Sunday 24th April 2022

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We have heard a joyful sound: Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around, Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land
Climb the steeps and cross the waves
Onward! ‘tis our Lord’s command, Jesus saves!

He saves, he saves, Christ Jesus is alive
His cross and grave become our victory cry
He saves, he saves, be reconciled to God
Tell the nations Jesus saves

Sing above the battle’s strife, Jesus saves!
By his death and endless life Jesus saves!
Sing it softly through the gloom
When the heart for mercy craves
Sing in triumph o’er the tomb, Jesus saves!

Give the winds a mighty voice, Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice, Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free
Highest hills and deepest caves
This our song of victory: Jesus saves!





Come and stand before your maker
Full of wonder, full of fear;
Come behold his power and glory
Yet with confidence draw near,
For the one who holds the heavens
And commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us
With an unrelenting love.

Rejoice! Come and lift your hands and raise your voice;
He is worthy of all praise, Rejoice! Sing the mercies of your King
And with trembling, rejoice.

We are children of the promise, the beloved of the Lord.
Won with everlasting kindness, bought with sacrificial blood.
Bringing reconciliation to a world that longs to know
The affections of a father who will never let them go.

All our sickness, all our sorrows Jesus carried up the hill.
He has walked this path before us, He is walking with us still;
Turning tragedy to triumph, turning agony to praise,
There is blessing in the battle, so take heart and stand amazed.






Children and young people go to their groups



All my days, I will sing this song of gladness,
give my praise to the Fountain of delights.
For in my helplessness you heard my cry,
and waves of mercy poured down on my life.

I will trust in the cross of my Redeemer;
I will sing of the blood that never fails,
of sins forgiven, of conscience cleansed,
of death defeated and life without end.

Beautiful Saviour, Wonderful Counsellor,
clothed in majesty, Lord of history,
You’re the Way, the Truth, the Life.
Star of the Morning. Glorious in holiness.
You’re the Risen One, Heaven’s Champion,
and You reign, You reign over all.

I long to be, where the praise is never ending;
yearn to dwell where the glory never fades,
where countless worshipers will share one song;
and cries of “worthy” will honour the Lamb!


BIBLE READING              

Acts 9:32-43

32 Now as Peter went here and there among them all, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, who was paralysed. 34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose. 35 And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.

36 Now there was in Joppa a disciple named Tabitha, which, translated, means Dorcas. She was full of good works and acts of charity. 37 In those days she became ill and died, and when they had washed her, they laid her in an upper room. 38 Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples, hearing that Peter was there, sent two men to him, urging him, “Please come to us without delay.” 39 So Peter rose and went with them. And when he arrived, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him weeping and showing tunics and other garments that Dorcas made while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all outside, and knelt down and prayed; and turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up. Then calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive. 42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord. 43 And he stayed in Joppa for many days with one Simon, a tanner.





There is a hope that burns within my heart,
that gives me strength for every passing day;
a glimpse of glory now revealed in meagre part,
yet drives all doubt away.
I stand in Christ, with sins forgiven;
and Christ in me, the hope of heaven!
My highest calling and my deepest joy,
to make his will my home.

There is a hope that lifts my weary head,
a consolation strong against despair,
that when the world has plunged me
in its deepest pit, I find the Saviour there!
Through present sufferings, future’s fear,
he whispers ‘courage’ in my ear.
For I am safe in everlasting arms,
and they will lead me home.

There is a hope that stands the test of time,
that lifts my eyes beyond the beckoning grave,
to see the matchless beauty of a day divine
when I behold his face!
When sufferings cease and sorrows die,
and every longing satisfied,
then joy unspeakable will flood my soul,
for I am truly home.



Our loving heavenly father,
you have made great promises to us.
But in our everyday lives,
we often forget about them.
Lord, please forgive us
and help us to trust you.

You have promised to provide for us,
but we still worry,
as if you had made no promises at all.
Lord, please forgive us
and help us to trust you.

You have promised that to follow you
is the best way to live.
But we go our own way instead.
Lord, please forgive us
and help us to trust you.

You have promised us a home forever with you
and yet we tend to live as if this world
is where we belong.
Lord, please forgive us
and help us to trust you.

Thank you that you sent the Lord Jesus Christ
to die for all our sins and rise again
to bring us new life.
You promise that all who believe in him
will be forgiven and welcomed home.
Thank you Father,
In Jesus’ name, Amen.


SONG (during communion)

You chose the cross with every breath,
the perfect life, the perfect death:
you chose the cross.
A crown of thorns you wore for us,
and crowned us with eternal life:
you chose the cross.
And though your soul was overwhelmed with pain,
obedient to death you overcame.

I’m lost in wonder, I’m lost in love,
I’m lost in praise forevermore.
Because of Jesus’ unfailing love,
I am forgiven, I am restored.

You loosed the cords of sinfulness
and broke the chains of my disgrace:
you chose the cross.
Up from the grave victorious
you rose again so glorious:
you chose the cross.
The sorrow that surrounded you was mine.
‘Yet not my will but yours be done’, you cried.



The Lord Jesus told us to eat and drink this meal to proclaim his death until he comes again.  Heavenly Father, it is our privilege to remind one another that you gave your only Son to die on the cross for our redemption.  By his death, as the one perfect sacrifice, Jesus Christ has offered all that was needed to take away the sins of the world.  By rising to life, he has assured us of our resurrection to eternal life.  By ascending to your right hand in heaven, he has poured out your promised Holy Spirit, equipping us to serve you.

How wonderful you are, our God and Saviour!   How rich in mercy!  How great the love with which you loved us!  You have blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing!  Therefore with your whole creation, and with all your people since time began, and with all the thousands upon thousands gathered now around your heavenly throne, we honour and glorify you, saying together:

To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honour and glory and might for ever and ever.  Amen.

On the night he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘This is my body given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.’

We remember Jesus as we eat this bread.

In the same way he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood.  Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’

We remember Jesus as we drink this wine.

We eat and drink remembering with gratitude that Christ died for us. And by doing so we proclaim his death until he comes.

Amen. Come Lord Jesus.




Oh for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer’s praise,
my great Redeemer’s praise.
The glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of His grace,
(the triumphs of His grace) – repeat

Jesus! The name that calms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease,
that bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears;
’tis life, and health, and peace,
(’tis life, and health, and peace) – repeat

He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
he sets the prisoner free, he sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me,
(His blood availed for me) – repeat

He speaks, and, listening to His voice,
new life the dead receive, new life the dead receive.
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice,
the humble poor believe,
(the humble poor believe) – repeat

Hear Him, you deaf; His praise you dumb,
Your loosened tongues employ,
Your loosened tongues employ;
You blind, behold your saviour come;
and leap, you lame for joy,
(and leap, you lame for joy) – repeat

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim, assist me to proclaim,
to spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of your name,
(the honours of your name) – repeat





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