Online Worship

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are calling for Church of England churches to put public worship on hold and become a “different sort of church” in the coming months to face the challenge of coronavirus. See Here. This online worship page is our response to not being able to worship together.

Our Family Prayers

Please pray for...

  • Robert Foster who has been taken into Hospital

  • Brian & Audrey Roberts as Brian has to isolate for 3 months

  • Janine & Daniel Lortie on the front line with police & NHS

  • Easing of Jean Brook's rheumatoid arthritis in her hands and for an increase in mobility

  • Christine and Chris Henderson who are unwell

Thank you Lord!

Great news of the safe arrival of a Great Grandchild for Brian and Audrey Robert’s on Wednesday morning. A little boy called Chester.

Prayer for today

 We know there is nothing better
than worshipping

Gracious Father, you gave up your Son out of love

together but hopefully this will help
us stay connected

for the world:

until we can come together
once again.

lead us to ponder the mysteries
of his passion, that we may know eternal peace through the
shedding of our Saviour’s blood,

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
 

 

 

Song - Abide with me - Matt Redman

 

Todays Readings

James 2:8-10

8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”[a] you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.
 

Matthew 5:17-20

The Fulfillment of the Law

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Song - 40 by U2 - based on Psalm 40

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Song - I am Safe in Your Arms - Martin Smith

 

Message from Steve

Hi everybody. Steve here.

You'll remember last Sunday that the Archbishops' asked us to light a candle at 7 pm. and place it in our windows as a sign of solidarity in this challenging time. Here's an idea for

daily spiritual practice. How about starting your day by finding a quiet spot (if you've got one) lighting a candle and saying the Lord's Prayer remembering that others will be doing the same alongside you? Think of one part of the prayer and ask God to help you to apply it to your life e.g. Lord will you be the king of my heart today.

 

 

#LiveLent

 

 

The Lords Prayer

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.

 

Ideas for the Kids from Andrea

How about setting up a treasure hunt in or around your home for either younger siblings or even your parents?

Interesting and funny clues to lead to a treat (may need some help from those with money here !!).

Your treat could be offering to do washing up for ? days as a treat for parents.

 

How can we improve this page?

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Links of additional worship resources from

John's Address

https://www.churchofengland.org/our-faith/living-out-our-faith/lent-holy-week-and-easter/livelent-care-gods-creation

#LiveLent: Care for God's Creation

Tearfund Lent Devotional

 

Meditation Idea for the Week

 

Emergency prayer to calm anxious thoughts. This prayer is based on Psalm 46:10 and it's a prayer for calming the spirit.

Begin to gently and slowly repeat the word of the Lord repeating each line as follows:
'Be still and know that I am God..." "Be still and know that I AM..."

"Be still and know...."

"Be still..."
Treat this like a breath of God's spirit in your life. Breath

"Be"

in God, breath out anxiety. Pray slowly and listen.

 

Books referenced in John's Address



 

Weekly Phone Call

Anita is arranging a phone help group. If you would like to receive a call from a Church Phone Support team, please let Anita know by phoning 01422 353103

Need to talk?

Steve will be available for anyone struggling to cope via the Church Office. Either email: admin@allsaintshalifax.org.uk or ring: 01422 353103 between 9:00-13:00)