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09:30 Morning Prayer Safeguarding Sunday Service at Emmanuel Church

Sunday 10th October, 2021




Rev Heather Atkinson
Sarah Maxwell
Proverbs 31:8 - read by Viv Lythgoe
Matthew 18:3-5 - read by Viv Lythgoe
Be Still For The Presence Of The Lordview chords/lyrics
May This Place Be One Of Nurtureview lyrics
Such Loveview lyrics
It Is Well With My Soulview chords/lyrics


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SlideSet: Images: Welcome to Emmanuel
Welcome to Emmanuel



Liturgy: General (A2)
Welcome in the name of Christ.
God's grace, mercy and peace be with you
and also with you.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Safeguarding Sunday Opening Responses
 When we are happy When we are full of fun and laughter All: God welcomes us 

When we are angry When people let us down and make us sad 
God welcomes us

 When we are tired When we need to stop and curl up and rest
God welcomes us 

 God of welcome God whose door is always open
 We are glad to meet you here 



Hymn: Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord

Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord

Words & Music: David J Evans (b 1957)




SlideSet: Liturgy: Safeguarding Sunday Opening Prayer
Loving Father God, we come to you in the knowledge that you hold all your children in unconditional love. 
We lift to you those who are vulnerable and in need of protection, give them your safety, comfort and peace. 

We cry to you for those who are hurting and whose trust has been broken, give them your healing, restoration and justice. 
We bring to you those who seek to forgive others who have hurt them, give them your strength, courage and hope. 
For those who have caused your children to stumble, lead them to seek your forgiveness and to enter into true repentance. 

Thank you for all who give their time, knowledge, and skills to make our communities safer, give them your wisdom, guidance and grace. 

For ourselves, we ask you to give us your heart for the vulnerable, the oppressed, the voiceless and the forgotten. 
Help us to see them as you see them; to value them as you value them, and to nurture and protect them as you desire. 
Help each one of us play our part in creating safer places for all your people. 
In your name we pray, Amen



Liturgy: Father, Son and Spirit (B5)
St Paul says
'Be imitators of God;
love as Christ loved;
do not grieve the Holy Spirit;
put away all anger and bitterness,
all slander and malice.'
So let us confess our sins to God
who forgives us in Christ.



Liturgy: Prayers of Penitence
Most merciful God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
we confess that we have sinned
in thought, word and deed.
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy
forgive what we have been,
help us to amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be;
that we may do justly,
love mercy,
and walk humbly with you, our God.
Almighty God,
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy upon you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Reading: Proverbs 31:8

Proverbs 31:8

read by Viv Lythgoe

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.



Liturgy: Gospel Reading (part 1)
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.
Glory to you, O Lord.



Reading: Matthew 18:3-5

Matthew 18:3-5

read by Viv Lythgoe

And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.



Liturgy: Gospel Reading (part 2)
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.



Video: Safeguarding sermon Bishop Jonathan



Hymn: May This Place Be One Of Nurture

May This Place Be One Of Nurture

Words: Ally Barrett
Music: Maurice Bevan (b 1921)




Liturgy: Authorised Affirmation of Faith (E12)
Let us declare our faith in God.
We believe in God the Father,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.
We believe in one God;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



Liturgy: Prayers of Intercession
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.



Hymn: Such Love

Such Love

Words & Music: Graham Kendrick (b 1950)




Liturgy: Prayer 1
Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power,
the glory, the splendour, and the majesty;
for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you,
and of your own do we give you.



Collect: Collect for The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Collect for:

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Faithful Lord,
whose steadfast love never ceases
and whose mercies never come to an end:
grant us the grace to trust you
and to receive the gifts of your love,
new every morning,
in Jesus Christ our Lord.



Liturgy: The Lord's Prayer
As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.



Hymn: It Is Well With My Soul

It Is Well With My Soul

Words: Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-88)
Music: Philip Paul Bliss (1838-76)




SlideSet: Liturgy: Safeguarding Sunday Closing Responses
God keep us safe in danger 
Give us courage and keep us loving
God help us to speak the truth 

To stand by those who need our help 
God give us friends who love us 

Places and people that help us grow 
God send us on our way rejoicing 
And welcome us safely home




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