Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Ilderton

Morning Worship First Sunday of Lent

20 Feb 2021, 8 p.m.
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 The Cheviot Benefice

MORNING Worship for the

1st Sunday of Lent


Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father,

the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit be with you: and also with you.

Round about us

Here among us

God of promise and love.

Good and faithful, strong in mercy

God of promise and love.

Calling our names, bidding us welcome

God of promise and love

Hymn - Lead us heavenly Father lead us


As we begin our Lenten journey for another year, we take time to ponder upon those ways in which we remain uncommitted to our lives as disciples of Christ - those times we turn away from the love of the Father - and those ways in which we lack faith in the promises that have been made.

For the ways in which we lack commitment and courage

Lord we ask for your forgiveness.

For the times we are selfish and ungenerous with our love

Lord we ask for your forgiveness.

For the people that we ignore, belittle and overlook

Lord may we see in them what you see.

And that we may shine with your love in our hearts

Lord, by your grace may we love unconditionally

May the God of love and power

forgive us and free us from our sins,

heal and strengthen us by the Spirit,

and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect for the Day

A readings from the Bible; Genesis 9.8-17

1 Peter 3.18-end

followed by a Hymn - Forty days and forty nights

The Gospel for the Day; Mark 1.9-15

A Short Talk

We declare what we believe:

With the whole Church:

We affirm that we are made in God’s image,

befriended by Christ, empowered by the Spirit.

With people everywhere:

We affirm God’s goodness at the heart of creation, planted more deeply than
 all that is wrong.

With all Creation:

We celebrate the miracle

and wonder of life,

the unfolding purposes of God, forever at work in ourselves
 and in the world. Amen

Prayers for others, ending with the Lord’s Prayer, 
 Our Father in heaven .........

Short Reflection

Closing Responses

God is among us

Shout the Good News

God is ahead of us

Trust the Good News

God is within us

Live the Good News

The Peace

Peace to you from God our heavenly Father; Peace from his Son Jesus Christ who is our peace.
 Peace from the Holy Spirit, the life-giver;

The peace of the Triune God be always with you.

And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

Final Blessing

Go with confidence into the days ahead, trusting in God’s unfailing love and faithfulness. God will not abandon you, for you are the

work of His hands - God’s own creation -

whose love endures forever.

So go in joy to love and service the Lord!


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