Welcome to Harvest
A warm welcome wherever you are on this Sunday
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
A prayer for these times
Gracious God, give skill, sympathy and resilience to all who are caring for the sick,
and your wisdom to those searching for a cure.
Strengthen them with your Spirit, that through their work many will be restored to health;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For those who worship now at home ; For those who worship all alone
For those who miss loved ones so much ; For those who miss their grandchilds touch
For those who feel their heartstrings tug ; For those who crave a friendly hug
Be not afraid, the scriptures say ; The Lord is with you night & day
Prayer (shamefully nicked from 'The Blessing')
May his favour be upon you & a thousand generations,
& your family, & your children, & their children & their children.
May his presence go before you, & behind you, & beside you;
all around you, & within you. He is with you in the morning, in the evening;
In your coming & your going; In your weeping & rejoicing;
He is for you. He is for you. Amen Amen Amen
Easter Sunday talk from Rev Kerry Thorpe
In these trying times - may we have patience
In these difficult times - may we persevere
In these lonely times - may we know that you are with us