This is our material for Sunday worship. Some people use this web page directly. Most of us use this material together over zoom at 10am (details below).

Using Zoom

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After the service, you are welcome to stay on and enjoy a coffee together in “breakout rooms”.

Sunday 5 September

Welcome and opening prayer (Gloria)

Welcome to our hybrid service Sunday Trinity 17. Good to see so many of the church family joining together whether here in church or via Zoom. Welcome all in the name of Jesus. We ask a blessing on all who have received a transcript or accessing the service via the Web.

So whatever system we are accessing we shall praise our God – we give our hearts to you in worship, praise you Lord of glory. To praise and worship you is pure joy. We pray we will learn more about you through your word and what Tom has to share with us later. For you are our God, the God of salvation and compassion, we glorify you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Ps 34:1

Our thanks to Paul who has selected all the songs this morning.

Song (Gloria – shared screen)

All Creatures of Our God and King

Confession (Gloria – shared screen)

(Matthew 6) Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us.

Forgiving and asking for forgiveness is so important – so let us take the opportunity now to ask our Father for forgiveness in order that we may know the full freedom of grace and love as children of God.

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments and to live in love and peace with all.

We have a time of silent confession. We say together the words of confession:
Most merciful God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
we confess that we have sinned
in thought, word and deed.
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy
forgive what we have been,
Help us to amend who we are,
and direct what we shall be;
that we may do justly,
love mercy,
and walk humbly with you, our God.

Absolution (Tom)

Almighty God,
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy on you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in life eternal:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect (Gloria – shared screen)

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.

Birthdays and events (Gloria)

Before our medley of praise, we have a number of Birthdays to celebrate this coming week:

Margaret E, Paul V (Paul is not with us this morning), Tricia R, Jackie C and June P.

Every blessing for a Happy birthday!

Medley (Gloria – shared screen)

Whom Shall I Fear

Great is the Lord

Be Still

Readings (Doreen)

Doreen is reading today. James 2.1-17 and Mark 7.24-37.

Sermon (Tom)

Lord we thank you for Tom as he leads us in this parish, in this deanery. Fill him with your Holy Spirit as he carries out his ministry serving you. Bless him as he shares with us that which you have laid on his heart in his quiet moments as he prayed on the scriptures we have heard today.

Open our hearts and minds to receive. May we grow deeper in our relationship with Father God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit as we learn from these scriptures.

Creed (Gloria – shared screen)

We say together in faith
Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God Almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come.

We believe in God the Father,
who created all things:
For by his will they were created
and have their being.

We believe in God the Son,
who was slain:
For with his blood,
he purchased us for God,
from every tribe and language,
from every people and nation.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit:
The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come!’
Even so come, Lord Jesus!

Intercessions (Val C)

Val C is going to lead our intercessions (transcript).

Thank you Val – certainly there is so much to pray about but we do know we can pray confidently for the Lord’s power and guidance knowing there is no limit on prayer. Ps 145:18 says The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him sincerely.

The Peace (Gloria)

Jesus said ‘Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. (John 14:27)

We are the body of Christ.
In the one Spirit we were baptised into one body.
Let us then pursue all that makes for peace and builds up our common life.

The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you.

We share the peace of Jesus together.

As the bread and wine are prepared we sing our next SONG:

Song (Gloria – shared screen)

I Stand Amazed in the Presence

The Great Thanksgiving Prayer (Tom – shared screen)

The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.

Father, we give you thanks and praise
through your beloved Son Jesus Christ, your living Word,
through whom you have created all things;
who was sent by you in your great goodness to be our Saviour.

By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh;
as your Son, born of the blessed Virgin,
he lived on earth and went about among us;
he opened wide his arms for us on the cross;
he put an end to death by dying for us;
and revealed the resurrection by rising to new life;
so he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.

Therefore with angels and archangels,
and with all the company of heaven,
we proclaim your great and glorious name,
for ever praising you and saying:

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.

Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;
grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,
and according to your holy will,
these gifts of bread and wine
may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;

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;
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.

Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.

And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,
his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;
rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
and looking for his coming in glory,
we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.
As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,
we bring before you this bread and this cup
and we thank you for counting us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.

Send the Holy Spirit on your people
and gather into one in your kingdom
all who share this one bread and one cup,
so that we, in the company of all the saints,
may praise and glorify you for ever,
through Jesus Christ our Lord;

by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,
for ever and ever.

The Lord’s Prayer (Tom – shared screen)

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
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.

Breaking of the Bread (Tom – shared screen)

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.

Communion (Tom – shared screen)

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.

Prayer after Communion (Tom – shared screen)

Lord God, the source of truth and love,
keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,
united in prayer and the breaking of bread,
and one in joy and simplicity of heart,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty God,
we thank you for feeding us
with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ.
Through him we offer you our souls and bodies
to be a living sacrifice.
Send us out
in the power of your Spirit
to live and work
to your praise and glory.

Song (Paul – shared screen)

To God Be The Glory

Blessing and Dismissal (Tom)

The peace of God,
which passes all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds
in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Notices and reminders

Prayer ministry is available via Zoom.

Some music taken from Worship Lyric Videos – all rights reserved.