Welcome to the Church of England Parish of Rushall, Walsall and the Church of St. Michael the Archangel and also our mission church of Christ the King.
The Parish Church has served our community for nearly 800 years; and the church remains here to welcome, comfort, support and encourage any who come, whatever their reason; the church is here for you today.
To join us in prayer from home go to What we do/church and hall and follow the link.
DON'T FORGET TO PUT YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD ONE HOUR!
Sunday 25th March is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week.
Services on Sunday:
8am Holy Communion
9am Holy Communion at Christ the King
10.30am Sung Eucharist at St. Michael's. This service will take a little longer than usual.
6.30pm Said Evening Prayer
Maundy Thursday and Good Friday
On Maundy Thursday our Liturgy begins at 8pm and leads into a vigil lasting until midnight when we leave just as the disciples deserted Jesus at his arrest. On Good Friday we observe the Last Hour of the Cross at 2pm and consume the sacrament at 3pm, the hour of Christ's deathLearn More
Easter Eve and Easter Day
We try to reflect the emptiness of Easter Eve by holding a simple service of Compline at 9pm. We then leave in silence to gather again at 7am to celebrate the first Eucharist of EasterLearn More
How does it feel, Lord Jesus, to know that your ministry is soon to end?
Do you wonder if all you worked for will continue?
How does it feel, Lord Jesus, to travel to Jerusalem, knowing that this will lead to death? Do you fear the pain, are you afraid?
How does it feel, Lord Jesus, to prepare your friends for your departure?
Do you trust them, really trust them, to remain strong?
How does it feel, Lord Jesus, to let go? To take the risk? To have the faith?
Did you think it would end up like this, with us here, still keeping faith in you?
USPG prayers for today:
Saturday 24 Pray for people to know that if we come to Jesus
‘rivers of living water’ shall flow out of our hearts (John 7:37).
Diocesan Prayer Diary:
Saturday 24th March Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Augustinian Canon, Mystic, 1396
Paul Courturier, Priest, Ecumenist, Peacemaker, 1958
Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, Martyr, 1980
Global: Barrackpore - North India- The Rt Revd Malakar
Today: Diocesan Training event- The spirituality of children and young people- 9.15am
Please pray for Dr Rebecca Nye as she leads a training event considering the spiritual world of children and young people, and its relevance for work in church, youth and children's clubs and schools.
Prayer for the Week: Spirit of truth and judgment, who alone can exorcise the powers that grip our world; at the point of crisis give us your discernment, that we may accurately name that which is evil, and know the way that leads to peace, through Jesus Christ. Amen (Janet Morley, All Desires Known SPCK 1992)