November 22nd 2020

Autumn Hedgerow

 

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Sunday 22nd November 2020                                      Christ the King

 

 

 

Leader:        Grace mercy and peace be with you

All:             and also with you.

 

Leader:        You have come to Mount Zion

                   And to the city of the Living God

                   The heavenly Jerusalem,

                   To the spirits of the righteous made perfect,

                   And to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant.    

                   Heb 12: of 22-24

 

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:        In the beginning

                   Before time, before people,

                   Before the world began,

ALL:          God was.

                  

Leader:        Here and now

                   Among us, beside us,

                   Enlisting the people of earth

                   For the purposes of heaven,

ALL:          God is.

 

Leader:        in the future,

                   When we have turned to dust

                   And all we know has found its fulfilment,

ALL:          God will be.

                  

Leader:        Not denying the world, but delighting in it,

                   Not condemning the world, but redeeming it,

                   Through Jesus Christ,

                   By the power of the Holy Spirit,

All:             God was, God is, God will be.

 

 

 

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)

Due to coronavirus regulations live services are cancelled until December 6th.

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

GDASS – Women’s Refuge – change to our normal pre-Christmas collection, please see website for details or speak to Trevor Kemp or Judith Miles – This year we are asking for gift cards to be donated to support and encourage those who have suffered domestic abuse.

Zoom Home Groups- Wed: contact Martin and Jill Kingston

Thur 7:30pm – NO BIBLE STUDY until 3rd December when we will start an Advent course. Everyone Welcome. just join via our website link or speak to Rev Trev

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

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

                  

 

 

A time for reflection and confession:

 

Leader:        The saints were faithful unto death

                   And now dwell in the heavenly kingdom forever

                   As we celebrate their joy,

                   Let us bring to the Lord our sins and weaknesses,

                   And ask for his mercy.

 

Leader:        O God of life, grant us your forgiveness

All:             For our careless thoughts,

                   For our thoughtless deeds

                   For our empty speech

                   And the words with which we wounded.

 

Leader:        O God of life, grant us your forgiveness,

All:             For our false desires,

                   And our hateful actions,

                   For our wastefulness

                   And for all we left untended.

 

Leader:        O loving Christ,

                   Hanged on a tree yet risen in the morning,

                   Scatter the sin from our souls

                   as the mist from the hills;

                   begin what we do,

                   inform what we say,

                   redeem who we are.

All:             In you we place our hope,

                   Our great hope, our living hope,

                   This day and evermore. Amen.

 

 

Collect Prayer:

 

                   God the Father,

                   Help us to hear the call of Christ the King

                   And to follow in his service,

                   Whose kingdom has no end;

                   For he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

                   One God, one glory. Amen.

 

 

 

Reading :  Ezekiel 34: 11-16 & 20-24

 

11 For thus says the Lord God: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them out. 12 As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited parts of the land. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord God. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.

 

20 Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21 Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide, 22 I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.

23 I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.

 

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

 

Reading:    Ephesians 1: 15-23

 

15 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason 16 I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. 17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18 so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. 20 God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. 22 And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.         

 

Reflection from the Rectory

 

 

Now let us pray together

 

Time to Pray      (Prayers led by  Martin Kingston)

 

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:        Lift up your heads, O gates;

                   Be lifted up, you everlasting doors;

                   And the King of glory shall come in.

                   “who is the King of glory?”

                   “The Lord, strong and mighty,

                   The Lord who is mighty in battle.”

 

                   Lift up your heads, O gates;

                   Be lifted up, you everlasting doors;

                   And the King of glory shall come in.

                   “Who is this King of glory?”

                   The Lord of hosts,

                   He is the King of glory.”

                  

Blessing:

                   May God, Who has given you in the lives of the saints

                   Patterns of holy living and victorious dying,

                   Strengthen you to follow them in the way of holiness.

                   Amen.

 

                   May God, who kindled the fire of his love in the hearts of the saints, pour upon you the riches of his grace.

                   Amen.

 

                   May God, who calls you no longer strangers and aliens

                   But fellow-citizens with all the saints,

                   Bring you to your home in heaven,

                   Amen.

                                                                                                                                                                cf Col1:12 Eph 1:17,18; 2:14

                   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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