activity:

On a large piece of paper, draw a large V shape. Then using a cork or something small and round and some purple paint, create bunches of grapes.

What kind of fruit can we grow in our lives by staying close to God? (e.g. love, joy, patience.) Write some of these words around the bunches of grapes.

 

Extra Activity:

Using some compost, a pot, a seed and a spoon. Fill the pot with compost, then carefully plant the seed. Water the seeds. It is important that we have good soil, but what else does a plant need in order to grow?

 

Activity for this week:

Every time you pass some plants or trees this week, pray that God would help you grow in your faith.

 

Prayer for today:

Jesus you are the vine and we are the branches. Help us this week to be connected by your love for us, and our love for each other. Amen