Sunday 29th March: Passion Sunday: Lent 5

The Very Revd Jim Mein has prepared some worship resources to use at home. There is the Collect for the Day, a Sermon, the Readings for the day and those in the Year’s Mind.

Another option of worship to be found online is:

Bishop John, The Bishop of Edinburgh will lead a service from his home at 11 am.

To connect you to the service:

http://www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship/  and then click on ‘Our Facebook page’ or ‘Our YouTube’.

At 7pm: There is a call for members of all Scottish Churches to join together on the evening of Sunday 29th with a National Call to Prayer – to light a candle in your window (optional: be careful!) and pray this joint prayer from the denominations in Scotland:

We turn to you, our Father, for we need your help.
Lord Jesus, as you have promised, be with us, whatever lies ahead,
Strengthen us, Holy Spirit, as we face this together.

We pray for our world and our country,
as coronavirus threatens our lives and our livelihood, leaving many in lockdown,
while key workers continue, despite the risk.

We pray for government leaders at Westminster and Holyrood,
responding to medical and scientific advice,
making tough decisions for the wellbeing of all.

We pray for all who serve on the frontline in the NHS and in social care;
facing increasing numbers, overstretched resources
and distressing human need.

Bless those who are ill, those who are alone and afraid,
those exhausted looking after their family, those worried for the vulnerable,
those fearful for their finances, those shut in to their fears.

Thank you for those who have returned from retirement to help,
or joined the volunteer army.
Thank you for those working:
to manufacture needed resources,
to find a vaccine,
to keep in contact with the isolated,
to encourage others at this time. 

Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Give us faith, hope and love and hear our prayers,
in Jesus’ name. Amen.