13th September 2020

Autumn leaves and cones with a Welcome sign

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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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Sunday 13th September 2020                                                     Trinity 14


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 Sep 20th there will be a service of Morning Prayer at St Michael and All Angels Poole Keynes at 11:00am.

Sunday Sep 27th Forest Church at Somerford Keynes 2:30pm –outdoor family(multi-generational) service but everyone is welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults do not need to be accompanied by children! Theme of Creation/Fruits

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

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-Fri – 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.




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 14th after Trinity)


All:             Merciful God,

                   Your Son came to save us

                   And bore our sins on the cross:

                   May we trust in your mercy

                   And know your love,

                   Rejoicing in the righteousness that is ours

                   Through Jesus Christ our Lord.




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 14: 1-4 & 7-10                                     ©NRSV

Do Not Judge Another

14 Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarrelling over opinions. Some believe in eating anything, while the weak eat only vegetables. Those who eat must not despise those who abstain, and those who abstain must not pass judgement on those who eat; for God has welcomed them. Who are you to pass judgement on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

10 Why do you pass judgement on your brother or sister? Or you, why do you despise your brother or sister? For we will all stand before the judgement seat of God.



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 14: 17-23                          © NRSV


17 For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 The one who thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and has human approval. 19 Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual edification. 20 Do not, for the sake of food, destroy the work of God. Everything is indeed clean, but it is wrong for you to make others fall by what you eat; 21 it is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that makes your brother or sister stumble. 22 The faith that you have, have as your own conviction before God. Blessed are those who have no reason to condemn themselves because of what they approve. 23 But those who have doubts are condemned if they eat, because they do not act from faith; for whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.


Reflection from the Rectory   



Time to Pray      (prayers by Stephen & Karen Lambert-Humble )

Heavenly Father, we come to you today in the greatness of your love and lift up our hearts in prayer and praise. Let us slow our thoughts, become aware of our breathing, and relax in the presence of the Lord, share with him our fears, listen to what he tells us and feel his love.

Help us to pray simply and sincerely, remembering the needs of others as well as our own and giving thanks always in your name for everything.

Help us to see the kind of church and ministry that you need today in this benefice. We ask for your blessing on all who serve this church, and ask that you help all of us play our part in its life and future, and may we not lose sight of the many and varied needs of our neighbourhood.


Lord we pray for the leaders of all nations of the world. Help them to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and show real leadership, following the example given to us by your Son Jesus Christ in his time on earth. Give them the courage, wisdom and insight to uphold what is right for peace and for the survival of mankind. Help them to understand and consider the deep and real needs of each and every person over whose lives they have control and deliver the best possible outcomes in these very challenging times. We pray especially at this time for peace in all countries of the world where violence, war and terrorism hold sway. Purify the minds and attitudes of those involved in bringing violence, terrorism and other means that destroy society such as drugs, and change their hearts for the better.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord, we thank you for the beauty of creation. As the season changes and autumn and winter approach, help us appreciate your greatness in giving us the different seasons, fulfilling our needs. Help us to look around us and see in your creation, your greatness and goodness and help each of us to do our bit to preserve and protect this planet. Help us to do this in little personal and positive ways, so that our children and grandchildren can continue to benefit from the natural beauty you have created.

Lord , in your mercy, hear our prayer.

We lift up to you all essential workers, who have given their very best over the hardest of times, give them the rest and the strength they need to be prepared for the coming months. And we pray especially for teachers, who have such responsibility for the lives and futures of our children. Show them the way to manage their bubbles and groups safely and securely, passing on their knowledge whilst showing love and compassion.

Lord we pray for those who are sick at this time, whether at home, in hospital or hospice or who are undertaking treatments of varying kinds.  Bless them we pray as we name those in our hearts now…….

Be with them and give them the courage and peace in their hearts to come through their difficult circumstances. We think also of those who are housebound or in care homes. We lift up to you all those who care for their needs, whether professionals, volunteers or family, and ask that their care be as that given by Jesus who showed his love and compassion to the needs of all. Comfort and sustain them, and as we share a moment of silence together, bringing before you those known only to ourselves.

Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Finally Lord, as we leave this service today we thank you for the happiness we have, and we bring to your feet the fears and anxieties that sometimes fill our hearts. Free us and all society from panic and worry. Help us all to follow our new rules for living, being responsible in the things we do to prevent the spread of the virus, and  ever mindful of your great power and love and send us into the day with peace in our hearts.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your dear Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ, Amen.



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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