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Pewsheet 24th March

     Fifth Sunday in Lent – Palm Sunday

    8.00 am. Holy Communion; 11.00 am Matins.

    Hymns at Matins: 128 (omit vv. 7 and 8), 129, 120, 127. Psalm 61.

    Vicar: Hosanna to the Son of David, the King of Israel; Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!

    All: Hosanna to the Son of David, the King of Israel. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!

    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.

    Reading:  Luke 19: 28-40

    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, now and for ever. Amen.

    Hymn 128 omit vv. 7 and 8

    Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God (sit or kneel):

    O God our Father, we have sinned against thee in thought, word, and deed; we have not loved thee with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. Have mercy upon us, we beseech thee; cleanse us from our sins, and help us to overcome our faults; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Morning Prayer continues with the Absolution on page 3.

    This week:

    Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th March: 12.00 noon. Holy Week Meditation

    Maundy Thursday, 28th March: 7.00 pm. Holy Communion of ‘The Last Supper’

    Good Friday, 29th March: 10.30 am. ‘Churches Together’ Act of Witness in Great Malvern Priory churchyard.  12.00 noon.  Good Friday service at Little Malvern Priory.

    Easter Day, 31st March: 11.00 am. Family Communion (Common Worship)

    (NB: The Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion, which is normally at 11.00 on the fifth Sunday of the month, will this time be transferred to Sunday 7th April)

    The Annual Parochial Church Meeting this year will take place in church on Monday 13th May at 6.00 pm. Please note the date in your diaries!

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