23rd August 2020

The word Sunday written on a slate heart

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The Youtube Live Link will begin at 10:00am:-      

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We will be enoying 'Virtual Coffee' after the service.

Please have your device microphone and camera switched on if you want to be seen and heard. Then click here to download the ZOOM software (it's free) put the kettle on and join in!

 

 

Sunday 23rd August 2020                                                      Trinity 11

 

Leader:        Grace mercy and peace be with you

All:             and also with you.

 

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

                   Let us recognise his presence with us.

                   A moment of quiet as we call upon God and seek his presence

                   As God’s people we have gathered:

All:             let us worship him together.

 

 

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.

 

 

Leader:        The peace of the Lord be always with you

All:             And also with you.

 

 

Leader:        A welcome to our Youtube service and notices

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)

Next week Aug 30th there will be a service of Morning Prayer at St Luke Frampton Mansell at 11:00am.

Please remember, if you are entering a church building it is now mandatory to wear a face covering. This applies to both public services AND private prayer.

Online services will continue

Foodbank – give food donations at local collection points or online donations. There is always additional need for families when school is on holiday. To find out how to donate please go to our Foodbank page

Zoom Home Groups-

Wed: contact Rev David Austin

Thur 7:30pm –series on St Pauls Letter to the Romans contact Rev Trevor Kemp or just join via our website link

The Prayer Labyrinth is open at St Luke Frampton Mansell, More details are on the website.

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

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

                  

A time for reflection and confession:

 

Leader:        Holy God, maker of all

All:             Have mercy on us.

 

Leader:        Jesus Christ, Servant of the poor

All:             Have mercy on us.

 

Leader:        Holy Spirit, Breath of life

All:             Have mercy on us.

 

silence

 

All:              Before God, with the people of God,

                   We confess to our brokenness:

                   To the ways we wound our lives,

                   The lives of others,

                   And the life of the world.

 

Leader:        May God forgive you, Christ renew you,

                   And the Spirit enable you to grow in love.

All:             Amen.

 

Leader:        Let us pray            (collect for 11th after Trinity)

 

All:             God of glory,

                   The end of our searching,

                   Help us to lay aside

                   all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom,

                   and to give all that we have

                   to gain the pearl beyond price,

                   through our saviour Jesus Christ,

                   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.

 

Reading :   Romans 11: 1-7                              ©The Voice

11 Now I ask you, has God rejected His people? Absolutely not! I’m living proof that God is faithful. I am an Israelite, Abraham’s my father, and Benjamin’s my tribe. God has not, and will not, abandon His covenant people; He always knew they would belong to Him. Don’t you remember the story of what happens when Elijah pleads with God to deal with Israel? The Scripture tells us his protest“Lord, they have murdered Your prophets, they have demolished Your altars, and I alone am left faithful to You; now they are seeking to kill me.” How does God answer his pleas for help? He says, “I have held back 7,000 men who are faithful to Me; none have bowed a knee to worship Baal.” The same thing is happening now. God has preserved a remnant, elected by grace. Grace is central in God’s action here, and it has nothing to do with deeds prescribed by the law. If it did, grace would not be grace.

Now what does all this mean? Israel has chased an end it has never reached. Yet those chosen by God through grace have reached it while all others were made hard as stones.

 

Leader:        Be with us Spirit of God.

All:             nothing can separate us from your love.

 

Leader:        Breathe on us, breath of God;

All:             fill us with your saving power.              

 

Leader:        Speak in us, Wisdom of God;

All:             bring strength, healing and peace.

 

 

Reading:    Romans 11: 17-24                          © The Voice

17 Imagine some branches are cut off of the cultivated olive tree and other branches of a wild olive (which represents all of you outsiders) are grafted in their place. You are nourished by the root of the cultivated olive tree. 18 It doesn’t give you license to become proud and self-righteous about the fact that you’ve been grafted in. If you do boast, remember that the branches do not sustain the root—it is the system of roots that nourishes and supports you.

19 I can almost hear some of you saying, “Branches had to be pruned to make room for me.” 20 Yes, they were. They were removed because they did not believe; and you will stay attached, be strong, and be productive only through faith. So don’t think too highly of yourselves; instead, stand in awe of God’s mercy21 Besides we know that God did not spare the natural branches, so there is no reason to think He will spare you. 22 Witness the simultaneous balance of the kindness and severity of our God. Severity is directed at the fallen branches withering without faith. Yet kindness is directed at you. So live in the kindness of God or else prepare to be cut off yourselves. 23 If those branches that have been cut from the tree do not stay in unbelief, then God will carefully graft them back onto the tree because He has the power to do that. 24 So if it is possible for you to be taken from a wild olive tree and become part of a cultivated olive tree, imagine how much easier it would be to reconnect branches that originally grew on that olive tree.

 

 

Reflection from the Rectory   

 

Now let us pray together

Time to Pray      (prayers led by Sue Hill)

Ending

Leader:        Look at your hands.

                   See the touch and the tenderness.

All:             God’s own for the world.

 

Leader:        Look at your feet.

                   See the path and direction.

All:             God’s own for the world.

 

Leader:        Look at your heart.

                   See the fire and the love.

All:             God’s own for the world.

 

Leader:        Look at the cross.

                   See God’s son our Saviour.

All:             God’s own for the world.

 

Leader:        This is God’s world

All:             And we will serve God in it.

 

Leader:        May God bless you.

                   May God keep you ever with great care

                   And lead your lives with love.

All:             May Christ’s warm welcome shine in our lives,

                   And peace in heart and home

                   Prevail through every day

                   Till greater life shall call.   

         

                   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:        Filled with the Spirit’s power,

                   Go in the light and peace of Christ.

All:             Thanks be to God.

 

 

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