6th September 2020

Cones, autumn leaves and a tag with the word Welcome on it.You may find it helpful to print out this page before the service begins -
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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.

 

 

Trinity 13

 

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 13th there will be a service of Morning Prayer at All Saints Somerford 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

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 13th after Trinity)

 

All:             Almighty God,

                   You search us and know us:

                   May we rely on you in strength

                   And rest on you in weakness,

                   Now and in all our days;

                   through 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 13: 1-7                              ©The Voice

13 It is important that all of us submit to the authorities who have charge over us because God establishes all authority in heaven and on the earthTherefore, a person who rebels against authority rebels against the order He established, and people like that can expect to face certain judgment. You see, if you do the right thing, you have nothing to be worried about from the rulers; but if you do what you know is wrong, the rulers will make sure you pay a price. Would you not rather live with a clear conscience than always have to be looking over your shoulder? Then keep doing what you know to be good and right, and they will publicly honour you.

Look at it this way: The ruler is a servant of God called to serve and benefit you. But he is also a servant of God executing wrath upon those who practice evil. If you do what is wrong, then you’d better be afraid because he wields the power of the sword and doesn’t make empty threats.

So submission is not optional; it’s required. But don’t just submit for the sake of avoiding punishment; submit and abide by the laws because your conscience leads you to do the right thing. Pay your taxes for the same reason because the authorities are servants of God, giving their full attention to take care of these things. Pay all of them what you owe. If you owe taxes, then pay. If you owe fees, then pay. In the same way, give honour and respect to those who deserve it.

 

 

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 13: 8-12                            © The Voice

 

Don’t owe anyone anything, with the exception of love to one another—that is a debt which never ends—because the person who loves others has fulfilled the law. The commands given to you in the Scriptures—do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not take what is not yours, do not covet—and any other command you have heard are summarized in God’s instruction: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” 10 Does love hurt anyone? Absolutely not. In fact, love achieves everything the law requires.

11 And now consider this. You know well the times you are living in. It is time for you to wake up and see what is right before your eyes: for salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. 12 The darkness of night is dissolving as dawn’s light draws near, so walk out on your old dark life and put on the armour of light.

 

 

Reflection from the Rectory

 

 

Now let us pray together

 

 

Time to Pray      (Prayers written by Sarah and Bill Powell)

 

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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