If you can, join the  All Saints’ Family  for Sunday worship via Facebook live.

At 10:45 each Sunday we’ll have a short act of worship designed with families in mind.

At 11:00am each Sunday we’ll have a slightly longer act of worship designed primarily for adults.

We hope that this will provide one way for us to join together virtually whilst we can’t join together

physically.

 

READINGS  FOR PALM SUNDAY – To be added  shortly

 

 

 

 

 

Intercessions for Palm Sunday

The response to

‘You are our God’ is –

‘We welcome you’

On this Palm Sunday as we recall Jesus entering Jerusalem

Let us gather our thoughts to pray.

 

Father as the crowds welcomed Jesus

And sang your praises,

We pray that many more will welcome you

into their hearts and lives over the coming year.

We pray for opportunities to spread your good news

And courage to take them

 

You are our God – We welcome you

 

Father we recall the donkey Jesus rode on

And we pray for real humility in our hearts

We remember today all those affected by the pandemic

And ask you to wrap your loving arms around each and everyone

We bring to you all those leading our country

and ask that you give them wisdom and compassion

as they seek to manage this unprecedented crisis

 

You are our God – We welcome you

 

Father the children sang and shouted your praise,

We pray for the children in our homes, our town

our country and across the world as they try to understand

the magnitude of what is going on around them.

Help all those trying to keep structure and routine in their lives,

providing education as well as being a mum and a dad

 

You are our God – We welcome you

 

Father, the crowds were responding

To the healing love they had seen in action in Jesus

We bring to you now all who are suffering this day

Particularly those across the world fighting to beat coronavirus

Give them comfort and reassurance, wholeness and hope.

We ask that you guide and direct all those tasked with caring,

remembering with gratitude the work of our NHS.

Give them strength and encouragement to continue

during these dark days and nights

 

You are our God – We welcome you

 

Father, Jesus knew he was riding to his death

We pray for all on that last journey today and in the coming days

We remember the thousands of people across the world

whose lives have ended so suddenly, taken by this new virus

Give comfort to their family and friends

as they come to terms with losing their loved ones

May they know your peace

 

You are our God – We welcome you

 

Father, we too spread our coats on the road

As we express our thankfulness

For all you have done for us

And the amazing extent of your love.

We pray today for Pastor Anne as she leads the Hyndburn Hub

Thank you for all the support that is being given to the vulnerable in our community

Give strength to Toby as he seeks to continue to minister to us all

We are so grateful that modern technology enables us to keep in touch

And we look forward to the day when we can gather to together again

 

You are our God – We welcome you

 

Keep us, good Lord

Under the shadow of your mercy

In this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

And lift up all who are brought low,

That we may rejoice in your comfort

Knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

In Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen

 

Merciful Father

Accept these prayers

For the sake of your Son,

Our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen

 

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ,
you taught us to love our neighbour,
and to care for those in need
as if we were caring for you.
In this time of anxiety, give us strength
to comfort the fearful, to tend the sick,
and to assure the isolated
of our love, and your love,
for your name’s sake.
Amen.

God of compassion,
be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation;
in their anxiety, be their hope;
in their darkness, be their light;
through him who suffered alone on the cross,
but reigns with you in glory,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

For those who are ill

Merciful God,
we entrust to your tender care
those who are ill or in pain,
knowing that whenever danger threatens
your everlasting arms are there to hold them safe.
Comfort and heal them,
and restore them to health and strength;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

For hospital staff and medical researchers

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 one who is ill or isolated

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.
Amen.

For the Christian community

We are not people of fear:
we are people of courage.
We are not people who protect our own safety:
we are people who protect our neighbours’ safety.
We are not people of greed:
we are people of generosity.
We are your people God,
giving and loving,
wherever we are,
whatever it costs
For as long as it takes
wherever you call us.

From the CE Website

Barbara Glasson,President of the Methodist Conference

If you can, join the  All Saints’ Family  for Sunday worship via Facebook live.

At 10:45 each Sunday we’ll have a short act of worship designed with families in mind.

At 11:00am each Sunday we’ll have a slightly longer act of worship designed primarily for adults.

We hope that this will provide one way for us to join together virtually whilst we can’t join together

physically.

 

COLLECT FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT – PASSIONTIDE BEGINS

 

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

 

 

NEW TESTAMENT READING: HEBREWS 9.11-15

 

11 But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here,[a] he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, so obtaining[b] eternal redemption. 13 The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,[c] so that we may serve the living God!15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance – now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

 

GOSPEL READING: JOHN 18.1-11

 

When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was a garden, and he and his disciples went into it. Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. So Judas came to the garden, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and the Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons. Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, ‘Who is it you want?’ ‘Jesus of Nazareth,’ they replied.‘I am he,’ Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, ‘I am he,’ they drew back and fell to the ground. Again he asked them, ‘Who is it you want?’ ‘Jesus of Nazareth,’ they said. Jesus answered, ‘I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.’ This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: ‘I have not lost one of those you gave me.’[a]10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.)11 Jesus commanded Peter, ‘Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?’

