Services at St Luke's
The church is now closed for public worship but you can view this week's video of our vicar Caroline delivering this week's service
Palm Sunday service with Caroline. Click on the link to view the service
You can also use the following liturgy at home to celebrate Holy Communion.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
wish to find a space for prayer in front of a cross, a candle, or a special
place. You might choose to make your Spiritual Communion at a particular time
of day, or join Caroline at 10am each Sunday as she celebrates Holy
Communion in her home.
Reflect on the day and the week and on your
relationships. - What good things have come from God today/this week? - Where
have I fallen short? - What might I do tomorrow?
You may wish to say or pray : Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Jesus said, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes
to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’
Pray for the needs of the world, for your local
community, and for those close to you. End with the Lord’s Prayer.
· Give thanks for the saving death and resurrection of Jesus and ask him to be with you now.
Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.
Prayer of St Richard of Chichester )
· You might then add one or more of the following prayers:
Christ, you said to your disciples, ‘I
am with you always’. Be with me today,
as I offer myself to you. Hear my
prayers for others and for myself, and keep me in your care. Amen.
O God, help me to trust you, help me to know that
you are with me, help me to believe that nothing can separate me from your love
revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord, in these days of mercy, make us quiet and prayerful; in these days of
challenge, make us stronger in you; in
these days of emptiness, take possession
of us; in these days of waiting, open
our hearts to the mystery of your cross. Amen
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your
unworthy servants give you most humble and hearty thanks for all your goodness
and loving kindness. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the
blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the
redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and
for the hope of glory. And give us, we pray, such a sense of all your mercies
that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we show forth your
praise, not only with our lips but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your
service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all
honour and glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
· Conclude with the following blessing:
May the Lord bless us and keep us. May the Lord make his face
to shine upon us, and be gracious to us. May the Lord lift up his countenance
upon us and our loved ones, and give us
His peace. AMEN
There are a large number of Christian resources available for you to view on line, via TV or the radio.
- You can find details of daily prayer services on line here
- The Archbishop of Canterbury will lead a national broadcast on Sunday 22nd March across BBC radio at 8am.
- Join BBC Radio 4's Sunday service at 8.10 on Sunday's or click here to watch the live broadcast
- Listen to the daily service on at 9.45 on Radio 4 LW or DAB
Services will be streamed from the following churches each week and further information can be found on AChurchNearYou.com
- All Hallows by the Tower
- Buckingham Parish Church
- St Nicholas Church, Canvey Island
- St James' Church, Clitheroe
- St Mary's Kenton