June 27th 2021

Bible and Sunflowers

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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.
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Morning Prayer 27th June 2021

Leader:      A welcome to our online service and notices

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.

Please remember all ‘live’ services are still subject to covid restrictions.

 

Save the Date: Sunday Afternoon July 25th 2021 Farewell Celebration for Rev. David and Rev. Angie Austin -details to follow.

Zoom Children’s Church is at 9:30am via a private link please speak to Rev Trevor Kemp for how to join or see our website.

Reopening of churches for services – details are on the website and will be updated (the usual calendar has been removed)

Zoom Home Groups- Wed: contact Martin and Jill Kingston

Thur 7:30pm – Everyone Welcome. just join via our website link or speak to Rev Trev.

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

Zoom Night Prayer (compline) 9:00PM Mon-Fri – via website.

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

 

 

Opening hymn:          120 Come down, O love divine

Come down, o love divine,

Seek Thou this soul of mine

And visit it with Thine own ardour glowing;

O Comforter, draw near,

Within my heart appear,

And kindle it, Thy holy flame bestowing.

 

O let it freely burn,

Till earthly passions turn

To dust and ashes, in its heat consuming;

And let Thy glorious light

Shine ever on my sight,

And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

 

Let holy charity

Mine outward vesture be,

And lowliness become mine inner clothing;

True lowliness of heart,

Which takes the humbler part,

And o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

 

And so the yearning strong,

With which the soul will long,

Shall far outpass the power of human telling;

For none can guess its grace,

Till he become the place

Wherein the Holy Spirit makes His dwelling.

                                                Bianco da Siena (trans R Littledale)

 

Leader:   O Lord open our lips                               

All:        and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

 

Leader:   Give us the joy of your saving help

All:         and sustain us with your life-giving Spirit.

 

Leader:   O God, who calls all life into being,
All:        The earth, sea and sky are yours.

Leader:   Your presence is all around us,

All:        Your Spirit enlivens all who walk the earth,

              With her we yearn for justice to be done,

              For creation to be freed from bondage,

              For the hungry to be fed,

              For captives to be released,

              For your kingdom of peace to come on earth.

 

 

 

 

Confession                                                  

The Spirit of the Lord fills the world and knows every word and deed.

Let us then open ourselves to the Lord and confess our sin in penitence and faith.

 

              We have not always worshiped God, our creator.

All:        Lord, have mercy.

 

              We have not always followed Christ our Saviour.

All:        Christ, have mercy.

 

              We have not always trusted in the Spirit, our guide.

All:        Lord have mercy.

May the Father forgive us by the death of his Son and strengthen us to live in the power of the Spirit all our days.

All: Amen.

 

The Collect

 

              Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,

              ignite in us your holy fire;

              Strengthen your children with the gift of faith,

              Revive your church with the breath of love,

              And renew the face of the earth,

              Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

              Amen.

 

 

Readings:                                                                        sit for the reading

1 John 4:7-16       God Is Love               ©NRSV

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.

 

John 3:11-17        © NRSV

11 ‘Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. 12 If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

16 ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.

17 ‘Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

 

              This is the word of the Lord.                    

All:               Thanks be to God.

                                                                                                                                       

Hymn or song: 724    The Lords my Shepherd

The lord's my shepherd, I'll not want.
He makes me lie in pastures green.
He leads me by the still, still waters,
His goodness restores my soul.
 

And I will trust in You alone.
And I will trust in You alone,
For Your endless mercy follows me,
Your goodness will lead me home.
(Descant)
I will trust, I will trust in You.
I will trust, I will trust in You.
Endless mercy follows me,
Goodness will lead me home.

He guides my ways in righteousness,
And He anoints my head with oil,
And my cup, it overflows with joy,
I feast on His pure delights.

And though I walk the darkest path,
I will not fear the evil one,
For You are with me, and Your rod and staff
Are the comfort I need to know.
                                                            Stuart Townend. Copyright © 1996 Thankyou Music.

 

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 Power of Love                         The following responsory MAY be used

 

Leader:   Out of death came life

All:        and good defeated evil.

              An empty cross and an empty tomb,

              A nail mark shown and a presence known.

 

Leader:   Out of sorrow came joy,

All:        and God sent the Spirit:

Leader:   coming like fire to all people and all ages,

All:        coming to birth in the water of life.

 

Leader:   Out of difference came unity

All:        and God’s people were called:

Leader:   Called to receive him in bread and wine.

All:        Called to be free in the power of love.

 

Leader:   For when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,

              You will be filled with power

All:        and be witnesses for Christ to the ends of the          earth.

             

Hymn or song: 273    Great is thy Faithfulness

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father,

There is no shadow of turning with Thee;

Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;

As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

 

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning new mercies I see;

All I have needed Thy hand hath provided,

Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

 

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,

Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,

Join with all nature in manifold witness

To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

 

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;

Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,

Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

                                            Thomas Obadiah Chisolm © Hope Publishing Co

      

 

Blessing:

             

              May Christ’s holy, healing, enabling Spirit be with you        and guide you on your way at every change and turn;

              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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