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13th March 2022

What follows is a worship service which, I pray, you can participate in at a time(s) that are convenient to you. This 'service' will take about forty five (45) minutes.

I pray that 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 the lyrics, as we commence our praise and thanksgiving.

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Alleluia! Sing to Jesus, His the sceptre, His the throne

Alleluia! His the triumph, His the victory alone

Hark! The songs of peaceful Zion thunder like a mighty flood

Jesus out of every nation hath redeemed us by his blood.

Alleluia! Alleluia, Glory be to Thine on high

Alleluia! to The Saviour who has won the victory

Alleluia! to The Spirit font of love and sanctity

Alleluia! Alleluia, to the triune majesty.

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The Pewsheet:

Call to Worship:

We meet in the name of God,

Creator of the universe,

source of true humanity,

mother and father of all. Amen.

 

We meet in the name of Jesus,

Word made flesh,
saviour of fallen humanity, lover of all. Amen.

 

We meet in the name of the Holy Spirit,

Lord and giver of life,
midwife of new humanity,
inspirer of all. Amen.

An Assurance of Forgiveness

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The Sentence for the Day

 

Rend your hearts and not your garments; turn back to the Lord your God who is gracious and compassionate, long-suffering and abounding in love.

The Prayer for the Day (Collect)

 

Let us pray together.

God, steadfast in love and purpose, your Son was not diverted from Jerusalem and the cross. Amid all business and distraction keep us focussed on your purpose. In times of uncertainty or anxiety, steady us. 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 Psalms

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Psalm 27
00:00 / 03:26

A reading from The New Testament

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Phil 3:17-4:1
00:00 / 01:10

Pause for a moment of silent reflection.

The Gradual Hymn

 

Let us continue by watching, and please do feel free to join in singing another wonderful hymn.

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A reading from the Gospel according to Saint Luke

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Luke 13:31-35
00:00 / 01:42

Listen to the sermon:
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Sermon_220313_Lent2_A risk worth taking!
00:00 / 09:48

or, if you prefer, you can read to the sermon, below:

Pause and Reflect

 

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

Allow these words of Holy Scripture and this interpretation of them today speak to you.

An Affirmation of Our Faith
 

Let us affirm our faith by listening as "The Apostles Creed" is read to us.
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apostles creed AD
00:00 / 01:03

 ... and now ... let us pray for the Church and for the World, giving thanks for God's goodness.

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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.

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Let us conclude our prayers by praying 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 Blessing

 

The blessing of Almighty God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

be with you and all of those whom you love,

on this day and forever more.

A Closing Hymn

 

Let us continue with our closing hymn and please do feel free to sing along with another great hymn of wonder, hope and joy.

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Dismissal

 

Go now to love and serve The Lord,

Go in peace.

 

Amen, we go in the name of Christ.

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