August 1st 2021

Bible and sunset

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The Live Stream has now moved from YouTube to
'The Sunday Service' Live Link from All Saint's Kemble

The service 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.

 

Morning Prayer 1st August 2021

Leader:      A welcome to our online service and notices

Our services from All Saints, Kemble are now being filmed. The link is on our website: https://thesundayservice.gallery.video/thamesheadcofe where you will see a full page image of our logo. When the camera goes live this will become the camera view in All Saints Church. The service sheet and zoom link for coffee will be unchanged from our website.

Please remember all ‘live’ services are still subject to covid restrictions. We are reviewing appropriate responses but with local cases rising for the present we are cautious and recommending the following for everyones wellbeing:

  • Face masks still to be worn inside
  • Hand gel – please use on entry, when leaving and if relevant at Communion
  • Singing – yes we can BUT at present only while wearing facemask.
  • Social Distance now only 1metre but please respect individual preferences
  • The Peace will still not be shared with any physical contact

 

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.

Zoom Home Groups-

Wed 8.00 p.m.: Everyone Welcome Contact Martin and Jill Kingston

Thur 7:30pm – Everyone Welcome. just join via our website link or speak to Rev Trev.

Zoom coffee mornings weekdays 10:30 (link on Virtual Church Hall tab)

Zoom Night Prayer (compline) 9:00PM Mon-Fri – via website.

Zoom Prayer Meeting Tuesday 8:30 – 9:00am

 

 

Leader:   O Lord open our lips                               

All:        and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

 

Leader:   The earth 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:   O Lord open our lips                               

All:        and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

             

Hymn or song       400 Jesus shall take                                          

Jesus shall take the highest honour,

Jesus shall take the highest praise.

Let all earth join heaven in exalting

The Name which is above all other names.

Let’s bow the knee in humble adoration,

For at His name every knee must bow.

Let every tongue confess He is Christ, God’s only Son;

Sovereign Lord, we give You glory now.

 

For all honour and blessing and power

Belongs to You, belongs to You.

All honour and blessing and power

Belongs to You, belongs to You,

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God.

 

       Sing song through twice, then chorus repeats at end

Chris Bowater  © sovereign lifestyle music ltd

Confession                                                  

Leader:   Holy God, maker of all

All:        Have mercy on us.

 

              Jesus Christ, servant of the poor

All:        Have mercy on us.

 

              Holy Spirit, Breath of life.

All:        Have mercy on us.

 

Let us in silence confess our faults and admit our frailty.

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 us all, Christ renew us all,

              And the Spirit of God enable us to grow in love.

All:        Amen.

 

 

The Collect ( a gathering prayer for the day)

 

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit

To be the life and light of your church:

Open our hearts to the riches of your grace,

That we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace;

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 forever. Amen.

 

Readings:                                                                        sit for the reading

Ephesians 4: 1-16 Unity in the body of Christ ©NRSV

 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

But each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it is said,

‘When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive;
    he gave gifts to his people.’

(When it says, ‘He ascended’, what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.) 11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ. 14 We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. 15 But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knitted together by every ligament with which it is equipped, as each part is working properly, promotes the body’s growth in building itself up in love.

              This is the word of the Lord.                    

All:               Thanks be to God.

 

John 6: 24-35

24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.

25 When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ 26 Jesus answered them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27 Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.’ 28 Then they said to him, ‘What must we do to perform the works of God?’ 29 Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.’ 30 So they said to him, ‘What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing? 31 Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “He gave them bread from heaven to eat.”’ 32 Then Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ 34 They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’

35 Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

This is the word of the Lord.                    

All:               Thanks be to God.

 

                                                                                                                                       

Hymn or song     323 I am the bread of life

 

I am the bread of life,

All who come to me shall not hunger,

All who believe in me shall not thirst.

No one can come to me

Unless the Father draw him.

 

And I will raise you up,

And I will raise you up,

And I will raise you up on the last day.

 

The bread that I will give

Is my flesh for the life of the world,

And if you eat of this bread,

you shall live for ever,

you shall live for ever.

 

Unless you eat

Of the flesh of the Son of Man

And drink of his blood,

And drink of his blood,

You shall not have life within you.

 

I am the resurrection,

I am the life,

If you believe in me

Even if you die,

You shall live for ever.

 

Yes, Lord, we believe

That you are the Christ,

The Son of God

Who has come into the world.

Suzanne Toolan ©GIA publications

Sermon

 

The Creed                                                                                                    We stand

 

Let us declare our faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

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.

 

 

Prayers  (end with Lord’s Prayer)

 

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.

 

 

The Affirmation                             The following responsory MAY be used

 

Leader:   With the whole church

All:        We affirm that we are made in God’s image,

              Befriended by Christ, empowered by the Spirit.

 

Leader:   With people everywhere,

All:        We affirm God’s goodness at the heart of                humanity, planted more deeply than all that is        wrong.

 

Leader:   With all creation

All:        We celebrate the miracle and wonder of life;

              The unfolding purposes of God,

              Forever at work in ourselves and the world.

 

             

Hymn or song 702     The church’s one foundation

The church’s one foundation

Is Jesus Christ, her Lord;

She is His new creation

By water and the word;

From heaven He came and sought her

To be His holy bride,

With His own blood He bought her,

And for her life He died.

 

Elect from every nation,

Yet one o’er all the earth,

Her charter of salvation—

One Lord, one faith, one birth;

One holy name she blesses,

Partakes one holy food,

And to one hope she presses

With every grace endued.

 

’Mid toil, and tribulation,

And tumult of her war,

She waits the consummation

Of peace forever more;

Till with the vision glorious

Her longing eyes are blessed,

And the great church victorious

Shall be the church at rest.

 

Yet she on earth hath union

With God the Three in One,

And mystic sweet communion

With those whose rest is won:

O happy ones and holy!

Lord, give us grace that we,

Like them, the meek and lowly,

On high may dwell with Thee.

Samuel J Stone(1839-1900)

 

Leader:   This is the day that the Lord has made;

All:        We will rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Leader:   We will not offer to God

All:        Offerings that cost us nothing.     

 

This or another Blessing or the Grace:

             

              Christ the Good Shepherd,

              Who laid down his life for the sheep,

              Draw you and all who hear his voice,

              To be one flock within one fold;

              And the blessing of God Almighty

              The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

              Be with you and remain with you always,   Amen.

 

OR         The Grace

              May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and             the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy               Spirit be with us all, now and evermore.                  Amen.

All:        Filled with the Spirit’s power,

              We go in the light and peace of Christ.

 

 

CCLI Streaming Plus Licence 1844710 The Iona Community, Wild Goose Publications, Some material © the Archbishops Council 2000

 

 

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