March 20th 2022

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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:-    

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Welcome to our online service and notices

Covid restrictions have now been removed by our government but please be aware of other peoples’ preferences and concerns in our buildings and respect their choices.

We continue to make hand sanitiser and masks available for those who want them.

We have reserved a section of seating for our church members who are content to dispense with social distance and masks but across the rest of the building please leave personal space. We assume The Peace will still not be shared with any physical contact and Holy Communion is currently only shared in one kind (bread) as we do not consider the Common Cup wise at present.

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.

Zoom Children’s Church is at 9:30am via a private link please message rector@thamesheadchurches.org.uk  for how to join or see our website.

Little Fishes on Monday 21st March in Kemble village hall 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Home Groups- Everyone Welcome.

For Wed evenings 7:30pm: contact Martin and Jill Kingston

Thurs 7:30pm 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

Open the Book in Kemble School on Thursday morning.

Choir practice in Church on Thursday evening at 8.00 pm.

Ukraine Appeal. 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 interested.

Next week in Kemble it will be a morning Source service for Mothering Sunday at 10.00 am led by the Source Team. Wild and Messy Church is this afternoon at 2.30pm at Somerford Keynes churchyard/church.

 

Morning Prayer

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 275 Guide me Oh thou great redeemer

Guide me Oh thou great redeemer
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty,
Hold me with Thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven,
Feed me till I want no more,
Feed me till I want no more.
 
Open Thou the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
Be Thou still my strength and shield,
Be Thou still my strength and shield.
 
When I tread the verge of Jordan
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to Thee,
I will ever give to Thee.

 

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)


Readings:                        sit for the readings
 
1 Corinthians 10: 1-13 
Warnings from Israel’s History
 
I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them, and they were struck down in the wilderness.

Now these things occurred as examples for us, so that we might not desire evil as they did. Do not become idolaters as some of them did; as it is written, ‘The people sat down to eat and drink, and they rose up to play.’ We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by serpents. And do not complain as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. These things happened to them to serve as an example, and they were written down to instruct us, on whom the ends of the ages have come. So if you think you are standing, watch out that you do not fall. No testing has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it.
   
     This is the word of the Lord.         
All:      Thanks be to God.

 

Luke 13: 1-9
 
Repent or Perish
At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. He asked them, ‘Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. Or those eighteen who were killed when the tower of Siloam fell on them—do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others living in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish just as they did.’
 
The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree
Then he told this parable: ‘A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came looking for fruit on it and found none. So he said to the gardener, “See here! For three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree, and still I find none. Cut it down! Why should it be wasting the soil?” He replied, “Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig round it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.” ’
                                                             
     This is the word of the Lord.         
All:      Thanks be to God.
 
Hymn 321 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
 
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It soothes our sorrows, heals our 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, Brother, 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.
 

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.
 

Hymn 413 Just as I am

Just as I am, without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come.
 
Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings and fears within, without,
O Lamb of God, I come.
 
Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come.
 
Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve,
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come.
 
Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down;
Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come.
 
Just as I am, of that free love
The breadth, length, depth and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come.
 

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 215 Give me joy in my heart
 
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising
Give me joy in my heart, I pray
Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising
Keep me praising 'til the end of day
 
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the King of kings
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the King
 
Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting
Give me peace in my heart, I pray
Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting
Keep me resting 'til the end of day
 
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the King of kings
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the King
 
Give me love in my heart, keep me serving
Give me love in my heart, I pray
Give me love in my heart, keep me serving
Keep me serving 'til the end of day
 
Sing hosanna,sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the King of kings
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the King

Give me light in my heart, keep me shining
Give me light in my heart, I pray
Give me light in my heart, keep me shining
Keep me shining 'til the end of day
 
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the King of kings
Sing hosanna, sing hosanna
Sing hosanna to the King
 
 
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 us and remain with us 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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