February 14th 2021

Snowdrops

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Sunday 14th February 2021                                         1 before Lent

Stream Code: https://youtu.be/9y-hXS_IXnI

Leader:                  Grace mercy and peace be with you

All:                       and also with you.

 

Leader:                  We meet in the presence of God

All:                       Who knows our needs,

                             Who hears our cries,

                             Who feels our pain,

                             And heals our wounds.

                  

Leader:                  All you who are thirsty,

                             This is the place for water.

                             All you who are hungry,

                             This is the place to be fed.

 

                             Why spend your earnings on what is not food?

                             Why pay for that which fails to satisfy?

 

                             Here, without money,

                             Here without price,

                             All may enjoy the bread of heaven.

 

                             God speaks,

                             And all who listen will have life.

 

 

 

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 You Tube 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)

Please remember, if you are entering a church building it is now mandatory to wear a face covering.

Online services will continue

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 until Lent we will be looking at Everyday Faith.

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

 

ZOOM LENT GROUPS- we are planning Lent Groups to start on the week of February 15th 2021 using ‘HOLY HABITS-Following Jesus’ a seven part reflection by Andrew Roberts for the Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF). If you would like to be part of a group to run during the day or evening please contact Rev Trev or Liz Collins and let us know when you can meet and we will try to find a group to suit your needs.

 

                  

 

A time for reflection and confession:

 

Leader:        The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit;

                   A broken and contrite heart God will not despise.

                   Let us come to the Lord who is full of compassion,

                   And acknowledge our transgressions in penitence and faith.            

c f Psalm51:17

All:             My God, for love of you

                   I desire to hate and forsake all sins

                   By which I have ever displeased you;

                   And I resolve by the help of your grace

                   To commit them no more;

                   And to avoid all opportunities for sin.

                   Help me to do this,

                   Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

Leader:        May Almighty God,

                   Who sent his Son into the world to save sinners,

                   Bring you his pardon and peace, now and for ever.

                   Amen.

 

Collect Prayer:

 

                   God of heaven,

                   You send the gospel to the ends of the earth

                   And your messengers to every nation:

                   Send your Holy Spirit to transform us

                   By the good news of everlasting life

                   In Jesus Christ our Lord.

                   Amen.

 

 

Reading :            

Exodus 3: 6-12   at the burning bush  © The Message

6 Then God said, “I am the God of your father: The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob.”

 

Moses hid his face, afraid to look at God.

 

7-8 God said, “I’ve taken a good, long look at the affliction of my people in Egypt. I’ve heard their cries for deliverance from their slave masters; I know all about their pain. And now I have come down to help them, pry them loose from the grip of Egypt, get them out of that country and bring them to a good land with wide-open spaces, a land lush with milk and honey,…...

 

9-10 “The Israelite cry for help has come to me, and I’ve seen for myself how cruelly they’re being treated by the Egyptians. It’s time for you to go back: I’m sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people, the People of Israel, out of Egypt.”

 

11 Moses answered God, “But why me? What makes you think that I could ever go to Pharaoh and lead the children of Israel out of Egypt?”

 

12 “I’ll be with you,” God said. “And this will be the proof that I am the one who sent you: When you have brought my people out of Egypt, you will worship God right here at this very mountain.”   

 

 

PSALM 63: 1-8

1    O God, you are my God; eagerly I seek you;  

my soul is athirst for you.

2    My flesh also faints for you,  

as in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.

3    So would I gaze upon you in your holy place,  

that I might behold your power and your glory.

4    Your loving-kindness is better than life itself  

and so my lips shall praise you.

5    I will bless you as long as I live  

and lift up my hands in your name.

6    My soul shall be satisfied, as with marrow and fatness,  

and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips,

7    When I remember you upon my bed  

and meditate on you in the watches of the night.

8    For you have been my helper  

and under the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.

 

                   Glory to the Father, and to the Son

                   And to the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 

Reading: John 20: 19-23                   © The Message

To Believe

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?”

 

Reflection from the Rectory ()

 

 

 

Affirmation of faith

Leader:        Let us affirm our faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God

All:             Though he was divine,

                   He did not cling to equality with God,

                   But made himself nothing.

                   Taking the form of a slave,

                   He was born in human likeness.

                   He humbled himself

                   And was obedient to death,

                   Even the death of the cross.

                   Therefore God has raised him on high,

                   And given him the name above every name:

                   That at the name of Jesus

                   Every knee should bow,

                   And every voice proclaim that Jesus Christ is                                    Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

                   Amen.                                                       cf Phil 2 : 6-11

 

Now let us pray together

Time to Pray      (Prayers led by Liz & George Collins  )

 

 

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:        From where we are to where you need us,

All:             Christ be beside us

 

                   From what we are to what you can make of us,

All:             Christ be before us.

 

                   From the mouthing of generalities

                   To making signs of your kingdom,

All:             Christ be beneath us.

 

                   Through the streets of this world

                   To the gates of heaven,

All:             Christ be above us.

 

                   Surround us with your presence,

                   Inspire us with your purpose,

                   Confirm us in your love.

All:             Amen.

         

Blessing:

                   May God the Father,

                   Who led the wise men by the shining of a star

                   To find the Christ, the Light from Light,

                   Lead you in your pilgrimage to find the Lord.

                   Amen.

 

                   May God who has brought us out of darkness

                   Give us a place with the saints in light

                   In the kingdom of his Son.

                   Amen.

 

                   May the light of the glorious gospel of Christ

                   Shine in your hearts and transform your lives,

                   To bring light to others.

                   Amen.

                                                                                                                                                               

                   and the blessing of God almighty,

                   the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

                   be among you and remain with you always. All     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.

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