Sunday 21/02/21 1st Sunday of Lent

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 25

Hymn    Forty days and forty nights

Reading     1 Peter 3: 18 – end

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

Heavenly Father, your Son battled with the powers of darkness, and grew closer to you in the desert: help us to use these days to grow in wisdom and prayer that we may witness to your saving love 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     Mark 1:  9 – 15

The Grace