March 21st 2021

Bible and Tulips

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Sunday 21st March 2021      Passiontide                            Lent 5


Leader:                  We come from scattered lives to meet with God.

                             Let us recognise his presence with us.

                             A moment of quiet as we each call on God’s presence where we are

                             As God’s people we have gathered:

All:                       Let us worship him together.



Leader:                  Everything that happens on earth

                             Happens at the time God chooses.


All:                       God sets the time for birth and the time for death,

                             The time for sorrow and the time for joy,


                             The time for tearing and the time for mending,

                             The time for scattering and the time for gathering,


                             The time for seeking and the time for losing,

                             The time for silence and the time for speaking.


Leader:                 Everything that happens on earth

All:                       Happens at the time God chooses.

from Eccles 3:1-8



Leader:                  The peace of the Lord be always with you

All:                       And also with you.






Leader:      A welcome to our You Tube service and notices


Please join us for coffee on Zoom immediately after this service (click on the second link on this service sheet at the top of page.)


A big thank you to everyone who supported the Real Easter Eggs donation to Cirencester foodbank. Thanks to generous donations from indivuduals and parishes we raised about £450 to buy just over 100 Real Easter Eggs which all include a 24 page activity booklet explaining the real meaning of easter.




Zoom Messy Church Sunday 21st March at 2:30pm

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)

Online services will continue

Foodbank – give food donations at local collection points or online donations. To find out how to donate please go to our Foodbank page

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  starting Tuesday 9th February 2021



Palm Sunday 28th March 2021 Live stream service at 10:00am from the Rectory

        Sunday 28th March at 6:00pm Zoom Informal evening worship

Maundy Thursday 1st April 7:30pm Live Stream reflection from the Rectory

Good Friday 2nd April     Childrens service online stream

                                       12:00 noon Sapperton St Kenelm meditation in                                         churchyard

                                      2:00pm walk with cross from village hall to St Luke. And                                      outdoor meditation live at Frampton Mansell

                                      12:00 noon Reflection live at                       (30 min’s)

                                      2:30pm Reflection live at Somerford Keynes (30 mins)

Holy Saturday 3rd April   6:30pm Easter light outside at St Osmund Tarlton (Rodmarton if very bad weather)

Easter Sunday 4th April   6:30am Sunrise Communion at Poole Keynes

                                 10:00am All Saints Kemble Easter Communion (live stream)

                                      11:00am St Michael Poole Keynes Family Service

                                      11:00am St Luke Frampton Mansell Churchyard                                                       Celebration (outdoors)

PLEASE REMEMBER ALL ‘LIVE’ SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. It will help greatly (and avoid potential disappointment) if you contact the Church Warden(s) in advance to confirm there is room in the building.




A time for reflection and confession:


Leader:        Jesus saw the city and wept over it,

                   Because it did not recognise the time of God’s coming.

                   We confess our part in the self-centredness,

                   Blindness and sin of the life of our community.             

c f Luke19:41


Leader:        Before you, Jesus Christ,

                   We admit how and where

                   We have underestimated your influence,

                   Letting our words or silences hurt,

                   Abusing trust, betraying confidences.


                   Lord, have mercy;

All:             Christ, have mercy.


Leader:        We admit how and where

                   We have made a show of our religion,

                   Attracting more attention to us,

                   And less to you.


                   Lord, have mercy;

All:             Christ, have mercy.


Leader:        We admit to where in our lives a vague interest

                   Has become a dangerous passion,

                   And we are not sure what to do

                   Or whether we are still in control.


                   Lord, have mercy;

All:             Christ, have mercy.


Leader:        Lord Jesus Christ,

                   If we have looked for or longed for an easier gospel,

                   A lighter cross,

                   A less demanding saviour,

All:             Then turn our eyes and avert our longing

                   From what we want to choose

                   To the one who has chosen us.


                   Forgive our unfaithfulness,

                   And, for our better living,

                   Give us not the remedy we desire tomorrow,

                   But the grace you offer today.


All:              We ask this for your loves sake. Amen.


Collect Prayer:


                   Gracious Father,

                   You gave up your son

                   Out of love for the world:

                   Lead us to ponder the mysteries of his passion,

                   That we may know eternal peace

                   Through the shedding of our saviours blood,

                   Jesus Christ our Lord.




