Coronavirus - Worship at home - Morning Service Sunday 15 November 2020 - no 14

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Morning Service

Sunday November 15th



Hymn: How Great thou Art

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God did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly.

2 Peter 2 v 5



When we cry out to the Lord in our trouble,

he will deliver us from our distress.

God will bring us out of darkness

and out of the shadow of death.


God our Father,

we come to you in sorrow for our sins.

For turning away from you, and ignoring your will for our lives;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.


For behaving just as we wish, without thinking of you;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.


For failing you by what we do, and think and say;
Father, forgive us:
save us and help us.


For letting ourselves be drawn away from you by temptations in the world about us;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.


For living as if we were ashamed to belong to your Son;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.                    



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.



Neil interviews Paul and Sue who have recently joined St Michaels.


Bible  Reading Genesis 6 9-22

This is the account of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. 10 Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

11 Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. 12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 15 This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high. 16 Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. 17 I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. 18 But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. 19 You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. 20 Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. 21 You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

22 Noah did everything just as God commanded him.


Address Part 1        Revd Neil Short



Oceans (Where feet my fall)



Lord, may Your Holy Spirit teach us how to be as faithful as Noah so that we too would find favour in your sight. Please help us to understand the relationship between our obedience and the blessings that You give to us so that they may be poured out into the lives of others. Father, your message is simple, but our path to obedience has many wrong turnings. Teach us to be as trusting as Noah; when everything around us seems to be falling into ruin, may we know that You will lift us up above the floodwaters of sin and destruction.  Amen


God of heaven and earth, in these times of isolation,

apart from loved ones, distant from friends, away from neighbours,

thank you that there is nothing in all of creation, not even coronavirus,

that is able to separate us from your love. 

And may your love that never fails continue to be shared through the kindness of strangers

looking out for each other, for neighbours near and far all recognising our shared vulnerability,

each of us grateful for every breath, and willing everyone to know the gift of a full and healthy life.

Keep us all in your care. 



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 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.


Address Part 2        Revd Neil Short



The Lord bless you and watch over you. 

The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you.The Lord look kindly on you and give you peace; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.  Amen.


Hymn: We have an anchor that keeps the soul