Pew Sheets

Pew Sheet for 9th September 2018 – Trinity 15 – Click here to download pdf version.

We stand to sing…

 

1.Come, people of the risen king,
Who delight to bring Him praise.
Come, all and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice, O Church of Christ, rejoice!

  1. Come, those whose joy is morning sun
    And those weeping through the night.
    Come, those who tell of battles won,
    And those struggling in the fight.
    For His perfect love will never change,
    And His mercies never cease,
    But follow us through all our days
    With the certain hope of peace.

Rejoice! Rejoice…

 

  1. Come, young and old from every land,
    Men and women of the faith.
    Come, those with full or empty hands,
    Find the riches of His grace.
    Over all the world, His people sing,
    Shore to shore we hear them call
    The Truth that cries through every age;
    ‘Our God is all in all’.

Rejoice! Rejoice…

 

OPENING RESPONSES.

We meet in the name of God:

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

The Lord be with you:

and also with you.

 

This is the day that the Lord has made:

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

 

WE CONFESS OUR SINS TO GOD.

God our Father, we are sorry for times when we have used your gifts carelessly and acted ungratefully. Lord have mercy.

Lord have mercy

 

We are sorry for the times we have not loved others as ourselves.

Christ have mercy.

Christ have mercy,

 

Sometimes we haven’t helped others when we could have. Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy

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ABSOLUTION (WE ARE ASSURED OF GOD’S FORGIVENESS).

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.

 

THE GLORIA Mike Anderson © 1983 Kevin Mayhew Ltd

 

Gloria, (clap) gloria, (clap) in excelsis Deo.

Gloria, (clap) gloria, (clap) in excelsis Deo.

  1. Lord God, heavenly King, peace you bring to us;

we worship you, we give you thanks we sing our song of praise.

  1. Jesus, Saviour of all, Lord God, Lamb of God

you take away our sins, Oh Lord, have mercy on us all.

  1. At the Father’s right hand, Lord receive our prayer,

for you alone are the Holy One, and you alone are Lord.

  1. Glory Father and Son, Glory Holy Spirit,

to you we raise our hands up high, we glorify your name.

 

THE COLLECT (THE SPECIAL PRAYER FOR TODAY)

Lord God, defend your Church from all false teaching and give to your people knowledge of your truth, that we may enjoy eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

Please sit for the first reading

Isaiah 35.4-7a

After the reading…This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God

 

Please stand for the Gospel reading

THE GOSPEL – Mark 7.24-end

After the reading…This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you O Christ

 

The Talk

 

We stand to DECLARE OUR FAITH

 

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. Amen

 

OUR PRAYERS

At the end of the prayers we say together:

Merciful Father, accept these prayers,

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

THE PEACE

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall

be called children of God.

We meet in the name of Christ and we share his peace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

 

And also with you.

 

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

 

Offertory Hymn: Henry van Dyke – Public Domain

 

Joyful, joyful, Lord we adore you,

God of glory, Lord of love;

hearts unfold like flow’rs before thee,

op’ning to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;

drive the dark of doubt away.

Giver of immortal gladness,

fill us with the light of day!

 

All thy works with joy surround thee,

earth and heav’n reflect thy rays.

Stars and angels sing around thee,

centre of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain,

flow’ry meadow, flashing sea,

chanting bird and flowing fountain

call us to rejoice in thee!

 

 

 

Thou art giving and forgiving,

ever blessing, ever blest,

wellspring of the joy of living,

ocean depth of happy rest!

Thou our Father, Christ our brother,

all who live in love are thine.

Teach us how to love each other;

lift us to the joy divine!

 

Mortals, join the mighty chorus

which the morning stars began;

love divine is reigning o’er us,

leading us with mercies hand.

Ever singing, march we onward,

victors in the midst of strife.

Joyful music leads us sunward

in the triumph-song of life!

 

 

Holy Communion

 

Open the heavens, Lord our God, and send your transforming Spirit on us and on these gifts. Amen

 

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.

[Question: Why is it right to give thanks and praise?
Answer: Listen, and we will hear.]

 

Lord of all life, you created the universe, where all living things reflect your glory.
You give us this great and beautiful earth, to discover and to cherish. You made us all, each wonderfully different, to join with the angels and sing your praise:

 

Holy, holy, holy God of power and might

Holy, holy, holy God of power and might

Lord we lift up your name, with hearts full of praise

Be exalted O Lord my God Holy God of power and might.

