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Order of Service - 28 March 2021

Readings, prayers and reflections are available below.

PALM SUNDAY 28 MARCH 2021

Palm Sunday

Today's sermon is available as an audio recording here. Press play to start. [RECORDING IN PROCESS, TO FOLLOW SOON]

All glory, Laud and honour

To thee Redeemer, King,

To whom the lips of children

Made sweet hosannas ring.

COLLECT

Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our fleshand to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

READINGS

Philipians 2:5-11, Mark 15:1-39.

PRAYERS

We stand with Christ in his suffering.

We pray -

For grace to seek out those habits of sin which mean spiritual death, and by prayer and self-discipline to overcome them.

For Christian people, that through the suffering of disunity there may grow a rich union in Christ.

For those who make laws and interpret them and administer them, that our common life may be ordered in justice and mercy.

For those who still make Jerusalem a battleground.

For those in the darkness and agony of isolation, that they may find support and encouragement.

For those who, weighed down with hardship, failure or sorrow, feel that God is far from them.

For those tempted to give up the way of the cross.

That we, with those who have died in faith, may find mercy in the day of Christ. We pray especially for Paul Evans, recently dead.