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St Saviour’s Church
18 March 2018 - Lent 5 ‘Passion Sunday’

"Unless a grain of wheat falls into the This week:

earth and dies, it remains but
a single grain. But if it dies, it bears Mon 19:
much fruit.” It is difficult to 6pm Mass (St G)
comprehend the will of God, difficult to St Joseph
grasp just what He has done. Difficult 6:45pm Stations of
too to get to grips with the reasons and the Cross
purpose of Jesus’ death. But we know Tues 20:
this: (and we are called to accept it - 10am Mass (St S)
and to embrace it) that his dying was 6:45pm Stations of
done for us, so that we might live! the Cross
Wed 21:
10am Mass (St G)
Parish Notes: Thur 22:
Lent Stations of the Cross - We pray the Stations of the Cross each week preceded by a talk: 5:45pm Mass (St S)
St Saviour’s - Tuesdays at 6:45pm; St German’s - Mondays at 6:45pm. St John of God
Lenten Supper & Quiz - this evening, Sunday 18 March at 5pm. Please join us for this time Fri 23:
of support and fellowship. Tickets now available. 6:00pm Mass (St S)
PCC Meeting - the next meeting of the Parochial Church Council will be after mass today 18 Sat 24:
March to approve the audited accounts. 11am Mass (St S.)
Prize Draw - Please support our parish draw which will be drawn on 15 April after mass. 
Sun 25: Sunday
Proceeds go to support the work and mission of our parish.  Tickets still available. 
(Palm Sunday)
Annual Vestry Meeting (AGM) at Easter - Tuesday 17 April at 7:30pm.
Lent Charity - This year we will support the Lasallian Developing World Project which looks St Saviour’s:
to build schools and education provision in the developed world. See poster in the hall and 9:30 Sung Mass;
please take a collection box home. St German’s:
Holy Week Services - Details on the poster at the back and online. 11:00 am Sung Mass
Flowers for Easter - Last orders today for those wishing to order thanksgiving flower
arrangements for Easter should speak to Gwyneth. Prices are £20 & £35. Payment with order
please by Sunday 18th March. Those wishing to make a donation to the Keep in touch:
A Chrism Mass presided over by The Bishop of Ebbsfleet on Monday 26th March in
Bathwick, near Bath at 2.pm. A coach has been arranged and will leave St Mary’s Church at
Parish Priest:
11. 15am. Anyone interesting in attending should give their names LizMemorial/
Fr Phelim O’Hare,
Thanksgiving Lamps - Anybody wishing to sponsor either The Blessed Sacrament Lamp or
02922 411229,
The Lamp to Our Lady should speak to Suzy. The cost of a lamp is £3.
Palm Sunday - Next Sunday we will begin with a procession of the palms. It is also when
(Day off - Friday)
the clock’s spring forward.
Walsingham Pilgrimage July 2018 - we need deposits (£20) very soon. Please see Liz or
Bill for details. Churchwardens:
Recently Departed: Pamela Carr, Joan Sylvia FordRIP
Bill Eastwood
07800 946949
Suzy Alabere

Jer 31:31-34 Isa 50:4-7 PSALM RESPONSE

Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, www.saintgermanwith
Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 A pure heart create
23-24 saintsaviour.org
Heb 5:7-9 for me, O God (3vv)
Phil 2:6-11
John 12:20-33
Mark 15:1-39


GATHERING: OFFERTORY: and lifts the burden
from the heavy laden;
I bind unto myself today As the deer pants for the water for still the Saviour,
the strong name of the Trinity So my soul pants after you Saviour of the world is here.
by invocation of the same, You alone are my heart’s desire
the Three in One and One in Three. And I long to worship you I cannot tell how
all the lands shall worship,
I bind this day to me forever, You alone are when at his bidding
by power of faith, my strength, my shield every storm is stilled,
Christ’s incarnation, To you alone may my spirit yield or who can say
his baptism in the Jordan river, You alone are my heart’s desire how great the jubilation
his death on cross for my salvation, and I long to worship you when every heart
his bursting from the spiced tomb, with love and joy is filled.
his riding up the heavenly way, I want you more that gold and silver But this I know,
his coming at the day of doom, Only you can satisfy the skies will thrill with rapture,
I bind unto myself today. You alone are the real joy giver and myriad myriad
And the apple of my eye. human voices sing,
I bind unto myself today and earth to heav'n,
the virtues of the starlit heaven, Your’re my friend and and heav'n to earth, will answer,
the glorious sun’s life-giving ray, you are my brother 'at last the Saviour,
the whiteness of the moon at even, Even though you are a king Saviour of the world, is King!’
the flashing of the lightning free, I love you more that any other
the whirling wind’s So much more that anything.
tempestuous shocks,
the stable earth, the deep salt sea
around the old eternal rocks.
I bind unto myself today COMMUNION: Love divine, all loves excelling,

the power of God to hold and lead,
Joy of heaven to earth come down;

God’s eye to watch, I cannot tell why he,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling;

God’s might to stay, whom angels worship,
All thy faithful mercies crown!

