August 22nd 2021

Bible and sunset

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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

With the exception of August 29th 2021 all the planned services from All Saints Kemble will be with a normal congregation.

All our buildings still have a recommended maximum number of people in order to ensure we keep everyone safe but everyone is welcome at any service.

Please remember all ‘live’ services are still subject to some covid safety restrictions. 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 and don’t make assumptions about the needs of others.
  • The Peace will still not be shared with any physical contact

 

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.

 TONIGHT: evening worship on Zoom 6pm

Zoom  Family Church is at 9:30am on 1st Sunday of each month  via a private link. Please message Liz Collins  for how to join or see our website.

Zoom Home Groups- Everyone Welcome.

For Wed evenings 8:00pm: contact Martin and Jill Kingston

Thur 7:30pm on zoom –just join via our website link or speak to Liz Collins.

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

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

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

Sunday 12th September – Family service at Kemble. Donations for the foodbank are welcome

 

Worship Leaders Course for Cirencester Deanery open to all who want to explore this ministry – starts Wed Sept 15th at Holy Trinity Watermoor. Please let Rev Pepita Walker know if you go. For more information see the advert on our website or contact Andrew_cinnamond@hotmail.com

Pastoral Visiting Course for Cirencester Deanery starts on Thur Oct 21for 7 sessions

 

 

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    248                                          

GOD OF GRACE AND GOD OF GLORY,

On Thy people pour Thy power;

Crown Thine ancient church’s story;

Bring her bud to glorious flower.

Grant us wisdom,

Grant us courage,

For the facing of this hour.

 

Lo! the hosts of evil round us

Scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways!

Fears and doubts too long have bound us;

Free our hearts to work and praise.

Grant us wisdom,

Grant us courage,

For the living of these days.

 

Heal Thy children’s warring madness;

Bend our pride to Thy control;

Shame our wanton, selfish gladness,

Rich in things and poor in soul.

Grant us wisdom,

Grant us courage,

Lest we miss Thy kingdom’s goal.

 

Set our feet on lofty places;

Gird our lives that they may be

Armoured with all Christlike graces

In the fight to set men free.

Grant us wisdom,

Grant us courage,

Lest we fail the world or thee

 

H. E. Fosdick. A Songs of Fellowship Worship Resource

 

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)

 

God of constant mercy,

who sent your Son to save us:

remind us of your goodness,

increase your grace within us,

that our thankfulness may grow,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

Readings:                                                                         sit for the reading

 

Psalm 34:15-22

New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised

15 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
    and his ears are open to their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
    to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears,
    and rescues them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is near to the broken-hearted,
    and saves the crushed in spirit.

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
    but the Lord rescues them from them all.
20 He keeps all their bones;
    not one of them will be broken.
21 Evil brings death to the wicked,
    and those who hate the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
    none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

 

Ephesians 6:10-20

10 Finally, build up your strength in union with the Lord and by means of his mighty power. 11 Put on all the armour that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the Devil's evil tricks. 12 For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age. 13 So put on God's armour now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy's attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground.

14 So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate, 15 and as your shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of peace. 16 At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One. 17 And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you. 18 Do all this in prayer, asking for God's help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God's people. 19 And pray also for me, that God will give me a message when I am ready to speak, so that I may speak boldly and make known the gospel's secret. 20 For the sake of this gospel I am an ambassador, though now I am in prison. Pray that I may be bold in speaking about the gospel as I should.

             

              This is the word of the Lord.                    

All:               Thanks be to God.

                                                                                                                                       

Hymn  352

 

IN CHRIST ALONE my hope is found,

He is my light, my strength, my song;

This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,

Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.

What heights of love, what depths of peace,

When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!

My Comforter, my All in All,

Here in the love of Christ I stand.

 

In Christ alone! - who took on flesh,

Fullness of God in helpless babe!

This gift of love and righteousness,

Scorned by the ones He came to save:

Till on that cross as Jesus died,

The wrath of God was satisfied –

For every sin on Him was laid;

Here in the death of Christ I live.

 

There in the ground His body lay,

Light of the world by darkness slain:

Then bursting forth in glorious Day

Up from the grave He rose again!

And as He stands in victory

Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,

For I am His and He is mine –

Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

 

No guilt in life, no fear in death,

This is the power of Christ in me;

From life's first cry to final breath,

Jesus commands my destiny.

No power of hell, no scheme of man,

Can ever pluck me from His hand;

Till He returns or calls me home,

Here in the power of Christ I'll stand!

 

Stuart Townend & Keith Getty. Copyright © 2001 Thankyou Music

 

Sermon: guest speaker Dr Helen Jones

 

 

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 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 811

What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a friend so faithful
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer!

Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Jesus only is our our refuge--
take it to the Lord in prayer!
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield thee;
thou wilt find a solace there.

Joseph Medlicott Scriven

 

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 us 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.



All:        Filled with the Spirit’s power,

              We go in the light and peace of Christ.

 

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