The Easter season this year is different from any other year. When most of us would love to be outside, we are constrained in our movements. Make the most of your daily walks: enjoy nature, the birds and the flowers. The theme for this week is Walking with Jesus. After his resurrection he surprised two disciples who were on the road to Emmaus. May you be surprised by Jesus this week and walk with him.
This Sunday, 26th April, there will be an online Worship Service with prayers, readings, a talk, a hymn, a song, poem and blessing. This service will be available as one video on our YouTube channel from 9am on Sunday morning. Here is the service booklet which can be used in conjunction with this service.
The Sunday Xtra Service also has a service booklet with video links – some of which are to our own YouTube channel. We call upon you all to be creative in how you worship at home. There are many other resources and services to be found online. Take the time to explore and find resources which help you in your faith and your walk with God.
give skill, compassion and resilience
to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them and us with your Holy Spirit.
May many be restored to health,
may all find your peace.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
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 for ever. Amen.
- Weekly@ are lectionary based children’s resources aimed at 5-11 year olds. These resources can be printed out and used at home on a weekly basis by those who wish to do so. This Sunday’s theme is Perspective.
- The Seriously Surprising Story video clip about the Road to Emmaus
- The Road to Emmaus wordsearch
- The Road to Emmaus crossword
- The Road to Emmaus colouring jigsaw puzzle
Other Worship Resources
- Diocese of Leeds with a list of churches who live stream services: https://www.leeds.anglican.org/easter-2020/streaming
- Church of England: https://www.churchofengland.org/
- Learning to Pray (Church of England): https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/learning-pray
- Sacred Space for online daily prayer: https://www.sacredspace.ie/