Reading :            

Jeremiah 31: 31-34       © NRSV


31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, ‘Know the Lord’, for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.


The Servant is coming


Leader:        The servant is coming whom God upholds,

                   The chosen one in whom God delights.

All:             On him God’s Spirit firmly rests,

                   By him God’s justice will be done.


Leader:        He will not shout or raise his voice,

All:             He will not falter or be crushed.


Leader:        In him God’s holy arm is bared,

All:             Through him God’s sure salvation comes.


Leader:        Then let the watchers shout for joy

                   And let the wasted places sing:

All:             Now is the time for deliverance!

                   Now earth’s redeemer has come!



Reading:    John 12: 20-33                © NRSV

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, ‘The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honour.

Jesus Speaks about His Death

27 ‘Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say—“Father, save me from this hour”? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.’ Then a voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.’ 29 The crowd standing there heard it and said that it was thunder. Others said, ‘An angel has spoken to him.’ 30 Jesus answered, ‘This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. 31 Now is the judgement of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.’ 33 He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.


Gospel Acclamation

                   Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory.

                   Your worship is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

                   Praise to you, O Christ, king of eternal glory.


Reflection from the Rectory


Affirmation of faith


Leader:        We proclaim the church’s faith in Jesus Christ.

All:             We believe and declare that our lord Jesus Christ,

                   The son of God, is both divine and human.


                   God, of the being of the Father,

                   The only son from before time began;

                   Human from the being of his mother, born in the world;

All:             fully God and fully human;

                   Human in both mind and body.


                   As God he is equal to the Father,

                   As human he is less than the Father.

All:              Although he is both divine and human

                   He is not two beings but one Christ.


                   One, not by turning God into flesh,

                   But by taking humanity into God;

All:             Truly one, not by mixing humanity with Godhead,

                   But by being one person.


                   For as mind and body form one human being

                   So the one Christ is both divine and human.

All:             The Word became flesh and lived among us;

                   We have seen his glory,

                   The glory of the only Son from the Father,

                   Full of grace and truth

                   Amen.                                                       from the Athanasian creed


Now let us pray together

At Passiontide we turn our eyes and hearts toward Jesus

Let us pray to the Father,

Who loved the world so much he sent his only Son to give us life.


Simon of Cyrene was forced to carry the cross for your Son.

Give us grace to lift heavy loads from those we meet

And to stand with those condemned to die.

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.


Your Son watched the soldiers gamble to share his clothes.

Transform the hearts of those who make a profit from their victims,

And those whose hearts are hardened by their work.

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.


The thief, who was crucified with Jesus,

Was promised a place in your kingdom.

Give pardon and hope, healing and peace

To all who look death in the face.

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.


From the cross Jesus entrusted Mary his mother

And John his disciple to each other’s care.

Help us also to care for one another

And fill our homes with the spirit of your love.

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.


In Mary and John your Son created a new family at the cross.

Fill our relationships,

And those of new families today,

With mutual care and responsibility,

And give us a secure hope for the future.

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.


The centurion was astonished to see your glory in the crucified Messiah.

Open the eyes of those who do not know you

To see in your Son the meaning of life and death.

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.


Joseph of Arimathea came to take your Son’s body away.

Give hope and faith to the dying and bereaved,

And gentleness to those who minister to them.

Lord, hear us.

Lord graciously hear us.


Simon and Joseph, Mary and John

Became part of your church in Jerusalem.

Bring into your church today a varied company of people,

To walk with Christ in the way of his passion

And to find their salvation in the victory of his cross.

Lord of the Church,

Hear our prayer,

And make us one in heart and mind

To serve you in Christ our Lord. Amen.



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.



Leader:        This is love, not that we loved God,

All:             but that he loved us and sent his son.


                   He is the sacrifice for our sins,

All:             that we might live through him.


                   If God loves us so much

All:             We ought to love one another.


                   If we love one another,

All:             God lives in us.

cf 1 John 4: 12


Aaronic Blessing:


                   The Lord bless you and keep you;

                   The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;

                   The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Amen.



All:    We go into the world to walk in God’s light,

          To rejoice in God’s love and to reflect God’s glory. Amen.

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           The Iona Community, Wild Goose Publications, Some material © the Archbishops Council 2000

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