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St Paul's Parish Church 

Warren Road 

Nork, Banstead 

Surrey 

SM7 1LG 

Tel: 01737 353849
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       Easter 2012       Outside Church


                                                  The Art of Neighbouring

 Dear Church Family members and Parish Friends, 

Sending love and prayers to you at this time and very much hoping you are keeping well. 

Here is our third 'worship whilst away from church', which I hope you will find helpful. Our focus for the morning is Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of Holy Week. 

Throughout this week we will be providing worship opportunities every evening for the next day - except for Saturday, where we will be taking a break, and today - where this email contains the worship materials for both today (Palm Sunday) and tomorrow (Holy Week Monday). 

Many thanks to: 

  • Sarah Bottom, who provided the information on Palm Sunday and some ways to make Palm Crosses at home 
  • Simon Parnall, who chose the songs
  • Judy Parnall and Tomos Davies, who have both provided sermons for us (I suggest you listen to one today and one tomorrow, providing worship for both days). They are both very much worth listening to. 
  • David Wright and Neill Oakley, who have both provided intercessions for us (again, I suggest you use one set of intercessions to pray today and the other to pray tomorrow)

Do keep in touch - at any time you wish. Your messages are very important to me and I always respond to them as soon as I am able. (07312 113019)

Continuing to hold you all in my prayers, 

Love from Alex (Vicar of St. Mary's Burgh Heath and St. Paul's Nork) 

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Service Introduction & Opening Prayer: 

Please click on this link to hear a service introduction from me and an opening prayer: 

Song 1 - All Glory Laud and Honour: 

Please listen to or sing along with this rousing version of this beautiful Praise Hymn: 

Song 2 - Great is He, who's the King of Kings

For those who would like a second song, the following is also very refreshing: 

Reading: Matthew 21.1-11 NIV 

You may like to read thus in your own bibles,  (Judy also reads the passage as part of her sermon): 

The Sermons: Palm Sunday 

To listen to Tomos' sermon, please click here: 

 

To listen to Judy's sermon, please click here:  

They are both very well worth listening to (I am SO very proud of them both for getting these videos ready for us - they have worked so hard to do this!), so please do choose to listen to the other one tomorrow as your Holy Week Monday worship. 

Song 3: Hosanna

At the end of Judy's sermon, she encourages us to get up and march around our houses/ flats (as if in a Palm Sunday procession) to this song. If you feel able, do do this! It is very invigorating - and an expression of the joy and magnificent hope we have in our loving Lord!: 

Intercessions (attached as a PDF): Click Here for Prayers 1 and Click Here for Prayers 2

Please pray through the intercessions provided by Neill or David (and use the second set for your worship tomorrow) and then close with the Lord's Prayer: 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

Song 4: Ride on Ride on in Majesty!

For our final song (another rousing one!), please click here:

Closing Prayer: (You may like to read the one I have written, or pray something similar of your own)

Loving Lord, 

We thank you for being with us during this time of worship. 

Thank you for Holy Week, where we remember all that you did for us in dying on the cross and rising again to glory, on Easter Saturday. 
We pray that you will sharpen our desire for you this week and help us to draw ever closer to you as we worship you each day. 

Praying your blessing on all in our families, all in our churches, all in our neighbourhoods and all who we love. 

Amen. 

Rev Alex Williams

Vicar

Parish of Nork with Burgh Heath

 

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