October 24th 2021

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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.


Just to remind everyone that the service today is being live streamed out from Kemble. If anyone is uncomfortable on being shown on camera for whatever reason, please see a sidesman to be relocated to the rear of the church.

Most of the following events are listed on the Thameshead Benefice website.   

Zoom Children’s Church is at 9:30am on the 1st Sunday in the month only, via a private link. Please speak to Liz Collins for how to join. 

There is no Little Fishes or Open the Book this week as it is half term. 

Thursday home group – are following Pete Grieg’s prayer course. If you would like to join us, please get in touch with Liz Collins.

Foodbank – give food donations at local collection points or online donations. To find out how please go to our Foodbank link on the Website.

Zoom Night Prayer (compline) 9:00PM Mon, Wed, & Fri – via website

Tonight - Sunday 24th October there is an online contemporary worship service using zoom. Our theme this month is Thankfulness. The link is on the website.

Church services – details are on the website and will be updated 

Please remember, if you are entering a church building to take care. There is hand sanitiser for your use and face coverings are optional. Please respect other peoples space and preferences re PPE. 

Next week Oct 31st there will be a Communion Service at Kemble at 10:00am.

Should anyone within the Benefice want their notices announced during the streamed service then please let either myself Mark Wilton, or Stephen Lambert-Humble know.

For instance : Poole Keynes PCC will be hosting a spectacular Fireworks Display on Friday 5th November, in the field next to the village hall.  There will be entertainment for children from 17:30, Bar, BBQ, Bonfire and of course Fireworks (from 19:30-19:40).

We are looking for people to help with the streaming of services from Kemble. You will be trained on how to operate the system and any previous experience would be great but not necessary. If I can do it then so can anyone! If you are interested then please contact myself or Stephen Lambert-Humble. 


 Welcome to worship

Leader:   O Lord open our lips                               

All:           and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.


 Hymn: O Lord my God (563)

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder

consider all the works thy hand hath made:

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed:


Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!


When through the woods and forest glades I wander

and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,

and hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze:


Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!


And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,

sent him to die – I scarce can take it in:

that on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,

he bled and died to take away my sin:


Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!


When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation

And take me home – what joy shall fill my heart!

Then shall I bow in humble adoration,

and there proclaim, my God, how great thou art!


Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!

Then sings my soul, my saviour God to thee

How great thou art! How great thou art!


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.



The grace of God has dawned upon the world with healing for all.

Let us come to him, in sorrow for our sins, seeking healing and salvation.                  c/f Titus2:11


               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.


 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

  sit for the reading        

First Reading:         2 Tim 3 14-17, 4 1-5

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather round them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

   This is the word of the Lord.                     

All:        Thanks be to God.


 Hymn: The Lord’s My Shepherd (Townend version ) (724)

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.


He guides my way in righteousness,

And he anoints my head with oil;

And my cup – it overflows with joy.

I feast on his pure delights.


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.


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.


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.


 We stand for the gospel

Gospel Reading:   Mark ch. 10 verses 46 to 52

When the Gospel is announced the reader says

               Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark. 

All:         Glory to you, O Lord.

Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means ‘son of Timaeus’), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Jesus stopped and said, ‘Call him.’ So they called to the blind man, ‘Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.’ Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked him. The blind man said, ‘Rabbi, I want to see.’ ‘Go,’ said Jesus, ‘your faith has healed you.’ Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

        This is the Gospel of the Lord.                       

All:        Praise to you, O Christ.




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.





The Peace                                                                                                    cf John 20.19

              To crown all things there must be love,

              To bind all together and complete the whole.

              Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts.                        cf Col 3: 14

              The peace of the Lord be always with you         

All:         and also with you.


 Music plays while the table is prepared                              

(For those of our church family who cannot be present with us physically we encourage you to share in the prayer, meditate on the gift and sacrifice of our Lord and know that we are all joined as one in the family of heaven that our communion may also be yours in spirit.

 The Eucharistic Prayer (D)


The Lord be with you      

All: and also with you.


Lift up your hearts.          

All: We lift them to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All: It is right to give thanks and praise.


 Almighty God, good Father to us all, your face is turned towards your world.

In love you gave us Jesus your Son to rescue us from sin and death.

Your Word goes out to call us home to the city where angels sing your praise.

 We join with them in heaven’s song:


All:    Holy, holy, holy Lord,

         God of power and might,

         heaven and earth are full of your glory.

         Hosanna in the highest.

         Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

         Hosanna in the highest.


 Father of all, we give you thanks for every gift that comes from heaven.

To the darkness Jesus came as your light. With signs of faith and words of hope he touched untouchables with love and washed the guilty clean.

This is his story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

 The crowds came out to see your Son, yet at the end they turned on him. On the night he was betrayed he came to table with his friends to celebrate the freedom of your people.

This is his story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food; he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said: This is my body, given for you all.

Jesus then gave thanks for the wine; he took the cup, gave it and said: This is my blood, shed for you all for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this in remembrance of me.

This is our story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

 Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup we celebrate the cross on which he died to set us free. Defying death he rose again

and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world.

This is our story.

All:     This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

 Send your Spirit on us now that by these gifts we may feed on Christ with opened eyes and hearts on fire. May we and all who share this food offer ourselves to live for you and be welcomed at your feast in heaven where all creation worships you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

All:     Blessing and honour and glory and power

          be yours for ever and ever. Amen.


 The Lord’s Prayer                                                            please sit or kneel

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.

Lead us not 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                    The president breaks the consecrated bread.

       Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup,

All:   We proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


Giving of Communion

       God’s holy gifts for God’s holy people.

All: Jesus Christ is holy,  

       Jesus Christ is Lord,

       To the glory of God the Father.


Music plays as the people share in Holy Communion.

The president and people receive communion, first the wafer and then the wine (unless only shared in one kind). Please follow the directions given in your church.

 The body of Christ keep you in eternal life

  All: Amen.

The blood of Christ keep you in eternal life.

 All: Amen.

Prayer after Communion

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise, that when we were still far off you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.

All       May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;

we who drink his cup bring life to others;

we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, so we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name; through Christ our Lord.      



 Hymn Thou whose almighty word (767)


Thou, whose almighty word

chaos and darkness heard,

and took their flight;

hear us, we humbly pray,

and where the gospel day

sheds not its glorious ray,

let there be light.


Thou, who didst come to bring

On thy redeeming wing,

healing and sight,

health to the sick in mind,

sight to the inly blind,

O now to humankind

let there be light.


Spirit of truth and love,

life-giving, holy Dove,

speed forth thy flight;

move on the water’s face,

bearing the lamp of grace,

and in earth’s darkest place

let there be light.


Holy and blessed Three,

glorious Trinity,

Wisdom, Love, Might;

boundless as ocean’s tide

rolling in fullest pride,

through the earth far and wide 

let there be light.


Blessing (in this or another form)

               Christ the Good Shepherd,

              Who laid down his life for the sheep,

              Draw you 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 you and remain with you always,

All   Amen.

 All:        Filled with the Spirit’s power,

              We go in the light and peace of Christ.


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