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This week: Lent groups continue.

Tuesday           7 – 9pm Tranquillity in Church: wrap up well against cold

Wednesday      6pm Bellringing Practice

Thursday         Holy Communion with Alison

                       

 

Next Sunday, 22nd March Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday

8am     Holy Communion at St Paul’s Winlaton

10am   Celebration of the Word of God with Young Church

 

 

Coming up:

 

24     7 – 9pm Tranquillity

26     10am Celebration of the Word of God with Anne Saddington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH OF RYTON: WEEKLY NOTES

15th MARCH 2020

THIRD SUNDAY of LENT

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH CHURCH,

 

Founded 1220.  Patron Saint: Hilda, Abbess of Whitby

www.holycrossryton.org.uk

Rector: Revd Alison Stewart Smith

rev.alisonstewartsmith@gmail.com

Landline: 0191 4529381

Parish mobile: 07388 143398

Alison’s day off is Friday

Please see back page of the Church Mag or Who’s Who page for details.

10am Parish Communion with Alison

 

Opening Sentence:  God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

Romans 5.8

The Collect for this week:

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

 

First Reading: Paul’s letter to the Romans 5. 1 – 11                NT page 151

 

Gospel Acclamation   Water of life, cleanse and refresh us;

                                                      Raise us to life in Christ Jesus. x2

 

Gospel Reading:  Saint John’s Gospel 4. 5 - 42                       NT page    91

 

Sidespeople             Sean Sullivan, Anne Ryder

Welcomer               Pam Quigley

Organist                 Gordon Swift

Readers                  Maureen Dunn, Sylvia Barker

Intercessions          Sue McGinn

Communion            Glynis Thompson, Maureen Dunn

 

A Prayer after Communion, which you may say privately:

Merciful Lord, grant your people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God, though Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Today’s other services:

8am Holy Communion Saint Paul’s joining us

Collect and Readings for Third Sunday in Lent

12noon Holy Baptisms Hollie Anna Walker

 

First communion hymn  Sing Praise 259

 

As the deer pants for the water,

so my soul longs after you.

You alone are my heart’s desire

and I long to worship you.

You alone are my strength, my shield,

to you alone may my spirit yield.

You alone are my heart’s desire

and I long to worship you.

 

I want you more than gold or silver,

only you can satisfy.

You alone are the real joy-giver

and the apple of my eye.

 

You’re my Friend and you’re my Brother,

even though you are a king.,

I love you more than any other

so much more than anything.

Martin J Nystrom (b. 1956)

 

 

Second Communion  Sing Praise 45

 

Here is love, vast as the ocean,

loving kindness as the flood,

when the Prince of life, our ransom,

shed for us his precious blood.

Who his love will not remember?

Who can cease to sing his praise?

He can never be forgotten

throughout heaven’s eternal days.

 

On the mount of crucifixion

fountains opened deep and wide;

through the floodgates of God’s mercy

flowed a vast and gracious tide.

Grace and love, like mighty rivers,

poured incessant from above,

and heaven’s peace and perfect justice

kissed a guilty world in love.

William Rees (1802 – 1883)

translated by William Edwards (1848 – 1929)

This week: Lent groups continue.

Tuesday           7 – 9pm Tranquillity in Church: wrap up well against cold

Wednesday      6pm Bellringing Practice

Thursday         Holy Communion with Alison

                       

 

Next Sunday, 22nd March Fourth Sunday of Lent, Mothering Sunday

8am     Holy Communion at St Paul’s Winlaton

10am   Celebration of the Word of God with Young Church

 

 

Coming up:

 

24     7 – 9pm Tranquillity

26     10am Celebration of the Word of God with Anne Saddington