Wesley Church

Hymns and readings

If you were unable to get to church last Sunday ... here are the hymns and readings. (Hymn book is Singing the Faith unless otherwise specified.)

Sunday 19 May
Church Anniversary
HYMN
263 Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest
HYMN 364 O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer's praise
Reading: Acts 22:6-16
HYMN 59 Lord, the light of your love is shining
Reading: John 1:1-5, 10-14
HYMN 175 Light of the world
Sermon
HYMN 706 Longing for light
Prayers
HYMN 407 Hear the call of the Kingdom


Sunday 12 May
Revelation drama group: Theme: the Lamb on the Throne
HYMN
15 The splendour of the King
Sketch: Melancholy flower
HYMN 356 Jesus shall take the highest honour
HYMN WS 112 Before the throne of God above
Reading: Revelation 7:9-17
Sketch: City Breaks
Sermon: What difference the resurrection and ascension should make to us!
HYMN 337 There is a higher throne
Meditation: We are the sheep
HYMN 53 How shall I sing that majesty which angels do admire

Sunday 5 May
HYMN 297 Christ is alive
All-age: The Very Hungry Caterpillar - from caterpillar to butterfly
Reading: John 21:1-19
HYMN 489 All I once held dear
Reading: Acts 9:1-6
HYMN 492 Christ be my Leader
Reading: Ephesians 4:1-4, 11-16
Sermon
HYMN 306 Now the green blade rises
Prayers
Hymn 503 Love divine, all loves excelling


Sunday 28 April

HYMN 309 See what a morning
HYMN 483 We are marching in the light of God
Reading: Psalm 133
Reading: John 1:35-41
Reading: John 20:19-31
HYMN 443 Come, let us sing of a wonderful love
HYMN 353 Jesus is Lord! Creation's voice proclaims it
HYMN 350 I cannot tell why he whom angels worship


Sunday 21 April EASTER DAY
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

HYMN 298 Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia
Prayers
HYMN 304 Jesus is risen, Alleluia
Reading: Matthew 28:1-10

Choir: Were you there when they crucified my Lord
HYMN 309 See what a morning, gloriously bright
Confirmation/membership:
Congregational prayer:
‘Generous God, Touch us again with the fire of your Spirit, and renew us by your grace, that we profess the one true faith and live in love and unity with all who follow Christ. Amen’
HYMN 305 Low in the grave he lay
Choir: Thank you Jesus

COMMUNION
Film clip: A Monarch Butterfly emerging from a chrysalis: the symbol of resurrection and new life
HYMN 313 Thine be the glory

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