March 6th 2022

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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 enjoying '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.

The Season of Lent - A Service of Holy Communion

Leader:  A welcome to our online service and notices

Covid restrictions have now been removed by our government but please be aware of other peoples preferences and concerns in our buildings and respect their choices.

We continue to make hand sanitiser and masks available for those who want them.

We have reserved a section of seating for our church members who are content to dispense with social distance and masks but across the rest of the building please leave personal space. We assume The Peace will still not be shared with any physical contact and Holy Communion is currently only shared in one kind (bread) as we do not consider the Common Cup wise at preent.

 

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 Children’s Church is at 9:30am via a private link please message rector@thamesheadchurches.org.uk  for how to join or see our website.

Little Fishes on Monday 7th March in Kemble village hall 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

Zoom Home Groups- Everyone Welcome.

For Wed evenings 7:30pm: contact Martin and Jill Kingston

Or for Thurs 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) 9:00 pm Mon, Wed and Fri evenings– via website.

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

Open the Book in Kemble School on Thursday morning.

 

Ukraine Appeal. We have spoken with the local agencies putting together aid in the form of clothes, toiletries etc and they are currently overwhelmed with donations. So if you would like to make a monetary donation then please contact the DEC (disaster emergency committee) humanitarian appeal which includes the likes of Christian Aid, Oxfam, and Save the Children on their website i.e.

https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal

 

Jill Kingston is also working on a more focused approach through people within Ukraine so please contact her by email if you would like to join in, kingsjill50@gmail.com

 

 

 

Now is the healing time decreed

For sins of heart and word and deed,

When we in humble fear record

The wrong that we have done the lord.

(Latin pre 12th Century)

Welcome and notices

 

followed by a brief time of quiet

as we turn our hearts and minds

to God in thankfulness and awe.

 

 

Leader:  We meet in the presence of God

All:  Who knows our needs,

  Hears our cries,

  Feels our pain,

  And heals our wounds.

 

HYMN 1:

All who would valiant be

’Gainst all disaster,

Let him in constancy

Follow the Master.

There’s no discouragement

Shall make him once relent

The first avowed intent

To be a pilgrim.

 

Those who beset them round

With dismal stories,

Do but themselves confound—

Their strength the more is.

No foes shall stay their might,

Though they with giants fight;

They will make good the right

To be a pilgrim.

 

Since, Lord, Thou dost defend

Us with Thy Spirit,

We know we at the end

Shall life inherit.

Then fancies flee away!

We’ll fear not what they say,

We’ll labour night and day

To be a pilgrim.   after John Bunyan

 

 

Response: The Power to Change

 

Leader:  Out of judgement came mercy

All:  And God did not abandon the people,

  For the love that God bore them, coming again,

    For the hope that God had for them, bearing their pain

 

Leader:  Out of gentleness came strength

All:  And God spoke a word

  To the outcast and stranger, making them welcome,

  To the sick and despairing, making them whole.

 

Leader:  Out of freedom came faithfulness

All:  And God died on the cross:

  For the poor and the prisoner, the sign of deliverance;

  That everyone who believes in him may not die,

  But have eternal life.

 

 

Confession   Let us pray

 

Leader:  Christ himself bore our sins in his body on the cross

  So that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness;

  By his wounds we have been healed.

  Let us confess our sins

  cf 1 Peter 2:24

  silence

 

Leader:  Wash away all my iniquity

  And cleanse me from my sin:

  Lord, have mercy.

All:  Lord, have mercy.

 

Leader:  Against you, you only have I sinned

  And done what is evil in your sight:

  Christ, have mercy

All:  Christ, have mercy

 

Leader:  Create in me a pure heart, O God,

  And renew a steadfast spirit within me;

  Lord, have mercy

All:  Lord, have mercy

 

Leader:  May the God of love and power

  Forgive you and free you from your sins,

  Heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,

  And raise you to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Collect   (silence is kept)

 

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

First reading, at the end of which is said:

  This is the Word of the Lord.  

All:    Thanks be to God. 

 

 

 

 

HYMN 2:

I believe in Jesus:

I believe He is the Son of God.

I believe He died and rose again,

I believe He paid for us all.

 

(Men)  And I believe He’s here now,

(Women)  I believe that He is here,

(All)  Standing in our midst.

(Men)  Here with the power to heal now,

(Women)  With the power to heal,

(All)  And the grace to forgive.

 

I believe in You, Lord;

I believe You are the Son of God.

I believe You died and rose again,

I believe You paid for us all.

 

(Men)  And I believe You’re here now,

(Women)  I believe that You’re here,

(All)  Standing in our midst.

(Men)  Here with the power to heal now,

(Women)  With the power to heal,

(All)  And the grace to forgive.

 

 

Reader:  Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory.

  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119: 105

All:  Praise to you O Christ, King of eternal glory.

 

  Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Saint…..

All:    Glory to you, O Lord.

 

At the end:

  This is the Gospel of Christ. 

All:    Praise to you, O Christ.

 

SERMON

 

 

THE CREED

  Let us declare our faith in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

  All:    Christ died for our sins

  In accordance with the scriptures;

  He was buried;

He was raised to life on the third day

In accordance with the scriptures;

Afterwards he appeared to his followers,

And to all the apostles:

This we have received,

This we believe.

Amen.

 

 

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

We pray for God to fill us with his Holy Spirit, for the church of God, for those who suffer or are in need, for our community, for those whom God has placed on our hearts.

