October 11th 2020

Sunflower and Welcome sign on gate

 

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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.


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Opening Song said or sung quietly at home

 

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father

There is no shadow of turning with thee;

Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not

As thou hast been thou for ever wilt be.

 

Great is thy faithfulness!

Great is thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning

New mercies I see

All I have needed thy hand hath provided,

Great is thy faithfulness

Lord unto me!

 

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest

Sun moon and stars in their courses above,

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To thy great faithfulness

Mercy and love.

 

Great is thy faithfulness….

 

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine with ten thousand beside.

 

Great is thy faithfulness ….

 

 

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:        Let the light fall warm and red on the rock,

                   Let the birds sing their evening song

                   And let God’s people say Amen.

All:             AMEN

 

Leader:        Let the tools be stored away,

                   Let the work be over and done

                   And let God’s people say Amen.

All:             AMEN.

 

Leader:        Let the flowers close and the stars appear,

                   Let hearts be glad and minds be calm

                   And let God’s people say Amen.

All:             AMEN.

 

 

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)

This week there is a service of Holy Communion at All Saints Church, Kemble at 11:00am,  and next week 18th October,  Morning Prayer at All Saints, Somerford Keynes at 11am.

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. 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 –series on St Pauls Letter to the Romans contact Rev Trevor Kemp or just join via our website link (next meeting Oct 15th)

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:        O God, your fertile earth is slowly being stripped of its riches,

All:             Open our eyes to see.

 

Leader:        O God, your fertile waters are slowly being choked with chemicals            and plastics and waste.

All:             Open our eyes to see.

 

Leader:        O God, your clear air is slowly being filled with pollutants,

All:             Open our eyes to see.

 

Leader:        O God, your creatures are slowly dying

                   And your people are suffering

All:             Open our eyes to see.

 

Leader:        God our maker, so move us by the wonder of creation,

All:             That we repent and care more deeply.

 

Leader:        So move us to grieve the loss of life,

All:             That we learn to cherish and protect your world.

 

Leader:        May God who loves the world so much

                   That he sent his Son to be our saviour

                   Forgive us our sins

                   And make us holy to serve him in the world,

                   Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:             Amen.

 

Leader:        Let us pray            (collect for 18th after Trinity)

 

Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us your gift of faith

That, forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to that which is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; 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 for ever.

 

Amen

 

Reading :   Ruth 2:1-13 (NIV)

 

Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, from the clan of Elimelech, a man of standing, whose name was Boaz.

And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favour.

Naomi said to her, “Go ahead, my daughter.” So she went out and began to glean in the fields behind the harvesters. As it turned out, she found herself working in a field belonging to Boaz, who was from the clan of Elimelech.

Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters. “The Lord be with you!”

“The Lord bless you!” They called back.

Boaz asked the foreman of his harvesters, “Whose young woman is that?”

The foreman replied, “She is the Moabitess who came back from Moab with Naomi. She said, “Please let me gather among the sheaves behind the harvesters.”

She went into the field and has worked steadily from morning until now, except for a short rest in the shelter.”

So Boaz said to Ruth, “My daughter, listen to me. Don’t go and glean in another field and don’t go away from here. Stay here with my servant girls. Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the girls. I have told the men not to touch you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled. “

At this she bowed down with her face to the ground. She exclaimed, “ Why have I found such favour in your eyes that you notice me – a foreigner?”

Boaz replied, “I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband – how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before. May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”

“May I continue to find favour in your eyes, my lord, “ she said,

‘ You have given me comfort and have spoken kindly to your servant – though I do not have the standing of one of your servant girls.”

 

 

Affirmation of faith

Leader:        Let us declare our faith in God.

 

All              We believe in God the Father,

                   from whom every family

                   in heaven and on earth is named.

                   We believe in God the Son,

                   who lives in our hearts through faith,

                   and fills us with his love.

                   We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

                   who strengthens us

                   with power from on high.

                   We believe in one God;

                   Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

                   Amen.

 

Reading:    Philippians 4:1-9 (NIV)

 

Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends!

I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel along with Clement and the rest of my fellow-workers, whose names are in the book of life.

Rejoice in the Lord, always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have heard or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

 

 

Reflection from the Vicarage:   Exhortations

 

Now let us pray together

Time to Pray      (Prayers prepared by Howard Davies)

 

 

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:        This we know, the earth does not belong to us,

All:             we belong to the earth

 

Leader:        This we know, all things are connected,

All:             Like the blood that unites one family.

 

Leader:        This we know, we did not weave the web of life,

All:             we are merely a strand in it.

 

Leader:        This we know, whatever we do to the web,

All:             we do to ourselves.

 

Leader:        let us give thanks for the gift of creation,

All:             Let us give thanks that all things hold together in Christ.

 

Leader:        Bless to us, O God,

All:             the moon that is above us,

                   The earth that is beneath us,

                   The friends who are around us,

                   Your image deep within us,

                   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.

 

Leader:        We go into the world to walk in God’s light,

                   To rejoice in God’s love and to reflect God’s glory.

All:             Thanks be to God.

 

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