St Mary's, Ketton and All Saints, Tinwell

St Mary's Church, Ketton and
All Saints' Church, Tinwell

16th Sunday after Trinity, 27 September 2020

The Sovereignty of Christ. Service led by Rev Olwen Woolcock with Bishop Donald giving the sermon.
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Good Morning everybody. Welcome to our service of worship on this sixteenth Sunday after Trinity. Thank you to Honor Harris and Caroline Longlands for taking part in this service. Bishop Donald, the Bishop of Peterborough is our guest preacher this morning. The theme of the service is: The Sovereignty of Christ .  

HYMN Tell out my soul
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In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you
And also with you.

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.

Prayers of Penitence
An invitation to confession
My brothers and sisters,
as we prepare to celebrate the presence of Christ
in word and sacrament,
let us call to mind and confess our sins.

Christ came in humility to share our lives:
forgive our pride.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Christ came with good news for all people:
forgive our silence.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Christ came in love to a world of suffering:
forgive our self-centredness.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis
We join in with this gloria sung as a hymn

The Collect
O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive
and know what things they ought to do,
and also, may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
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.

New Testament Reading

Philippians 2:1-13

If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,
who, though he was in the form of God,
    did not regard equality with God
    as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
    taking the form of a slave,
    being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
    he humbled himself
    and became obedient to the point of death—
    even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him
    and gave him the name
    that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus
    every knee should bend,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
    that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

HYMN: He is Lord.

Gospel Reading
Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you O Lord.

Philippians 2:1-13

‘When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, ‘By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?’ 24 Jesus said to them, ‘I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the answer, then I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. 25 Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?’ And they argued with one another, ‘If we say, “From heaven”, he will say to us, “Why then did you not believe him?” 26 But if we say, “Of human origin”, we are afraid of the crowd; for all regard John as a prophet.’ 27 So they answered Jesus, ‘We do not know.’ And he said to them, ‘Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
28 ‘What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” 29 He answered, “I will not”; but later he changed his mind and went. 30 The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, “I go, sir”; but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?’ They said, ‘The first.’ Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, the tax-collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax-collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon: Bishop Donald
(Embedded in the main video above, starting at 15m 17s)

The Creed
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 heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
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 the dead,
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 glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession
led by Caroline Longlands

Holy Spirit we invite you to enter our lives and our homes this day. Fill us anew with awe and with wonder at your grace.

Heavenly Father We give thanks for our village and for our beautiful surroundings. For the turning of the season; for the the little things in Your natural world which give us joy- a spiders web in the early morning light and beautiful night skies

Following in the guidance of Paul in his letter to the Philippians, we pray for tolerance, patience and kindness adopting these qualities, considering others as well as ourselves especially in these difficult, confusing and often frustrating times. We pray that common sense not Fear will guide our actions and that Fear won’t replace the Love we have for one another.

Lord in Your Mercy
Hear our prayer

Heavenly Father we look forward to our church having an open door again and we pray for all church leaders. We give thanks for Olwen and pray for her as she recovers from her recent operation.

We pray for wisdom and guidance for our Government making difficult decisions.

We pray for the scientists working hard to produce a suitable vaccine for the corona virus.

We continue to pray for the work of the NHS, doctors nurses and care workers

Lord in Your Mercy
Hear Our Pray

We pray for the 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon.all with personal stories of loss. For aid agencies working in these difficult areas.

We pray for all affected as a consequence of Corona virus. Those who have lost loved ones ,those whose jobs are at risk, the homeless and the hungry those suffering from anxiety and loneliness the abused.

Lord in Your Mercy
Hear Our Pray

We lift to you any known to us who are sick ; those who are suffering from corona virus, those isolating at home, those who are waiting for results…….those in hospital in intensive care

Lord in Your Mercy
Hear Our Pray

We pray for those who are bereaved those who have recently lost loved ones and those who continue to mourn. We lift them to You for Your comfort and care .

Merciful Father
Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ


Hymn: Immortal invisible God only wise.
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The Peace
We are all one in Christ Jesus.
We belong to him through faith,
heirs of the promise of the Spirit of peace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

Although we’re apart let us hold one another in the peace of Christ in a moment of prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer
Let us pray with confidence as our saviour has taught us

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.  

The Blessing
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.

HYMN: Lord for the years

Go in peace to love and serve the Lor
Thanks be to God.

BACS Details for St Mary’s, Ketton
Barclays Bank Stamford
The account is in the name of Ketton Parochial Church Council
Sort code 20-81-20
Account number 60547522

BACS Details for All Saints, Tinwell
Barclays Bank
The account is in the name: Tinwell Parochial Church Council
Sort code: 20-81-20
Account number: 70875244

Organ Music: Paean – Herbert Howells