Sunday 30th April

Easter 4 – Pattern

10am Joint Celebration at The Unfinished Church

Chairs will be provided but if you have a folding chair please bring it.
Cups for communion will be provided but please do bring one if you are able.

Order of Worship


Welcome and Prayer of Preparation

Led by Rev Gav

Almighty GodYou know everything we need and want and nothing is hidden from you. We are here to worship you, to pray for the needs of the world, and to listen to your Word. Fill us with your Holy Spirit and open our hearts to your love. Amen.

Here I am to Worship

Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes let me see
Beauty that made
This heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You

So here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You’re my God
And You’re altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me

King of all days
Oh so highly exalted
Glorious in heaven above
Humbly You came
To the earth You created
All for love’s sake became poor


And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
And I’ll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross

Chorus x 2

Confession and Absolution

Led by Terry Hassell

We all think things, say things, and do things that we know hurt God and hurt those we love. We also forget and fail to live the way we should, and disrespect God’s world. So let us spend a moment in quiet to recognise our own mistakes and failures before we pray the Lord’s Prayer together.

A moment of silence is kept.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yoursnow and for ever. Amen.

May the Father of all mercies cleanse us from our sins, and restore us in his image to the praise and glory of his name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Amazing Grace

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found
Was blind but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

My chains are gone I’ve been set free
My God my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

Chorus x 2

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine
Will be forever mine
You are forever mine

First Reading: Acts 2.42–47

Read by …

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Gospel Reading: John 10.1–10

Read by Liz Christopher

‘Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.’ Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

So again Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.


Led by Rev Gav

The Lord’s My Shepherd

The Lord’s my Shepherd I’ll not want
He makes me down to lie
In pastures green He leadeth me
The quiet waters by

My soul He doth restore again
And me to walk doth make
Within the paths of righteousness
E’en for His own name’s sake

Yea though I walk in death’s dark vale
Yet will I fear no ill
For Thou art with me and Thy rod
And staff me comfort still

My table Thou hast furnished
In presence of my foes
My head Thou dost with oil anoint
And my cup overflows

Goodness and mercy all my life
Shall surely follow me
And in God’s house for evermore
My dwelling place shall be


Led by Canon Anne

The Peace

Informal Communion

Led by Canon John
Distribution by members of St. Peters and/or Chapel of Ease

Vessels brought by Chapel of Ease
Flagons brought by SPC and SMC
Bread baked by Helen Tyte with three baskets

Songs sung by choir only during communion.
The Power of your love
I will offer up my life.

Saying Thank you

Led by Canon John

Father God, We thank you for Jesus, our Saviour, our King, and our best friend. Thank you for giving Him to us, and for feeding our hearts today. Amen.

Dismissal Prayer

Led by Jenny

Dear Father, as we go from this place, may we be servants for Christ and people who bring your love. May we know your peace, and serve you with all our hearts. In the name of Christ, Amen.


Led by Rev Gav

Crown Him with many Crowns

Crown Him with many crowns
The Lamb upon His throne
Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own
Awake my soul and sing
Of Him who died for thee
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity

Crown Him the Lord of life
Who triumphed o’er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save
His glories now we sing
Who died and rose on high
Who died eternal life to bring
And lives that death may die

Crown Him the Lord of love
Behold His hands and side
Rich wounds yet visible above
In beauty glorified
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight
But downward bends each burning eye
At mysteries so bright

Crown Him the Lord of peace
Whose power a sceptre sways
From pole to pole
That wars may cease
And all be prayer and praise
His reign shall know no end
And round His pierced feet
Fair flowers of paradise extend
Their fragrance ever sweet

Crown Him the Lord of years
The Potentate of time
Creator of the rolling spheres
Ineffably sublime
All hail Redeemer hail
For Thou hast died for me
Thy praise shall never never fail
Throughout eternity

Go in Peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ, Amen