Sunday, 1st May 10.30 am Order of Service

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Welcome and Notices

Call to worship from Psalm 31:1-5,21

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;

let me never be put to shame;

deliver me in your righteousness.

Praise be to the Lord,

for he showed me the wonders of his love

when I was in a city under siege.

Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue;

be my rock of refuge,

a strong fortress to save me.

Praise be to the Lord,

for he showed me the wonders of his love

when I was in a city under siege.

Since you are my rock and my fortress,

for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

Praise be to the Lord,

for he showed me the wonders of his love

when I was in a city under siege.

Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,

for you are my refuge.

Praise be to the Lord,

for he showed me the wonders of his love

when I was in a city under siege.

Into your hands I commit my spirit;

deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

Praise be to the Lord,

for he showed me the wonders of his love

when I was in a city under siege.

PRAYER and Lord’s Prayer

Hymn 417 Now the green blade rises or
Children
s Address

CH4 569 When I’m feeling sad

READINGS John 20:19-29 (see below)

Hebrews 2:14-18; 4:14-16 (see below)

Hymn 451 Where high the heavenly temple stands

SERMON Jesus of the Scars

Song Jesus of the scars (Garth Hewitt)

PRAYER

Hymn Crown him with many crowns

Benediction and spoken Amen

CH4 800 Send me Lord

John 20:19-29
19
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Hebrews 2:14-18
14
Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death. 16 For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.Hebrews 4:14-16
14
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathise with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

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