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11:00 Holy Communion Service at St James Church

Sunday 13th January, 2019

 

Sunday Holy Communion service at St James.

 

Presiding
Rev Heather Atkinson
Preaching
Mike Collins
Intercessions
Carolyn Fish
Pastoral Prayers
Helen Jones
Rob Jones
Readings
Isaiah 43:1-7 - read by John Codling
Acts 8:14-17 - read by Carol McClean
Luke 3:15-17,21,22 - read by John Codling
Hymns
The Kingdom Of God Is Justice And Joy517
On Jordan's Bank The Baptist's Cryview lyrics
God Is Working His Purpose Outview lyrics
Praise To The Lord, The Almightyview chords/lyrics

 

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Reading: Isaiah 43:1-7

Isaiah 43:1-7

read by John Codling

But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
I will say to the north, 'Give them up!' and to the south, 'Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—
everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made."

 

 

Reading: Acts 8:14-17

Acts 8:14-17

read by Carol McClean

When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria.
When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit,
because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

 

 

Reading: Luke 3:15-17,21,22

Luke 3:15-17,21,22

read by John Codling

The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah.
John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened
and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased."

 

 

Hymn: The Kingdom Of God Is Justice And Joy

The Kingdom Of God Is Justice And Joy

Words: Bryn Rees (1911-83)
Music: Alan Gray (1855-1935)

 

 

Hymn: On Jordan's Bank The Baptist's Cry

On Jordan's Bank The Baptist's Cry

Words: Charles Coffin (1676-1749)
translated by John Chandler (1808-76)
Music: adapted from a chorale in
Musicalisches Hand-Buch, Hamberg 1690

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
announces that the Lord is nigh.
Awake and harken, for he brings
glad tidings of the King of kings!
Then cleansed be every life from sin:
make straight the way for God within,
and let us all our hearts prepare
for Christ to come and enter there.
We hail you as our Savior, Lord,
our refuge and our great reward.
Without your grace we waste away
like flowers that wither and decay.
Stretch forth your hand, our health restore,
and make us rise to fall no more.
O let your face upon us shine
and fill the world with love divine.
All praise to you, eternal Son,
whose advent has our freedom won,
whom with the Father we adore,
and Holy Spirit, evermore.

 

 

Hymn: God Is Working His Purpose Out

God Is Working His Purpose Out

Words: A C Ainger (1841-1919)
Music: Millicent D Kingham (1866-1927)

God is working his purpose out,
as year succeeds to year,
God is working his purpose out,
and the time is drawing near;
nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.
From utmost east to utmost west,
wherever feet have trod,
by the mouth of many messengers
goes forth the voice of God,
'Give ear to me, ye continents,
ye isles, give ear to me,
that the earth may be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.'
What can we do to work God's work,
to prosper and increase
the love of God in all mankind,
the reign of the Prince of peace?
What can we do to hasten the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea?
March we forth in the strength of God,
with the banner of Christ unfurled,
that the light of the glorious gospel of truth
may shine throughout the world;
fight we the fight with sorrow and sin,
to set their captives free,
that the earth may be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.
All we can do is nothing worth
unless God blesses the deed;
vainly we hope for the harvest-tide
till God gives life to the seed;
yet nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

 

 

Hymn: Praise To The Lord, The Almighty

Praise To The Lord, The Almighty

Words: Joachim Neander (1650-80)
translated by Catherine Winkworth (1827-78)

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy health and salva tion!
All ye who hear,
Now to His temple draw near;
Praise Him in glad adoration.
Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
Shelters thee under His wings, yea, so gently sustaineth!
Hast thou not seen
How all your longings have been
Granted in what He ordaineth.
Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy here daily attend thee.
Ponder anew
What the Almighty can do,
If with His love He befriend thee.
Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen
Sound from His people again,
Gladly for aye we adore Him.

 

 

 

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