May 16th 2021

Bible and blossom

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Sunday 16th  May 2021 Seventh Sunday of Easter (Ascension) 

Morning Prayer           

Stream Code: - The Sunday Service

 

 

 

Leader:                  Alleluia! Christ is risen.

All:                       He is risen indeed, Alleluia.

 

Leader:                 God also highly exalted him

All:                       and gave him the name that is above every name,

 

Leader:                 So that at the name of Jesus

All:                       every knee should bend in heaven

                             And on earth and under the earth,

 

Leader:                 and every tongue confess

All:                       that Jesus Christ is Lord,

                             To the glory of God the Father.  Phil. 2: 9-11

 

HYMN: 16          All I once held dear                       Graham Kendrick © Make Way Music

 

All I once held dear, built my life upon,

All this world reveres, and wars to own,

All I once thought gain I have counted loss;

Spent and worthless now, compared to this.

 

Knowing You, Jesus,

Knowing You, there is no greater thing.

You’re my all, You’re the best,

You’re my joy, my righteousness,

And I love You, Lord.

 

Now my heart’s desire is to know You more,

To be found in You and known as Yours.

To possess by faith what I could not earn,

All-surpassing gift of righteousness.

 

Oh, to know the power of Your risen life,

And to know You in Your sufferings.

To become like You in Your death, my Lord,

So with You to live and never die.

 

The Peace:

Leader:                 Alleluia, Christ has been raised from the dead 1 Cor 15: 20

 

                              The peace of the Lord be always with you

All:                       And also with you.

 

Leader:      A welcome to our online service and notices

The new camera in All Saints, Kemble is now operational and so our services are now being filmed from there. The link (as previously) is on our website BUT will now direct you to THE SUNDAY SERVICE 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 join us for coffee on Zoom immediately after this service (click on the second link on this service sheet at the top of page.)

Please accept our apologies for some problems recently with our livestream. Last week worked well and we hope we have resolved the technical issues.

 

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.

16th May 2021 2:30pm Forest Church (outdoor worship for families – Max no 30)

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

 

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:        In baptism we died with Christ,

                   So that as Christ was raised from the dead,

                   We might walk in newness of life.

                   Let us receive new life in him

                   As we confess our sin in penitence and faith                 

c f Romans  6:4

All:              Like Mary at the empty tomb,

                   We fail to grasp the wonder of your presence.

Leader:        Lord, have mercy;

All:             Christ, have mercy.

 

All:              Like the disciples behind locked doors,

                   We are afraid to be seen as your followers.

Leader:        Lord, have mercy;

All:             Christ, have mercy.

 

All:              Like Thomas in the upper room,

                   We are slow to believe.

Leader:        Lord, have mercy;

All:             Christ, 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 Prayer:

 

                   Risen, ascended Lord,

                   As we rejoice at your triumph,

                   Fill your church on earth with power and compassion,

                   That all who are estranged by sin

                   May find forgiveness and know your peace,

                   To the glory of God the Father.

                   Amen.

 

 

 

 

Reading :             Ezekiel 36: 24-28   © The Voice

24 I will take you away from the nations, gather you from all the foreign soils, and bring you back to your own land. 25 I will sprinkle you with clean water, and you will be clean. I will wash away all of your dirtiness, and you will be clean and pure, free from the taint of idols. 26 I will plant a new heart and new spirit inside of you. I will take out your stubborn, stony heart and give you a willing, tender heart of flesh. 27 And I will put My Spirit inside of you and inspire you to live by My statutes and follow My laws. 28 Then you will live in the same land I gave your ancestors; you will be My people, and I will be your God.

 

 

 

HYMN: 62 Be still for the presence of the Lord     David J Evans © Thankyou Music      

 

1.       Be still, for the presence of the Lord,

                             the Holy One, is here;

                             come bow before Him now

                             with reverence and fear:

                             in Him no sin is found –

we stand on holy ground.

Be still, for the presence of the Lord,

                             the Holy One, is here;

 

2.       Be still, for the glory of the Lord,

is shining all around;

He burns with holy fire,

with splendour He is crowned:

how awesome is the sight –

our radiant King of Light!

