April 11th 2021

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Sunday 11th April 2021                            Easter 2 (low Sunday)                     

HYMN:      638 Rejoice the Lord is King

1   Rejoice, the Lord is King:

Your Lord and King adore!

Rejoice, give thanks and sing,

And triumph evermore.

Lift up your heart,

Lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 

2    Jesus, the Saviour, reigns,

The God of truth and love;

When He has purged our stains,

He took his seat above;

Lift up your heart,

Lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 

3   His kingdom cannot fail,

He rules o'er earth and heav'n;

The keys of death and hell

Are to our Jesus giv'n:

Lift up your heart,

Lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 

4    Rejoice in glorious hope!

Our Lord and judge shall come

And take His servants up

To their eternal home:

Lift up your heart,

Lift up your voice!

Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

                                                       Charles Wesley ©New English Hymnal Marlborough College Chapel Choir

 

Leader:                  We come from scattered lives to meet with God.

                             Let us recognise his presence with us.

 

 

Leader:                  Jesus says, ‘I am the Way for you.’

All:                       And so we come to follow Christ.

 

Leader:                 Jesus says ‘I am the Truth for you.’

All:                       And so we come to dwell in the light.

 

Leader:                 Jesus says, ‘I am the Life for you.’

All:                       and so we come,

                             Leaving behind all else to which we cling.

 

The Peace:

Leader:                 Alleluia, Christ has been raised from the dead 1 Cor 15: 20

 

                              The peace of the Lord be always with you

All:                       And also with you.

 

 

Leader:      A welcome to our online service and notices

The new camera in All Saints, Kemble is now operational and so our services are now being filmed from there. The link (as previously) is on our website BUT will now direct you to THE SUNDAY SERVICE website https://thesundayservice.gallery.video/thamesheadcofe where you will see a full page image of our logo. When the camera goes live this will become the camera view in All Saints Church. The service sheet and zoom link for coffee will be unchanged from our website.

 

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

 

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

Reopening of churches for services – details are on the website and will be updated (the usual calendar has been removed)

Foodbank – give food donations at local collection points or online donations. To find out how to donate please go to our Foodbank page

Zoom Home Groups- Wed: contact Martin and Jill Kingston

Thur 7:30pm – Everyone Welcome. just join via our website link or speak to Rev Trev

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

Zoom Night Prayer (compline) 9:00PM Mon-Fri – via website.

Zoom Prayer Meeting Tuesday 8:30 – 9:00am  starting Tuesday 9th February 2021

 

PLEASE REMEMBER ALL ‘LIVE’ SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. It will help greatly (and avoid potential disappointment) if you contact the Church Warden(s) in advance to confirm there is room in the building.

 

 

A time for reflection and confession:

 

Leader:        In baptism we died with Christ,

                   So that as Christ was raised from the dead,

                   We might walk in newness of life.

                   Let us receive new life in him

                   As we confess our sin in penitence and faith                 

c f Romans  6:4

All:              Like Mary at the empty tomb,

                   We fail to grasp the wonder of your presence.

Leader:        Lord, have mercy;

All:             Christ, have mercy.

 

All:              Like the disciples behind locked doors,

                   We are afraid to be seen as your followers.

Leader:        Lord, have mercy;

All:             Christ, have mercy.

 

All:              Like Thomas in the upper room,

                   We are slow to believe.

Leader:        Lord, have mercy;

All:             Christ, have mercy.

 

Leader:        May the God of love and power

                   Forgive you and free you from your sins,

                   Heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,

                   And raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.

                   Amen.

 

Collect Prayer:

 

                   Risen Christ,

                   For whom no door is locked, no entrance barred;

                   Open the doors of our hearts,

                   That we may seek the good of others

                   And walk the joyful road of sacrifice and peace,

                   To the praise of God the Father.

                   Amen.

 

Reading :             Acts 4:32-35   © NRSV The Believers Share Their Possessions

 

32 Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common.

33 With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold.

35 They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.

 

 

HYMN:

 

Jesus stand among us

At the meeting of our lives;

Be our sweet agreement

At the meeting of our eyes.

 

O Jesus, we love You, so we gather here;

Join our hearts in unity and take away our fear.

 

So to You we're gathering

Out of each and every land;

Christ the love between us

At the joining of our hands.

O Jesus, we love You, so we gather here;

Join our hearts in unity and take away our fear.

