September 26th 2021

Bible and logs

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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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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 Kemble Church 26 September 2021

Just to remind everyone that the service today is being live streamed out from Kemble. For Family Services please keep your children off camera i.e. not near the front two rows.

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.

First of all, I would like to thank the Reverend Canon Pauline Godfrey for coming to Kemble this morning to lead our Holy Communion Service. In the absence on his sabbatical of Trevor, we are most grateful.

Most of the following events are listed on the ThamesheadBenefice 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.

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

Foodbank – every Family Service is an opportunity to bring donations also please give food donations at local collection points or make online donations. To find out how please go to our Foodbank link on the Website.

Zoom Night Prayer (compline) is three nights a week at 9:00PM i.e. Mon, Wed, & Fri – via the website

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

Please remember, if you are entering a church building it is still a local requirement to sanitise your hands and wear a face covering. This applies to both public services AND private prayer.

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

Next week here at Kemble our streamed service is Morning Prayer at 10.00 am led by the Reverend Pepita Walker.


On Mondays at 2.00 pm Little Fishes are meeting again in the Village Hall in Kemble, and Open the Book has also started in the village school on a Thursday morning. Please pray for both of these activities with our young people.Next Sunday 3 October there will be NO streamed Service at 10.00 am. Instead, we are holding a Harvest Songs of Praise, with our Choir at 6.30pm. This service will be streamed. 

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.

Finally, we are looking for people to help with the streaming of services from Kemble. Anyone from the Benefice is welcome to give it a go. 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 anyone can!


Welcome to worship

Leader:   O Lord open our lips                               

All:        and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.


Hymn: New every morning is the love

New every morning is the love
our wakening and uprising prove;
through sleep and darkness safely brought,
restored to life and power and thought.

New mercies, each returning day,
hover around us while we pray;
new perils past, new sins forgiven,
new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.

If on our daily course our mind
be set to hallow all we find,
new treasures still, of countless price,
God will provide for sacrifice

Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be,
As more of heaven in each we see;
Some softening gleam of love and prayer
Shall dawn on every cross and care.

The trivial round, the common task,
will furnish all we need to ask,
room to deny ourselves, a road
to bring us daily nearer God.

Only, O Lord, in thy dear love
fit us for perfect rest above;
and help us, this and every day,
to live more nearly as we pray


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/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.



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:         James 5.13-end                                                                       sit for the reading


13 Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. 14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective. 17 Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.

19 My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, 20 you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.

   This is the word of the Lord.                     

All:        Thanks be to God.


Hymn: Make me a channel of your peace

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord
And where there is doubt true faith in You

Oh, Master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is despair in life let me bring hope
Where there is darkness only light
And where there's sadness ever joy

Oh, Master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of your peace
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned
It is in giving to all men that we receive
And in dying that we are born to eternal life


We stand for the gospel

Gospel Reading:   Mark 9.38-end                   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.

38 John said to him, ‘Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.’ 39 But Jesus said, ‘Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterwards to speak evil of me. 40 Whoever is not against us is for us. 41 For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.

42 ‘If any of you put a stumbling-block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, 48 where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched. 49 ‘For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.’

  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                                                                                                                           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 Be thou my vision                                              

Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
Naught be all else  to me, save that Thou art;
Thou my best thought in the day and the night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, be Thou my true word,
I  ever with thee, and thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, and I Thy true heir;
Thou in me dwelling, and I in Thy care.

Be Thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
Be Thou my armour, and be thou my might;
Thou my soul’s shelter, and Thou my high tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward,O Power of my power.

Riches I need not, norall the world’s praise:
Thou mine inheritance through all my days;
Thou and Thou only, the first in my heart:
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

High King of heaven, when battle is done,
Grant heaven’s joy to me, O bright heaven’s sun,
Christ  of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my vision, O Ruler of all. 


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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