Rev Olwen Woolcock

FAMILY SERVICE – Sunday 7th March 2021

FAMILY SERVICE – Sunday 7th March 2021

FAMILY SERVICE – Sunday 7th March 2021

Service Video

Order of Service

WELCOME

Good morning everyone, welcome to our family service for the third Sunday of Lent. One feature of our lives over the last twelve months has been the importance of rules and regulations and the need to keep them. Today we are looking at the rules that God has given us to keep us safe in his love and in his ways. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in this service especially Caroline Longlands and Hugh Tervet and Nathanael and Hamish Brown.                  

GREETING                                           

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you

GATHERING                                        
Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you
and also with you.

Lord, speak to us
that we may hear your word.
Move among us
that we may behold your glory.
Receive our prayers
that we may learn to trust you. Amen.

SONG:   Here is love vast as the ocean

CONFESSION

Let us confess our sins to God and ask for his forgiveness.
For all the wrong things we have done:
in your mercy, forgive us O God.

For forgetting what we ought to have remembered,
for failing to do as we promised,
for turning away when we should have listened,
for being careless when we should have been sensible:                                                    
in your mercy, forgive us O God.

For doing things we knew would annoy,
for acting in ways we knew would hurt,
for behaving in ways we knew would disappoint:
in your mercy, forgive us O God.  
O God, when we look back we can see how foolish
and wrong we have been.  
Help us not to do the same things again: 
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen


May the God of love bring us back to himself,
forgive us our sins and assure us of his eternal love in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

COLLECT
Almighty God,
whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain,
and entered not into glory before he was crucified:
mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross,
may find it none other than the way of life and peace;
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.

SONG: A New Commandment

BIBLE READING

Exodus 20:1-17

Then God spoke all these words:

“I am the Lord your God. I brought you out of the land of Egypt where you were slaves.

“You must not have any other gods except me.

“You must not make for yourselves any idols. Don’t make something that looks like anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the water below the land. You must not worship or serve any idol. This is because I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God. A person may sin against me and hate me. I will punish his children, even his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. But I will be very kind to thousands who love me and obey my commands.

“You must not use the name of the Lord your God thoughtlessly. The Lord will punish anyone who is guilty and misuses his name.

“Remember to keep the Sabbath as a holy day. You may work and get everything done during six days each week. 10 But the seventh day is a day of rest to honor the Lord your God. On that day no one may do any work: not you, your son or daughter, or your men or women slaves. Neither your animals nor the foreigners living in your cities may work. 11 The reason is that in six days the Lord made everything. He made the sky, earth, sea and everything in them. And on the seventh day, he rested. So the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

12 “Honor your father and your mother. Then you will live a long time in the land. The Lord your God is going to give you this land.

13 “You must not murder anyone.

14 “You must not be guilty of adultery.

15 “You must not steal.

16 “You must not tell lies about your neighbor in court.

17 “You must not want to take your neighbor’s house. You must not want his wife or his men or women slaves. You must not want his ox or his donkey. You must not want to take anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

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

TALK – Caroline

DECLARATION OF OUR FAITH

Do you believe and trust in God the Father,
source of all being and life,
the one for whom we exist?
We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Son, 
who took our human nature,
died for us and rose again?
We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,
who gives life to the people of God
and makes Christ known in the world?
We believe and trust in him.

This is the faith of the Church.
This is our faith.
We believe and trust in one God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.     Amen.

SONG: Amazing Grace

PRAYERS

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.

FAMILY PRAYER

Heavenly Father,
we thank you for our friends, homes and families.
We ask that your love may surround us,
your care may protect us,
and that we may know your peace at all times.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

SONG: Trust and Obey

THE BLESSING

God give you grace to grow in holiness, to deny yourselves, take up your cross and follow him and the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with you and remain with you now and always. Amen

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ.
Amen


God is Love. Let heaven adore him, (Blaenwern) organ

One thought on “FAMILY SERVICE – Sunday 7th March 2021

  1. Chris & Sara Barrett

    A very big thank you to Caroline, Nathaniel, Hamish, Hugh and Olwen for a wonderful service. Brilliant reading boys, thank you.

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