CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE, REFUGE OF SINNERS

RATHMINES,

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Fourth Sunday of Easter ---- Like sheep, we need to be guided on our journey.



Ent WHENEVER GOD SHINES HIS LIGHT

Whenever God shines His light on me

Opens up my eyes, so I can see

When I look up in the darkest night

Then I know everything's gonna be alright

In deep confusion, in great despair

When I reach out for Him, He is there

When I am lonely, as I can be

Then I know that God shines His light on me


Ch: Reach out for Him, He'll be there

With Him your troubles you can share

And if you live the life you love

You'll get the blessings from above


He heals the sick and He heals the lame

Says you can do it too in Jesus' name

And He'll lift you up, and He'll turn you around

And put your feet back on higher ground


Psalm: BECAUSE HE CARES

Whenever we sing your praise,

together our voices raise

Giving you thanks for everything that you have done

Born as a child for us, you gave up your life for us

You are our Lord, because we believe, you are the one


Ch: And if ever we may fall, we don't even have to call

Because Jesus, Lord of all, is already there

Because He cares


In all of our friends we see the love and the unity

That we receive because we believe and trust in you

Whatever the time of day, whatever we do or say

We can just try to live the way you told us to


Chorus


Whenever we sing your praise,

together our voices raise

Giving you thanks for everything that you have done

Born as a child for us, you gave up your life for us

You are our Lord, because we believe, you are the one

You are our Lord, because we believe you are the one

Offertory: COME AS YOU ARE

Come out of sadness from wherever you’ve been

Come broken-hearted, let rescue begin

Come find your mercy, oh brother, come kneel

Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal


So lay down your burdens. Lay down your pain

All who are broken lift up your face

Oh wanderer, come home, you’re not too far

So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart. Come as you are


There’s hope for the hopeless and all those who’ve strayed

Come sit at the table, come taste the grace

There’s rest for the weary, rest that endures

Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t cure


So lay down your burdens. Lay down your pain

All who are broken lift up your face

Oh wanderer, come home, you’re not too far

So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart

Come as you are, Come as you are

Fall in his arms, Come as you are


There’s joy for the morning, oh sister, be still

Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal

Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal


So lay down your burdens. Lay down your pain

All who are broken lift up your face

Oh wanderer, come home, you’re not too far

So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart. Come as you are

So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart. Come as you are


Acclamation:

God so loved the world, that He gave His only son. x 2



Communion: LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE

I’d gladly walk across the desert with no shoes upon my feet

To share with you the last bite of bread I had to eat

I would swim out to save you in your sea of broken dreams

When all your hopes are sinking, let me show you what love means


Love can build a bridge, between your heart and mine

Love can build a bridge, don’t you think it’s time

Don’t you think it’s time?


I would whisper love so loudly every heart could understand

That love, and only love, can join the tribes of man

I would give my heart’s desire so everyone might see

The first step is to realise that it all begins with you and me


Love can build a bridge, between your heart and mine

Love can build a bridge, don’t you think it’s time

Don’t you think it’s time?


When we stand together, it’s our finest hour

We can do anything (anything), anything (anything), if we’re living in the power (of love)


Love can build a bridge, between your heart and mine

Love can build a bridge, don’t you think it’s time

Don’t you think it’s time?


Love can build a bridge, between your heart and mine

Love can build a bridge, don’t you think it’s time

Don’t you think it’s time, don’t you think it’s time






REFLECTION:

Do you ever stop and wonder how much you are loved? To have someone who knows where you are, knows who you are. Who knows what you’re going through, why you’re going through it and how you feel about it. To know you better than you know yourself. To care about you personally.

We learn through the readings, that God loves us, no matter what and knows each one of us personally. He has a plan for every one of us.

We aren’t here by accident; we’re here because God put us here.

Many people go through life without ever thinking about it, but that doesn’t change the fact that He put us here for a reason. — so we could come to know Him in a personal way, and then live the way He wants us to live.

Recessional: BEAUTIFUL CITY

Come sing me sweet rejoicing, come sing me love

We're not afraid of voicing,

all the things we're dreaming of

Oh, high and low and everywhere we go


Ch: We can build a beautiful city,

yes we can, yes we can

We can build a beautiful city, and call it ours

Call it the city of man


We don't need alabaster, we don't need chrome

We've got a special plaster

Take my hand, I'll take you home

We see nations rise in each other's eyes


Come sing me sweet rejoicing, come sing me love

We're not afraid of voicing, all the things we're dreaming of

Oh, high and low and everywhere we go