Category Archives: Things to do

Sunday 17/01/21 2nd Sunday of Epiphany

I invite you to join with me and each other at 10.00 to read the Bible, sing a hymn and pray. I’ll be using the following short service:

Psalm     139

Hymn    Be still and know that I am God.

Reading     Revelation 5: 1 – 10

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading     John  1: 43 – end

The Grace

Sunday 10/01/21 The Baptism of Christ

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that these are of use for Sunday mornings.  

We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm  29

Hymn   Come down O love divine.

Reading        Acts 19: 1-7  

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

Heavenly Father at the Jordan you revealed Jesus as your Son: may we recognise him as our Lord and know ourselves to be your beloved children: through Jesus Christ, our Saviour. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading      Mark 1:  4 – 11

The Grace

Sunday 03/01/21 2nd Sunday of Christmas

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that this is of use for Sunday mornings.  We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm 147

Hymn    As with gladness men of old

Reading     Ephesians 1: 3 – 14

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

God our Father, in love you sent your Son that the world may have life: lead us to seek him among the outcast and find him in those in need, for Jesus Christ’s sake.  Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading     John 1: 10 – 18,

The Grace

Sunday 27/12/20 Christmas 1

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that this is of use for Sunday morning.  

We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm 148

Hymn    Joy to the world

Reading     Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

God in Trinity, eternal unity of perfect love: gather the nations to be one family, and draw us into your holy life through the birth of Emmanuel, our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading     Luke 2  15 – 21

The Grace

Friday 25/12/20 Christmas Day

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that this is of use for you.  

We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm 98

Hymn    O come all ye faithful

Reading     Isaiah 52: 7 – 10

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

Lord Jesus Christ, your birth at Bethlehem draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth: accept our heartfelt praise as we worship you, our Saviour and our eternal God. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading     John  1   1 – 14

The Grace

Sunday 20/12/20 4th Sunday of Advent

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that these are of use for Sunday mornings.  

Psalm  89

Hymn    The angel Gabriel from heaven came

Reading     Romans 16: 25 – end

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

Eternal God, as Mary waited for the birth of your Son, so we wait for his coming in glory; bring us through the birth pangs of this present age to see, with her, our great salvation in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading      Luke 1  26 – 38

The Grace

Sunday 13/12/20 3rd Sunday of Advent

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that these are of use for Sunday mornings.  

We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm 126

Hymn    Give me joy in my heart

Reading     1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 24

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son
: give us the courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right, with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading      John 1 6 – 8, 19 – 28

The Grace

Sunday 6/12/20 Advent 2

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that this service is of use for Sunday morning or at any time during the week.  

We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm 85

Hymn    Love divine, all loves excelling

Reading     2 Peter 3: 8-15a

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son. Jesus Christ comes again as our judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him who is our Lord and our God. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading     Mark 1 1-8

The Grace

Sunday 29/11/20 Advent Sunday

While we are still in lockdown I invite you to join with me and each other at 10.00 to read the Bible, sing a hymn and pray. I’ll be using the following short services

Psalm 80

Hymn    Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

Reading     1 Corinthians 1: 3-9

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

Almighty God as your kingdom dawns, turn us from the darkness of sin to the light of holiness, that we may be ready to meet you in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading     Mark  13 24-end

The Grace

Sunday 22/11/20 Christ the King

While we are once more in lockdown I invite you to join with me and each other at 10.00 to read the Bible, sing a hymn and pray. I’ll be using the following short services

Psalm 95

Hymn    At the name of Jesus

Reading     Ephesians 1: 15 – end

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

God the Father, help us to hear the call of Christ the King and to follow in his service, whose kingdom has no end; for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, one  glory. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading      Matt 25 31-end

The Grace