July 25th 2021

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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 25th July 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, access 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

 

Today 4:00pm: Sunday July 25th 2021 Farewell Celebration for Rev. David and Rev. Angie Austin – with refreshments from 4:00pm at Kemble House.

 

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)

Zoom Home Groups- Wed: 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 Benefice Prayer Meeting Tuesday 8:30 – 9:00am

 

Finally a personal thank you to everyone for your prayers and support while I was in hospital and recovering from my operation. All has gone well and I am glad to be back. A special thank you to Stephen and Mark for managing the online service from Kemble with extra disruption from my unplanned hospitalisation and then Rev David having to isolate. It is never plain sailing but as you know they stepped in and ensured everything ran smoothly so my special thanks to them.

 

 

 

 

As we come to worship:  62   Be still

Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here;

Come bow before Him now with reverence and fear.

In Him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground;

Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.

 

Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;

He burns with holy fire, with splendour He is crowned.

How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of light!

Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.

 

Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place;

He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister His grace.

No work too hard for Him, in faith receive from Him;

Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.

 

David J Evans © 1986 Thankyou Music

 

 

Leader:   O Lord open our lips                               

All:        and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

 

Leader:   Give us the joy of your saving help

All:         and sustain us with your life-giving Spirit.

 

Leader:   O God, who calls all life into being,
All:        The earth, sea and sky are yours.

Leader:   Your presence is all around us,

All:        Your Spirit enlivens all who walk the earth,

              With her we yearn for justice to be done,

              For creation to be freed from bondage,

              For the hungry to be fed,

              For captives to be released,

              For your kingdom of peace to come on earth.

Confession                                                  

The Spirit of the Lord fills the world and knows every word and deed.

Let us then open ourselves to the Lord and confess our sin in penitence and faith.

 

              We have not always worshiped God, our creator.

All:        Lord, have mercy.

 

              We have not always followed Christ our Saviour.

All:        Christ, have mercy.

 

              We have not always trusted in the Spirit, our guide.

All:        Lord have mercy.

May the Father forgive us by the death of his Son and strengthen us to live in the power of the Spirit all our days.

All: Amen.

 

The Collect

 

              Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,

              ignite in us your holy fire;

              Strengthen your children with the gift of faith,

              Revive your church with the breath of love,

              And renew the face of the earth,

              Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

              Amen.

 

 

Readings:                                                                        sit for the reading

2 Corinthians 4: 7-15                                                   ©NRSV

But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. 11 For while we live, we are always being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.

13 But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture—‘I believed, and so I spoke’—we also believe, and so we speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. 15 Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

 

Matthew 20: 20-28                                © NRSV

20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favour of him. 21 And he said to her, ‘What do you want?’ She said to him, ‘Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.’ 22 But Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?’[a] They said to him, ‘We are able.’ 23 He said to them, ‘You will indeed drink my cup, but to sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.’

24 When the ten heard it, they were angry with the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them to him and said, ‘You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 26 It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; 28 just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’

 

              This is the word of the Lord.                    

All:               Thanks be to God.

                                                                                                                                       

Hymn or song: 321    How sweet the name of Jesus

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

In a believer’s ear!

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,

And drives away our fear.

 

It makes the wounded spirit whole,

And calms the troubled breast;

’Tis manna to the hungry soul,

And to the weary, rest.

 

Dear name, the rock on which I build,

My shield and hiding place,

My never-failing treasury, filled

With boundless stores of grace!

 

Jesus! My shepherd, saviour, friend,

My prophet, priest and king,

My lord, my life, my way, my end,

Accept the praise I bring.

 

Weak is the effort of my heart,

And cold my warmest thought;

But when I see thee as thou art,

I’ll praise thee as i ought.

 

Till then I would thy love proclaim

With every fleeting breath;

And may the music of thy name

Refresh my soul in death.

John Newton

 

Sermon: Ven Phil Andrew, Archdeacon of Cheltenham

 

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 Power of Love                         The following responsory MAY be used

 

Leader:   Out of death came life

All:        and good defeated evil.

              An empty cross and an empty tomb,

              A nail mark shown and a presence known.

 

Leader:   Out of sorrow came joy,

All:        and God sent the Spirit:

Leader:   coming like fire to all people and all ages,

All:        coming to birth in the water of life.

 

Leader:   Out of difference came unity

All:        and God’s people were called:

Leader:   Called to receive him in bread and wine.

All:        Called to be free in the power of love.

 

Leader:   For when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,

              You will be filled with power

All:        and be witnesses for Christ to the ends of the          earth.

             

Hymn or song: 334    I heard the voice of Jesus say

I heard the voice of Jesus say:

‘Come unto Me and rest;

Lay down, thou weary one, lay down

Thy head upon My breast.’

I came to Jesus as I was,

Weary and worn and sad;

I found in Him a resting place,

And He has made me glad.

 

I heard the voice of Jesus say:

‘Behold I freely give

The living water, thirsty one,

Stoop down and drink and live.’

I came to Jesus, and I drank

Of that life-giving stream;

My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,

And now I live in Him.

I heard the voice of Jesus say:

‘I am this dark world’s light;

Look unto Me, thy morn shall rise,

And all thy day be bright.’

I looked to Jesus, and I found

In Him my Star, my Sun;

And in that light of life I’ll walk,

Till travelling days are done.

Horatius Bonar

Blessing:

              May Christ’s holy, healing, enabling Spirit be with you        and guide you on your way at every change and turn;

              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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