Sunday Sermon – April 26th

Welcome to this week’s virtual service, available on our podcast page!

I hope that you’re becoming familiar with at least some of the technology that it seems many of us are now using day in, day out – it was great to see some of our Cranmer Group congregations on the videoconference of the East Bingham Deanery’s ‘Virtual Evening Prayer’, from Southwell Minster, on Saturday 25th. 

Once again, we’re very thankful to have some worship in our service from our Cranmer Group family – Deb Hubbard plays a hymn and a more contemporary song for us. Do worship at home – the words are below.

Our Bible reading is from St. Luke’s Gospel, chapter 24, verses 13-35 – the story of Jesus appearing to two of his disciples on the Road to Emmaus.

The Italian artist, Caravaggio, imagined the dramatic moment when the disciples realise with whom they’ve been journeying, talking and eating:

[image courtesy of The National Gallery, London]

How might you react to the presence of the risen Jesus in your life?

Our worship for today:

Open Our Eyes, Lord

Open our eyes, Lord,
We want to see Jesus –
To reach out and touch Him
And say that we love Him.
Open our ears, Lord,
And help us to listen:
O open our eyes, Lord,
We want to see Jesus

(Robert Cull © 1976 Maranatha! Music USA)

Hallelujah! Sing to Jesus 

Hallelujah! Sing to Jesus,
His the sceptre, His the throne;
Hallelujah! His the triumph,
His the victory alone.
Hark! The songs of His peaceful Zion
Thunder like a mighty flood;
Jesus out of every nation
Hath redeemed us by His blood.

Hallelujah! Not as orphans
Are we left in sorrow now;
Hallelujah! He is near us,
Faith believes, nor questions how.
Though the cloud from sight received Him
When the forty days were o’er,
Shall our hearts forget His promise,
“I am with you evermore”?

Hallelujah! Bread of heaven!
Thou on earth our food, our stay;
Hallelujah! Here the sinful
Flee to Thee from day to day.
Intercessor, friend of sinners,
Earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
Where the songs of all the sinless
Sweep across the crystal sea.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Glory be to God on high;
To the Father, and the Saviour,
Who has gained the victory;
Glory to the Holy Spirit,
Fount of love and sanctity.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
To the triune majesty.

(W.C. Dix (1837-98), altd.)

As usual, if you’d prefer to read rather than listen to the podcast, the sermon transcript, reading and prayers can be downloaded here:

And do please contact me (details below) if there is any way in which I or our church families can help you at this tough time.

Best wishes, stay safe, and God bless,

Rev. Tim Chambers
Vicar, the Cranmer Group
Mobile: 07946 526569

2 Replies to “Sunday Sermon – April 26th”

  1. I am really enjoying and appreciating the Sunday services. Having music and contributions from members of our churches is really bringing them alive.
    Thanks to Tim and all who contributed to the website.
    Annie xx

    1. Thank you, Annie – it’s great to know that everyone’s efforts are appreciated!
      God bless,

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