Worship at Home Sunday 22nd March 2020

Join us online for Worship at Home, for the fourth Sunday of Lent and Mothering Sunday.

We are not able to gather together 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. 

David Baldwin will celebrate the Eucharist for the whole team at 9.30am in St Mary’s Church Beaminster. Even though we can’t be there physically you may like to light a candle and pray quietly at this time. 

We have recorded a short act of worship for Mothering Sunday reflecting on Psalm 23. It’s not a live stream, just watch the video below and follow along with the order of service we’ve provided below that.

The order of service for the above video is available here in our online Worship at Home resources folder. We have created some prayer resources which can be found in our churches and the same folder as the order of services.

The BBC will broadcast an act of worship on Sunday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds

We invite you to join in with Churches Together in England and Ireland to dedicate 22nd March as a day of prayer. You are invited to light a candle and place it in your window at 7pm as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer. More info here: http://www.cte.org.uk/calltoprayer

Watch our latest Rev Chat video podcast on YouTube – https://youtu.be/WZOx9m7fky0

The readings for Lent 4 are:
1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 23
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9

Collect for Lent 4 
Merciful Lord,
absolve your people from their offences,
that through your bountiful goodness
we may all be delivered from the chains of those sins
which by our frailty we have committed;
grant this, heavenly Father,
for Jesus Christ’s sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Collect for Mothering Sunday
God of compassion,
whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,
shared the life of a home in Nazareth,
and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:
strengthen us in our daily living
that in joy and in sorrow
we may know the power of your presence
to bind together and to heal;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

And finally some music:
The King of Love My Shepherd Is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcCwUF0s_-Y
A modern version of Psalm 23: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyhprYTErlk
Stuart Townend’s version of Psalm 23 which we sing at school: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN4tPkX0MG0