Carl Tuttle ©1995 Mercy Publishing

 

We thank you, loving Father, because, when we turned away, you sent Jesus, your Son. He gave his life for us on the cross and shows us the way to live.

Send your Holy Spirit that these gifts of bread and wine may be for us Christ’s body and his blood.

 

[Question: Why do we share this bread and wine?
Answer: Listen, and we will hear.]

 

On the night before he died, when darkness had fallen,

Jesus took bread. He gave thanks, broke it,

and shared it with his disciples, saying:

‘This is my body, given for you. Do this to remember me.’

 

After they had eaten, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, and shared it with his disciples, saying:

‘This is my blood, poured out for you and for many,

for the forgiveness of sins.’

So Father, with this bread and this cup we celebrate his love, his death, his risen life.  As you feed us with these gifts, send your Holy Spirit, and change us more and more to be like Jesus our Saviour.

 

[Question: How do we follow Jesus Christ?
Answer: Listen, and we will hear.]

 

Help us, Father, to love one another, as we look forward to that day when suffering is ended, and all creation is gathered in your loving arms.

And now with St Alban, and all your saints we give you glory, through Jesus Christ, in the strength of the Spirit, today and for ever. Amen

 

We singTHE LORD’S PRAYER. Traditional Carribean.

 

1   Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

 

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

hallowed be thy name.

hallowed be thy name.

2   On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

3   Forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

4   And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from all that is evil.

5   For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

for ever, and for ever and ever.

6   Amen, amen, it shall be so.

Amen, amen, it shall be so.

 

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.

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

Jesus Christ is holy, Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

THE GIVING OF COMMUNION.

Everyone is invited to come forward for either a blessing or communion. 

 

Communion hymn: Stuart Townend, Keith & Kristyn Getty © 2007 Thankyou Music

1.Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away,
Slain for us: and we remember:
The promise made that all who come in faith
Find forgiveness at the cross.

 

So we share in this Bread of life,
And we drink of His sacrifice,
As a sign of our bonds of peace
Around the table of the King.

 

2.The body of our Saviour, Jesus Christ,
Torn for you: eat and remember
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life,
Paid the price to make us one.
So we share in this Bread of Life…
3. The blood that cleanses every stain of sin,
Shed for you: drink and remember
He drained death’s cup that all may enter in
To receive the life of God.
So we share in this Bread of Life…

 

  1. And so with thankfulness and faith
    We rise to respond: and to remember
    Our call to follow in the steps of Christ
    As His body here on earth.
    As we share in His suffering,
    We proclaim: Christ will come again!
    And we’ll join in the feast of heaven
    Around the table of the King.

 

PRAYERS AFTER COMMUNION.

Please stand…. 

Keep, O Lord, your Church, with your perpetual mercy; and, because without you our human frailty cannot but fall, keep us ever by your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

We pray together…

God of truth, we have seen with our eyes

and touched with our hands the bread of life: 

Strengthen our faith that we may grow

in love for you and for each other;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

THE BLESSING AND DISMISSAL.

God the Father, who created the world, give you grace to be wise stewards of his creation. Amen.

God the Son, who redeemed the world, inspire you to go out as labourers into his harvest. Amen.

God the Holy Spirit, whose breath fills the whole of creation, help you to bear his fruits of love, joy and peace. Amen.

and the blessing …

 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen

 

Closing hymn:

 

1.Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising,

give me joy in my heart I pray.

Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising.

Keep me praising till the end of day.

 

Sing hosanna! Sing Hosanna!

Sing hosanna to the King of Kings!

Sing hosanna! Sing Hosanna!

Sing hosanna to the King!

 

  1. Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting,

give me peace in my heart I pray.

Give me peace in my heart, keep me resting.

Keep me resting till the end of day.

 

3, Give me love in my heart, keep me serving,

give me love in my heart, I pray.

Give me love in my heart, keep me serving,

keep me serving ‘till the end of day.




 

Common worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included in this service, is © The Archbishop’s Council 2000.  Common Worship: Additional Eucharistic Prayers, material from which is reproduced above, is copyright © The Archbishop’s Council 2012. Calamus Licence Number 95 CCL Licence Number 078543