Morning Worship: Passion Sunday (5th Sunday of Lent)

21st March 2021 10:30

A video of this service [YouTube, 32 min] is available.

We come from scattered lives to meet with God.
Let us recognise 
his presence with us.
As God’s people 
we are gathered:
Let us worship him together.


Compassion and forgiveness belong to the Lord our God,
though we have rebelled
against him.
Let us then renounce our wilfulness and ask his mercy
by confessing our sins 
in penitence and faith. 

Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Against you, you only have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

The almighty and merciful Lord
grant us pardon and forgiveness from all our sins,
time for amendment of life,
and the grace and strength of 
the Holy Spirit.  


Gracious Father,
you gave up your Son
out of love for the world:
lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,
that we may know eternal peace
through the shedding of our Saviour's blood,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Old Testament Reading:
Jeremiah 31: 31-34
New Testament Reading:
Hebrews 5: 5-10
Gospel Reading:
John 12: 20-33


Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

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.
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.


Christ crucified draw us to himself,
to find in him a sure ground for faith,
a firm support for hope,
and the assurance of sins forgiven;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among us and remain with us always.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God. Amen.