Cambridge Road Methodist

Worship whilst the church building is closed

Online worship details from across the Birmingham circuit can be found here.

Each week we will also upload the lectionary readings along with hymn suggestions (with YouTube links) and prayers. 

Sunday 16th May 2021

Lectionary Readings

Acts 1.15-17,21-26

Psalm 1

1 John 5.9-13

John 17.6-19


Almighty God,
as we prepare to worship today,

we ask that you will stretch our imaginations
to sense the majesty and mystery of your ascension.
Help us perceive how Jesus' presence in heaven
can give us confidence in our praying
and hope for the future.
Through Jesus, our Lord.


Calvin Institute for Christian Worship

God, in your grace, transform the world.

By the power and guidance of your Holy Spirit, O God,

may our prayers never be empty words

but an urgent response to your living Word –

in non-violent direct action for positive change,

in bold, clear, specific acts of solidarity,

liberation, healing and compassion,

readily sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Open our hearts to love

and to see that all people are made in your image,

to care for creation and affirm life in all its wondrous diversity.

Transform us in the offering of ourselves

so that we may be your partners in transformation

to strive for the full, visible unity

of the one Church of Jesus Christ,

to become neighbours to all,

as we await with eager longing

the full revelation of your rule

in the coming of a new heaven and a new earth.

God, in your grace, transform the world.

In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Church of Scotland Starters for Sunday


(Numbers for Singing the Faith)

362 Meekness and Majesty 

518 Father hear the prayer we offer

347 Crown him with many crowns

80 My God I am thine

Jazz Church are also streaming occasional services on their Facebook page. Check their page for updates and links here.