'Be Still' Live Stream Service Sheet

Welcome to 'Be Still' Worship Together with the Thameshead Benefice.

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Sunday 22nd March 2020 Mothering Sunday

Leader:        Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father

                   and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

All:             And also with you

Leader:        This is the day that the Lord has made.

All:             Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Leader:        A welcome to our service and an update on where we are and how we are supporting our communities during the COVID19 pandemic.             

 

Response:

Leader:        The world belongs to God,

All:             The earth and all its people.

Leader:        How good it is, how wonderful,

All:             To live together in unity.

Leader:        Love and faith come together,

All:             Justice and peace join hands.

Leader:        If Christ’s disciples keep silent

All:             These stones would shout aloud.

Leader:        Open our lips, O God,

All:             And our mouths shall proclaim your praise.

 

In a moment of silence let us reflect on those things that are making us anxious at this time, our worries for ourselves and others, the fear of the unknown or for tomorrow.

Let us place these things at the foot of the cross and seek God’s peace in them as we leave them with God.

 

Leader:        Move among us, O God; give us life:

All:             Let your people rejoice in you.

Leader:        Make our hearts clean within us:

All:             Renew us in mind and in Spirit.

Leader:        Give us again the joy of your help:

All:             With your Spirit of freedom sustain us.

 

Pause

 

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:

 

Philippians 4:4-9                   © The Voice

Most of all, friends, always rejoice in the Lord! I never tire of saying it: Rejoice! Keep your gentle nature so that all people will know what it looks like to walk in His footsteps. The Lord is ever present with us. Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come. And know that the peace of God (a peace that is beyond any and all of our human understanding) will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One.

Finally, brothers and sisters, fill your minds with beauty and truth. Meditate on whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is good, whatever is virtuous and praiseworthy. Keep to the script: whatever you learned and received and heard and saw in me—do it—and the God of peace will walk with you.

 

Mark 4:35-41     © The Voice

35 The same evening, Jesus suggested they cross over to the other side of the lake. 36 With Jesus already in the boat, they left the crowd behind and set sail along with a few other boats that followed. 37 As they sailed, a storm formed. The winds whipped up huge waves that broke over the bow, filling the boat with so much water that even the experienced sailors among them were sure they were going to sink.

38 Jesus was back in the stern of the boat, sound asleep on a cushion, when the disciples shook Him awake.

Disciples (shouting over the storm): Jesus, Master, don’t You care that we’re going to die?

39 He got up, shouted words into the wind, and commanded the waves.

Jesus: That’s enough! Be still!

And immediately the wind died down to nothing, the waves stopped.

Jesus: 40 How can you be so afraid? After all you’ve seen, where is your faith?

41 The disciples were still afraid, slowly coming to grips with what they had seen.

Disciples (to one another): Who is this Jesus? How can it be that He has power over even the wind and the waves?

 

Reflection from the Rectory

Time to Pray

Ending

Leader:        With the whole church

All:             We affirm that we are made in God’s image,

                   Befriended by Christ, empowered by the Spirit.

Leader:        With people everywhere

All:             We affirm God’s goodness at the heart of humanity,

                   Planted more deeply than all that is wrong.

Leader:        Go in peace to love and serve;

All:             We will seek peace and pursue it.

 

Blessing:    May Christ’s holy, healing, enabling Spirit be with you

                   And guide you on your way at every change and turn;

                   And the blessing of God Almighty,

                   Father, Son and Holy Spirit

                   Be with you and remain with you, now and always.

                   Amen.

 

 

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