Worship at home for the 5th Sunday of the Month

Worship at home for the 5th Sunday of the Month


 Preparing for worship

You’ll need a table, set with a piece of bread and a glass of wine or juice.

A cross.

A candle, lit on the table


We join, if possible, at 9 or 10.30am whilst worship takes place in church too



HYMN (hymn numbers for the day are on the pewsheet. If you need to borrow a hymnbook, please contact Rod)



Though in our homes, we are together with all our sisters and brothers in the faith,

as we worship and give thanks. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.




        Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open,

        all desires known,

        and from whom no secrets are hidden;

        cleanse the thoughts of our hearts         

        by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

        that we may perfectly love you,

        and worthily magnify your holy name;

        through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


            We say the Canticle printed on the front of the pewsheet




After a moment of quiet reflection, we confess our sins to God with this prayer;



     Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

     we confess that we have sinned in thought word and deed.

     We have not loved you with our whole heart.

     We have not loved our neighbour as ourselves.

     In your mercy, forgive what we have been,

     help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be;

     that we may act justly, love mercy

     and walk humbly with you our God. Amen.


We say this assurance of God’s forgiving grace

Blessed are you, sovereign God, eternal Father; daily your Spirit renews the face of the earth, bringing strength in our weakness, hope in our despair, life out of death. By that same power that raised Jesus from death, you forgive us our sins, you form us into the likeness of Christ and you fill us afresh with your grace, that we may be witnesses to your immeasurable love and the fullness of life that Jesus came to bring. Amen.




We say the Gloria,


     Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.

     Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,

     we worship you, we give you thanks,

     we praise you for your glory.


     Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God,

     you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us;

     you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

     receive our prayer.


     For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,

     you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

     in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


THE COLLECT and the two readings are printed on the pewsheet


The first scripture reading.


 At the end, there may be a short period of silence followed by this response:


For the word of the Lord.       Thanks be to God.


HYMN (said or sung)




                        The Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ according to …. Glory to you, O Lord.


At the end       for the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ.


REFLECTION     (on the website, attached to the email, or printed for you at the end of these sheets)



   Let us declare our faith in God:


We believe in God the Father,

   from whom every family

   in heaven and earth takes its name.

   We believe in God the Son,

   who lives in our hearts through faith,

   and fills us with his love.

   We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

   who strengthens us

   with power from on high.

   We believe in one God,

   Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.








  1. As we share in the joy of Jesus’s disciples when they saw the Lord, let us pray to the Father

  In Christ our Lord


  1. That with our brothers and sisters in all the world, our hearts may be filled with God’s love which raised Jesus to new life, bringing the good news of hope and renewal in our isolation, we pray to the Father

In Christ our Lord


  1. That all people may find the new life that Jesus won for us, and the humility to be subject to one another in love, we pray to the Father

In Christ our Lord


  1. That God will bless our families, friends and neighbours in this time of hardship, and that we may have the common will to care for each other in need, we pray to the Father

In Christ our Lord


  1. That everyone all who is ill, or lacks food and shelter, may know the hope and strength of Jesus’s risen presence, and that God will watch over our doctors, medics, nurses, carers and emergency workers in their tasks; and for those whom we hold in silence in our hearts ….… we pray to the Father

In Christ our Lord


  1. That all who have died may have a share in the resurrection we celebrate at Easter. For………, and all who we remember with thankfulness in our hearts, we pray to the Father

  In Christ our Lord


Merciful Father,

     accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.




Jesus came and stood amongst his disciples and said, “Peace be with you”, and they were filled with joy when they saw the Lord.

Alleluia! The peace of the Lord be always with you.

and with all our sisters and brothers, near and far. Alleluia!


We share a sign of peace with all people of faith throughout the world, by clasping our hands together and bowing our heads saying the word “Shalom”, peace.


HYMN (said or sung)




We are all, dispersed as we are, invited to the common table to share in a fellowship meal.  At this table we come as brothers and sisters in the Holy Family of God.


Be gentle when you touch bread,

let it not go unwanted or discarded.

There is such beauty in bread;

beauty of sun and soil, beauty of patient toil.

Wind and rains caressed it

Christ often blessed it.

Be gentle when you touch bread.


Take and eat a piece of the bread. If you are with another, give the bread to each other. As you give and receive the bread, say this prayer:



As we break this bread, and as we share it, we thank you, God, that you give us this day our daily bread.

For the food which delights and nourishes us and for the companionship that sustains us as your people.


Drink a sip of the wine or juice. If you are with another, give the wine to each other. As you give and receive the wine, say this prayer:


We thank you for drink to quench our thirst and for the Living Water with which you surprise and enrich and transform our lives.

We give thanks for this feast at which all can share, though separated now. A foretaste of the kingdom of heaven. Amen.


As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:


        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 forever.  Amen.



HYMN (said – or sung)


A Prayer of Christian hope


        Father of all, we give you thanks and praise,

that when we were still far off

you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love,

gave us grace and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;

we who drink his cup, bring life to others;

we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,

so we and all your children shall be free.

and the whole earth live to praise your name.

Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.



God the Father,

by whose glory Christ was raised from the dead,

strengthen us to walk with him in his risen life;

and may the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be amongst us and remain with us, this Easter and always. Amen.



May we, now and always, abide in the peace of Christ, alleluia, alleluia!

Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia!


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