Sunday Evening Together – 28 April 2024 6.00 pm

Join us on Zoom for Evening Prayers, led by Revd Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga.  The link to the meeting is:

You may follow us with the prayers below or use them for your own prayer time.


We gather to meet with our Lord, to refresh our faith, to learn new things, and to be encouraged on our journey.


God of our journey, guide our path, and make us ready in our encounters with others to learn new things about you – for you are the God of surprises.

We play a Hymn…


We come in penitence for journeys not shared with those who needed companionship.
We come in sorrow for not walking with and talking with those who needed us most.
We come in sadness that we have let ourselves and others down, and let you down when
we have not accompanied those who have been searching for you.

There are times when we could have done more.
We confess our failings and seek forgiveness, as we seek also to forgive those who have not
walked with us because the burden was too heavy for them as well.
In penitence we seek forgiveness.


The Lord forgives those who repent of their sins, of their failings and faults, and the Lord travels with us on our journey in life.


John 15: 1-8 [The Message]

The Vine and the Branches

“I am the Real Vine and my Father is the Farmer [gardener]. He cuts off every branch of me that does not bear grapes. And every branch that is grape-bearing he prunes back so it will bear even more. You are already pruned back by the message I have spoken.

“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.

“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.


We play a Hymn…


Before the ending of the day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That you, with steadfast love, would keep
Your watch around us while we sleep.
From evil dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Tread underfoot our deadly foe
That we no sinful thought may know.
O Father, that we ask be done
Through Jesus Christ, your only Son;
And Holy Spirit, by whose breath
Our souls are raised to life from death.


Visit this place, O Lord, we pray,
and drive far from it the snares of the enemy;
may your holy angels dwell with us and guard us in peace,
and may your blessing be always upon us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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 forever.

The Conclusion

In peace we will lie down and sleep;
for you alone, Lord, make us dwell in safety.

Abide with us, Lord Jesus,
for the night is at hand and the day is now past.

As the night watch looks for the morning,
so do we look for you, O Christ.

The Lord bless us and watch over us;
the Lord make his face shine upon us and be gracious to us;
the Lord look kindly on us and give us peace.

The Grace

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with us all evermore.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.