Worship Service – Sunday 26 April 2020 – Easter 3

Online Worship from Kintore for use at home. Third Sunday of Easter.

Welcome to our online Sunday worship service from Kintore. You are invited to participate in this service at home. There are written prayers for you to read, say out loud or share with your family, there are hymns and prayers you can listen to or sing along with, and there is a brief Sunday message from Neil that you can watch. These are all laid out below in an order of service for you to follow.

Call to Worship

Cut to the heart, what can we do?
“Repent and believe.”
We come to worship in response to the promise,
which is for us, for our children, for all who are far away;
For everyone whom the Lord our God calls.

Opening Song: This is Amazing Grace

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This is Amazing Grace

Prayers of Approach and Confession

I love the Lord, because he has heard
    my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because he inclined his ear to me,
    therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

Have mercy upon us, O Lord,
Forgive us for the times we have turned aside from your ways.
Forgive us for being complicit in the structures of this world
that keep the poor poor
and the weak downtrodden.
Forgive our lethargy in the face of duty;
negligence in the face of need;
silence in the face of injustice.
Forgive us that Christ is Crucified,
and we are not innocent.

What can we do?
“Repent and believe”

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful.
The Lord preserves the simple;
    when I was brought low, he saved me.
For you have delivered my soul from death,
    my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;
I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of mankind

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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

For the Children

Do you have any idea how forgiveness works?
Find out by watching this short video:
How stuff works – Forgiveness

Reading: Acts 2:36-41

Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

Message: “Cut to the Heart” – Rev Neil Meyer

Song: It is well

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It is well

Prayers of Intercession

God of heaven and earth,
in these times of isolation,
apart from loved ones, distant from friends
away from neighbours,
thank you that there is nothing in all of creation,
not even coronavirus,
that is able to separate us from your love.

And may your love that never fails continue to be shared
through the kindness of strangers looking out for each other,
for neighbours near and far
all recognising our shared vulnerability,
each of us grateful for every breath,
and willing everyone to know the gift
of a full and healthy life.

Keep us all in your care. 

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. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever.


Closing Hymn: O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder

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O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder


May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
the Love of God the Father
and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us and those whom we love
now and evermore.