Be still, for the glory of the Lord,

is shining all around;

 

3.       Be still, for the power of the Lord,

is moving in this place;

He comes to cleanse and heal ,

to minister His grace –

No  work to hard for Him

In faith receive from Him.

Be still, for the power of the Lord,

is moving in this place.

 

 

 

Reading:     Acts 1: 1-11         © The Message    

 

To the Ends of the World

1-5 Dear Theophilus, in the first volume of this book I wrote on everything that Jesus began to do and teach until the day he said good-bye to the apostles, the ones he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven. After his death, he presented himself alive to them in many different settings over a period of forty days. In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God. As they met and ate meals together, he told them that they were on no account to leave Jerusalem but “must wait for what the Father promised: the promise you heard from me. John baptized in water; you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit. And soon.”

When they were together for the last time they asked, “Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?”

7-8 He told them, “You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.”

9-11 These were his last words. As they watched, he was taken up and disappeared in a cloud. They stood there, staring into the empty sky. Suddenly two men appeared—in white robes! They said, “You Galileans!—why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up from among you to heaven will come as certainly—and mysteriously—as he left.”

 

 

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Let us pray….

 

 

 

Affirmation of faith

 

All:             We believe in God above us,

                   Maker and sustainer of all life,

                   Of sun and moon,

                   Of male and female.

 

                   We believe in God beside us,

                   Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh,

                   Born of a woman, servant of the poor,

                   Tortured and nailed to a tree.

 

                   A man of sorrows, he died forsaken.

                    He descended into the earth

                   To the place of death.

 

                   On the third day he rose from the tomb.

                   He ascended into heaven

                   To be everywhere present,

                   And his kingdom will come on earth.

 

                   We believe in God within us,

                   The Holy Spirit of Pentecostal fire,

                   Life-giving breath of the church,

                   Spirit of healing and forgiveness,

                   Source of resurrection and of eternal life.

                   Amen.

 

                  

Now let us pray together

INTERCESSIONS (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.

 

Ending:

Leader:        Today and tomorrow,

All:             Today and tomorrow

 

                   Lo, I am with you always,

All:             When we try to do your will,

 

                   I am with you always,

All:             When we go where we do not know,

 

                   I am with you always,

All:             When we meet one we do not recognise,

 

                   I am with you always,

All:             Where faith ends and doubt begins,

 

                   I am with you always,

All:             and should we forget you….

 

                   I am with you always.

All:             Today and tomorrow,

                   Today and tomorrow,

                   You are with us always

                   To the end of the world. Amen.

cf 1 John 4: 12

 

HYMN:      319 How lovely on the mountains        L.E. Smith © Kingsway Music

How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him

Who brings good news, good news,

Proclaiming peace, announcing news of happiness,

Our God reigns, our God reigns!

 

               Chorus:               Our God reigns, our God reigns!

                        Our God reigns, our God reigns!

 

     You watchmen lift your voices joyfully as one,

     Shout for your King, your King!

     See eye to eye the Lord restoring Zion:

     Your God reigns, your God reigns!

 

                         Our God reigns, our God reigns!

                             Our God reigns, our God reigns!

 

    Waste places of Jerusalem break forth with joy,

    We are redeemed, redeemed.

    The Lord has saved and comforted his people:

    Your God reigns, your God reigns!

 

                         Our God reigns, our God reigns!

                             Our God reigns, our God reigns!

 

     Ends of the earth, see the salvation of your God,

     Jesus is Lord, is Lord.

     Before the nations He has bared His holy arm:

    Your God reigns, your God reigns!

 

                         Our God reigns, our God reigns!

                             Our God reigns, our God reigns!

                            

Blessing:

                  

                   God the Father,

                   Who has given to his Son the name above every name,

                   Strengthen you to proclaim Christ Jesus as Lord.

All:             Amen.

 

                   God the Son,

                   Who is our great high priest passed into the heavens,

                   Plead for you at the right hand of the Father.

All:             Amen.

 

                   God the Holy Spirit,

                   Who pours out his abundant gifts upon the Church,

                   Make you faithful servants of Christ our King.

All:             Amen.

 

                   And the blessing of God almighty,

                   The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

                   Be with you and remain with you always, 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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