 

Intercessions

In these fearful times we bring to you Lord our prayers of intercession for your church and your people in the community of All Saints’ Clayton-le-moors. Lord help us in the days ahead to fix our eyes on Jesus and not the storm.

We pray for all who are fearful at this time, Lord help us to put our trust in You, for You are the controller of our fears, Jesus calmer of the storms. Help us to stay prayerful in these times. Lord in Your Mercy

Response: Help us to choose Faith Not Fear

Wise God help us to stay wise like you. We pray for wisdom to make better choices. To plan together more effectively in making the right decisions to support Your people in our community and in devoting ourselves to the tasks that further Your Kingdom. Lord in Your Mercy

Response: Help us to choose Faith Not Fear

 

Lord we thank you for your kindness and great mercy, help each one of us to be a living expression of Your kindness in our faces, in our eyes, in our smiles, in our communications with one another. Through this pandemic let us continue to stay kind to one another and to demonstrate this by putting our faith into action. Lord in Your Mercy

Response: Help us to choose Faith Not Fear

 

Lord Jesus, help us to stay united through this period of isolation, keep our church family together. All we have is you. We ask for Your guidance and strength. We bring to you Lord, our Vicar Toby and family. Lord in Your Mercy

Response: Help us to choose Faith Not Fear

 

While Jesus was here on Earth, He set a great example by showing us how he stayed connected to the Father. “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”

Let us give thanks for the gift of prayer which keeps our souls from being isolated and connects us in Christ. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of technology and all the opportunities this gives us to stay in touch with each other and to hear your message of hope.  Lord in Your Mercy

Response: Help us to choose Faith Not Fear

 

Lord, we give thanks for Your faithfulness. We ask you to give us all around peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit, to heal and remove everything that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives.

We bring to you those we know in our community, friends and families who are struggling with isolation and we name them now in our hearts. Let us stay confident in Your peace.

Help us to realise You are in control.

Through these hard times Jesus loves each one of us and let us keep our eyes firmly fixed on him.

Lord in Your Mercy

Response: Help us to choose Faith Not Fear

 

We offer these prayers to our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen

 

In line with Government and Church of England guidance are Parish Church buildings must now remain locked until further notice.  However we are the church, and the church will continue to pray, to worship, to share God’s love and to serve him and our community.

See the times when you can be part of our on – line services

via Facebook live

Our nation is asked to unite in prayer on Sunday to seek God’s help & protection for our society. To pray for the vulnerable in these unprecedented times and for a speedy end to the outbreak of Covid19.

As a practical sign of solidarity and as a visible symbol of light of life, Jesus Christ, our source of hope in prayer; everyone is encouraged to place a lit candle in their window at 7:00 pm on Sunday evening.

Of course if you use real candles take care not to leave them unattended.

 

Opportunities for All Saints’ Families to join together for worship  via Facebook Live.

Monday – Night Prayer at 9:30

Tuesday – Night Prayer at 9:30.

Wednesday: The Annunciation of our Lord – Morning Prayer and Litany at 10:00am and Night Prayer at 9:30pm.

Thursday  – Night Prayer at 9:30pm

Friday – Morning Prayer and Litany at 10:00am and Friday Praise at 6:30pm.

Saturday – Night Prayer at 9:30pm.

Sunday – 10:45am  short Children’s service. 11:00am Prayers and Litany.  Night Prayer 9:30pm.

We hope that this will provide one way for us to join together virtually whilst we can’t join together

physically.

 

If you would like any practical help, or would like a friendly phone call to offer support, please message us and we’ll try and help. Please note that Clayton Baptist Church will be the hub for practical and they will have daily access for those struggling to get essentials.

Stay safe.

God of healing and hope, in Jesus you meet

us in our places of pain and fear. Look with

mercy on those who have contracted the

new virus, on any who are vulnerable, and

on all who feel in danger. Through this

time of global concern, by your Holy Spirit

bring out the best and not the worst in us.

Make us more aware of our

independence on each other, and of the

strength that comes from being one body

in you. Through Christ our wounded

healer. Amen.

(Revd Sam Wells; St Martins in the Field London).

 

Keep us good Lord

under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from your love

in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Amen

Bishop Philip

Very sadly, in light of the government’s advice re social distancing, the Church of England has decided that all public services must be suspended. So no services from now on until further notice.

We will arrange times when church will be open for private prayer and times when prayers will be broadcast by Facebook. The times will go up on Facebook and the website.

We will also be looking to create a list of those able to help or support others.

Please watch out for further notices and please keep praying and keep calm.

Thank you

 

The first Sunday night takeaway service will be on the 29th March at 6:30 pm in church.

This is an informal short service, especially aimed at teens and young adults. But everyone welcome.

Why not come along and try it?