13th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

30th August 2020

At this point in time you may not be able to attend our communal worship services. What follows is a contemporary service for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost which, I pray, you can participate in at a time(s) that are convenient to you. This 'service' will take about forty (40) minutes.

I pray you will feel called to ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE in this service.

 

The text that is in regular typeface (that is what you are reading at the moment) is to be read quietly, while the text that is in bold face (like you are reading right now) is meant to be read aloud.

Opening Hymn

 

Let us continue by watching, and please do feel free to sing or read aloud with the lyrics, of the wonderful "God Has Spoken By His Prophets".

When you are ready - click the "play" button on the video window, below:

Call to Worship

Christ is risen! 

He is risen indeed! 

 

Kia ora, te whānau, 
welcome to you my sisters and brothers.

Grace and peace to you from God.

God fill you with truth and joy.

Let us pray.

 

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires
known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; cleanse the
thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit
so that we may truly love you and worthily praise your holy
name through our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Happy are those whose sins are forgiven,
whose wrongs are pardoned.
I will confess my sins to the Lord
I will not conceal my wrongdoings.

 

Pause to give yourself a moment for quiet reflection.

In God there is forgiveness

God forgives and heals us
We need your healing merciful God,
give us true repentance.
Some sins are plain to us,
some escape us,
some we cannot face.
Forgive us,
set us free to hear your word to us;
set us free to serve you.

An Assurance of Forgiveness

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The Sentence for the Day

 

There is none like the God of the upright, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in majesty.  The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

The Prayer for the Day (Collect)

 

Let us pray together.

Eternal and everliving God, our beginning and our end, you give us strength in the face of suffering and death.  Set out minds on divine, not worldly things.  Give us courage to take up our cross and follow you.  Help us to trust and live in the power of the resurrection of Jesus.  Through Jesus Christ our Liberator, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

A reading from The Old testament

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A reading from The New Testament

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Pause for a moment of silent reflection.

The Gradual Hymn

 

Let us continue by watching, and please do feel free to sing along with the Choirs of St Mary's Collegiate Church in England, "Thy Kingdom Come, O God."

When you are ready - click the "play" button on the video window, below:

The Gospel Reading, Matthew 16:21-28 (Jesus Predicts His Death)

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Pause and give yourself a moment to silent reflect on those words of Christ.

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A Sermon for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost

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If you prefer to read the full sermon notes rather than to listen then please CLICK HERE.

Pause and Reflect

 

Just take a moment now to pause. Bow your head, close your eyes.
 

Reflect upon how, in our lives, we sometimes struggle to remember that FAR more unites us than can ever divide us.

An Affirmation of Our Faith
 

Let us affirm our faith by listening as a "The Apostles Creed" is read to us.
(click the "play" button below when you are ready to listen) 

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Let us pray for the Church and for the World, giving thanks for God's goodness

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Let us pray together and aloud:

 

God of mercy,
you have given us grace to pray with one heart and one voice,
and have promised to hear the prayers
of two or three who agree in your name,
fulfil now, we pray,
the prayers and longings of your people
as may be best for us and for your kingdom.
Grant us in this world to know your truth,
and in the world to come to see your glory. Amen.

The Peace

 

E te whānau, Brothers and sisters, we are the body of Christ.
By one Spirit we were baptised into one body.

 

Keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Amen. We are bound by the love of Christ.

 

I say to you all:

The Peace of Christ be always with you.

And also with you.

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The Lord's Prayer

 

Remembering that we are confident to pray this day, and every day, because Jesus Christ has taught us:
 

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.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.   Amen.

The Risen Lord Christ

 

May the Risen Lord Christ turn His face towards you. May the Risen Lord Christ cause His light to shine upon you. May the Risen Lord Christ grant you His peace. Amen

A Closing Hymn

 

Let us continue by watching, and please do feel free to sing along with the call, "I Want To Walk With Jesus Christ."

When you are ready - click the "play" button on the video window, below:

Dismissal

 

Go now to love and serve The Lord,                    Haere ki te aroha me te mahi ki te Ariki,

Go in peace.                                                             Haere i runga i te rangimarie.

 

Amen, we go in the name of Christ.               Amine, ka haere tatou i runga i te ingoa o te Karaiti.

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