Easter Sunday 12th April 2020

This week’s newsletter

Service

“Nobody goes further to bring you closer” by Russ Herbert.

Led by Clive Jennings, and our reading is John 20:1-20 read by Kate and Martha Dommett.

Jump to: Start, Welcome, Reading, Message, Prayers, Closing.

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For children’s online activities, check out Emy’s Christchurch Kids blog.

If you are in the 15 – 18’s age range you can SKYPE together with Will and Ashlee on a Wednesday at 6.30pm and for the 13’s to 14’s, you can do the same on a Thursday at 6.30pm.
Contact is via Will and Ashlee at Youth@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk.

Worship Playlist

Lord God,
You loved this world so much that you gave your one and only Son,
that we might be called your children too.
Lord, help us to live in the gladness, reassurance, hope and grace of Easter Sunday, every day.
Give us hearts of thankfulness for your sacrifice.
Let us have eyes that look upon your grace and rejoice in our salvation.
Help us to walk in your amazing gift of grace and tell your good news to the world.
All of this for your glory we pray, Amen.

For hospital staff and medical researchers, carers, for all who are serving others.
Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit,
that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

From those who are ill or feeling isolated at this time
O God, help me to trust you,
help me to know that you are with me,
help me to believe that nothing can separate me
from your love revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

So, Father, we entrust those who we know need your healing touch at this time
those who are ill or in pain or isolated
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them we pray
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

And on days like this lord, we thank you for ourselves and our Christian community.
Thank you, Lord, that you have made us a people who are courageous
That we are people who don’t protect our own safety
but are people who care and protect our neighbours’
Thank you that we are not people of greed:
that you have made us a people of generosity.
and that we are your people
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs
For as long as it takes
wherever you call us.

So lord in that boldness we come before you and pray as you taught us:

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 forever.
Amen.

Prayer Ministry and Support

Whilst we can’t pray in person, people are still available to pray for you.

The contact for the Prayer Sheet and Prayer Chain is Jean Balcombe:  prayer@christchurch-clevedon.org.uk 07810 027820

Make use of your homegroup contacts, and there is also a large group of volunteers across Clevedon to help those self-isolating – Clevedon Mutual Aid.

This is a very strange, unnerving time, and unsurprisingly people will feel stranded.  The Church, as the people, are still here for you.  If you need to be connected do get in touch through our contact webpage which is still being monitored.