Start: A511/ Geary Lane
Finish: St Wystan’s Church
A511/Geary Lane – Ashby Road – Keepers cottage – Lane to Bretby Hall – Cedar Court Care Home – track to Mount Road – Memorial on Village Green.
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us,
and clothe us with power from on high. Alleluia.
Blessed are you, creator God,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your Spirit moved over the face of the waters
bringing light and life to your creation,
pour out your Spirit on us at this time
that we may walk as children of light
and by your grace reveal your presence.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.
Prayer for the departed
Go forth on your journey, beloved of God,
from this world to the world which is to come.
Go with the encompassing of God the loving Father who
Go with the companionship of Christ the Saviour who
Go with the protection of the Holy Spirit who brought you
to life and who sustains you through death.
Go with the company of the Sacred Three,
enfolded in their love.
Go now from your struggles to the eternal rest.
Enter the joys of Heaven.
Taking courage (dealing with loss)
No word can change what I’m going through.
There are no words to make a difference; no answers or solutions to make things easier for me.
Help me not to resent those who want to say they care.
Help me to know that even when I’m lonely I’m not alone.
Give me companions for this journey,
supporting me, cheering me, praying for me, for whatever I need,
For as long as it takes…
And maybe I can learn to lean on that love.
Romans 8: 35-end
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written,
‘For your sake we are being killed all day long;
we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.’
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord
In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised up above the hills.
Peoples shall stream to it, and many nations shall come and say: ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.’
For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He shall judge between many peoples, and shall arbitrate between strong nations far away; they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore; but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
For all the peoples walk, each in the name of its god, but we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.
your ascended Son has sent us into the world
to preach the good news of your kingdom:
inspire us with your Spirit
and fill our hearts with the fire of your love,
that all who hear your Word
may be drawn to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. The Prayer for Thy Kingdom Come
Being made one by the power of the Spirit,
let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us
Our Father, who art in heaven …
May the Spirit kindle in us the fire of God’s love.
Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.