30th August 2020

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Sunday 30th August 2020 at 10am                                           Trinity 12

 

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 September 6th there will be a live Morning Prayer Service at 11am at Kemble Church.

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:

 

Hymn – Dear Lord and Father of Mankind.

 

Dear Lord and Father of mankind

For-give our fool-ish ways

Re-clothe us in our rightful mind

In purer lives Thy ser-vice find

In deeper rev’rence praise

In deeper rev’rence praise

 

In simple trust like theirs who heard

Be-side the Syr-ian sea

The gracious calling of the Lord

Let us like them with-out a word

Rise up and follow Thee

Rise up and follow Thee

 

O Sabbath rest by Gali-lee

O calm of hills a-bove

Where Jesus knelt to share with Thee

The silence of e-ter-ni-ty

In-terpret-ed by love

In-terpret-ed by love

 

With that deep hush sub-duing all

Our words and works that drown

The tender whisper of Thy call

As noiseless let Thy bless-ing fall

As fell Thy man-na down

As fell Thy man-na down

 

Drop Thy still dews of quiet-ness

Till all our striv-ings cease

Take from our souls the strain and stress

And let our ordered lives confess

The beauty of Thy peace

The beauty of Thy peace

 

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 for12th  after Trinity)

 

All:             God of constant mercy,

                   Who sent your Son to save us,

                   Remind us of your goodness,

                   Increase your grace within us,

                   That our thankfulness may grow,

                   Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

                   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 12: 1-8                                        The Voice

Brothers and sisters, in light of all I have shared with you about God’s mercies, I urge you to offer your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God, a sacred offering that brings Him pleasure; this is your reasonable essential worship. Do not allow this world to mould you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind. As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing and complete. Because of the grace allotted to me, I can respectfully tell you not to think of yourselves as being more important than you are; devote your minds to sound judgement since God has assigned to each of us a measure of faith. For in the same way that one body has so many different parts, each with different functions; we, too-the many- are different parts that form one body in the Anointed One. Each one of us is joined with one another, and we become together what we could not be alone. Since our gifts vary depending on the grace poured out on each of us, it is important that we exercise the gifts we have been given. If prophecy is your gift, then speak as a prophet according to your proportion of faith. If service is your gift, then serve well. If teaching is your gift, then teach well. If you have been given a voice of encouragement, then use it often. If giving is your gift, then be generous. If leading, then be eager to get started. If sharing God’s mercy, then be cheerful in sharing it.

 

Reflection.

Song – Give thanks.

 

Give thanks with a grateful heart

Give thanks to the Holy One,

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son

Give thanks with a grateful heart

Give thanks to the Holy One

Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ His Son

And now let the weak say I am strong!

Let the poor say I am rich

Because of what the Lord has done for us

And now let the weak say I am strong!

Let the poor say I am rich

Because of what the Lord has done for us

 

Repeat

Ending with

Give thanks.

 

Romans 12:9-21                                    The Voice

 

Love others well, and don’t hide behind a mask; love authentically. Despise evil; pursue what is good as if your life depends on it. Live in true devotion to one another, loving each other as sisters and brothers. Be first to honour others by putting them first. Do not slack in your faithfulness and hard work. Let your spirit be on fire, bubbling up and boiling over, as you serve the Lord. Do not forget to rejoice, for hope is always just around the corner. Hold up through the hard times that are coming and devote yourselves to prayer. Share what you have with the saints, so they lack nothing; take every opportunity to open your life and home to others.

If people mistreat or malign you, bless them. Always speak blessings, not curses. If some have cause to celebrate, join in the celebration. And if others are weeping, join in that as well. Work toward unity and live in harmony with one another. Avoid thinking you are better than others or wiser than the rest; instead embrace common people and ordinary tasks. Do not retaliate with evil, regardless of the evil brought against you. Try to do what is good and right and honourable as agreed upon by all people. If it is within your power, make peace with all people. Again, my loved ones, do not seek revenge; instead, allow God’s wrath to make sure justice is served. Turn it over to Him. For the Scriptures say, “Revenge is mine, I will settle all scores.” But consider this bit of wisdom: “If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink; because if you treat him kindly, it will be like heaping hot coals on top of his head. Never let evil get the best of you; instead, overpower evil with good.

 

Reflection

 

Prayers written by Pam Thorogood

 

Song   - Send the Fire

 

O God of burning cleansing flame

Send the fire

Your blood-bought gift to-day we claim

Send the fire today

Look down and see this waiting host

And send the promised Holy Ghost

We need another Pente-cost

Send the fire today

Send the fire today

 

God of Elijah hear our cry

Send the fire

And make us fit to live or die

Send the fire today

To burn up ev’ry trace of sin

To bring the light and glory in

The revolution now be-gin

Send the fire today

Send the fire today

 

It’s fire we want for fire we plead

Send the fire

The fire will meet our ev’ry need

Send the fire today

For strength to always do what’s right

For pow’r to walk the world in white

Send the fire today

Send the fire today

 

To make our weak hearts strong and brave

Send the fire

To live a dying world to save

Send the fire today

Oh see us on Your altar lay

We give our lives to You to-day

So crown the off’ring now we pray             

Send the fire today

Send the fire today, Send the fire today!

 

                  

 

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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