Monday, 25 March 2013

Palm Sunday pewsheet

Welcome to St Peter’s-in-the-Forest

All Age Communion


Palm Sunday



24th March 2013

Presiding today is Fr Paul Trathen

Our welcomer today is Dan Hall

LITURGY OF THE PALMS (at Peterhouse)

All:         Hosanna to the Son of David.
                Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Priest:   Behold your king comes to you, O Zion,
                meek and lowly, sitting upon an ass.
                Ride on in the cause of truth
                and for the sake of justice.
                Your throne is the throne of God, it endures for ever;
                and the sceptre of your kingdom is a righteous sceptre.
                You have loved righteousness and hated evil.
                Therefore, God, your God, has anointed you
                with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
All:         Hosanna to the Son of David.
                Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Priest:   Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you
All:         and also with you.

Priest:   Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, during Lent we have been preparing by works of love and self-sacrifice for the celebration of our Lord’s death and resurrection.  Today we come together to begin this solemn celebration in union with the Church throughout the world.  Christ enters his own city to complete his work as our Saviour, to suffer, to die, and to rise again.  Let us go with him in faith and love, so that, united with him in his sufferings, we may share his risen life.

The people hold up their palm crosses

Priest:   God our Saviour,
                whose Son Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem as Messiah
to suffer and to die;
                let these palms be for us signs of his victory
                and grant that we who bear them in his name
                may ever hail him as our King,
                and follow him in the way that leads to eternal life;
                who is alive and reigns with you,
                in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
                one God, now and for ever. 
All:         Amen.

The Palm Gospel

Priest:   Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
All:         Glory to you, O Lord.

Luke 19:28-40

Priest:   This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All:         Praise to you, O Christ.

Priest:   Let us go forth, praising Jesus our Messiah.

We make our way over to church, singing “Ride on, ride on in majesty”

Hymn:   Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Hark, all the tribes hosanna cry;
thy humble beast pursues his road
with palms and scattered garments strowed.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
The wingèd squadrons of the sky
Look down with sad and
   wond’ring eyes
to see th’approaching sacrifice.

 Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
O Christ, thy triumphs now begin
o’er captive death and conquered sin.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
Thy last and fiercest strife is nigh;
the Father, on his sapphire throne,
awaits his own anointed Son.

Ride on, ride on in majesty!
In lowly pomp ride on to die;
bow thy meek head to mortal pain,
then take, O God, thy pow’r
   and reign.

Hymn:   All glory, laud and honour (When front of procession arrives in church, the organ will begin playing and we sing)


All glory, laud and honour,
to thee, Redeemer King,
to whom the lips of children
made sweet hosannas ring.


The people of the Hebrews
with palms before thee went:
our praise and prayer and
before thee we present.

All glory, laud and honour

Thou art the King of Israel,
thou David’s royal Son,
who in the Lord’s name comest,
the king and blessed one.

All glory, laud and honour …..

To thee before thy passion
they sang their hymns of praise:
to thee now high exalted
our melody we raise.

All glory, laud and honour …..
The company of angels
are praising thee on high,
and mortals, joined with all things
created, make reply.

All glory, laud and honour …..
Thou didst accept their praises,
accept the prayers we bring,
who in all good delightest,
thou good and gracious king.

All glory, laud and honour ….

Priest:   Let us pray for a closer union with Christ in his suffering and in his glory.


True and humble king,
hailed by the crowd as Messiah:
grant us the faith to know you and love you,
that we may be found beside you on the way of the cross,
which is the path of glory.  Amen.

We sit for the readings

1st reading:          Isaiah 50:4-9a (page 700) Read by Lesley James

2nd reading:         Philippians 2:5-11 (page 1114) Read by James Bird

Hymn:   And can it be
And can it be that I should gain
an in’trest in the Saviour’s blood?
Died he for me, who caused his pain?
for me, who him to death pursued?
Amazing love!  How can it be
that thou, my God,   shouldst die for me?

Amazing love!  How can it be
that thou, my God,   shouldst die for me?


Long my imprisoned spirit lay
fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
thine eye diffused a quick’ning ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free
I rose, went forth, and followed thee.

My chains fell off, my heart was free
I rose, went forth, and followed thee.

‘Tis myst’ry all!  th’Immortal dies:
who can explore his strange design?
In vain the first-born seraph tries
to sound the depths of love divine!
‘Tis mercy all!  Let earth adore,
let angel minds inquire no more.

‘Tis mercy all!  Let earth adore,
let angel minds inquire no more.

