2nd August 2020

The Word Sunday written on a slate heart

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Trinity 8

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

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

Please note that from 8th August the wearing of face coverings in a place of worship is mandatory.
This includes both public worship AND private prayer.

There is an E-mails issue with client manager so no website email is redirecting (@thamesheadchurches.org.uk)

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

Home Group Weds 8pm Series on Psalms – please contact Matt Aspray for more information on access.

Zoom Home Group-Thurs 7:30pm – New series on St Pauls Letter to the Romans

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 

Cirencester Food Bank needs extra food donations during the school holidays.

To find out how to donate please go to our Foodbank page



Give thanks to the Lord our God and King

His love endures forever

For He is good above all things

His love endures forever

Sing praise, sing praise


With a mighty hand and outstretched arm

His love endures forever

For the life that’s been reborn

His love endures forever

Sing praise, sing praise


Pre chorus

Sing praise, sing praise


Forever God is faithful, forever God is strong

Forever God is with us, forever, forever.


From the rising to the setting sun

His love endures forever

And by the grace of God we will carry on

His love endures forever


Pre chorus

Sing praise, sing praise





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.




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)

Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; 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.



 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.




O God you search me and you know me

All my thoughts lie open to your gaze

When I walk or lie down you are before me

Ever the maker and keeper of my days


You know my resting and my rising

You discern my purpose from afar

And with love everlasting you besiege me

In every moment of life and death you are


Before a word is on my tongue, Lord

You know it’s meaning all way through

You are with me beyond my understanding

God of my present, past and future too


Although your Spirit is upon me

Still I search for shelter from your light

There is nowhere on earth I can escape you

Even the darkness is radiant in your light


For you created me and shaped me

Gave me life within my mother’s womb

For the wonder of who I am I praise you

Safe in your hands, all creation is made new



Reading:  Romans 8: 9-17 NIV


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 8:22-37 NIV



Reflection from the Vicarage    


Now let us pray together, our prayers have been written by Tom Barrow.



Final Hymn


To God be the glory great things He has done

So loved He the world that He gave us His Son

Who yielded His life an a-tonement for sin

And opened the life gates that all may go in


Praise the Lord, praise the Lord

Let the earth hear His voice

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord

Let the people rejoice

O come to the Father through Jesus the Son

And give Him the glory great things He has done


O perfect redemption the purchase of blood

To every believer the promise of God

The vilest offender who truly be-lieves

That moment from Jesus a pardon re-ceives




Great things He has taught us Great things He has done

And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son

But purer and higher and greater will be                                                          

Our wonder, our rapture, when Jesus we see.






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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