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Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.
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Almighty and everlasting God,
who in your tender love towards the human race
sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
to take upon him our flesh
and to suffer death upon the cross:
grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility,
and also be made partakers of his resurrection;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Palm Sunday Cross by Adara

Thank you Adara for your Palm Sunday cross! We were so pleased with it we wanted to share it with everyone. We also look forward to seeing you and your family, along with everyone else, at COGS and 3rd Space when we can.
Every prayer and blessing for Holy Week.
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Palm Sunday Cross by Adara

Thank you Adara for your Palm Sunday cross! We were so pleased with it we wanted to share it with everyone. We also look forward to seeing you and your family, along with everyone else, at COGS and 3rd Space when we can.
Every prayer and blessing for Holy Week.

 

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Well done Adara, really lovely.

St Barnabas Church, Emmer Green St Barnabas Church, Emmer Green was live.
St Barnabas Church,  Emmer Green

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Thank you everyone for your encouraging messages. Every blessing for this Holy Week. Derek

Thank you Derek, a calm voice to reassure us as usual. Rachel & Peach

Thank you Derek, good to be with you all.

Great to be with you and the Global Church

David and Wendy are with you all

Peace be with you all đŸ™đŸ»

Derek thank you. Jim & I felt so connected to you & our faith as we listened, an oasis of calm reassurance. As soon as you finished Jim exclaimed “well done Derek, excellent!”

Tough times for us all so comforting words help us on this new and unknown journey. Go well.

Thank you Derek.An oasis of calm!

Thank you Derek Chandler đŸ™đŸ»

I really enjoyed your service đŸ™đŸœ

Thank you Derek

Thank you Derek. Peace be with you đŸ™đŸ»

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Livestreamed Holy Week and Easter services from the Diocese of OxfordHoly Week and Easter this year will be like no other we have experienced. The full list of services and times for Holy Week and Easter is as follows. Why not print out this poster as a reminder on your kitchen noticeboard? Full colour and low ink PDF versions of this graphic are on the website, see link below. We are offering live streamed worship for the Diocese on Sundays and Holy Days in the coming months to complement what is offered locally. We want this Diocesan prayer and worship to be sustainable over the long haul, collaborative, creative, accessible to all traditions, reliable and prioritising not competing with the local. https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Livestreamed Holy Week and Easter services from the Diocese of Oxford

Reflection for Palm Sunday

Easter is a special time for Christians.
It is different this year.

During this Coronavirus crisis our thoughts are with those who are ill and those who are suffering loss. This is a dreadful time.

But we can also be inspired by acts of heroism, and the sacrifices people are making to save others.
Our thoughts can also turn to our faith. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us all.

As Christians, we remember that Jesus, the Son of God, who came to live among us as a human being, died for us. Jesus died to save us from our sins.

But this was not the end – Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Day.

The week leading up to Easter is often called Holy Week.
It starts with Palm Sunday.

On Palm Sunday Jesus rode on a donkey into Jerusalem.
It must have been amazing to have been there at the time.
In the distance you would have heard the commotion. It would get closer and closer. You would hear people cheering. And Jesus would have come into sight.

The atmosphere must have been electric

If you took part in the clapping on Thursday for the NHS and others who are giving their all for us all, then you may have experienced a rush of emotion. Being part of something greater than yourself.

It was like that when Jesus came down the road. People not only shouted and cheered, but wanted to do more as they were overcome with a need to cheer.

They didn’t bang pots and pans – that’s not what they did in their culture. As a sign of respect, some people took off their coats and laid them on the floor in front of Jesus. Others pulled off branches from palm trees and waved them as they shouted and cheered for Jesus.

As he passed people were convinced that something special was going to happen.
And something special did happen.

Let us pray that we can experience the joy of Jesus in these difficult times.

Mark Burton
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3 days ago

Reflection for Palm Sunday

Easter is a special time for Christians.
It is different this year.

During this Coronavirus crisis our thoughts are with those who are ill and those who are suffering loss. This is a dreadful time.

But we can also be inspired by acts of heroism, and the sacrifices people are making to save others.
Our thoughts can also turn to our faith. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us all.

As Christians, we remember that Jesus, the Son of God, who came to live among us as a human being, died for us. Jesus died to save us from our sins.

But this was not the end – Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Day. 

The week leading up to Easter is often called Holy Week.
It starts with Palm Sunday.

On Palm Sunday Jesus rode on a donkey into Jerusalem. 
It must have been amazing to have been there at the time.
In the distance you would have heard the commotion. It would get closer and closer. You would hear people cheering. And Jesus would have come into sight.

The atmosphere must have been electric

If you took part in the clapping on Thursday for the NHS and others who are giving their all for us all, then you may have experienced a rush of emotion. Being part of something greater than yourself.

It was like that when Jesus came down the road. People not only shouted and cheered, but wanted to do more as they were overcome with a need to cheer.

They didn’t bang pots and pans – that’s not what they did in their culture. As a sign of respect, some people took off their coats and laid them on the floor in front of Jesus. Others pulled off branches from palm trees and waved them as they shouted and cheered for Jesus.

As he passed people were convinced that something special was going to happen.
And something special did happen.

Let us pray that we can experience the joy of Jesus in these difficult times.

Mark Burton

 

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Thank you Mark, much appreciated.

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.
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4 days ago

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Latest news and resources from the Church of England and the Diocese of Oxford:

On live streaming Palm Sunday service at 10am:
https://oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/…

On Volunteering:
https://oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/…

On Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources
(Church of England website):
https://churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/…It’s almost Palm Sunday. As we can’t give out palm crosses this year, we are encouraging people to have fun creating a cross or colouring one in. Once completed, we would love you to send us a picture for a montage for Sunday’s live-streamed diocesan service. Craft ideas from our friends Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford and how to send us a photo can are here: https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/palm-sunday/
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4 days ago

Latest news and resources from the Church of England and the Diocese of Oxford:

On live streaming Palm Sunday service at 10am:
https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/

On Volunteering:
https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/volunteering/

On Mental Health  and Wellbeing Resources
(Church of England website): 
https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/new-mental-health-reflections-published-church-england

Gracious Father,
you gave up your Son
out of love for the world:
lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,
that we may know eternal peace
through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
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5 days ago

Gracious Father,
you gave up your Son
out of love for the world:
lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,
that we may know eternal peace
through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.
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6 days ago

Most merciful God,
who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ
delivered and saved the world:
grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Gracious Father,
you gave up your Son
out of love for the world:
lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,
that we may know eternal peace
through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Gracious Father,
you gave up your Son
out of love for the world:
lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,
that we may know eternal peace
through the shedding of our Saviour’s blood,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
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