No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in him, is mine!
Alive in him, my living Head,
and clothed in righteousness divine,
bold I approach the eternal throne,
and claim the crown,
through Christ my own.

bold I approach the eternal throne,
and claim the crown,
through Christ my own.
He left his Father’s throne above
so free, so infinite his grace;
emptied himself of all but love,
and bled for Adam’s helpless race;
‘tis mercy all, immense and free;
for, O my God, it found out me.

‘tis mercy all, immense and free;
for, O my God, it found out me.

The reading of the Passion Gospel according to Luke

At four stages in the reading, we will sing the following:

Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom.
Jesus, remember me
when you come into your kingdom.

Sermon (by Fr Paul Trathen)

Prayers (led by Nick Williams)


The Peace

Priest:   Once we were far off,
but now in union with Christ Jesus we have been brought near
                through the shedding of Christ’s blood, for he is our peace.

                The peace of the Lord be always with you
All:         And also with you.

Hymn:   From heav’n you came, helpless babe
During this hymn, a collection will be taken.  If you would like information on how to gift-aid your donation, please see Peter Shrubsole after the service.  Information on setting up standing orders is also available from Peter.


From heav’n you came, helpless babe,
entered our world your glory veiled;
not to be served but to serve,
and give your life that we might live.

This is our God, the Servant King,
he calls us now to follow him,
to bring our lives as a daily offering
of worship to the Servant King.

Come see his hands and his feet,
the scars that speak of sacrifice,
hands that flung stars into space
to cruel nails surrendered.

This is our God, …..
There in the garden of tears,
my heavy load he chose to bear;
his heart with sorrow was torn,
‘Yet not my will but yours’,
  he said.

This is our God, …..
So let us learn how to serve,
and in our lives enthrone him’
each other’s needs to prefer
for it is Christ we’re serving.

This is our God, …..

Taking the bread and wine, the priest says:

                Jesus, true vine and bread of life,
ever giving yourself that the world might live,
let us share your death and passion:
make us perfect in your love.
All:         Amen.


Eucharistic prayer

Priest        The Lord is here.                         
All               His Spirit is with us.                   

Priest        Lift up your hearts.
All               We lift them to the Lord.

Priest        Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All               It is right to give him thanks and praise.

Priest        It is indeed right and just,
                    our duty and our salvation,
                    always and everywhere to give you thanks,
                    holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
                    through Jesus Christ our Lord.
                    For as the time of his passion and resurrection draws near
                    the whole world is called to acknowledge his hidden majesty.
                    The power of the life-giving cross
                    reveals the judgement that has come upon the world
                    and the triumph of Christ crucified.
                    He is the victim who dies no more,
                    the Lamb once slain, who lives for ever,
                    our advocate in heaven to plead our cause,
                    exalting us there to join with angels and archangels,
                    for ever praising you and singing:

All               Holy, holy, holy Lord,
                    God of power and might,
                    heaven and earth are full of your glory.
                    Hosanna in the highest.
                    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
                    Hosanna in the highest.

Priest        Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;
                    grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,
                    and according to your holy will,
                    these gifts of bread and wine
                    may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;
                    who, in the same night that he was betrayed,
                    took bread and  gave you thanks;
                    he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:
                    Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
                    do this in remembrance of me.

                    In the same way, after supper
                    he took the cup and gave you thanks;
                    he gave it to them, saying:
                    Drink 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.

                    Praise to you, Lord Jesus:
All              Dying you destroyed our death,
                    rising you restored our life:
                    Lord Jesus, come in glory.

All              And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,
                    his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;
                    rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
                    and looking for his coming in glory,
                    we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.
                    As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,
                    we bring before you this bread and this cup
                    and we thank you for counting us worthy
                    to stand in your presence and serve you.

                    Send the Holy Spirit on your people
                    and gather into one in your kingdom
                    all who share this one bread and one cup,
                    so that we, in the company of all the saints,
                    may praise and glorify you for ever,
                    through Jesus Christ our Lord;

                    by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
                    in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory be yours,
                    almighty Father, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Priest:   Let us pray the prayer Jesus taught us (we sing)

All:             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.  Amen.

The priest invites people to come forward to receive communion or a blessing.

Priest:   Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup
All:         we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Priest:   Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
                Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
All:         Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
                but only say the word, and I shall be healed.


Adults who are baptized and children who’ve received preparation are welcome to receive communion. If you do not receive communion, please feel free to go forward for a blessing.

Hymn:   As we are gathered, Jesus is here                                                                             
As we are gathered, Jesus is here,
one with each other, Jesus is here,
joined by the Spirit, washed in the blood,
part of the Body, the Church of God.
As we are gathered, Jesus is here,
One with each other, Jesus is here.

