June 19th 2022

Sunflowers in jug and bible

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Kemble Morning Prayer Service

Sunday 19th June at 10.00 am. Trinity 1


Welcome to our online service and notices.

Home Groups- Everyone Welcome.

For Wed evenings 7:30pm: contact Colin and Binnie Rank

Thurs evenings 7:30pm Home Group on Zoom – just join via our website link or speak to Liz Collins.

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

Zoom Night Prayer (compline) 9:00 pm Mon, Wed and Fri - via website.

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

Little Fishes in Kemble village hall Monday 13th at 2.00 to 4.00 pm.

Open the Book in Kemble School starts again on Thursday 16th.


Wild and Messy Teddy bears picnic for Father’s Day this afternoon 19th June at Kemble playing field on Windmill Road 12 noon – 2pm. Please bring teddies and a picnic!


Ukraine. If you would like to make a monetary donation then please contact the DEC (disaster emergency committee) humanitarian appeal which includes the likes of Christian Aid, Oxfam, and Save the Children on their website i.e. https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

Jill Kingston has also organised a more focused approach so please contact her at kingsjill50@gmail.com if you can help or are interested in donating.


Next Sunday’s Benefice Service is at 10.00 am at Coates Village hall and continues the theme of Pastoral Principles. All are welcome.


The Service in Kemble on 26th June is a Memorial Service to David Stothard at 12:30pm at All Saints Church Kemble led by Trevor Kemp. The service is being streamed in the usual way just starting later and all are welcome. Sue is putting on lunch after the service for those who wish to stay and share memories of David.

We would ask for people to make cakes and let Mark Wilton or Sue Stothard know you are bringing them, and we need volunteers to help with the serving of food and drinks at the lunch please, again to let Mark or Sue know.


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:   521 My Song is love unknown  Samuel Crossman ©1692-1763


My song is love unknown,

My Saviour’s love to me:

Love to the loveless shown,

That they might lovely be.

O who am I, that for my sake

My Lord should take frail flesh and die?


He came from His blessed throne,

Salvation to bestow;

But men made strange, and none

The longed-for Christ would know:

But O! my Friend, my Friend indeed,

Who at my need His life did spend.


Sometimes they strew His way,

And His sweet praises sing;

Resounding all the day

Hosannas to their King:

Then ‘Crucify!’ is all their breath,

And for His death they thirst and cry.



Why, what hath my Lord done?

What makes this rage and spite?

He made the lame to run,

He gave the blind their sight.

Sweet injuries! Yet they at these

Themselves displease, and ‘gainst him rise.


They rise and needs will have

My dear Lord made away;

A murderer they save,

The Prince of life they slay,

Yet cheerful He to suffering goes,

That He His foes from thence might free.


Here might I stay and sing,

No story so divine;

Never was love, dear King!

Never was grief like Thine.

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.



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 ( a gathering prayer for the day)


O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you,

Mercifully accept our prayers

And, because through the weakness of our mortal nature

We can do no good thing without you,

Grant us the help of your grace,

That in the keeping of your commandments

We may please you both in will and deed;

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 for ever.  Amen.


Readings:                                                                        sit for the reading

Isaiah 65: 1-9   NRSV     

The Righteousness of God’s Judgement

65:1 I was ready to be sought out by those who did not ask,
    to be found by those who did not seek me.
I said, ‘Here I am, here I am’,
    to a nation that did not call on my name.
I held out my hands all day long
    to a rebellious people,
who walk in a way that is not good,
    following their own devices;
a people who provoke me
    to my face continually,
sacrificing in gardens
    and offering incense on bricks;
who sit inside tombs,
    and spend the night in secret places;
who eat swine’s flesh,
    with broth of abominable things in their vessels;
who say, ‘Keep to yourself,
    do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.’
These are a smoke in my nostrils,
    a fire that burns all day long.
See, it is written before me:
    I will not keep silent, but I will repay;
I will indeed repay into their laps
a] iniquities and their[b] ancestors’ iniquities together,
says the Lord;
because they offered incense on the mountains
    and reviled me on the hills,
I will measure into their laps
    full payment for their actions.
Thus says the Lord:
As the wine is found in the cluster,
    and they say, ‘Do not destroy it,
    for there is a blessing in it’,
so I will do for my servants’ sake,
    and not destroy them all.
I will bring forth descendants[
c] from Jacob,
    and from Judah inheritors[
d] of my mountains;
my chosen shall inherit it,
    and my servants shall settle there.

              This is the word of the Lord.                    

All:               Thanks be to God.


Hymn or song     598 Only by Grace can we enter

Gerrit Gustafson © Hossanna! Music


Only by grace can we enter,

Only by grace can we stand;

Not by our human endeavour,

But by the blood of the Lamb.

Into Your presence You call us,

You call us to come.

Into Your presence You draw us,

And now by Your grace we come,

Now by Your grace we come.


Lord, if You mark our transgressions,

Who would stand?

Thanks to Your grace we are cleansed

By the blood of the Lamb.




Galatians 3: 23-29   NRSV


23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith. 27 As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s offspring,[k] heirs according to the promise.                   

              This is the word of the Lord.                    

All:               Thanks be to God.






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.




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: 334   I heard the voice of Jesus  Horatius Bonar


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.



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.



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