WORDS FOR SUNDAY

Here are the words we will use at 9.30am.

The Gathering

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.

 

Hymn

Praise the Lord! ye heav'ns adore him;
Praise him angels, in the height; 
Sun and moon, rejoice before him; 
Praise him, all ye stars of light. 
Praise the Lord! for he has spoken; 
Worlds his mighty voice obeyed; 
Laws which never shall be broken 
For their guidance he has made. 

 

Praise the Lord! for he is glorious; 
Never shall his promise fail; 
God has made his saints victorious; 
Sin and death shall not prevail. 
Praise the God of our salvation! 
Hosts on high his pow'r proclaim; 
Heav'n, and earth, and all creation, 
Laud and magnify his name. 

 

Worship, honor, glory, blessing, 
Lord, we offer unto thee;
Young and old, thy praise expressing, 
In glad homage bend the knee.
All the saints in heav'n adore thee, 
We would bow before thy throne; 
As thine angels serve before thee, 
So on earth thy will be done.

Prayers of Penitence

Our Lord Jesus Christ said:

The first commandment is this:

‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,

with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’

There is no other commandment greater than these.

 

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

 

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led

by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted

by the devil. Let us confess our sins remembering before God the

times when we have fallen from temptation into sin.

 

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 what we are,

and direct what we shall be;

that we may do justly, love mercy,

and walk humbly with you, our God.  Amen.

 

May Almighty God,

who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon us,

pardon and deliver us from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,

and keep us in life eternal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

Collect

Eternal God,
give us insight
to discern your will for us,
to give up what harms us,
and to seek the perfection we are promised
in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

The Liturgy of the Word

Then God spoke all these words:

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. For six days you shall labour and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.

Honour your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

You shall not murder.  You shall not commit adultery.  You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.

Genesis 17.1–7,15,16

 

This is the word of the Lord.   

Thanks be to God.

 

Hymn

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss –
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

 

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life –
I know that it is finished.

 

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart –
His wounds have paid my ransom.

 

Gospel

Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.

The Lord is a great God, O that today you would listen to his voice.

Harden not your hearts.

 

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

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. He told those who were selling the doves, ‘Take these things out of here! Stop making my Father’s house a market-place!’ His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’ The Jews then said to him, ‘What sign can you show us for doing this?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’ The Jews then said, ‘This temple has been under construction for forty-six years, and will you raise it up in three days?’ But he was speaking of the temple of his body. After he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord. 

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Sermon

We listen to the sermon.

 

 

The Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.  Amen.

 

 

Prayers of Intercession

We sit or kneel as we pray for our community, and for the world.

 

The prayers may include one of the following responses:

 

Lord, in your mercy   or   Lord, hear us.

hear our prayer.     Lord, graciously hear us.

 

Merciful Father

accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour,

Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

The Peace

Since we are justified by faith,

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has given us access to his grace.

 

May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you

and also with you.

 

Hymn

All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew.
Me through change and chance he guideth,
only good and only true.
God unknown, he alone
calls my heart to be his own.

 

2 Human pride and earthly glory,
sword and crown betray his trust;
what with care and toil he buildeth,
tower and temple, fall to dust.
But God's power, hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

 

3 God's great goodness aye endureth,
deep his wisdom, passing thought:
splendour, light, and life attend him,
beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore from his store
new-born worlds rise and adore.

 

Daily doth th' Almighty giver
bounteous gifts on us bestow;
his desire our soul delighteth,
pleasure leads us where we go.
Love doth stand at his hand;
joy doth wait on his command.

 

5 Still from earth to God eternal
sacrifice of praise be done,
high above all praises praising
for the gift of Christ his Son.
Christ doth call one and all:
ye who follow shall not fall.

 

Notices

Details of these are usually also on the pew sheet.

 

The Dismissal

May Christ give you grace to grow in holiness,

to deny yourselves, take up your cross, and follow him;

and may the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among us all and remain with us always.  Amen.

 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.

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