Special Worship Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic

A statement from the chaplain, Revd Canon Dr Philip Bourne.


7th Sunday of Easter


Morning Prayer Service

Sermon

Bible Readings

Children's Activity Sheet

Live the Word

Link Sheet

Joanne Averill-Rocha plays: As the deer pants for the water   Give thanks with a grateful heart

Our first Sunday back in church together is being planned for June 7th, which is Trinity Sunday. More details as soon as they are available.


Ascension Day


Bible readings

A Service of Holy Communion from Lincoln Cathedral is available from 10:00 

Service from St Albans Cathedral, available from 12:00

Joanne Averill-Rocha has kindly sent a link of her playing the song 'Shine, Jesus, shine' on her flute

Latest news from the Salvation Army



6th Sunday of Easter

Morning Prayer Service

Video link

Sermon

birdCatIllusion

Children's Activity Sheet

Bible Readings

Sheet for the week ahead

Link Sheet

C of E service link

Another video from Algeth Weert


5th Sunday of Easter

Morning Prayer Servicedownload this then click the next link for the video of the service

Video link to today's St James' Church service

Sermon

Children's activity sheet

Bible Readings

Sheet for the week ahead

Daily Bible reading and reflection, provided by the Bible Society

Algeth Weert, a member of St James but currently in Germany, has been meeting with her choir, the Martfeld Projekt Chor, and has kindly shared this video clip with us. The song is entitled 'Evening Rise, Spirit come


4th Sunday of Easter

The Church of England service this week

A greeting from the chaplain & intercessions  Text of these

Sermon

Children's activity sheet

Bible Readings

Sheet for the week ahead

The church of England has produce an online booklet of prayers for use during the Coronavirus outbreak

Our organist, Jonathan Ayerst, has kindly sent us Bach's chorale prelude "Kom, Heiliger Geist" recorded some years ago in the German Church in Lisbon

Coronavirus & Faith


3rd Sunday of Easter

The Church of England service this week

Sermon

All kinds of everything, mentioned in Robert's sermon

Service at the Lusitanian Church

Children's Activity Sheet

Bible Readings  

[2nd reading quoted in the sermon Ephesians chapter 5, verses 8-14.]

The Week Ahead Sheet

Article from the Church Times


2nd Sunday of Easter

The Church of England service this week

Sermon

Bible Readings

Children's Activity Sheet

Resource Sheet for Monday-Saturday

A prayer, shared by Judith Murray, the Reader at St James' Church

God of peace.
relax the tensions of my body;
still the anxieties of my mind;
calm the storms of my heart; and
give me your peace,
to serve you as the Prince of Peace.
Amen.


Easter Day

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Sermon for Easter Day

Bible readings for Easter Day

Children's Activity Sheet

A Message from the Christian leaders in Porto

Link to a service with the Archbishop of Canterbury

Frs Philip & Robert send an Easter greeting

A picture of an Easter Garden, made by 13 year old Jude from Devon

Easter Garden



Good Friday

We are now entering the middle day of the Triduum, the three days of preparation leading up to Easter Day.
On Good Friday we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

A sermon for Good Friday
The Stations of the Cross
Praying at Home in Holy Week. Service for Good Friday (page 53 onwards) and one for Saturday in Holy Week (page 78 onwards)

Sermons available 
here

Maundy Thursday

Today begins the period known as the Triduum, or three days' observance before Easter Day.

On this Maundy Thursday, here are some resources for you:

Daily services from King's College Chapel, Cambridge

A full-length Maundy Thursday service broadcast from the USA a few years ago


Holy Week

This pdf download provides ideas for each day of Holy Week, i.e. Monday to Saturday of this week. For each day there is a Bible reading, a discussion, an activity, an action and a prayer. It's designed assuming that there might be children around too - but if you are one or more adults only, it can easily be adapted. Download here

Jonathan Ayerst, who plays the organ for at St James' Church, and works at Porto Casa da Musica, recorded this improvisation on the hymn Forty days and forty nights at a festival last summer in Espinho. YouTube link here


Sunday 5th April: Click here for service

Bible Readings for Palm Sunday

Children's Fun Sheet for Palm Sunday

Make your own Palm Cross

Sermons available here


Sunday 29th March: Archbishop of York's service

Bible Readings for Lent 5

Children's Fun Sheet for Lent 5

Live the Word for Lent 5


Sunday 22nd March: Menorca Chaplaincy service

Redemptorist link to a service: here

Service from Lambeth Palace | St David's Cathedral in Pembrokeshire

See Prayer for Sunday  also a letter from the Chaplain here | Light a candle of hope: A national call to prayer


Sunday 15th March. Last week the Menorca chaplaincy recorded a service to access online. Click here 

St James' Facebook pageclick here  If using a mobile device the Facebook app is more reliable than a browser.