Sunday 2nd April 2023

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I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me.
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet.
My Saviour on that cursed tree

His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb.
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone.

O praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forever more
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God

Then on the third at break of dawn,
The Son of heaven rose again.
O trampled death where is your sting?
The angels roar for Christ the King!

He shall return in robes of white,
The blazing Son shall pierce the night.
And I will rise among the saints,
My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face.





Our children and young people leave us to go to their groups


Matthew 26:17-35

17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying,
“Where would you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”
 18 He said,
“Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is
at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’”
 19 And the
disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.

20 When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve. 21 And as they were
eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”
 22 And they were
very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?”
 23 He
answered, “He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me.

24 The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the
Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not
been born.”
 25 Judas, who would betray him, answered, “Is it I, Rabbi?” He said
to him, “You have said so.”

26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and
gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”
 27 And he took a
cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all
of you,
 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
 29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the
vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
31 Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night.
For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be
 32 But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” 33 Peter
answered him, “Though they all fall away because of you, I will never fall
 34 Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the cock
crows, you will deny me three times.”
 35 Peter said to him, “Even if I must
die with you, I will not deny you!” And all the disciples said the same.



Come and see, come and see, come and see the King of love;
see the purple robe and crown of thorns he wears.
Soldiers mock, rulers sneer, as he lifts the cruel cross;
lone and friendless now, he climbs towards the hill.

We worship at your feet, where wrath and mercy meet,
and a guilty world is washed by love’s pure stream.
For us he was made sin – oh help me take it in.
Deep wounds of love cry out ‘Father forgive.’
I worship, I worship the Lamb who was slain.

Come and weep, come and mourn
for your sin that pierced him there;
so much deeper than the wounds of thorn and nail.
All our pride, all our greed, all our fallenness and shame;
and the Lord has laid the punishment on him.

Man of heaven, born to earth to restore us to your heaven,
here we bow in awe beneath your searching eyes.
From your tears comes our joy, from your death our life shall spring.
By your resurrection power we shall rise.





I am not skilled to understand
what God has willed, what God has planned.
I only know at His right hand,
stands one who is my Saviour

I take Him at His word and deed.
‘Christ died to save me’; this I read
and in my heart I find a need,
for Him to be my Saviour.

That He would leave His place on high,
And come for sinful man to die.
You count it strange, so once did I,
before I knew my Saviour.

My Saviour loves, my Saviour lives,
my Saviour’s always there for me.
My God He was, my God He is,
my God He’s always going to be!

Yes, living, dying, let me bring,
my strength, my solace from this spring;
that He who lives to be my King,
once died to be my Saviour.

That He would leave…



As we come to the Lord’s table we confess our great need of the death of Jesus which this bread and wine signify.

Our heavenly Father thank you that you love us
and care for us all the time.
We know that this week
we have not always lived the way you tell us.
We have done wrong things
and not done
all the good things we should have done.
We are only saved
because of what you have done for us.
So because of Jesus, please forgive us
and help us to live as your friends.
We ask this in his name. Amen.

Heavenly Father, we thank you because you gave your only Son to die on the cross for our redemption. By his death, he has offered once and for, the one true sacrifice for sin, reconciling us to you and satisfying your just demands.

Thank you for giving Jesus for us



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.

On the night before he died, Jesus took bread; and when he had given you thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take, and eat. This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’

Thank you that Jesus’ body was broken for us

After the meal, he took the cup, and again giving you thanks he gave it to his disciples, saying,
‘Drink from this, all of you. This is my blood of the new covenant which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’

Thank you that Jesus blood was shed for us

Therefore Father,
we thank you for these gifts of bread and wine, and pray that we,
who have eaten and drink them, believing our Saviour’s word,
may share in his body and blood. Amen.



Who, O Lord, could save themselves? their own soul could heal?
Our shame was deeper than the sea; your grace is deeper still.

And you alone can rescue,
you alone can save.

You alone can lift us from the grave.
You came down to find us,
led us out of death:

to you alone belongs the highest praise.

You, O Lord, have made a way,
the great divide you healed,
for when our hearts were far away,
your love went further still.
Yes, your love went further still.

We lift up our eyes, we lift up our eyes:
You’re the giver of life!

to you alone belongs the highest praise.
to you alone belongs the highest praise.
to you alone belongs the highest praise.


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