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09:30 Eucharist Service at Emmanuel Church

Sunday 5th March, 2023




Ron Jones
Fran Skinner
Fran Skinner
Rob O'Neil
Genesis 12:1-4a - read by George Merrill
John 3:1-17 - read by Sally Giles
There's A Wideness In God's Mercyview lyrics
One More Step Along The World I Goview lyrics
I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Sayview lyrics
Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemerview 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.



Liturgy: 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.



Hymn: There's A Wideness In God's Mercy

There's A Wideness In God's Mercy

Words: Frederick William Faber (1814-63)
Music: Maurice Bevan (b 1921)

There's a wideness in God's mercy,
Like the wideness of the sea.
There's a kindness in His justice,
Which is more than liberty.
There is no place where earth's sorrows
Are more felt than up in heaven.
There is no place where earth's failings
Have such kindly judgment given.
For the love of God is broader
Than the measures of the mind.
And the heart of the Eternal
Is most wonderfully kind.
But we make his love too narrow,
By false limits of our own,
And we magnify His strictness
With a zeal he will not own.
There is plentiful redemption
In the blood that has been shed;
There is joy for all the members
In the sorrows of the Head.
There is grace enough for thousands.
Of new worlds as great as this;
There is room for fresh creations
In that upper home of bliss.
If our love were but more simple,
We should take him at his word;
And our lives would be all gladness
In the joy of Christ our Lord.



Collect: Collect for The Second Sunday of Lent

Collect for:

The Second Sunday of Lent

Almighty God,
by the prayer and discipline of Lent
may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings,
and by following in his Way
come to share in his glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Reading: Genesis 12:1-4a

Genesis 12:1-4a

read by George Merrill

The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you.
"I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran.



Hymn: One More Step Along The World I Go
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One More Step Along The World I Go

Words & Music: Sydney Bertram Carter (1915-2004)

One more step along the world I go,
One more step along the world I go,
From the old things to the new,
Keep me traveling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me traveling along with you.
Round the corners of the world I turn,
More and more about the world I learn;
All the new things that I see
You'll be looking at along with me:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me traveling along with you.
As I travel through the bad and good,
Keep me traveling the way I should;
Where I see no way to go
You'll be telling me the way, I know:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me traveling along with you.
Give me courage when the world is rough,
Keep me loving though the world is tough;
Leap and sing in all I do,
Keep me traveling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me traveling along with you.
You are older than the world can be,
You are younger than the life in me;
Ever old and ever new,
Keep me traveling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me traveling along with you.



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



Reading: John 3:1-17

John 3:1-17

read by Sally Giles

Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.
He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him."
Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again."
"How can someone be born when they are old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother's womb to be born!"
Jesus answered, "Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again.'
The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."
"How can this be?" Nicodemus asked.
"You are Israel's teacher," said Jesus, "and do you not understand these things?
Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony.
I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?
No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.
Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him."
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.



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



Liturgy: The Apostles' Creed (E3)
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent: Reflections before Confession (A)
Let us hear these commandments, which God has given to his people, and examine our hearts.
I am the Lord your God: you shall have no other gods but me.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
You shall not make for yourself any idol.
God is spirit, and those who worship must worship in spirit and in truth.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
You shall not dishonour the name of the Lord your God.
Let us worship him with awe and reverence, for our God is a consuming fire.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.
Christ is risen from the dead: set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
Honour your father and mother.
Let us work for the good of all, especially members of the household of faith.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
You shall not commit murder.
Live peaceably with all; overcome evil with good.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
You shall not commit adultery.
Know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
You shall not steal.
Be honest in all that you do, and care for those in need.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
You shall not be a false witness.
Let everyone speak the truth.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
You shall not covet anything which belongs to your neighbour.
Love your neighbour as yourself, for love is the fulfilling of the law.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent: Confession
Human sin disfigures the whole creation,
which groans with eager longing for God’s redemption.
Romans 8:22,23
We confess our sin in penitence and faith.
Father eternal, giver of light and grace,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour,
in what we have thought,
in what we have said and done,
through ignorance, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We have wounded your love,
and marred your image in us.
We are sorry and ashamed,
and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past;
and lead us out from darkness
to walk as children of light. Amen.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent: Angus Dei (alternative)
Lord, have mercy on us
Hear our humble plea;
Lord, have mercy on us,
set our spirits free.
Christ have mercy on us
hear us as we pray;
Christ have mercy on us
take our sin away.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent: Absolution (1)
May the Father of all mercies
cleanse us from our sins, and restore us in his image
to the praise and glory of his name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



