Sunday 29th March 2020
Welcome to the All Saints’ virtual community!
I’m Matthew Brailsford the vicar of Ferriby. On this page, despite not being able to meet together in close proximity, we can still maintain our community, pray, praise God & learn from His word together.
The idea is that we can use the words here and ‘click’ on the audio & video files so that we can join in prayers, singing, and learning from the Bible. Do pass on to others that we are ‘meeting’ like this.
-Do give feedback by email as we learn together about being church in these unusual times.
-The 40 days of Lent readings are still available on the WhatsApp All Saints’ Prayer group. Let me, or Derek, know if you would like to join this. We are also producing some daily readings on Jonah written by Adam which should be available electronically & by post if requested.
-Some of us may have heard that Trevor Raylor passed away last weekend. Trevor was one of our longest standing members at All Saints’ and a great example of faith in Jesus, service and friendship. We thank God for Him & the hope of eternal life in Jesus. Given the current restrictions, a short family only service is planned for next week and something more public later in the year. We shall be praying for God’s grace for Maureen, Ben & Suzie later.
Words from Matthew 21: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.’
Song ; The Church’s one foundation
we have sinned against you.
We are not worthy to be called your children.
We turn to you again.
Have mercy on us,
bring us back to yourself
as those who once were dead
but now have life through Christ our Lord. Amen. (From Luke 15)
May Almighty God who sent His Son into the world to save sinners, bring us pardon and peace now and forever. Amen
Bible Reading: Matthew 21:33-46 Read by Jim Innes.
Profession of Faith – The 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.
* = Universal
Prayers – Lead by Derek Shepherd
Song 2: His mercy is more
Sermon: The Cornerstone
Song 3; How deep the Father’s love for us
‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes.’ And the blessing of God Almighty: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore Amen.