Sunday 17 October Service

Service for Sunday 17th October 2021

 

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you

 

This is the day that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Hymn: Praise to the Lord

 

Whether at home or in Church, all may say

We have come together in the name of Christ

to offer our praise and thanksgiving,

to hear and receive God’s Holy word,

to pray for the needs of the world,

and to seek the forgiveness of our sins,

that by the power of the Holy Spirit

we may give ourselves to the service of God.

 

We ask for God’s forgiveness…

Lord God, we have sinned against you;

we have done evil in your sight.

We are sorry and repent.

Have mercy on us according to your love.

Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.

Renew a right spirit within us

and restore us to the joy of your salvation,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

May the Father of all mercies cleanse us from our sins, and restore us in his image to the praise and glory of his name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.

 

Blessed is the Lord,

For he has heard the voice of our prayer;

 

Therefore shall our hearts dance for joy

And in our song we will praise our God.

 

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind.

 

Silence is kept

 

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and forever. Amen

 

Collect for Trinity 20

God, our light and our salvation: illuminate our lives, that we may see your goodness in the land of the living, and looking on your beauty may be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

Hymn: From Heaven you Came

 

1st Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10

 

Gospel Reading: Mark 10:35-45

 

Reflection – Rev. Steve Painting or Listen to Steve

 

Let us declare our faith in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Christ died for our sins

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he was buried;

he was raised to life on the third day

in accordance with the Scriptures;

afterwards he appeared to his followers,

and to all the apostles:

this we have received,

and this we believe. Amen.

 

Intercessions –  Jennie Glover

 

We praise you Lord that your throne is from everlasting to everlasting and your sceptre is a sceptre of righteousness.

Lord God, our Heavenly King we thank you for all that is beautiful, truthful and lovely on the earth that You have made. We believe that You have set eternity in the hearts of people, made in your image, and that You desire all to come to the knowledge of Your great love in giving Jesus for our sins ,and not for ours only but for the sins of the whole world. Your desire is peace on earth and good will amongst men.

 

So we pray for all who are in authority. For ministers who form the governments of the world. For our own government in this country, for magistrates and the police, for leaders in N.H.S and education and for those who control the media using both the air waves and the written and spoken word.

 

We ask that in these very places, Your Light will displace the darkness that rests upon our country and is attacking what is real and true, with lies and delusions. We stand together with all your people against the wickedness that is intent on destroying and confusing Your good creation.

 

We pray for a spiritual awakening in our land that will change the atmosphere of fear and doom spread every day by the airwaves and the newspapers. We pray for leaders of churches. Lord God of hosts Your word says that when the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. We lift up the mighty Name of Jesus declaring with You that He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords by the spirit of holiness and the Resurrection from the dead.

 

We ask your help for the persecuted and the refugees. Strengthen with financial aid every organisation that assists them and all who do good to fellow human beings.

We pray for your blessing to be upon our congregations in the North Taw Mission Community, especially those who are sick and waiting for results and treatments. Comfort all who feel alone at this time, knowing the comfort and presence of your promise that You will ever leave us or forsake us.

 

Lastly Lord, we pray for our Queen to whom you have given length of days, please pour out on her comfort and strength in her old age.

Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

 

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.

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.

 

Hymn: To God Be The Glory

 

The Grace

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen

 

© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2005

Song Choices: Sharon Evans

 

In our Churches this week

Monday 18th October:

9.30am at Heanton and on website – Morning Prayer

Sunday 24th October:

10.30am Holy Communion with Baptism  – West Down

11.00am Morning Worship – Heanton

6.00pm Evensong – Marwood

 

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