Church of England Diocese of Newcastle Kirknewton

Morning Worship 3rd Sunday of Lent

6 Mar 2021, 5:30 p.m.
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 The Cheviot Benefice

MORNING Worship for the

3rd 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.

Wise God

Jealous and holy

Your love brings us truth

Wise God

Just and joyful

Your Stories bring us hope

Wise God

Wakeful and surprising

Your breath brings us life

Hymn - I heard the voice of Jesus say


As we continue our Lenten journey, we take time to consider those moments we turn away from the things we find difficult - when challenged, the ways in which we lack the courage our faith promises to reward. We confess now those times we lack prophetic strength and resolve.

When we ignore injustice,

when we turn away from exploitation and greed Lord, let us seek out your love and mercy.

When we forget the poor, the dispossessed and the lonely

Lord, let us seek out your love and mercy.

When we collude with the money changers, those who exploit the poor

Lord, let us seek out your love and mercy.

When we lack the courage to speak out your loving truth

Lord, let us seek our your love and mercy.

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.

The Collect for the Day


A readings from the Bible; Exodus 20.1-17

1 Corinthians 1.18-25

followed by a Hymn - In heavenly love abiding The Gospel for the Day; John 2.13-22

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

Teach us truth gladden our hearts,

Circle us with love

Trust us with justice, sweeten our days

Circle us with love

Keep us holy, give light to our eyes

Circle us with love

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.


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