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Our Service today draws on the resources from the global movement called "Seasons of Creation".  For more information, Click Here







Opening Hymn - CP #577 - God of Grace and God of Glory


1 God of grace and God of glory,

on thy people pour thy pow’r.

Crown thine ancient church’s story,

bring its bud to glorious flow’r.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

for the facing of this hour,

for the facing of this hour.


2 Lo! the hosts of evil round us

scorn thy Christ, assail his ways!

From the fears that long have bound us,

free our hearts to faith and praise.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

for the living of these days,

for the living of these days.


4 Save us from weak resignation

to the evils we deplore.

Let the search for thy salvation

be our glory evermore.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

serving thee whom we adore,

serving thee whom we adore.


The Grace



The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit always be with you. And also with you.


Collect for Purity

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. Amen.


Collect Prayer

God, who draws near, who comes to our level, whose nature is revealed in lordship laid aside: give us grace to welcome you in the one who tests the bounds of our community: in the child, the outcast, the one who comes with no power save that of remaking our heart; through Jesus Christ, the one who will be betrayed.  Amen.



The Readings


Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 1; James 3:13 - 4:3, 7, 8a; Mark 9:30-37


Homily - The Reverend Canon Ruthanne Ward


Hear, O Israel

Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.

This is the first and the great commandment.

The second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself.

There is no commandment greater than these.


Prayers of the People


Confession and Absolution (from the Church of England)


God’s whole creation groans. The land produces thorns and thistle and longs to be set free. Our sin affects all around us. We confess our sins in penitence and faith.

Silence is kept.


Creator God, we confess that we have not honoured and obeyed you. We have broken our relationships with one another, abused your fragile creation, wounded your love and marred your holy image in us. We are sorry and ashamed and repent of all our sins. Father, forgive us. Lead us from apathy to love. Strengthen us as stewards of your precious people and of your glorious creation, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, who died for us. Amen


Almighty God, who in Jesus Christ has given us a kingdom that cannot be destroyed: forgive you your sins, open your eyes to God’s truth, strengthen you to do God’s will and give you the joy of his kingdom through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Peace


The peace of the Lord be always with you.  And also with you.


Offertory Hymn - CP# 61 - As We Gather at Your Table


As we gather at your Table,

       as we listen to your Word,

help us know, O God, your presence;

       let our hearts and minds be stirred.

Nourish us with sacred story

       till we claim it as our own;

teach us through this holy banquet

       how to make Love's victory known.





Turn our worship into witness

       in the sacrament of life;

send us forth to love and serve you,

       bringing peace where there is strife.

Give us, Christ, your great compassion

       to forgive as you forgave;

may we still behold your image

       in the world you died to save.


Gracious Spirit, help us summon

       other guests to share that feast

where triumphant Love will welcome

       those who had been last and least.

There no more will envy blind us

       nor will pride our peace destroy,

as we join with saints and angels

       to repeat the sounding joy.



Prayer Over the Gifts

As the grain once scattered in the fields and the grapes once dispersed on the hillside are now reunited on this table in bread and wine, so Lord, may your whole Church soon be gathered together from the corners of the earth into your kingdom. Amen


Eucharistic Prayer for Ordinary Time (from the Church of England)


The Lord be with you. And also with you.

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.


Blessed are you, Lord God, our light and our salvation, to you be glory and praise for ever. From the beginning you have created all things and all your works echo the silent music of your praise.


In the fullness of time you made us in your image, the crown of all creation. You give us breath and speech, that with angels and archangels and all the powers of heaven we may find a voice to sing your praise:


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.


Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


How wonderful the work of your hands, O Lord. As a mother tenderly gathers her children, you embraced a people as your own. When they turned away and rebelled your love remained steadfast. From them you raised up Jesus our Saviour, born of Mary, to be the living bread, in whom all our hungers are satisfied. He offered his life for sinners, and with a love stronger than death he opened wide his arms on the cross.


On the night before he died, he came to supper with his friends and, taking bread, he gave you thanks. He broke it and gave it to them, saying: Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.


At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine, he gave you thanks, and said: 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.


Pour out your Holy Spirit as we bring before you these gifts of your creation; may they be for us the body and blood of your dear Son. As we eat and drink these holy things in your presence, form us in the likeness of Christ, and build us into a living temple to your glory.


Bring us at the last with all the saints to the vision of that eternal splendour for which you have created us; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, by whom, with whom, and in whom, with all who stand before you in earth and heaven, we worship you, Father almighty, in songs of everlasting praise: Blessing and honour and glory and power be yours for ever and ever. Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer

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. Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.


The 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.


The Agnus Dei


Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, grant us peace.




Prayer After Communion


Lord of all creation, as we have received the bread and wine, fruits of the earth and tokens of salvation, so with joy we celebrate your goodness and commit ourselves to serve you on your earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Doxology


Glory to God, whose power working in us can do more than we can ask or imagine.  Glory to God from generation to generation, in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever.  Amen.


The Blessing


Closing Hymn - CP# 500 - Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant


1. Sister, let me serve you;

let me be as Christ to you;

pray that I may have the grace to

let you be my servant too.


2. We are pilgrims on a journey,

and companions on the road;

we are here to help each other

walk the mile and bear the load.


3. I will hold the Christlight for you

in the nighttime of your fear;

I will hold my hand out to you,

speak the peace you long to hear.


4. I will weep when you are weeping;

when you laugh I'll laugh with you;

I will share your joy and sorrow,

till we've seen this journey through.


5. When we sing to God in heaven,

we shall find such harmony,

born of all we've known together

of Christ's love and agony.


6. Brother, let me serve you;

let me be as Christ to you;

pray that l may have the grace to

let you be my servant too.


The Dismissal