This Sunday 10am

A service of Morning Prayer at church and on zoom, 26 July 2020

Today we are focusing on Mary Magdalene, feast day 22 July


Welcome and check in


Rising from death, today Christ greets his people

Rising with all creation, we greet him as our king


The earth belongs to God, as do all things and people who live on It. Out of the fluid cosmos God created Its firmness. Who may ascend to the high dwelling of God?


Whoever Is clean of heart, and whoever does not cling to what is false, will receive the Almighty's blessing and the Saviour’s embrace. Such are those who seek the face of our forebears' God.


Open up the gates that the King of Glory may come in.


Who Is the king of glory?


The Immortal God, mighty and strong, Is the King of glory.


Open up the gates that the King of Glory may come in.


Who Is the king of glory?


The eternal and all-powerful God is the king of glory.     from Psalm 24


Let us recollect the presence of the Risen Christ with us now.  (short silence)  




If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation: everything old has passed away; everything becomes new.

That we may put behind us all that is past, let us call to mind our sins.


When we have not touched, but trampled you in creation,

When we have not met, but missed you in one another,

When we have not received, but rejected you in the poor,

Loving God forgive us.


May the God of love and power forgive us and free us from our sins, heal and strengthen us by his Spirit, and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.


Hymn Christ the Lord is risen today


The Collect of the day

Almighty God,

Whose son restored Mary Magdalene to health of mind and body

And called her to be a witness to his resurrection:

Forgive our sins and heal us by your grace,

That we may serve you in the power of his risen life;

Who is alive and reigns with you,

In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God, now and forever, Amen


Death is swallowed up in victory.

Where, O death, is your sting?


Christ is risen from the dead,

the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Death is swallowed up in victory.


The trumpet will sound

and the dead shall be raised.

Where, O death, is your sting?


We shall not all sleep,

but we shall be changed.

Death is swallowed up in victory.

Where, O death, is your sting?

from 1 Corinthians 15

Glory to the Father and

to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be forever. Amen.


Reading: John 20.1-2,11-18 read by Shirley


Reflection by Tif


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.



Intercessions led by Sophie

…Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer


Emboldened by the presence of Christ among us, 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.



May Christ, who makes saints of sinners,

who has transformed those we remember today,

raise and strengthen us that we may transform the world;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among us and remain with us always.



Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.


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