worship at home
We are not able to meet to worship together in our church building, but we can all worship together at home. Here is this week's virtual service:
22nd November 2020: Christ the King
Introit Hymn: Rejoice! The Lord is King.
Prayers of Penitence
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ to save us from our sins, to be our advocate in heaven, and to bring us to eternal life.
Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, firmly resolved to keep God's commandments and to live in love and peace with all.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry
and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name.
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy upon you,
pardon and deliver you from
all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Liturgy of the Word
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
New Testament Reading: Ephesians 1:15-end
Gradual Hymn: Jesus Christ is waiting
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-end
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
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin
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
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
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Let us pray that Christ's Kingdom would come on earth. Let us pray for all in authority, power and influence that they would imitate the just and gentle rule of Christ the King of the nations.
Let us pray for God's Church throughout the world that we would each walk in the footsteps of Christ and honour him as King. May our lives reflect his values to the glory of his Name.
Please pray for our bishops and for all clergy and lay ministers for holiness of life, soundness of doctrine, and a sense of God's presence and guidance.
Let us pray for all whom we know need God's healing, comfort and grace at this time.
Let us pray for all who are bereaved as we remember those who have died especially the family of Peter Owens whose funeral was on Friday.
Liturgy of the Sacrament:
God has made us one in Christ.
He has set his seal upon us and, as a pledge of what is to come, has given the Spirit to dwell in our hearts. Alleluia.
The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you.
I invite you now share the peace with those who are with you or to text, or message or email someone you know with the words "peace be with you".
Offertory Hymn: The Kingdom of God:
Be present, be present,
Lord Jesus Christ,
our risen high priest;
make yourself known in the breaking of bread.
Jesus is the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world.
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.
Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen. after the Prayer of St Richard of Chichester
Communion Hymn: All Heaven Declares
Meekness and Majesty
Post Communion Prayer:
Stir up, O Lord,
the wills of your faithful people;
that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by you be plenteously rewarded;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
Recessional Hymn: At the Name of Jesus
Let us go in Peace, to love and serve the Lord.
Voluntary: Dear Lord and Father Of Mankind
Grand choeur in D Major, Op. 18 "Alla Handel"