A service exploring Mark 4.35-41 and 'the other side of the lake'
Church Mission Society lead this online church service to mark the Third Sunday after Trinity. With Cathy Ross and Jonny Baker, the service of prayer, music and reflection explores Mark 4.35-41 and 'the other side of the lake'.
Welcome to a time of prayer and reflection. Let’s be still and recognise that we are in the presence of God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Our readings today remind us of the immense power of God and our call as people of faith to put our trust in that power to bring peace to all our lives.
Father, you come to meet us when we return to you: Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Jesus, you died on the cross for our sins: Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Spirit, you give us life and peace: Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
May the God of love and power forgive us and free us from your sins, heal and strengthen us by his Spirit and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen
Let us pray: God our saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; hold us fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.
From the Gospel according to Mark: 4:35-41
Sermon (see attached text)
Let us pray: For the Lyn mission community, for our sister churches in the area and for all people of faith that they may be a sign of peace in this place. let us pray to the Lord: R: Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer For the well being of the world in the midst of this present pandemic; for a genuine sharing of resources, and for all efforts to find ways of placing limits on the disorder created by the effects of the virus let us pray to the Lord: R For those whose lives have been devastated as a consequence of bereavement, economic dislocation or isolation as a result of the pandemic globally let us pray to the Lord: R For a caring attitude towards our environment and the wonder of the created order. Let us pray to the Lord: R For the sick and suffering and all who minister to their needs …; let us pray to the Lord: R For those we love and see no longer, all who have died recently or whose anniversaries fall at this time, and for those who mourn Let us pray to the Lord: R Let us commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray, to the mercy and protection of God.
For the coming of God’s kingdom we pray in the words Jesus gave us: Our Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Forever and ever, Amen. Giving thanks for the communion we share through baptism with one another and with God in Christ Jesus our Lord we make an act of spiritual communion in the words of this prayer: Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. As I cannot receive you sacramentally today, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.
O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining and whose power we cannot comprehend: show us your glory as far as we can grasp it, and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you without fear; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
God the Holy Trinity make us strong in faith and love, defend us on every side, and guide us in truth and peace;
And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among us and remain with us always. All Amen.
Holy Communion is conducted by one of the Lyn Mission Ministers, either Rev Samantha or Rev Jean. Please remember that the need to observe Covid conditions, distancing, face covering, not gathering inside the building will continue to be needed for some time, even after some lockdown restrictions are relaxed.
As from 2nd May, the church will be open each Sunday and Wednesday from 10am to 4pm for private prayer. You need to observe safe Covid conditions, use hand sanitiser and respect the distance of others who may be in the church at the same time.