Author: Robin.Kyd

Prayer of the Week 15 May 2022

God of our past, present and future,
help us to see you at work in your creation –
as flowers lift their heads to the sun, or trees shake their leaves.
Help us to see you at work in our daily lives, in our routines and choices,
in our growing and our changing.
Help us to see you at work in all things.
In Jesus’ name.
Amen

Sermon for Sunday, 8 May 2022 Easter 4

Psalm 23 and John 10: 22–30 By Revd George Mwaura A couple, Arthur and Jane, retired to a small farm in Wales and acquired a few sheep. During the lambing season it was necessary to bring two new-born lambs, whose mothers were struggling, into the house for care and bottle-feeding. As the lambs grew, they began...

Prayer of the Week 8 May 2022

Living God, we thank you for seeking us out – as a shepherd seeks his sheep.
We thank you for keeping us safe – for standing with us in adversity and for blessing us with all that we have.
Help us to listen more to you than we do right now and give us the faith to follow you more perfectly,
in the name of the one who rose from the grave by your power.
Amen

Pray of the Week 1 May 2022

Risen Christ, when darkness overwhelms us, may your dawn beckon.
When fear paralyses us, may your touch release us.
When grief torments us, may your peace enfold us.
When memories haunt us, may your presence heal us.
When justice fails us, may your anger ignite us.
When apathy stagnates us, may your challenge renew us.
When courage leaves us, may your spirit inspire us.
When despair grips us, may your hope restore us.
And when death threatens us, may your resurrection light lead us.
Amen

Prayer of the Week 24 April 2022

Gracious God, who sees through the gloom of our fears and the shades of our doubts,
we seek today to see Christ among us here at the Church of Christ the Cornerstone,
where he gathers all who hunger and thirst for new life and truth.
Today we proclaim our faith anew in Jesus, and look to you for a deeper understanding of how we are to live as people of faith.
Pour out your Spirit upon us as we start a new week and open our eyes that we may see Jesus in the everyday and doubt no more.
Amen

Holy Communion – Live streamed – Easter Day, 17 April 2022

 A separate video feed of the choir is available here. Preacher: Revd Geoffrey Clark Moderator: East Midlands Synod of URC Ministers: Revd George Mwaura Revd Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga Gathering music Welcome Come! Why so sad? Wipe away your tears. He is risen! Let us celebrate! Hallelujah! Christ the Lord is risen today! He is risen, the...

Prayer of the Week 17 April 2022

Amazing God, we praise you that from the silence of an empty tomb, a message of joy has spread around the world.
From the brutality of a death on the cross, healing love has touched the earth.
We pray earnestly for this healing love to touch Ukraine.
From the initial uncertainty of the first disciples, your church has grown and reached out in faith to all.
Thank you for Easter, thank you for life, thank you for your underserved Grace.
Amen