We are so glad you have chosen to join us today as we worship the Lord together in Spirit and truth.  

We have come together in the name of Christ to offer our praise and thanksgiving,

to hear and receive God’s holy word,

to pray for the needs of the world,

and to seek the forgiveness of our sins,

that by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Prepare your heart in prayer

 

Joy and Peter Cliff will led us in worship.

 

Confess your sin and examine yourself to see if any cares of the world might be choking out your desire to receive the Word and obey it

Lord God,

  we have sinned against you;

  we have done evil in your sight.

  We are sorry and repent.

  Have mercy on us according to your love.

  Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.

  Renew a right spirit within us

  and restore us to the joy of your salvation,

  through Jesus Christ our Lord.     Amen.

Silence  kept 

Prayers of Intercession | Pam Binyon 

Thank you, Lord, for all who are involved at this time, in government or policing, locally and nationally.  Please help them to work together to make and put into practice fair and right decisions: and please help them to meet the needs of the very diverse society in which we live.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

Thank You, Lord, for the many people who are working among us courageously and sacrificially at this time in hospitals, (especially in Hereford and Bromyard), in care homes, (especially Whitegates, Highwell and Pencombe Hall), and in the wider society.  Please help them to use to the full the gifts and the skills that you have given them.  Please over-rule so that they may be supplied with adequate protective equipment, and use it in the best possible ways.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

Thank you, Lord, for the many people, including Boris Johnson, who are now recovering from the virus.  May your healing power continue to work in them, so that they may make a full recovery with no after-effects.  We place in your hands too, Lord, all who are still suffering, not only from the virus, but also from on-going previous illnesses.  Please help them not to be frightened.  May they know your presence with them at all times, and may they continue to receive the best possible treatment available to them according to their needs.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

We pray, Lord, today for all in the business world facing so many problems at this time, particularly those who are fearful that they may have to close their businesses, and for all who fear threats of unemployment in the future.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

We pray too for our farmers, particularly those in Herefordshire.  We ask that all farmers may be able to make good use of the present market demands, even though these come and have to be responded to in unusual ways.  We pray for adequate staffing for the near fruit-picking season.

Lord in your mercy

Hear our prayer.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

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.

 

Bible Reading  John 20:19-end  

 

 Sermon | Robert Hollis   –  Thomas, the realist.

 

The Blessing

The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil, and keep us in eternal life.   Amen.

 

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