October 17th 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.

Notices

Just to remind everyone that the service today is being live streamed out from Kemble. If anyone is uncomfortable on being shown on camera for whatever reason, please see a sidesman to be relocated to the rear of the church.

Most of the following events are listed on the Thameshead Benefice website.   

Zoom Children’s Church is at 9:30am on the 1st Sunday in the month only, via a private link. Please speak to Liz Collins for how to join. 


Tomorrow at 2.00 pm Little Fishes are meeting again in the Village Hall in Kemble. There is no Open the Book this coming Thursday morning. 

Thursday home group – are following Pete Grieg’s prayer course. If you would like to join us, please get in touch with Liz.

Foodbank – give food donations at local collection points or online donations. To find out how please go to our Foodbank link on the Website.

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

Church services – details are on the website and will be updated 

Please remember, if you are entering a church building to take care. There is hand sanitiser for your use and face coverings are optional. Please respect other peoples space and preferences re PPE. 

Judith Cutler has put out a shoe box at the back of the church for donations towards the Afghan refugees.

Next week Oct 24th there will be a Communion Service at Kemble at 10:00am.

Later today 17th October our Benefice Forest Church will be at Neigh Bridge Somerford Keynes at 2.30 pm – do come and join us – it is for everyone.

Poole Keynes PCC will be hosting a spectacular Fireworks Display on Friday 5th November, in the field next to the village hall.  There will be entertainment for children from 17:30, Bar, BBQ, Bonfire and of course Fireworks (from 19:30-19:40).

Should anyone within the Benefice want their notices announced during the streamed service then please let either myself Mark Wilton, or Stephen Lambert-Humble know.

We are looking for people to help with the streaming of services from Kemble. You will be trained on how to operate the system and any previous experience would be great but not necessary. If I can do it then so can anyone!

 

Welcome to worship

Leader:   O Lord open our lips                               

All:           and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

 

Hymn: Ye servants of God

Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim, 
and publish abroad his wonderful name; 
the name all-victorious of Jesus extol; 
his kingdom is glorious and rules over all. 

God ruleth on height, almighty to save; 
and still he is nigh, his presence we have; 
the great congregation his triumph shall sing, 
ascribing salvation to Jesus our King. 

"Salvation to God, who sits on the throne!" 
let all cry aloud, and honour the Son; 
the praises of Jesus the angels proclaim, 
fall down on their faces and worship the Lamb. 

Then let us adore and give him his right: 
all glory and power, all wisdom and might, 
all honour and blessing with angels above 
and thanks never ceasing and infinite love. 

 

 

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.

           

Confession                                                  

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/f Titus2:11

 

              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.

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

    

First Reading:         Isaiah ch. 53 verses 4 to 12                                                                       sit for the reading       

Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth. By a perversion of justice he was taken away. 
Who could have imagined his future? For he was cut off from the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people. They made his grave with the wicked and his tomb with the rich,
although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain. When you make his life an offering for sin,
he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days; through him the will of the Lord shall prosper.
Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge.
The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

   This is the word of the Lord.                     

All:        Thanks be to God.

 

Hymn: The servant King – From heaven you came 

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.

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.


Come see His hands
And His feet,
The scars that speak
Of sacrifice;
Hands that flung stars
Into space
To cruel nails
Surrendered.

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.


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. 

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.

 

We stand for the gospel

Gospel Reading:   Mark ch. 10 verses 35 to 45                   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.

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.’ But Jesus said to them, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?’ They replied, ‘We are able.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.’

When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, ‘You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.’

  At the end:

              This is the Gospel of the Lord.                       

All:        Praise to you, O Christ.

 

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

 

The Peace                                                                                                                           cf John 20.19

              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.

 

Music plays while the table is prepared                              

(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

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 O Jesus I have promised                                              

O Jesus I have promised  
To serve Thee to the end; 
Be Thou forever near me, 
My Master and my Friend; 
I shall not fear the battle 
If Thou art by my side, 
Nor wander from the pathway 
If Thou wilt be my Guide.

O let me feel Thee near me; 
The world is ever near; 
I see the sights that dazzle, 
The tempting sounds I hear; 
My foes are ever near me, 
Around me and within; 
But Jesus, draw Thou nearer, 
And shield my soul from sin.

O let me hear Thee speaking 
In accents clear and still, 
Above the storms of passion, 
The murmurs of self-will; 
O speak to reassure me, 
To hasten, or control; 
O speak, and make me listen, 
Thou Guardian of my soul.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised 
To all who follow Thee 
That where Thou art in glory 
There shall Thy servants be; 
And, Jesus, I have promised 
To serve Thee to the end; 
O give me grace to follow 
My Master and my Friend.

O let me see Thy footmarks, 
And in them plant mine own; 
My hope to follow duly 
Is in Thy strength alone. 
O guide me, call me, draw me, 
Uphold me to the end; 
And then in heaven receive me, 
My Saviour and my Friend. 

                                                              

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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