September 5th 2021

Bible and logs

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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.

Ordinary time

All the planned services from All Saints Kemble will be with a normal congregation.

All our buildings still have a recommended maximum number of people in order to ensure we keep everyone safe but everyone is welcome at any service.

Please remember all ‘live’ services are still subject to some covid safety restrictions. We are cautious and recommending the following for everyones wellbeing:

  • Face masks still to be worn inside
  • Hand gel – please use on entry, when leaving and if relevant at Communion
  • Singing – yes we can BUT at present only while wearing facemask.
  • Social Distance now only 1metre but please respect individual preferences and don’t make assumptions about the needs of others.
  • The Peace will still not be shared with any physical contact


Our services from All Saints, Kemble are now being filmed. The link is on our website: 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  Family Church will be at 9:30am on Sunday 5th September via a private link. Please message Liz Collins for how to join or see our website.

Zoom Home Groups- Everyone Welcome:

For Wed evenings 8:00pm: contact Martin and Jill Kingston

Thurs 7:30pm on zoom – just join via our website link or speak to Liz Collins. Starting on September 9th we will be following The Prayer Course.

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

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

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

Saturday 11th September Historic Churches Ride and Stride – see church wardens for details

Sunday 12th September – Family service at Kemble. Donations for the foodbank are welcome

Sunday 19th September Forest Church at Sapperton 2.30pm 


Worship Leaders Course for Cirencester Deanery open to all who want to explore this ministry – starts Wed Sept 15th at Holy Trinity Watermoor. Please let Rev Pepita Walker know if you go. For more information see the advert on our website or contact

Pastoral Visiting Course for Cirencester Deanery starts on Thur Oct 21for 7 sessions



Leader:        O Lord open our lips                                           

All:             and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.


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.


Hymn        623 Praise my soul the king of heaven     

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
to his feet your tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
evermore his praises sing.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise the everlasting King!

Praise him for his grace and favour
to his people in distress.
Praise him, still the same as ever,
slow to chide, and swift to bless.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Glorious in his faithfulness!

Fatherlike he tends and spares us;
well our feeble frame he knows.
In his hand he gently bears us,
rescues us from all our foes.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Widely yet his mercy flows!

Angels, help us to adore him;
you behold him face to face.
Sun and moon, bow down before him,
dwellers all in time and space.
Alleluia, alleluia!
Praise with us the God of grace!



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 ( a gathering prayer for the day)


Almighty God,

whose only Son has opened for us

a new and living way into your presence:

give us pure hearts and steadfast wills

to worship you in spirit and in truth;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Readings:                                     sit for the reading


Isaiah 35: 4 – 7a

Say to those who are of a fearful heart,     ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God.     He will come with vengeance,
with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.’

Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped;  then the lame shall leap like a deer,
 and the tongue of the speechless sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;
the burning sand shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water;


James 2:1-10, 14 -17

My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favouritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in,  and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, ‘Have a seat here, please’, while to the one who is poor you say, ‘Stand there’, or, ‘Sit at my feet’, have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Has not God chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonoured the poor. Is it not the rich who oppress you? Is it not they who drag you into court? Is it not they who blaspheme the excellent name that was invoked over you?

You do well if you really fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ But if you show partiality, you commit sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill’, and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.


This is the word of the Lord.                                

All:  Thanks be to God.


Hymn  219 Give thanks to the risen Lord

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given
Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say, I am strong
Let the poor say, I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us

And now let the weak say, I am strong
Let the poor say, I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us
Give thanks



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.



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 Affirmation                             The following responsory MAY be used


Leader:        With the whole church

All:             We affirm that we are made in God’s image,

                   Befriended by Christ, empowered by the Spirit.


Leader:        With people everywhere,

All:             We affirm God’s goodness at the heart of humanity,

        planted more deeply than all that is wrong.


Leader:        With all creation

All:             We celebrate the miracle and wonder of life;

                   The unfolding purposes of God,

                   Forever at work in ourselves and the world.



Hymn 152 Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
forgive our foolish ways;
re-clothe us in our rightful mind,
in purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise
in deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard
beside the Syrian sea
the gracious calling of the Lord,
let us, like them, without a word
rise up and follow thee
rise up and follow thee.

O Sabbath rest by Galilee,
O calm of hills above,
where Jesus knelt to share with thee
the silence of eternity,
interpreted by love!
interpreted by love!

Drop thy still dews of quietness,
till all our strivings cease;
take from our souls the strain and stress,
and let our ordered lives confess
the beauty of thy peace.
the beauty of thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
thy coolness and thy balm;
let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm!
O still, small voice of calm!


Leader:        This is the day that the Lord has made;

All:             We will rejoice and be glad in it.


Leader:        We will not offer to God

All:             Offerings that cost us nothing.    


This or another Blessing or the Grace:


                   Christ the Good Shepherd,

                   Who laid down his life for the sheep,

                   Draw us 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 us and remain with us always,   Amen.

All:              Filled with the Spirit’s power,

                    We go in the light and peace of Christ.



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