August 29th 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.

Zoom  Family Church will be at 9:30am on Sunday 5th September 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

Thurs 7:30pm on zoom –just join via our website link or speak to Liz Collins. Starting in September we will be following The Prayer Course.

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

Saturday 11th September Historic Churches Ride and Stride – see church wardens for details

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    583                                        

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;
Bow down before him, his glory proclaim;
With gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness,
Kneel and adore him: the Lord is his name.

Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness:
High on his heart he will bear it for thee,
Comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,
Guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

Fear not to enter his courts in the slenderness
Of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine:
Truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness,
These are the offerings to lay on his shrine.

These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,
He will accept for the name that is dear;
Mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,
Trust for our trembling and hope for our fear.

 

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

 

Deuteronomy ch. 4 verses 1 to 2 and 6 to 9

So now, Israel, give heed to the statutes and ordinances that I am teaching you to observe, so that you may live to enter and occupy the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. You must neither add anything to what I command you nor take away anything from it, but keep the commandments of the Lord your God with which I am charging you. 

You must observe them diligently, for this will show your wisdom and discernment to the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and discerning people!” For what other great nation has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is whenever we call to him? And what other great nation has statutes and ordinances as just as this entire law that I am setting before you today?

But take care and watch yourselves closely, so as neither to forget the things that your eyes have seen nor to let them slip from your mind all the days of your life; make them known to your children and your children’s children

 

James ch 1 verses 17 to end.   

Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.

But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like. But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing.

If any think they are religious, and do not bridle their tongues but deceive their hearts, their religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world

     

              This is the word of the Lord.                    

All:               Thanks be to God.

                                                                                                                                       

Hymn  413

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
Fighting 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.

 

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.

 

 

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 628

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation!
All ye who hear; now to his temple draw near,
joining in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who o’er all things so wondrously reigneth;
shieldeth thee gently from harm, or when fainting sustaineth;
Hast thou not seen how thy heart’s wishes have been
granted in what he ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend thee.
Ponder anew what the Almighty can do,
if to the end he befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in us adore him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him.
Let the Amen sound from his people again;
gladly for ay we adore him.

 

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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