Prayer after communion
Lord Jesus Christ,
you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant,
and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation:
give us the mind to follow you and to proclaim you as Lord and King,
to the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

Hymn:   At the name of Jesus
At the name of Jesus
ev’ry knee shall bow,
ev’ry tongue confess him
King of glory now;
‘tis the Father’s pleasure
we should call him Lord,
who, in the beginning,
was the mighty Word.


All creation, name him,
with love as strong as death;
but with awe and wonder,
and with bated breath.
He is God the Saviour,
he is Christ the Lord,
ever to be worshipped,
trusted and adored.

At his voice creation
sprang at once to sight,
all the angels’ faces,
all the hosts of light,
thrones and dominations,
stars upon their way,
all the heav’nly orders
in their great array.

In your hearts enthrone him;
there let him subdue
all that is not holy
all that is not true;
crown him as your captain
in temptations hour;
let his will enfold you
in its light and pow’r.
Humbled for a season,
to receive a name
from the lips of sinners
unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it,
spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious
when from death he passed.

Truly, this Lord Jesus
shall return again,
with his Father’s glory,
with his angel train;
for all wreaths of empire
meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him
King of glory now.
Bore it up triumphant,
with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures
to the central height,
to the throne of Godhead,
to the Father’s breast,
filled it with the glory
of that perfect rest.

Blessing and Dismissal
Priest:   May the Father,
who so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
bring you by faith to his eternal life.
All:         Amen.

Priest:   May Christ,
who accepted the cup of sacrifice
in obedience to the Father’s will,
keep you steadfast as you walk with him the way of his cross,
All:         Amen.
Priest:   May the Spirit
who strengthens us to suffer with Christ
that we may share his glory,
set your minds on life and peace.
All:         Amen.

Priest:   And the blessing of God almighty.
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be with you and remain with you always. 
All:         Amen.

Priest:   Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
All:         In the name of Christ.  Amen.

Please stay after the service, to have a cup of coffee, tea or juice, and a biscuit, and chat with other people.  Our coffee, tea, sugar and biscuits are all fair-trade products.  Serving coffee today are Liz Todd & helper….

Easter is just around the corner and we have some Easter cards for sale – come over and see what we’ve got.

Prayers – this week please pray for:

Barbara & Stan Eager                          Rita & Colin Reid                  Beryl Goodwin     
Lily Bollen                                              Ray Hepburn                         Les Hobart            
George and Phyllis Robbins               Richard Fayolle                     Michael Bailey
Fred Lennard                                        Eddie Hoad                            Pat Chapman        
Sally Johnson                                        Richard, Debbie, Claire and Grace Mainwaring

Please remember - if anyone you know is ill and would like a visit, prayers or Communion taken to them – let one of the Church Wardens or the Pastoral Team know and they can arrange this.

**** Remember the clocks spring forward next Sunday ****

31st March 2013
Sunrise Service – 6.15 am
All Age Easter Communion – 10.00 am

Sarah Collins
Michael Collins

Judith Woolnough
Acts 10:34-43

Bernard Eaton

1 Corinthians 15:19-26

George Marshall
Debbie Carson

In church


Frances would be glad of any donations towards the Easter Lilies.

Please sign up on the sheet at the back of church if you are coming to the Maundy Thursday Passover Meal (8.00 pm in Peterhouse) and/or the breakfast after the Sunrise service on Easter morning (breakfast will be 7.45 am in Peterhouse).

Please remember to bring a spring flower next week, to transform the cross!

As well as a spring flower, please bring some bells, a gong, tambourine, maracas – something to shake that makes a happy sound!  We’ll use these during the Easter Gospel Acclamation!

If you have any photos of Parish/Church life, send them to Paul or Sarah via email and they will be posted on the parish blog site.

Vocations Day – 20th April; please see flyers at back of church.

Notices continued….

We would like to try out a sort of ‘mentoring’ system for our young people.  What we need are willing adults volunteering to have a young person come and sit with them, either when they come in from Rocks, or during the All Age Services.  What is expected of you?  Help your ‘charge’ engage in and follow the service.  [Note the very helpful guide to Holy Communion on the book rack in the porch.]  We hope this will not only enable all ages to get more out of the services, but also allow better interaction between the ages in our congregation.  If you are interested, please speak to Sarah. 

Prayer does not change God;
but it changes him who prays

Weekday evenings & weekends contact:
The Vicar: Fr Paul Trathen
St Peter’s Vicarage, 121 Forest Rise, E17 3PW
020 8521 5000
(Parish blog)
(Vicar’s blog)
Weekday office hours contact:
The Parish Administrator:
Sarah Collins
Peterhouse Centre
122 Forest Rise, Walthamstow
E17 3PW
020 8509 1811

Church cleaned by
Anne Smith and
Judith Woolnough

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