We are not able to gather physically to worship today. However, we remember that although we may be apart, we can still worship together. Here are some resources and suggestions to help you worship at home and join together as the body of Christ.
We have recorded a short act of worship for Easter 5 which you can watch below. The order of service is available for download so you can follow along.
The readings for Easter 5 are:
- Genesis 8:1-19
- Acts 7:55-end
- Psalm 31:1-5,15-16
- 1 Peter 2:2-10
- John 14:1-14
Collect for 5th Sunday of Easter
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help
we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen Lord.
Please join us for Zoom coffee at 10am on Sunday. Make your coffee and then click the link to join us. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89694727058?pwd=SGxiSHhWdXBEa2pWNjZoYUg5TFZuUT09
The music in our video was recorded by the Director of Music at St Mary’s Beaminster, Martin Schellenberg. It was recorded on the organ at Hamdon Community Arts Project, within a few steps of his front door.
- Hymn 142 – Forth in the peace of Christ we go. Tune: Duke Street
- Hymn 522 – To God be the glory! Tune: To God be the glory.
- Music before the service or for ‘Meditation’: Agnus Dei by Christopher Tambling
- Music after the service: Postlude in B flat by Clifford Harker
We would love to hear from you with pictures, stories, updates, questions about your current experiences of lockdown, and how you are continuing to worship.
Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are happy for them to be mentioned in worship in the next few weeks. Perhaps a snap of your place of worship – garden, sitting room, bed? Or you in your worship attire: PJs, gardening clothes, best dress, and hat? And what about pets who worship? Anyone joined by their dog, cat, pony, llama?
We’d love to be able to share our church community experience with each other.
Sunday Worship continues on Radio 4 every week – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds
There is also worship at 10.45am this week on BBC1 – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h05p
Worship is also available from Salisbury Cathedral via its YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/SalisburyCathedral1