17th May 2020

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Sunday 17th  May 2020                            6th Sunday of EASTER

Leader:        Alleluia, Christ is risen.

All:             He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

 

Leader:        Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!

All:             By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope

Leader:        Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

All:             Through him you have come to trust in God,

Leader:        Who raised him from the dead and gave him glory,

All:             so that your faith and hope are set on God.

                                                                                                (1 Pet 1: 3, 21)

Leader:        (prayer)

                   Lord Jesus Christ,

                   Risen from death to life in the Father’s love,

                   Raise us to share in the new life, that we

                   May know your presence among us now,

                   And serve you in the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

                   The peace of the Lord be always with you

All:             And also with you.

 

Leader:        A welcome to our Youtube service and notices

                   Join us for coffee on Zoom immediately after this service (click second link on this service sheet at the top of page.)

Zoom Children’s Church 9:30am via private link please speak to Trevor Kemp for how to join or see our website.

Celebration of Creation – see poster and website

                   Zoom coffee mornings weekdays 10:30 (link on Virtual Church Hall tab)

                   Zoom Night Prayer (compline) 9:00PM Mon-Sat – via website – see Coronavirus Resources Tab

                   Zoom Homegroup – Thursday 7:30pm The Bible Course

                   Please continue to support Cirencester Foodbank

                   Diocese of Gloucester – Feeding the 5000 (contact Rector or Karen if you want to volunteer or would like to order)

                  

 

Collect for the sixth Sunday of Easter

All:             God our redeemer,

                   You have delivered us from the power of darkness

                   And brought us into the kingdom of your Son:

                   Grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life,

                   So by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy;

                   Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

                   Who is alive and reigns with you,

                   In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

                   One God, now and forever.

                   Amen.

 

Leader:        Glory be to you,

All:             God, our strength and our redeemer.

Leader:        Almighty God,

                   Through the rising of your Son from the grave,

                   You broke the power of the grave,

                   You broke the power of death

                   And condemned death itself to die.

 

                   As we celebrate this great triumph

                   May we also make it the model for our living.

 

All:             Help us to identify in our lives

                   All that should rightly die -

                   Redundant relationships,

                   Tired habits,

                   Fruitless longings.

 

                   Resurrect in our lives

                   Faith, hope and love

                   As surely you raised Jesus Christ from the grave.

                   Amen.

 

We say the Lord’s Prayer together

                   Our Father in heaven,

                   Hallowed be your name,

                   Your kingdom come,

                   Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,

                   Give us today our daily bread,

                   Forgive us our sins,

                   As we forgive those who sin against us,

                   Save us in the time of trial

                   And deliver us from evil,

                   For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,

                   Now and forever. Amen.

 

Our Readings:    Hebrews 12: 1-12                                             © NRSV

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.

Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as children—

‘My child, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,or lose heart when you are punished by him;for the Lord disciplines those whom he loves,and chastises every child whom he accepts.’

Endure trials for the sake of discipline. God is treating you as children; for what child is there whom a parent does not discipline? If you do not have that discipline in which all children share, then you are illegitimate and not his children. Moreover, we had human parents to discipline us, and we respected them. Should we not be even more willing to be subject to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share his holiness. 11 Now, discipline always seems painful rather than pleasant at the time, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,

Reflection from the Vicarage    (A word from Rev David Austin)

 

Time to Pray         (prayers from Liz Collins)

 

Ending

Leader:        Today and tomorrow,

All:             Today and tomorrow,

 

Leader:        Lo, I am with you always,

All:             When we try to do your will,

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             When we go

                   Where we do not know,

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             When we meet

                   One we do not recognise,

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             where faith ends and doubt begins,

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             and should we forget you….

 

Leader:        I am with you always,

All:             Today and tomorrow,

                   Today and tomorrow,

                   You are with us always

                   To the end of the world.

                   Amen.

 

Blessing:    May Christ, who makes saints of sinners,

                   Who has transformed those we remember today,

                   Raise and strengthen you that you may transform the world;

                   And the blessing of God Almighty,

                   The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

                   Be among you and remain with you always,

All:             Amen.

 

Leader:        Go in peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

All:             Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

 

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