Pew Sheets

Pew Sheet for 13th January 2019 – Click here to download pdf version.


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OPENING HYMN Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend © 2007 Thankyou Music 


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…


We are gathered together as one body


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


The Lord be with you.  And also with you.


Before the children leave for Children’s Church we pray together….

Dear God, this church is a family. Help us to learn together, to worship together, to share together and to pray together. In Jesus name. Amen.







By the mercies of God, let us confess our sins and present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to him, which is our spiritual worship.


Lord Jesus, illuminate the darkness in our hearts:

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


Lord Jesus, open our eyes to your saving love:

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.


Lord Jesus, unstop our ears to hear your living word:

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon 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.


GLORIA George Salazar© 1993 OCP Publications


Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.

Glory to God in the heights of the heavens,

peace to God’s people, all people on earth.

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.


Son of the Father, all glory and worship;

praise and thanksgiving to you. Lamb of God

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.


You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us, receive our prayer.

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.


Seated in pow’r at the right of the Father,

Jesus alone is the Lord, the Most High.

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.


And with the Spirit of love everlasting,

reigning in glory for ever. Amen

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.



THE COLLECT (The special prayer of the day)

Eternal Father, who at the baptism of Jesus

revealed him to be your Son, anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,

that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;

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. Amen


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







Stand to sing the Gradual Hymn: ©1980 Stephen Dean. Published by OEP Publications 5530 NB Hassalo, Portland Oregon 97213 USA


Chorus: Water of Life, cleanse and refresh us:

Raise us to life in Christ Jesus.


1: All you who thirst come to the waters

And you will never be thirsty again


2: As rain from heav’n, so is God’s word,

Waters the earth and brings forth life.


3: Dying with Christ, we shall rise with Him

Death shall have no more pow’r over us.


4: Turn to the Lord, cast off your wickedness

You will find peace in his fatherly love.





THE GOSPEL – Luke 3.15-17,21-22


We sing….Alleluia, alleluia; alleluia, alleluia.


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

Glory to you O God


After the reading…This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.





THE NICENE CREED Please stand if you are able


We believe in one God, the Father, the almighty,

maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God, begotten not made,

of one Being with the Father, through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven;

he was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand

of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,

who has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come.  Amen.




Lord, in your mercy…hear our prayer.


At the end of the prayers we say together: Merciful Father, accept these prayers, for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.



THE PEACE.  Please stand if you are able


God has made us one in Christ. He has set his seal upon us and is a pledge of what is to come, has given us the Spirit to dwell in our hearts.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.


Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


Offertory Hymn: C Coffin (1676-1749), tr. J Chandler (1808-1876)

On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry

Announces that the Lord is nigh;

Come then and hearken, for he brings

Glad tidings from the King of kings.


Then cleansed be every breast from sin;

Make straight the way for God within;

Prepare we in our hearts a home,

Where such a mighty Guest may come.


For thou art our salvation, Lord,

Our refuge, and our great reward;

Without thy grace we waste away,

Like flowers that wither and decay.


Stretch forth thine hand, to heal our sore,

And make us rise to fall no more;

Once more upon thy people shine,

And fill the world with love divine.


All praise, eternal Son, to thee

Whose advent sets thy people free,

Whom with the Father we adore,

And Holy Ghost, for evermore.





Open the heavens, Holy Spirit,

for us to see Jesus interceding for us;

may we be willing to share his baptism, ready to share his cup

and strengthened to serve him for ever.




The Lord be with you And also with you


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


It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,

always and everywhere to give you thanks,

holy Father, almighty and eternal God.

You celebrated your new gift of baptism

in signs and wonders at the Jordan.

Your voice was heard from heaven

to awaken faith in the presence among us

of your Word made flesh.

Your Spirit was seen as a dove, revealing Jesus as your servant,

and anointing him with the oil of gladness

to preach the good news to the poor.

Therefore, as we celebrate the union of earth and heaven,

we rejoice to echo the song of the angels in heaven

for ever praising you and singing:


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.

New People’s Mass, A Gregory Murray © 1975, 1987 McCrimmon Publishing Co Ltd.

We praise and bless you, loving Father, through Jesus Christ, our Lord; and as we obey his command, send your Holy Spirit, that broken bread and wine outpoured may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.


On the night before he died he had supper with his friends and, taking bread, he praised you. He broke the bread, gave it to them and said:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

Do this in remembrance of me.


When supper was ended he took the cup of wine.

Again he praised you, gave it to them and said:

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.


So, Father, we remember all that Jesus did, in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice made once for all upon the cross.

Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation,

we proclaim his death and resurrection until he comes in glory.


Great is the mystery of faith

Christ has died: Christ is risen: Christ will come again.


Lord of all life, help us to work together for that day

when your kingdom comes

and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.

Look with favour on your people,

gather us in your loving arms

and bring us with the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Alban, and all the saints

to feast at your table in heaven.


Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours,

O loving Father, for ever and ever. Amen.


Rejoicing in the presence of God here among us, 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.

And 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


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.


Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

New People’s Mass, A Gregory Murray © 1975, 1987 McCrimmon Publishing Co Ltd.


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.


All baptised Christians who receive communion in their own churches are welcome to receive communion. Any member of the congregation may come to receive a blessing







Communion Hymn: © Paul Inwood 1986.


We shall draw water joyfully, singing joyfully, singing joyfully;

We shall draw water joyfully from the well springs of salvation.


  1. Truly God is our salvation,

We trust, we shall not fear.

For the Lord is our strength, our song;

He became our Saviour.


  1. Give thanks, O give thanks to the Lord;

Give praise to his holy name!

Make his mighty deeds known to all of the nations;

Proclaim his greatness.


  1. Sing a psalm, sing a psalm to the Lord

For he has done glorious deeds.

Make known his works to all of the earth;

People of Zion, sing for joy; for great in your midst,

Great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Prayers after Communion

Lord of all time and eternity,

you opened the heavens and revealed yourself as Father

in the baptism of Jesus your beloved Son:

by the power of your Spirit

complete the heavenly work of our rebirth

through the waters of the new creation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen


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. Amen





May God, who in Christ gives us a spring of water welling up to eternal life, perfect in you the image of his glory;

and the blessing …

Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord

In the name of Christ. Amen


Closing Hymn: ©1994 Stephen Dean, published by Decani Music

Thanks be to God whose love has gathered us this day;

thanks be to God who helps and guides us on our way.

Thanks be to God who gives us voice that we may thank him:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high.


Thanks be to God for all the gifts of life and light;

thanks be to God whose care protects us day and night.

Thanks be to God who keeps in mind us who forget him:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high.


Thanks be to God who knows our secret joys and fears;

thanks be to God who when we call him always hears.

Thanks be to God our rock and strength ever sustaining:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high


Thanks be to God who never turns his face away;

thanks be to God who heals and pardons all who stray.

Thanks be to God who welcomes us into his kingdom:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high.


Thanks be to God who made our world and all we see;

thanks be to God who gave his Son to set us free.

Thanks be to God whose Spirit brings warmth and rejoicing:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high.




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