 

 

The PEACE

Since we are justified by faith,

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Who has given us access to his grace.  Romans 5: 1-2

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.  

All:  And also with you.

 

  Let us share with each other a sign of God’s peace.

 

HYMN 3 (offertory hymn)

Take my life, and let it be

Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;

Take my moments and my days,

Let them flow in ceaseless praise.

 

Take my hands, and let them move

At the impulse of Thy love;

Take my feet, and let them be

Swift and beautiful for Thee.

 

Take my voice, and let me sing

Always, only, for my King;

Take my lips, and let them be

Filled with messages from Thee.

 

Take my silver and my gold,

Not a mite would I withhold;

Take my intellect, and use

Every power as Thou shalt choose.

 

Take my will, and make it Thine;

It shall be no longer mine:

Take my heart, it is Thine own;

It shall be Thy royal throne.

 

Take my love; my Lord, I pour

At Thy feet its treasure store:

Take myself, and I will be

Ever, only, all for Thee.

 

 

Preparation of the Table

 

God of our journey,

As we walk with you on the path of obedience,

Sustain us on our way and lead us to your glory;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All:  Amen.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer    (prayer A)

 

The Lord be with you 

All:  and with your spirit.

 

Lift up your hearts. 

All:  We lift them up unto the Lord.

 

Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.

All:  It is meet and right so to do.

 

 

It is indeed right and good, to give you thanks and praise,

Almighty God and everlasting Father, Through Jesus Christ your Son.

 

For in these forty days you lead us into the desert of repentance

That through a pilgrimage of prayer and discipline we may grow in grace

and learn to be your people once again.

 

Through fasting, prayer and acts of service You bring us back to your generous heart.

Through study of your Holy Word you open our eyes to your presence in the world and free our hands to welcome others into the radiant splendour of your love.

 

As we prepare to celebrate the Easter feast with joyful hearts and minds we bless you for your mercy and join with saints and angels for ever praising you and saying:

 

All:    Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.

Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Accept our praises, heavenly Father, through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, and as we follow his example and obey his command,

grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit these gifts of bread and wine

may be unto us his body and his blood;

 

who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you thanks,

he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.

 

In the same way after supper he took the cup;

and gave you thanks, he gave it to them, saying:

Drink this, all of you;

for this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it,

in remembrance of me.

 

Therefore, heavenly Father,

we remember his offering of himself

made once for all upon the cross;

we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension;

we look for the coming of your kingdom

and with this bread and this cup

we make the memorial of Christ your Son our Lord.

 

Praise to you, Lord Jesus:

All:   Dying you destroyed our death

Rising you restored our life

Lord Jesus, come in glory.

 

Accept through him, our great high priest,

this our sacrifice of thanks and praise,

and as we eat and drink these holy gifts

in the presence of your divine majesty,

renew us by your Spirit,

inspire us with your love,

and unite us in the body of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord,

 

Through him, and with him, and in him,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

with all who stand before you in earth and heaven,

we worship you, Father almighty,

in songs of everlasting praise:

 

All:  Blessing and honour and glory and power

be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Looking for the coming of his Kingdom,

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

 

All:    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.

And do not let us fall 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

 

  Lord, we died with you on the cross.

All:    Now we are raised to new life.

  We were buried in your tomb.

All:   Now we share in your resurrection

  Live in us that we may live in you.

 

The Agnus Dei may be used as the bread is broken

All:    Lamb of God,

  You take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

 

  Lamb of God,

  You take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us.

 

  Lamb of God,

  You take away the sin of the world, grant us peace.

 

 

Giving of Communion

invitation to communion

Draw near with faith.

Receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ

Which he gave for you,

And his blood which he shed for you.

Eat and drink in remembrance that he died for you,

And feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

 

 

All who love the Lord Jesus are welcome to share in bread and wine.

 

The president and people receive communion.

Authorized words are used, the communicant replies: Amen.

 

 

Prayer after Communion    Silence is kept.

 

Lord Jesus Christ,

You have put your life into our hands;

Now we put our lives into yours.

 

All:  Take us, renew us.

Renew and remake us.

What we have been is past;

What we shall be, through you,

Still awaits us.

 

Lead us on.

Take us with you. Amen.

 

 

 

HYMN 4

  1. Lord Jesus Christ you have come to us
    You are one with us, Mary’s Son.
    Cleansing our souls from all their sin
    pouring Your love and goodness in
    Jesus our love for you we sing,
    living Lord.

 

  1. Lord Jesus Christ now and every day
    Teach us how to pray, Son of God.
    You have commanded us to do
    this in remembrance Lord of you
    Into our lives your power breaks through,
    living Lord.

 

  1. Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
    Born as one with us, Mary’s Son.
    Led out to die on Calvary,
    risen from death to set us free,
    living Lord Jesus help us see
    You are Lord.

     
  2. Lord Jesus Christ I would come to you
    live my life for you, Son of God.
    All your commands I know are true,
    your many gifts will make me new,
    into my life your power breaks through,
    living Lord.

Patrick Appleford
© 1960 Josef Weinberger Ltd.

 

 

BLESSING

May the God who shakes heaven and earth,

Whom death could not contain,

Who lives to disturb and heal us,

Bless you with power to go forth

And proclaim the gospel

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

 

 

DISMISSAL

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All:  In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

 

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