October 18th 2020

Sunflower and Welcome Sign on a gate



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Sunday 18th October 2020                                                    Trinity 19


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)

Next week Oct 25th there will be a service of Morning Prayer at St Michael and All Angels Poole Keynes at 11:00am.

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

Forest Church Nov 1st 2:30pm Somerford Keynes churchyard. Please contact Rev Pepita Walker or Liz Collins for more details or to let us know you are coming. (as before COVID restrictions limit us to 30 people)

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

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 19th after Trinity)


All:             Faithful Lord,

                   Whose steadfast love never ceases

                   And whose mercies never come to an end:

                   Grant us the grace to trust you

                   And to receive the gifts of your love,

                   New every morning,

                   in Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.



Reading :   Amos 9: 13-15                      © NRSV

                   13 The time is surely coming, says the Lord,
                   when the one who ploughs shall overtake the one who reaps,
                   and the treader of grapes the one who sows the seed;
                   the mountains shall drip sweet wine,
                   and all the hills shall flow with it.
                                14 I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel,
                   and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them;
                   they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine,
                   and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.
                                15 I will plant them upon their land,
                   and they shall never again be plucked up
                   out of the land that I have given them,
                   says the Lord your God.                                               



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.



Reading:    Luke 13: 6-9                   © NRSV     

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree

Then he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, “See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?” He replied, “Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig round it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.”’


Reflection from the Rectory 



Now let us pray together

Time to Pray      (Prayers led by Barrie Crann )



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.



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,



                   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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