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Some thoughts on home worship for PALM SUNDAY and MAUNDY THURSDAY

Jesus – the King of Kings – rode into Jerusalem – on a donkey!
If you still have it, get out your Palm Cross from last year. Keep it in a prominent position to
remind you that this is HOLY WEEK,

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ

Collect for Palm Sunday
Lord Jesus Christ, you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant and in obedience
died on the cross for our salvation:
Give us the mind to follow you and to proclaim you as Lord and King, to the glory of God
the Father.

And for Maundy Thursday
Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you that in the wonderful sacrament of Holy Communion you
have give us the memorial of your passion: grant us to reverence the sacred mysteries
of your body and blood that we may know within ourselves the fruit of your redemption for
you are alive and reign now and forever.

Read the Epistle for
Palm Sunday

Phillippians 2:5-11
and the Gospel
Matthew 21: 1-11

And the Epistle for
Maundy Thursday

1 Corinthians 11:23-26
and the Gospel
John 13:1-17

Offer some short prayers
We stand with Christ in his suffering
and pray for:
For forgiveness for the many times we have denied Jesus, especially now as many of us
are isolated in our homes, tempers get frayed, we say things out of turn!
For Christian people throughout the world, and especially for the Church in our own
Diocese of Lichfield and our own group of parishes.
For our children denied their education throughout this time of crisis.

For our own concerns, our own families and friends that we may stay in touch.
Say the Lord's Prayer
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 yours now and for ever.
And now we give you thanks because for our sins Jesus was lifted high upon the cross
that he might draw the whole world to himself; and by his suffering and death, became the
source of eternal salvation for all who put their trust in him.
May your Spirit give us all a sense of calmness and peace, and the Blessing of the Lord
Jesus Christ we with you always.

Geoff Smith

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