The following hymns, readings, and prayer responses will be used to enhance our Sunday Morning Worship which our regular pattern of Morning Prayer.

This will be streamed live on our Facebook page at 9am on Sunday and then available for you to follow in your own time after that either on our Facebook page or on YouTube.

There will be a link to the YouTube service emailed with the weekly reflection used in this service.

Opening Hymn

Christ is the one who calls,
the one who loved and came,
to whom by right it falls
to bear the highest name:
            and still today
            our hearts are stirred
            to hear his word
            and walk his way.
 
Christ is the one who seeks,
to whom our souls are known.
The word of love he speaks
can wake a heart of stone;
            for at that sound
            the blind can see,
            the slave is free,
            the lost are found.
 
Christ is the one who died
forsaken and betrayed;
who, mocked and crucified,
the price of pardon paid.
            Our dying Lord,
            what grief and loss,
            what bitter cross,
            our souls restored!
 
Christ is the one who rose
in glory from the grave,
to share his life with those
whom once he died to save.
            He drew death’s sting
            and broke its chains,
            who lives and reigns,
            our risen King.
 
Christ is the one who sends,
his story to declare;
who calls his servants friends
and gives them news to share.
            His truth proclaim
            in all the earth,
            his matchless worth
            and saving name.
Words: © Timothy Dudley-Smith in Europe and Africa; © Hope Publishing Company for the United States of America and the rest of world.  Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press.  All rights reserved.

Matthew 10:40-end

Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.

The Benedictus

Bless the Lord, the God of Israel,
who has come to set us free.
He has raised for us a Saviour
sprung from royal David’s tree.
Through his prophets God had spoken
of the hope the Christ would bring;
of his faithfulness and mercy
let each generation sing.
 
Long ago God made a promise
he would set his people free,
that in all our life and worship
we might know true liberty,
to be holy, to be righteous
in his sight throughout our days;
now this child will be a herald
making ready all God’s ways.
 
Let all people know salvation
through forgiveness of their sin,
as our God in his compassion
bids a shining dawn begin.
So may all who dwell in darkness
see the shadows disappear
while he guides our feet in pathways
where his peace is ever near.
 
To the Father be all glory
with the Spirit and the Son,
as it was, is now and shall be
while eternal ages run.

Words: Anne Harrison, based on 1:68-79 © The Archbishops' Council 2005

Prayer Response

Lord. receive our praise....
...and hear our prayer.

Collect

God our saviour,
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace
won for us by your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Final Hymn

Let us build a house where love can dwell
    and all can safely live,
a place where saints and children tell
    how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions,
    rock of faith and vault of grace;
here the love of Christ shall end divisions:
    all are welcome, all are welcome,
    all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak,
    and words are strong and true,
where all God’s children dare to seek
    to dream God’s reign anew.
Here the cross shall stand as witness
    and as symbol of God’s grace;
here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:

Let us build a house where love is found
    in water, wine and wheat:
a banquet hall on holy ground,
    where peace and justice meet.
Here the love of God, through Jesus,
    is revealed in time and space;
as we share in Christ the feast that frees us:

Let us build a house where hands will reach
    beyond the wood and stone
to heal and strengthen, serve and teach,
    and live the Word they’ve known.
Here the outcast and the stranger
    bear the image of God’s face;
let us bring an end to fear and danger:

Let us build a house where all are named,
    their songs and visions heard
and loved and treasured, taught and claimed
    as words within the Word.
Built of tears and cries and laughter,
    prayers of faith and songs of grace,
let this house proclaim from floor to rafter:
Marty Haugen (b. 1950) Words and Music:
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Copyright: Common Worship © The Archbishops' Council  © The Archbishops' Council 2000;
Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. 

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