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.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent: Intro to The Peace (1)
By faith we have been put right with God.
We can live at peace with him
through our Lord Jesus Christ.



Liturgy: The Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you.
Let us offer one another a sign of peace.



Hymn: I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say

I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say

Words: Horatius Bonar (1808-82)

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Come unto me and rest;
Lay down, O weary one, lay down
Your head upon my breast."
I came to Jesus as I was,
Weary and worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
And he has made me glad.
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"Behold, I freely give
The living water; thirsty one,
Stoop down and drink, and live."
I came to Jesus, and I drank
Of that life-giving stream;
My thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
And now I live in him.
I heard the voice of Jesus say,
"I am this dark world's Light;
Look unto me, your morn shall rise,
And all your days be bright."
I looked to Jesus and I found
In him my Star, my Sun;
And in that light of life I'll walk,
'til trav'ling days are done.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent: Offertory Prayer
Though many, we form one body in Christ.
We belong to one another.
By God's grace we have different gifts.
We will use them in faith.
Rejoice in hope, stand firm in trouble, be constant in prayer.
Filled with His Spirit we will serve the Lord.



Liturgy: Eucharistic Prayer B
The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.



Liturgy: M1
It is indeed right and good
to give you thanks and praise,
almighty God and everlasting Father,
through Jesus Christ your Son.
For in these forty days
you lead us into the desert of repentance
that through a pilgrimage of prayer and discipline
we may grow in grace
and learn to be your people once again.
Through fasting, prayer and acts of service
you bring us back to your generous heart.
Through study of your holy word
you open our eyes to your presence in the world
and free our hands to welcome others
into the radiant splendour of your love.
As we prepare to celebrate the Easter feast
with joyful hearts and minds
we bless you for your mercy
and join with saints and angels
for ever praising you and saying:



Liturgy: Eucharistic Prayer B
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;
grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,
and according to your holy will,
these gifts of bread and wine
may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;
who, in the same night that he was betrayed,
took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.
In the same way, after supper
he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying:
Drink this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.
Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.
And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,
his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;
rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
and looking for his coming in glory,
we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.
As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,
we bring before you this bread and this cup
and we thank you for counting us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.
Send the Holy Spirit on your people
and gather into one in your kingdom
all who share this one bread and one cup,
so that we, in the company of [N and] all the saints,
may praise and glorify you for ever,
through Jesus Christ our Lord;
by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,
for ever and ever.



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.



Liturgy: Breaking of the Bread
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent - The Giving of Communion
The God of love invites us to this meal,
a foretaste of the heavenly banquet.
Draw near, then, with empty hands and open hearts
and receive his love.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent: Prayer after Communion
God of all compassion,
by the dying and rising of your Christ you restore us to yourself
and enfold us in your love.
May we who have been refreshed
with the bread of life and the cup of salvation
be renewed by your healing Spirit
and made ready for the coming of your kingdom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Hymn: Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer
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Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer

Words: William Williams (1717-91)
Music: John Hughes (1873-1932)

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land.
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy powerful hand.
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven,
Feed me now and evermore;
Feed me now and evermore.
Open now the crystal fountain,
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through.
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer,
Be thou still my strength and shield;
Be thou still my strength and shield.
When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death and hell's destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan's side.
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee;
I will ever give to thee.



Liturgy: P1
Christ give you grace to grow in holiness,
to deny yourselves,
take up your cross, and follow him;
and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.



Liturgy: The Dismissal
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.




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