 

O Jesus, we love You, so we gather here;

Join our hearts in unity and take away our fear.

                                       Graham Kendrick.        Copyright © 1977 Thankyou Music ©NewCovenant FellowshipMusic

 

Reading:    John 20:19-31       ©The Message      To Believe

 

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia, alleluia,

Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life’.

Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,

And everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.’

Alleluia.                                                                                  John 11: 25-26

 

19-20 Later on that day, the disciples had gathered together, but, fearful of the Jews, had locked all the doors in the house. Jesus entered, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.” Then he showed them his hands and side.

 

20-21 The disciples, seeing the Master with their own eyes, were awestruck. Jesus repeated his greeting: “Peace to you. Just as the Father sent me, I send you.”

 

22-23 Then he took a deep breath and breathed into them. “Receive the Holy Spirit,” he said. “If you forgive someone’s sins, they’re gone for good. If you don’t forgive sins, what are you going to do with them?”

 

24-25 But Thomas, sometimes called the Twin, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples told him, “We saw the Master.”

 

But he said, “Unless I see the nail holes in his hands, put my finger in the nail holes, and stick my hand in his side, I won’t believe it.”

 

26 Eight days later, his disciples were again in the room. This time Thomas was with them. Jesus came through the locked doors, stood among them, and said, “Peace to you.”

 

27 Then he focused his attention on Thomas. “Take your finger and examine my hands. Take your hand and stick it in my side. Don’t be unbelieving. Believe.”

 

28 Thomas said, “My Master! My God!”

 

29 Jesus said, “So, you believe because you’ve seen with your own eyes. Even better blessings are in store for those who believe without seeing.”

 

30-31 Jesus provided far more God-revealing signs than are written down in this book. These are written down so you will believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and in the act of believing, have real and eternal life in the way he personally revealed it.

 

Reflection from the Rectory

Let us pray….

 

 

Affirmation of faith

 

All:             We believe in God above us,

                   Maker and sustainer of all life,

                   Of sun and moon,

                   Of male and female.

 

                   We believe in God beside us,

                   Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh,

                   Born of a woman, servant of the poor,

                   Tortured and nailed to a tree.

 

                   A man of sorrows, he died forsaken.

                   He descended into the earth

                   To the place of death.

 

                   On the third day he rose from the tomb.

                   He ascended into heaven

                   To be everywhere present,

                   And his kingdom will come on earth.

 

                   We believe in God within us,

                   The Holy Spirit of Pentecostal fire,

                   Life-giving breath of the church,

                   Spirit of healing and forgiveness,

                   Source of resurrection and of eternal life.

                   Amen.

 

                  

Now let us pray together

 

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.

 

Ending:

Leader:        This is love, not that we loved God,

All:             but that he loved us and sent his son.

 

                   He is the sacrifice for our sins,

All:             that we might live through him.

 

                   If God loves us so much

All:              We ought to love one another.

 

                   If we love one another,

All:             God lives in us.

cf 1 John 4: 12

                            

Blessing:

                  

                   May Christ,

                   Who out of defeat brings new hope and a new future,

                   Fill you with his new life;

                   And the blessing of God almighty,

                   The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

                   Be with you and remain with you always, Amen.

 

 

All:    We go into the world to walk in God’s light,

          To rejoice in God’s love and to reflect God’s glory. Amen.

 

HYMN: 397: Jesus put this song into our hearts

 

Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts

Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts

It’s A Song Of Joy No One Can Take Away

Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts.

 

Jesus Taught Us How To Live In Harmony

Jesus Taught Us How To Live In Harmony

Different Faces, Different Races, He Made Us One

Jesus Taught Us How To Live In Harmony.

 

Jesus taught us how to be a family

Jesus taught us how to be a family

Loving one another with the love that he gives

Jesus taught us how to be a family

 

Jesus Turned Our Sorrow Into Dancing

Jesus Turned Our Sorrow Into Dancing

Changed Our Tears Of Sadness Into Rivers Of Joy

Jesus Turned Our Sorrow Into A Dance.

 

La la la la la la…….

 

Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts

Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts

It’s A Song Of Joy No One Can Take Away

Jesus Put This Song Into Our Hearts.

 

                                             Graham Kendrick ©Thankyou music © All Souls Orchestra

                                                                          CCLI Streaming Plus Licence 1844710

 

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