Worship based on Brens Communion Service

held on 19th July 2020

Sunday 26th July

7th Sunday after Trinity

Proper 12

Good morning

Last Sunday, thanks to the kind hospitality of one of our parishioners, the Brens Congregation were able to emulate Cahors and come together to hold an open-air Communion service. Our plan had been to videotape this service to share this Sunday with the entire Chaplaincy. Unfortunately, after 3 minutes’ filming, the video camera that Dan was using very discreetly and without making a sound switched itself off !

However, we are this morning going to reproduce the service, but in the form of an Agape Love Feast, so hopefully you will have some bread and wine to hand for later in this service.

 

Members of the Brens Congregation have kindly re-recorded the readings for us and, as Dan is not available this weekend, the Reverend Clive Jobbins has kindly recorded a new version of the sermon for us today based on Dan’s notes for the sermon which he preached last Sunday and will lead us in our worship.

 

The hymns this morning are those which were used last Sunday and which the congregation could only hum along to, because singing still isn’t allowed. But given that they are both almost impossible to listen to without wanting to sing along to with gusto, I hope that you will feel free to sing along to wherever you are this morning.

 

I would like to express my thanks to everyone who helped organise last Sunday’s service in Brens and also for helping us to re-create part of the service for this morning.

 

Next Thursday, the congregation of Alet Les Bains will be holding an Open Air Communion Service which will be recorded and then broadcast next Sunday morning, and as I will be responsible for the filming of that one, I will now be double-checking everything.

 

I wish you a Blessed Sunday, and look forward to you all joining us online next Sunday at Alet-Les-Bains.

Clive Billenness

Chaplaincy Warden

Gathering

You may use the recorded liturgy to help you follow this service, or for those praying in pairs or larger family groups, you may decide that one person will lead, while others respond with the words in bold type.

Gathering and Confession
00:00 / 02:33

We praise you, O God,

we acclaim you as the Lord;

all creation worships you,

the Father everlasting.

To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,

the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

 

Prayer of Preparation

 

Almighty God,

to whom all hearts are open,

All desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayers of Penitence

Our Lord Jesus Christ said:

The first commandment is this:

‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your

heart, with all your soul, with your all mind,

and with all your strength.’

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as

yourself.’

There is no other commandment greater than

these. On these two commandments hang all the

law and the prophets.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

In a time of silence, we call our sins to mind and resolve to sin no more.

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.

Amen.

The Collect for the 7th Sunday after Trinity

 

Lord of all power and might,

the author and giver of all good things:

graft in our hearts the love of your name,

increase in us true religion,

nourish us with all goodness,

and of your great mercy keep us in the same;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Amen

Worship

As we worship our loving God, play one or more of the following worship songs, or other music.

Join in singing or just enjoy the words and music in God's holy presence

The Word of the Lord

First Reading

First ReadingIain Pratt - Brens
00:00 / 01:57

The Psalm for the Day

PsalmGinny Jenkins - Brens
00:00 / 00:53

Third Reading

Third ReadingMichael Kenny - Brens
00:00 / 02:25

Gospel Reading

Fourth ReadingReverend Clive Jobbins
00:00 / 01:56

Sermon - Rev. Clive Jobbins

A Litany of Prayer

Prayers
00:00 / 01:19

God the Father

Have mercy upon us

God the Son

Have mercy upon us

God the Holy Spirit

Have mercy upon us

Holy, blessed and glorious Trinity

Have mercy upon us

 

Give us true repentance

Forgive us our sins of negligence and ignorance

And our deliberate sins;

And grant us the grace of your Holy Spirit

to amend our lives according to your holy word

 

Holy God

Holy and strong

Holy and immortal,

Have mercy upon us

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.

The Agape Meal

Agape Meal
00:00 / 02:23

An Agapé or Love Feast is a way of breaking bread together as Jesus did with people in all sorts of settings. You may like to join in at home with some bread and wine or juice. 

 

Giving Thanks

We have bread and wine,

gifts of this good earth,

enough for all, if we can share!

Gracious God we give you thanks

for all the many blessings in our lives

and ask that you would bless us now 

as we share your good gifts

in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

 

Breaking Bread

Loving God, you provide enough for everyone:

this earth is fertile, fruitful and abundant,

but we are sometimes greedy, wasteful and selfish.

Many go hungry despite our plenty,

many are left outside while we enjoy a feast.

But on the hillside, in the wilderness,

with five thousand and more hungry people,

Jesus took the bread that they had,

broke it and gave thanks to you.

He shared the bread, 

so that no one should be left out,

and they all ate and were satisfied.

Blessed be God forever!

 

Blessing Wine

 

Hurting God, you hurt with our pains, 

you weep with our tears;

when you see how we struggle and suffer.

You long for our peace, yet we so often make war.

You long for our healing and wholeness, 

yet we so often turn away from you.

But at a wedding in Cana when the wine ran out,

Jesus asked them to fill the empty jars with water,

and by your grace, water became wine, 

sadness was turned to joy,

and all were able to share in the best wine of all.

Blessed be God forever!

 

Sharing Together

Dreaming God, 

you long for us to dream your dream,

of a world at peace, a people made one, 

a feast for all;

where bread is broken and shared with companions on the road,

where wine is blessed 

and shared with all who are hurting, 

and all are caught up together 

in the Kingdom of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

The bread can be shared, using the words:

Bread for the world to share.

 

The wine can be shared using the words:

The best wine, saved till now.

Dedicating Ourselves to God

Blessing and Ending
00:00 / 00:28

God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love,

defend you on every side,

and guide you in truth and peace;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be upon you and all those you love,

now and always,

Amen

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord,

In the name of Christ, Amen.

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Acknowledgements

Common Worship, material from which is included here, is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2000 and published by Church House Publishing.

New Patterns for Worship, material from which is included here, is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2002 and published by Church House Publishing.

Dancers and Wayfarers, material from which is included here, is copyright © Chris Thorpe 2020 and published by  Canterbury Press 

Bible Readings taken from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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