We are happy to report that from today, our churches will be open during the day for private prayer. Our hope is that this brings tangible hope not only to the Christian community, but also to the wider villages as it has been so hard for the doors to be shut as they have been for so long. We kindly ask that those visiting the churches respect the guidelines on social distancing and the safety protocols that have been put in place for the well-being of us all.
Click here for the service that was live streamed at 10.30am on Sunday 19th April.
Hymns, Songs and other links to accompany today;s service:-
Hopefully, something for everyone…
1. “Make me a channel of Your Peace” – Prayer of St Francis https://youtu.be/sE9std-lwXQ
2. “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” – Stuart Townend https://youtu.be/e9FG12eTSbI
3. “Beauty for Brokenness” (God of the Poor) – Graham Kendrick https://youtu.be/3kVHKuldZyw
Modern and World Music:
4. Russian Version of ‘Sing Hallelujah’ – Simon Khorolisky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtUVJiDsFvQ&feature=youtu.be
5. “Jacob’s Song” – Br Isaiah – Franciscans of the Renewal – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9WFac5WEDg
– Basketball display team “Amazing!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8yDDB1SmD0
6. “Gadol Adonai” (Great is our God) – Praise 5 Concert – Israel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chG6xRsX7ns
7. “How great is our God” – (World Edition) – Chris Tomlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg5qDljEw7Q
“Build your Kingdom here” – Rend Collective https://youtu.be/6zcjIdUm2JQ
“You say” – Lauren Daigle https://youtu.be/N8WK9HmF53w
8. Revorty “I just can’t stop watching this!” “Follow” https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=257073555692793
9. God speaks to Moses from the Burning Bush – “I AM” – animated film (Exodus 3:14) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZpYMr-Ed0Q
Acts 4: 13-21
Psalm 118: 1-4 and 14-21
Mark 16: 9-15
Acts 4: 1-12
Psalm 118: 1-4 ans 22-26
John 21: 1-14
Alleluia, Christ is Risen!,
He is Risen indeed, Alleluia!
Click here to watch Matt’s video from sunrise on Easter Sunday
Click here to watch the video of the live stream service from Easter Sunday
Hymns and Songs and other links for Easter Day:
Hopefully, something for everyone…
Hymns and Songs:
1. “Sing of the Lord’s Goodness” – sung by the Liz Chappell’s grandchildren – Davies boys – https://youtu.be/M-waxlj1yJo
Lyrics version to sing along with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWb0VrgTcag
2. “Christ the Lord is Risen today” – https://youtu.be/9khJXoL9QGk
3. “Thine Be the Glory!” – sung by the Davies boys – https://youtu.be/SIDDnPU81Tc
Lyrics version to sing along with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaoV5w2Qfag
4. “Were you there when they crucified my Lord” – https://youtu.be/Y4mcJi390ng
5. Easter version of ‘Hallelujah’ – https://youtu.be/MC1Nvn4Bk0Y
6. “Risen” – a really pretty new Easter song performed by young people – https://youtu.be/xCQsK1t9EKY
7. “I will be undignified (live in Belfast)” by Rend Collective – guaranteed to have you dancing on Easter Day – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR1AoXyqsZ0
8. “Alive” by Natalie Grant (from Mary Magdalene) –
9. “Lechu Nerannena LeAdonai” (Let us sing to the Lord) – Praise to Our God 5 Concert – for those who would like something with a Jewish beat – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQYF8xFeR8k
10. “Mary Did You Know” – Pentatonix –
11. Queen’s first ever Easter message – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv8nUZtVX84
12. “Lord’s Prayer” – sung in Aramaic (Jesus’ own language) before Pope Francis on visit to Georgia – heard nothing ever like it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=locW-9S00VU
Obviously, look them up in your Bible’s, or you can find them online at www.biblegateway.com
13. Main Easter Day Reading – John’s Gospel ch.20:1-18
14. Easter Vigil Readings:
– Genesis ch.1:1-2.4a – The Story of Creation
– Exodus ch.14:10-end – God setting the people free from slavery in Egypt.
– Ezekiel ch.36:24-28 – God’s new vision for the people after they return from Exile in Babylon.
– Ezekiel ch.37:1-14 – God’s desire to bring a people to new life.
– Romans ch.6:3-11 – St Paul, “If we have been baptised with Christ into His death, we too might walk in His newness of life.”
– Isaiah ch.55:1-11 – “If we have been baptised with Christ into His death, we too might walk in His newness of life.”
15. Last Supper Reading – Matthew’s Gospel ch.26:17-30
– see esp. vs 29: “Jesus said, “I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
16. Feeding of the five thousand reading – Joh’s Gospel ch.6:1-15
– see esp. vs 15: “Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make Him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain to be by Himself and to pray.
God of Glory, by the raising of Your Son, You have broken the chains of death and hell. Fill Your Church with faith and hope, for a new day has dawned and the way to life stands open, in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Jeremiah 31: 1-6
Psalm 118: 1-2 ad 14-24
Acts 10: 34-43
John 20: 1-18
Job 14: 1-14
Psalm 31: 1-4 and 15-16
1 Peter 4: 1-8
John 19: 38-end
Click here to watch the video of Matt’s live streamed service for Good Friday. Completing the Stations of the Cross.
Hymns and Songs and other links for Good Friday:
“There is a Green Hill Far Away”- sung by Toby Davies, Liz’s Grandson – St Paul’s Chorister.
Version with Lyrics to sing to:
2. Meditation on the Cross:
Allegri’s “Miserere Mei” – there is nothing like it to reflect upon the beauty, the hope and the overcoming of love over death upon the Cross:
“You raised me up” – West Life **(PLEASE BE AWARE FOR CHILDREN – THIS HAS SOME VERY STRONG SCENES OF THE CRUCIFIXION – PLEASE CHECK YOU’RE HAPPY FIRST)
3. Hymn of the victory of Jesus upon the Cross:
“When I survey the Wonderous Cross”
If you would like a more modern version – by Chris Tomlin:
A modern day “real life” personal account of walking the Via Dolorosa on a Friday with the Franciscan Pilgrimage, visiting the holy sites (always leaves me with very mixed emotions):
As posted last week: Films to watch over these few days:
“The Passion” – by the BBC (not to be confused with “The Passion” by Mel Gibson – which is pretty violent). One of the best films to depict the events of Holy Week.
“Jesus of Nazareth” – an epic, and a bit dated now, but Robert Powell as Jesus and Lawrence Olivier as Nicodemus are amazing.
“The Case for Christ” – a true story looking at the life of a reporter who sets out to discover if the resurrection is true.
“Mary Magdalene” – a recent film that spoke up for Mary’s role in the whole story of Jesus and saw the life of Jesus from her point of view. Backed up by recent archaeological discoveries.
“The Shack” – a recent film looking fictionally at where God is in suffering. Based on the bestselling book of the same name.
Something, hopefully, for everyone.
Isaiah 52: 13-end of 53
Hebrews 10: 16-25
John 18: 1-end of 19