Sunday 24th January 2021

A service for

Revd.Graham

OPENING HYMN

 

 

Before the throne of God above
I have a strong, a perfect plea:
a great High Priest, whose name is Love,
who ever lives and pleads for me.

 

My name is graven on his hands,
my name is written on his heart;
I know that while in heaven he stands
no tongue can bid me thence depart.

 

When Satan tempts me to despair,
and tells me of the guilt within,
upward I look, and see him there
who made an end of all my sin.

 

Because the sinless Saviour died,
my sinful soul is counted free;
for God, the just, is satisfied
to look on him and pardon me.

 

Behold him there, the risen Lamb!
My perfect, spotless righteousness,
the great unchangeable I AM,
the King of glory and of grace!

 

One with himself, I cannot die:
My soul is purchased by His blood;
my life is hid with Christ on high,
with Christ, my Saviour and my God.

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St. Mary’s Church

Cubbington

 

 

Sunday

24th January

 2021

Introduction

from the Book of Common Prayer

Morning Prayer

 

DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us in sundry places to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloke them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought at all times humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart and humble voice unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me:

 

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep, We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts, We have offended against thy holy laws, We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, And we have done those things which we ought not to have done, And there is no health in us: But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us miserable offenders; Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults, Restore thou them that are penitent, According to thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesu our Lord: And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.

He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff,

they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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First Reading: - James chapter 5

verses 13-18

The Prayer of Faith

13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.

14 Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord.

15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven.

16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

17 Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.

18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

This is the word of the Lord, thanks be to God.

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Luke 1.68

BLESSED be the Lord God of Israel:

for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us:

in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets:

which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies:

and from the hands of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers:

and to remember his holy Covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham:

that he would give us;
That we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies:

might serve him without fear;
In holiness and righteousness before him:

all the days of our life.
And thou, Child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest:

for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people:

 for the remission of their sins,
Through the tender mercy of our God:

whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death: and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son:

 and to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:

world without end.

Amen.

HYMN

 

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me bring your love;

where there is injury, your pardon, Lord;

And where there's doubt, true faith in you.

O Master, grant that I may never seek

so much to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved, as to love with all my soul.

 

Make me a channel of your peace.

Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope;

where there is darkness, only light;

and where there's sadness, ever joy.

O Master, grant that I may never seek

so much to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved, as to love with all my soul.

 

Make me a channel of your peace.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

in giving to all men that we receive,

and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

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John chapter 5 verses 1-9

JamesThe Healing at the Pool

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a feast of the Jews.  

Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades.  Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. 

One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.  

When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”

“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no-one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”  

At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath.

This is the word of the Lord, thanks be to God.

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HYMN

 

 

Be still, for the presence of the Lord,

the Holy One, is here.
Come, bow before him now, with reverence and fear.
In him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground.
Be still, for the presence of the Lord,

the Holy One, is here.

 

Be still, for the glory of the Lord

is shining all around;
he burns with holy fire, with splendour he is crowned.
How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord

is shining all around.

 

Be still, for the power of the Lord

is moving in this place;
he comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace.
No work too hard for him, in faith receive from him;
be still, for the power of the Lord

is moving in this place.

I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth:
And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord,

Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,

Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate,

Was crucified, dead, and buried:

He descended into hell;

The third day he rose again from the dead;

He ascended into heaven,

And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;

From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost;

The holy Catholick Church;

The Communion of Saints;

The Forgiveness of sins;

The Resurrection of the body,

And the Life everlasting. 

 

Amen.

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

THE COLLECT

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

 

THE SECOND COLLECT, FOR PEACE.

O GOD, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom: Defend us thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in thy defence, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through the might of Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

 

THE THIRD COLLECT, FOR GRACE.

O LORD, our heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who hast safely brought us to the beginning of this day: Defend us in the same with thy mighty power; and grant that this day we fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all our doings may be ordered by thy governance, to do always that is righteous in thy sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

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A PRAYER FOR THE CLERGY AND PEOPLE.

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who alone workest great marvels: Send down upon our Bishops, and Curates, and all Congregations committed to their charge, the healthful Spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. 

Amen.

 

 

PRAYERS FOR REVD. GRAHAM.

May the love of Jesus and his healing power touch you in a special way today. May the saviour’s strong arms and prayers of St. Mary’s congregation embrace and hold you close until your body mends.

Amen.

 

May you be wrapped up in God’s love found deep in his everlasting wings, carried and kept safe and cherished. May the healing power of Christ breathe across your being now.

Amen.

 

Heavenly Father, Guide with wisdom and skill the minds and hands of the medical team who minster in your Name, lend them your healing touch and use them as instruments to do your will.

Amen.

 

A PRAYER FOR SAM AND ALL THE FAMILY.

May the Lord bless you all and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favour and give you his peace.

Amen.

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OUR Father, which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy Name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive them that 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.

HYMN

 

 

 

Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven, to earth come down,
fix in us thy humble dwelling,
all thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesu, thou art all compassion,
pure unbounded love thou art;
visit us with thy salvation,
enter every trembling heart.

 

Come, almighty to deliver,
let us all thy grace receive;
suddenly return, and never,
never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve thee as thy hosts above;
pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
glory in thy perfect love

 

Finish then thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see thy great salvation
perfectly restored in thee;
changed from glory into glory
till in Heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.

May the Spirit of the living God,

flow into this beloved child,

healing where there has been harm,

strengthening where there is weakness,

and lifting the heart to reflect his glory.

Amen.

 

 

2 Corinthians 13.

 

THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost,

be with us all evermore.

Amen.

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