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11:00 Holy Communion Service at St James Church

Sunday 27th January, 2019

 

Sunday Holy Communion service at St James.

 

Presiding
Rev Heather Atkinson
Preaching
Mike Collins
Intercessions
Helen Jones
Pastoral Prayers
Helen Harvey
Lynn Lloyd
Readings
Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10 - read by Angela Adams
1 Corinthians 12:12-31a - read by Jenny Davies
Luke 4:14-21 - read by Richard Wilberforce
Hymns
Bright The Vision That Delighted441
Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morningview lyrics
One bread, one body (sheet)
Christ Triumphantview chords/lyrics

 

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Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10

Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10

read by Angela Adams

all the people came together as one in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the teacher of the Law to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded for Israel.
So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand.
He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.
Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up.
Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, "Amen! Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.
Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and teacher of the Law, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, "This day is holy to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep." For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.
Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."

 

 

Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

read by Jenny Davies

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.
For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.
Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
Now if the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.
And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason stop being part of the body.
If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?
But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.
If they were all one part, where would the body be?
As it is, there are many parts, but one body.
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"
On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable,
and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty,
while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it,
so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.
Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret?
Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.And yet I will show you the most excellent way.

 

 

Reading: Luke 4:14-21

Luke 4:14-21

read by Richard Wilberforce

Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside.
He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him.
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read,
and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him.
He began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."

 

 

Hymn: Bright The Vision That Delighted

Bright The Vision That Delighted

Words: Richard Mant (1776-1848)
Music: Richard Redhead (1820-1901)

 

 

Hymn: Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning

Brightest And Best Of The Sons Of The Morning

Words: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Music: J. F. Thrupp (1827-67)

Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid;
star of the east, the horizon adorning,
guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.
Cold on his cradle the dew-drops are shining;
low lies his head with the beasts of the stall;
angels adore him in slumber reclining,
Maker and Monarch and Saviour of all.
Say, shall we yield him, in costly devotion,
odours of Edom, and offerings divine,
gems of the mountain, and pearls of the ocean,
myrrh from the forest, or gold from the mine?
Vainly we offer each ample oblation,
vainly with gifts would his favour secure:
richer by far is the heart's adoration,
dearer to God are the prayers of the poor.
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,
dawn on our darkness, and lend us thine aid;
star of the east, the horizon adorning,
guide where our infant Redeemer is laid.

 

 

Hymn: Christ Triumphant
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Christ Triumphant

Words: Michael Saward
Music: John Barnard

Christ triumphant, ever reigning
Saviour, Master, King
Lord of heaven, our lives sustaining
Hear us as we sing
Yours the glory and the crown,
The high renown, the eternal name
Word incarnate, truth revealing
Son of Man on earth!
Power and majesty concealing
By your humble birth
Yours the glory and the crown,
The high renown, the eternal name
Suffering Servant, scorned, ill-treated
Victim crucified!
Death is through the cross defeated
Sinners justified
Yours the glory and the crown,
The high renown, the eternal name
Priestly King, enthroned forever
High in heaven above!
Sin and death and hell shall never
Stifle hymns of love
Yours the glory and the crown,
The high renown, the eternal name
So, our hearts and voices raising
Through the ages long
Ceaselessly upon You gazing
This shall be our song
Yours the glory and the crown,
The high renown, the eternal name

 

 

 

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