18th April 2021 Morning Worship

St Luke's Church in Hedge End

Welcome

Opening Prayer and Collect

God of our lives,

We give thanks for the life of Prince Philip

For his love of our country

And for his devotion to duty

We entrust him now to your love and mercy

Through our Redeemer Jesus Christ.

Amen.

Almighty God,

who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord:

give us such knowledge of his presence with us,

that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life

and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;

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.

Let Everything That Has Breath

Confession

Jesus Christ, risen master and triumphant Lord, we come to you in sorrow for our sins,

and confess to you our weakness and unbelief.

We have lived by our own strength,

and not by the power of your resurrection.

In your mercy, forgive us.

Lord, hear us and help us.

We have lived by the light of our own eyes,

as faithless and not believing.

In your mercy, forgive us.

Lord, hear us and help us.

We have lived for this world alone,

and doubted our home in heaven.

In your mercy, forgive us.

Lord, hear us and help us.

Absolution:

May the God of love

bring us back to himself

forgive us our sins

and assure us of his eternal love

in Jesus Christ our Lord

Amen

Bible Reading: Luke 24:36-48

Talk

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

The Creed

We declare our faith in the words of the 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.

Amen.

You Restore My Soul

Prayers

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 UK Blessing

Closing Words and Blessing

Let us all go in love and peace to serve the world.

In the name of Christ. Amen

Offering

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