Service Sheet – Morning_Prayer_at_Home
Readings – 22nd March: Psalm 23, Gospel John 9 The man born blind
Resources – 22nd March: Home Church Resrouces – Children’s resource 1, Children’s resource 2
Hymns – 22nd March: CP416 Father, hear the prayer we offer, CP594 The Lord’s my shepherd; I’ll not want.
For the end the “service” – the Lord Bless you and keep you by John Rutter
CHURCH leaders in Britain and Ireland have urged Christians to take part in a National Day of Prayer and Action about the coronavirus on Sunday 22 March.
People are asked to light a candle in their window at 7 p.m. on Sunday “as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ”.
A Prayer in the Midst of Crisis
God of searching and knowing,
your people Israel faced famine and wilderness,
and your church has known persecution and hardship.
Be close to all your children in this time of bewilderment and fear. Make this time of cessation and isolation one in which your Spirit reveals new ways to be together,
fresh discoveries in worship, different gestures of care,
and innovative forms of compassion.
Encourage the vulnerable, comfort the impoverished,
inspire the anxious and give wisdom to those who govern.
Lift up our hearts that we may see
the abundance of what is still beautiful and true,
not be captivated by what is lost and absent,
and find new gifts in ourselves and one another.
In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,
who knew what it meant to be alone. Amen.
Please watch this space for future developments.
Although there won’t be opportunities to meet face to face over the coming weeks, please do remember that Kara is available for pastoral needs by e-mail / phone – contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In line with decisions made by the Church of England, local German churches (EKD and RC and OC), as well as other Diocese in Europe chaplaincies and following the recommendation by senior diocesan staff: we are suspending all public worship with immediate effect.
In anticipation of this an online home church resource was launched two weeks ago. This now has been updated to include provision for children. I hope as many of you as possible will join in with this each Sunday at around 11:15. The resources will be available all week, but using them together at the same time will give us more of a sense of virtual community.
In addition Kara will physically be in church each of these Sundays at that time to pray for and on behalf of St Catherine’s.