Service for Sunday - 26/04

Sunday Worship Great Malvern Priory 26th April 2020

‘The Road Ahead’

Welcome to our online One Service For All. A big hello to all our Priory family & an extraspecial welcome if you’re new to us or joining in from further afield. It’s so good to have you with us as we join in worship together this week.

There are two options for this service. Either follow the video below and join in with us there, using this as a service sheet. Or, if you prefer, just use the service sheet text below & click the links where appropriate. You can also download the service sheet as a PDF file.



We say the words in bold togetherthe words in red are for guidance.
So perhaps have a moment quiet before we start then press play or begin when you’re ready


Grace, mercy and peace
from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ
be with you

Let us greet one another, maybe with a wave or a moment of thought for those we cannot be present with but who are joining us in worship.

Call to Worship

Lord God creator of all and Father of all your people
We come to worship and adore you.

Risen Lord Jesus, whose resurrection gives us hope and encouragement
We come to worship and adore you.

Holy Spirit, giver and renewer of life.
We come to worship and adore you.


As we prepare for worship, let us consider all that gives our loving Father pain and for which we need to say sorry:
Father, we have sinned against heaven and against you
We are not worthy to be called your children.
We turn to you again, have mercy on us
bring us back to yourself,
as those who once were dead,
but now have life through Christ our Lord.


May the God of love and power
Forgive us and free us from our sins
Heal and strengthen us by his Spirit
And raise us to new life in Christ our Lord.

Song: Happy Day (Tim Hughes 2006)
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The Word of God

First Reading: 1 Peter 1:17-23

Talk: John Butterworth (Open Doors)
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Choir Anthem: Lead me, Lord
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Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13-25

Sermon: The Road to Emmaus
Follow the Link to Rod's Sermon

The Creed

We believe in God the Father
From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son,
Who lives in our hearts through faith
And fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit
Who strengthens us with power from on high.
We believe in one God;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Hymn: All I Once Held Dear
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Follow the link to the text of this week’s intercessions

Perhaps add your own prayers at this point.

The Collect

Almighty Father
Who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
With the sight of the risen Lord:
Give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
That we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life
And serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord
Who is alive and reigns with you
In the unity of the Holy Spirit
One God, now and for ever.

Hymn: Rejoice! The Lord is King
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The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread and forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever.


The Blessing

The Lord be with you
And also with you

The love of the Lord Jesus draw us to himself
The power of the Lord Jesus strengthen us in his service;
The joy of the Lord Jesus fill our hearts;
And the blessing of God Almighty
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
Be with us all now and always.

We go into the world
To rejoice in God’s love
To bring God’s compassion
To seek God’s justice
To live God’s freedom
And to be the people of his kingdom.

If you would like prayer either for yourself or a loved one, then please put it on the Priory Prayer Vine by emailing.

Words of songs reproduced under licence CCL 6110

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