9th August 2020

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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 9th August 2020                                                        Trinity 9

 

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 16th there will be a service of Morning Prayer at St Michael and All Angels Poole Keynes 11:00am. 


Please remember, if you are entering a church buildng 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 9th after Trinity)

 

All:             Gracious Father,

                   Revive your church in our day,

                   And make her holy, strong and faithful,

                   For your glory’s sake

                   In 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 9: 1-6                                 ©The Source

Now let me speak the truth as plainly as I know it in the Anointed One. I am not lying when I say that my conscience and the Holy Spirit are witnesses to my state of constant grief. It may sound extreme; but I wish that I were lost, cursed, and totally separated from the Anointed—if that would change the eternal destination of my brothers and sisters, my flesh and countrymenThey are, after all, Israelites who have been adopted into God’s family; the glory, the covenants, the gift of the law, the temple service, and God’s promises are their rightful heritage. The patriarchs are theirs, too; and from their bloodline comes the Anointed One, the Liberating King, who reigns supreme over all things, God blessed forever. Amen.

Clearly it is not that God’s word has failed. The truth is that not everyone descended from Israel is truly Israel.

 

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 9: 24-26 + 30-33                        © The Source

24 These vessels of mercy include all of us. God has invited Jews and non-Jews, insiders and outsiders; it makes no difference. 25 The prophet Hosea says:

I will give a new name to those who are not My people; I’ll call them “My people,”
    and to the one who has not been loved, I’ll rename her “beloved.”
26 And it shall turn out that in the very place where it was said to them, “You are not My people,”
    they will be called “children of the living God.”

 

30 So what does all of this mean? Did the non-Jews stumble into a right standing with God without chasing after it? Yes, they found it through faith. 31 And has Israel, who pursued the law to secure a right standing with God, failed to keep the law? Yes again. 32 And why is that? Because Israel did not follow the path of faith. They thought that whatever they needed to be right with God could be accomplished by doing the works of the law; they tripped over the stumbling stone. 33 As the Scriptures say,

Look what I am going to do in Zion.
I’ll put in place a stone that makes them stumble, a rock that trips them up,
    and those who trust in it will not be disgraced

 

 

Reflection from the Rectory   (  )

 

 

Now let us pray together

 

Time to Pray         (prayers led by Tony and Pat Ferris)

 

 

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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