St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

worship at home

We are not able to meet to worship together in our church building, but we can all worship together at home.  Here is this week's virtual service:

Easter Season

17th May 2020: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Hymn: Spirit of God


There is a children's activity with teaching and videos on our Children and Young People page here

Liturgy of the Word 

Readings: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:7-end; 1 Peter 3:13-end; John 14:15-21


Talk: Fr Peter: How we can be filled with love, know the truth and experience the power to obey Jesus.



Prayers:

Please pray for: The Church throughout the world as we respond with the Lord's love to the needs of people in this current crisis.  May God guide and strengthen us as we seek to proclaim the good news of Jesus and bring his healing and grace to all.  Please pray for our foodbank as we serve increasing numbers each week.

Please pray for: the nations of the world for peace and justice within and between nations.  Please pray for provision for those who are in need and protection for those in danger.

Please pray for all those who do not yet know Jesus as Lord.  That the Holy Spirit would touch their hearts and draw them closer to God and reveal Jesus to them.

Please pray for: those who are unwell, especially those who are known to us and who have asked for our prayers.  Please pray for those who are alone and those who are anxious or depressed or suffering from loneliness in isolation.

Please pray for the families and friends of those who have died recently that God would comfort them in their loss and bring them to the hope of the resurrection.

Hymn: O For a thousand tongues to sing, my great Redeemer's Praise



Easter Season Liturgy of the Sacrament:


Song: Lord, Reign in Me



The UK Blessing:

May the Lord bless you and keep you safe.  May he watch over you and draw ever closer to him.  May he fill you with his Holy Spirit and with his love, guiding you and empowering you to always and only that which is pleasing to him; and may the blessing of God Almighty, Father Son and Holy Spirit be upon you and those whom you love, this day and forever.  Amen.

Recorded by 65 UK churches, working as one, all from their own homes, singing a blessing over the UK.  (see if you can spot Graham Kendrick)