God’s ear to hearken to my need, should set his love
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,

the wisdom of my God to teach, upon the sons of men,
Pure unbounded love Thou art;

God’s hand to guide, or why, as Shepherd,
Visit us with Thy salvation;

God’s shield to ward, he should seek the wanderers,
Enter every trembling heart.
the word of God to give me speech, to bring them back,
God’s heavenly host to be my guard. they know not how or when.
Come, Almighty to deliver,

But this I know,
Let us all Thy life receive;

Christ be with me, Christ within me, that he was born of Mary
Suddenly return and never,

Christ behind me, Christ before me, when Bethl'em's manger
Never more Thy temples leave.

Christ beside me, Christ to win me, was his only home,
Thee we would be always blessing,

Christ to comfort and restore me. and that he lived
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me, at Nazareth and laboured,
Pray and praise Thee without
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, and so the Saviour,

Christ in hearts of all that love me, Saviour of the world, is come.
Glory in Thy perfect love.
Christ in mouth of friend & stranger.
I cannot tell how
Finish, then, Thy new creation;

I bind unto myself the name, silently he suffered,
Pure and spotless let us be.

the strong name of the Trinity as with his peace
Let us see Thy great salvation

by invocation of the same, he graced this place of tears,
Perfectly restored in Thee;

the Three in One and One in Three, or how his heart upon
Changed from glory into glory,

of whom all nature has creation, the cross was broken,
Till in heaven we take our place,

eternal Father, Spirit, Word. the crown of pain
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,

Praise to the Lord of my salvation; to three and thirty years.
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.
salvation is of Christ the Lord! But this I know,
he heals the broken-hearted
and stays our sin
and calms our lurking fear

Most merciful God, who by the A pure heart create for me, O A reading from the Holy Gospel
death and resurrection of your God. according to St John.
Son Jesus Christ delivered and Have mercy on me, God,
saved the world: grant that by in your kindness. Now among those who went up
faith in him who suffered on the In your compassion to worship at the festival were
cross we may triumph in the blot out my offence. some Greeks. They came to
power of his victory; through O wash me more and more Philip, who was from Bethsaida
Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, from my guilt in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir,
who is alive and reigns with you, and cleanse me from my sin. we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, and told Andrew; then Andrew
one God, now and for ever. A pure heart and Philip went and told Jesus.
create for me, O God, Jesus answered them, ‘The hour
put a steadfast spirit within me. has come for the Son of Man to
FIRST READING Do not cast me away be glorified. Very truly, I tell you,
from your presence, unless a grain of wheat falls into
The First reading is from the
nor deprive me the earth and dies, it remains just
book of Jeremiah.
of your holy spirit. a single grain; but if it dies, it
bears much fruit. Those who love
See, the days are coming – it is
Give me again their life lose it, and those who
the Lord who speaks – when I
the joy of your help; hate their life in this world will
will make a new covenant with
with a spirit of fervour keep it for eternal life. Whoever
the House of Israel (and the
sustain me, serves me must follow me, and
House of Judah), but not a
that I may teach where I am, there will my
covenant like the one I made
transgressors your ways servant be also. Whoever serves
with their ancestors on the day I
and sinners may return to you. me, the Father will honour.
took them by the hand to bring
Psalm 51 Now my soul is troubled. And
them out of the land of Egypt.
what should I say - “Father, save
They broke that covenant of
me from this hour”? No, it is for
mine, so I had to show them who
this reason that I have come to
was master. It is the Lord who SECOND READING this hour. Father, glorify your
speaks. No, this is the covenant I
The Second Reading is from the name.’ Then a voice came from
will make with the House of
letter to the Hebrews. heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and I
Israel when those days arrive – it
will glorify it again.’ The crowd
is the Lord who speaks. Deep
During his life on earth, Christ standing there heard it and said
within them I will plant my Law,
offered up prayer and entreaty, that it was thunder. Others said,
writing it on their hearts. Then I
aloud and in silent tears, to the ‘An angel has spoken to him.’
will be their God and they shall
one who had the power to save Jesus answered, ‘This voice has
be my people. There will be no
him out of death, and he come for your sake, not for mine.
further need for neighbour to try
submitted so humbly that his Now is the judgement of this
to teach neighbour, or brother to
prayer was heard. Although he world; now the ruler of this
say to brother, ‘Learn to know the
was Son, he learnt to obey world will be driven out. And I,
Lord!’ No, they will all know me,
through suffering; but having when I am lifted up from the
the least no less than the
been made perfect, he became earth, will draw all people to
greatest – it is the Lord who
for all who obey him the source myself.’ He said this to indicate
speaks – since I will forgive their
of eternal salvation. the kind of death he was to die.
iniquity and never call their sin
to mind.
This is the word of the Lord. This is the Gospel of the Lord.
This is the word of the Lord. Hebrews 5

Jeremiah 31