Category Archives: Things to do

Sunday 03/05/20

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 23

Hymn    The King of love my shepherd is

Reading     Acts 2: 42 – end

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

Risen Christ, faithful shepherd of your Father’s sheep; teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command, that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God, the Father. 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

Reading      John 10 1-10

I hope this will be of some use. With love and prayers, Rev Eileen

Cloth banner with happy Easter, rainbow and cross in fabric

Sunday 26/04/20

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 116

Hymn Great is thy faithfulness

Reading Acts 2: 14a, 36 – 41

Prayers including the collect:

Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us also to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Reading Luke 24: 13 – 35

I hope this will be of some use.

With love and prayers,

Rev Eileen

Cloth banner with happy Easter, rainbow and cross in fabric

Sunday 19/04/20

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 16

Guide me O thou great Redeemer

Acts 2: 14a, 22-32

Prayers

John 20: 19- end

I’ll be posting similar suggestions each Saturday for use on the Sunday until we are able to meet again together. I know that it is not the same but hope this will be of some use.

With love and prayers,

Rev Eileen

Easter garden

If you have children in the family, why not suggest they make an Easter garden? Take photos of them when completed and send them in – we’ll have a gallery of them.

We also have an Easter quiz – if you would like to have a copy please contact us and we’ll send you one. You never know – there may be a small prize

Sing Resurrection

I know that many people are upset that, with our churches closed, we will not be able to celebrate together on Easter Day. So why not join with thousands of Christians at 10.00 a.m. to sing 2 very well known hymns, Jesus Christ is risen today followed by Thine be the glory. Churches together in Britain and Ireland are co-ordinating this big sing and more information about it can be found at    https://ctbi.org.uk/sing-resurrection/

You may want to follow their suggestion and video it, or take a photo, whatever you do please do join in and let as many people as you can know about it as well.

If you are struggling to find the words please let Rev Eileen know.

An hour at the cross – Prayer on Good Friday

Join with me from 2.00 to 3.00 p.m. in prayer and Bible reading in our own homes.
You might like to have some quiet music in the background throughout the hour, or you may prefer silence.
I suggest that we use the following bible passages interspersed with prayer time or silence:
Psalm 22
John 13: 1-17, 31 -35
John 18:1 – 40
Matthew 27: 27-66
Luke 2: 33-35 and John 19: 25-27

Crosses in Windows

Because we can’t be together at present, why not make a cross and put it in your window? Send a photo of it and we’ll try to publish them on the web site.
If you’ve already put a rainbow up then this would sit nicely beside it. As it says in Genesis 9:13 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.