January 16th 2022


We apologise that due to circumstances beyond our control the ‘Sunday Service’ was not able to live stream our 10 a.m. service from Kemble this week.

We did however manage to record the service which you can watch by clicking here.






Holy Communion 16th January 2022

Leader:      A welcome to our online service and notices


Please remember all ‘live’ services are still subject to some covid safety restrictions. 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 and don’t make assumptions about the needs of others.
  • The Peace will still not be shared with any physical contact


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.


Next Sunday 23rd January we have a Morning Prayer Service here in Kemble led by Karen Czapiewski. The following Sunday the 30th will also be Morning Prayer, and all services currently remain at 10.00am.


Tomorrow, Monday Little Fishes is again at 2pm in The Village Hall, and Open the Book will start again on Thursday 20 January in Kemble School, which is very good news.


In place of Messy Church this month, this Afternoon, there is a Wild and Messy Walk along part of the Thames Path. We meet  at 2.30 pm by the bridge on the A429 on the road out of Kemble towards Cirencester.


As ever if anyone wants any notices read out then please contact a Church Warden or Rev Trev for inclusion on a Sunday. 


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- Everyone Welcome.

For Wed evenings 8:00pm: contact Martin and Jill Kingston Or for Thur 7:30pm on zoom –just join via our website link or speak to Rev Trev or Liz Collins. 

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

Zoom Night Prayer (compline) 9:00PM Mon, Wed and Fri evenings– via website. 

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


Welcome to worship


Leader:   O Lord open our lips                                

All:        and our mouth shall proclaim your praise. 



Hymn or song may be sung: 205


From heaven you came,

Helpless babe,

Entered our world,

Your glory veiled;

Not to be served

But to serve,

And give Your life

That we might live.


This is our God,

The Servant King,

He calls us now

To follow Him,

To bring our lives

As a daily offering

Of worship to

The Servant King.


There in the garden

Of tears,

My heavy load

He chose to bear;

His heart with sorrow

Was torn,

‘Yet not My will

But Yours,’ He said.


Come see His hands

And His feet,

The scars that speak

Of sacrifice;

Hands that flung stars

Into space

To cruel nails



So let us learn

How to serve,

And in our lives

Enthrone Him;

Each other’s needs

To prefer,

For it is Christ

We’re serving. 

Graham Kendrick © Kingsway Thankyou music


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. 



The grace of God has dawned upon the world with healing for all.

Let us come to him, in sorrow for our sins, seeking healing and salvation.                                                                      c/fTitus2:11

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.



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


Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end:

Bring us with the whole of creation

To your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


First Reading:                                                                 sit for the reading

1 Corinthians 12: 1-11

12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever says ‘Let Jesus be cursed!’ and no one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.

Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.


This is the word of the Lord.                     

All:               Thanks be to God.


Hymn or song may be sung: 337


I, the lord of sea and sky,

I have heard My people cry;

All who dwell in dark and sin

My hand will save.

I, who made the stars of night,

I will make their darkness bright.

I will speak My word to them.

Whom shall I send?

Here I am, Lord.

Is it I, Lord?

I have heard You calling in the night.

I will go, Lord,

If You lead me;

I will hold Your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain,

I have borne my people’s pain;

I have wept for love of them –

They turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone,

Give them hearts for love alone;

I will speak My word to them.

Whom shall I send?

I, the Lord of wind and flame,

I will tend the poor and lame,

I will set a feast for them –

My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide

Till their hearts are satisfied;

I will give My life to them.

Whom shall I send? 

Daniel L. Schutte © New Dawn Music

             FILM – The Chosen (series 1 part 5)                                                                        

We stand for the gospel

Gospel Reading:                       When the Gospel is announced the reader says 


       Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.

All:        Glory to you, O Lord.


John 2: 1-11

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, ‘Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.’ So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.’ 11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. At the end:

              This is the Gospel of the Lord.                      

All:         Praise to you, O Christ. 






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.





The Peace                                                                                                 

              To crown all things there must be love,

              To bind all together and complete the whole.

              Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts.           cf Col 3: 14


              The peace of the Lord be always with you         

All:               and also with you.



Hymn or song may be sung: 

Or Music plays while the table is prepared 

Hymn 692   


 Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord! 

Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice; 

Tender to me the promise of His word; 

In God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.


Tell out, my soul, the greatness of His name! 

Make known His might, the deeds His arm has done; 

His mercy sure, from age to age the same; 

His holy name—the Lord, the mighty One.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of His might! 

Powers and dominions lay their glory by; 

Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight, 

The hungry fed, the humble lifted high.


Tell out, my soul, the glories of His word! 

Firm is His promise, and His mercy sure: 

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord 

To children’s children and forever more! 

                           ©Timothy Dudley Smith

(For those of our church family who cannot be present with us physically we encourage you to share in the prayer, meditate on the gift and sacrifice of our Lord and know that we are all joined as one in the family of heaven that our communion may also be yours in spirit.


The Eucharistic Prayer (D)

The Lord be with you      All:  and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.                 All:  We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All:     It is right to give thanks and praise.


Almighty God, good Father to us all, your face is turned towards your world. 

In love you gave us Jesus your Son to rescue us from sin and death. 

Your Word goes out to call us home to the city where angels sing your praise. 


We join with them in heaven’s song:

All:     Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. 


Father of all, we give you thanks for every gift that comes from heaven.

To the darkness Jesus came as your light. With signs of faith and words of hope he touched untouchables with love and washed the guilty clean.

This is his story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.


The crowds came out to see your Son, yet at the end they turned on him. On the night he was betrayed he came to table with his friends to celebrate the freedom of your people.

This is his story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.


Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food; he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said: This is my body, given for you all.

Jesus then gave thanks for the wine; he took the cup, gave it and said: This is my blood, shed for you all for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this in remembrance of me.

This is our story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.


Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup we celebrate the cross on which he died to set us free. Defying death he rose again
and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world.

This is our story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.


Send your Spirit on us now that by these gifts we may feed on Christ with opened eyes and hearts on fire. May we and all who share this food offer ourselves to live for you and be welcomed at your feast in heaven where all creation worships you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

All:     Blessing and honour and glory and power
be yours for ever and ever. Amen.



The Lord’s Prayer                                                please sit or kneel

All:     Our Father in heaven, 

           hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, 

           your will be done, 

           on earth as in heaven. 

           Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins 

           as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation 

           but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, 

           and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.


Breaking of the Bread             The president breaks the consecrated bread. 

       Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup,

All:         We proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


Giving of Communion

       God’s holy gifts for God’s holy people.

All:  Jesus Christ is holy,   

       Jesus Christ is Lord,

       To the glory of God the Father.


Music plays as the people share in Holy Communion.

The president and people receive communion, first the wafer and then the wine (unless only shared in one kind). Please follow the directions given in your church.


The body of Christ keep you in eternal life      All: Amen.

The blood of Christ keep you in eternal life.     All: Amen.


Prayer after Communion

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise, that when we were still far off you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.

All    May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
we who drink his cup bring life to others; 

       we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.


Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, so we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name; through Christ our Lord.      All   Amen.


Hymn or Song:   280

Hail to the lord’s anointed,

Great David’s greater Son!

Hail, in the time appointed,

His reign on earth begun!

He comes to break oppression,

To set the captive free,

To take away transgression,

And rule in equity.


He comes, with succour speedy,

To those who suffer wrong;

To help the poor and needy,

And bid the weak be strong;

To give them songs for sighing,

Their darkness turn to light,

Whose souls, condemned and dying,

Were precious in His sight.


He shall come down like showers

Upon the fruitful earth;

Love, joy and hope, like flowers,

Spring in His path to birth;

Before Him, on the mountains,

Shall peace, the herald, go;

And righteousness, in fountains,

From hill to valley flow.


Kings shall fall down before Him,

And gold and incense bring;

All nations shall adore Him,

His praise all people sing;

To Him shall prayer unceasing

And daily vows ascend,

His kingdom still increasing,

A kingdom without end.


O’er every foe victorious,

He on His throne shall rest;

From age to age more glorious,

All-blessing and all-blessed.

The tide of time shall never

His covenant remove;

His name shall stand forever,

His changeless name of Love. 


Blessing (in this or another form)

              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.

All:        Filled with the Spirit’s power,

              We go in the light and peace of Christ.


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