20th September 2020

Cones and leaves with Welcome sign

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The Youtube Live Link will begin at 10:00am:-      

Click here to join in.

 

We will be enoying 'Virtual Coffee' after the service.


Please have your device microphone and camera switched on if you want to be seen and heard. Then click here to download the ZOOM software (it's free) put the kettle on and join in.

 

Sunday 20th September 2020                                                     Trinity 15

 

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 27th there will be a service of Morning Prayer at St Peters Rodmarton 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.

 

silence

 

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 15th after Trinity)

 

All:             Lord God,

                   Defend your church from all false teaching

                   And give to your people knowledge of your truth,

                   That we may enjoy eternal life

                   In Jesus Christ our Lord.

                   Amen.

 

 

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 15: 1 - 13                                    ©NRSV

Please others, not yourselves

15 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Each of us must please our neighbour for the good purpose of building up the neighbour. For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, ‘The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.’ For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Gospel for Jews and Gentiles Alike

Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the circumcised on behalf of the truth of God in order that he might confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

‘Therefore I will confess you among the Gentiles,
    and sing praises to your name’;

10 and again he says,

‘Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people’;

11 and again,

‘Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,
    and let all the peoples praise him’;

12 and again Isaiah says,

‘The root of Jesse shall come,
    the one who rises to rule the Gentiles;
in him the Gentiles shall hope.’

13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

 

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 15: 14-21                          © NRSV

 

Paul’s Reason for Writing So Boldly

14 I myself feel confident about you, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able to instruct one another. 15 Nevertheless, on some points I have written to you rather boldly by way of reminder, because of the grace given me by God 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles in the priestly service of the gospel of God, so that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to boast of my work for God. 18 For I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to win obedience from the Gentiles, by word and deed, 19 by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and as far around as Illyricum I have fully proclaimed the good news of Christ. 20 Thus I make it my ambition to proclaim the good news,[f] not where Christ has already been named, so that I do not build on someone else’s foundation, 21 but as it is written,

‘Those who have never been told of him shall see,
    and those who have never heard of him shall understand.’

 

Reflection from the Rectory   

 

Now let us pray together

 

Time to Pray      (prayers led by  Gill Awdrey)

 

Ending

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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