Coronavirus - Services at home - Morning Service Sunday 17 January 2021 no 24

Morning Service – Sunday 17th January 2021

St Michael’s Blundellsands

 

Hymn: Crown him with Many Crowns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuMh_ept-Js

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Print off this service sheet then click on the next link and join in with the responses.

https://youtu.be/g2Vxnq6D5XU

 

Welcome and Notices

 

Words from Psalm 141 v 1- 2
 

Lord , I cry out to You;

Make haste to me!
Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You.

 

Let my prayer be set before You as incense,
The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!

 

Confession 

Brothers and sisters, as we prepare to worship, let us call to mind our sins……

In a dark and disfigured world

we have not held out the light of life:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

In a hungry and despairing world

we have failed to share our bread:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

In a cold and loveless world

we have kept the love of God to ourselves:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Absolution  

May God who loved the world so much that he sent his Son to be our Saviour

forgive us our sins and make us holy to serve him in the world,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Interview with Joan Hayward

 

Reading: 2 Corinthians 2:14 – 17 Read by Phil Flynn

But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? 17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Talk 1 Lucy

 

Song: Fairest Lord Jesus

 

Prayers by Gen Flynn

Creator God, who made our beautiful world, appointed us as its guardians and gifted us with everything we need,

forgive us for the times we cause it harm; for the times our way of life affects our neighbours.

Inspire us to care for the environment; to help rebuild lives and communities; to share in the griefs and anxieties, joys and hopes of all your people, so that all your creation may flourish.

Amen.

 

Heavenly Father, thank you that no matter what we may have to face in life, that in Christ we are always led to victory. We pray that as we rest in Him, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, that we may always be led in triumph to Your praise and glory. May our lives be a living sacrifice - a burnt offering that becomes a sweet-smelling perfume - of the knowledge of Him, in every place you may choose to send us. We pray this in Jesus name and for His glory, Amen.

 

Collect 

Eternal Lord, our beginning and our end: 

bring us with the whole creation to your glory, hidden through past ages and made known in

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

We say together the Lord’s Prayer:

Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who 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.

 

Talk 2 Lucy

 

Blessing

The Father, whose glory fills the heavens,

cleanse you by his holiness and send you to proclaim his word.

Amen.

 

The Son, who has ascended to the heights, pour upon you the riches of his grace.

Amen.

 

The Holy Spirit, the Comforter, equip you and strengthen you in your ministry of love in the

community of Blundellsands.

Amen.

 

And the blessing of God Almighty the Father the son and the Holy spirt be with you

this day and evermore Amen.

 

Hymn: Christ Triumphant ever reigning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r3EogSdfPU

 

When the service is over you might like to listen to this lovely carol:

Whence is the Goodly fragrance flowing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAeSBdJclyg

 

1. Whence is the goodly fragrance flowing,
Stealing our senses all away,
never the like did come a-blowing,
Shepherds, in flow'ry fields of May,
Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing,
Stealing our senses all away.

 

2. What is that light so brilliant, breaking
Here in the night across our eyes.
Never so bright, the day-star waking,
Started to climb the morning skies!
What is that light so brilliant, breaking,
Here in the night across our eyes.

 

3. Bethlehem! there in manger lying,

Find your Redeemer haste away,
Run ye with eager footsteps vieing!
Worship the Saviour born today.
Bethlehem! there in manger lying,
Find your Redeemer haste away.