Online Sunday Service 7th February 2021

This service will be live-streamed on the St Andrew Facebook Page at 9.15am and then added here later in the day. The service sheet is below.



Service of the Word for the 2nd Sunday before Lent


In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and also with you.


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. Amen.


Hymn: All creatures of our God and King


All creatures of our God and King,

lift up your voice and with us sing,

Alleluia, alleluia!

Thou burning sun with golden beam,

thou silver moon with softer gleam,

O praise him, O praise him,

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


Thou rushing wind that art so strong,

ye clouds that sail in heaven along,

O praise him, Alleluia

Thou rising morn in praise rejoice,

ye lights of evening, find a voice,

O praise him, O praise him,

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


Thou flowing water, pure and clear,

make music for thy Lord to hear,

Alleluia, alleluia!

Thou fire so masterful and bright,

that givest all both warmth and light,

O praise him, O praise him,

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


Dear mother earth, who day by day,

unfoldest blessings on our way,

O praise him, Alleluia

The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,

let them God’s glory also show,

O praise him, O praise him,

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


Let all things their Creator bless,

and worship him in humbleness,

O praise him, Alleluia

Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,

And praise the Spirit, Three in One:

O praise him, O praise him,

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Prayers of penitence

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our neighbour in thought and word and deed,

through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry 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 grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your name. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


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. Amen.


Gloria in Excelsis


Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Collect


Almighty God, Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading: Prov. 8.1,22-31.


Does not wisdom call,

and does not understanding raise her voice?

The Lord created me at the beginning of his work,

the first of his acts of long ago.

Ages ago I was set up,

at the first, before the beginning of the earth.

When there were no depths I was brought forth,

when there were no springs abounding with water.

Before the mountains had been shaped,

before the hills, I was brought forth—

when he had not yet made earth and fields,

or the world’s first bits of soil.

When he established the heavens, I was there,

when he drew a circle on the face of the deep,

when he made firm the skies above,

when he established the fountains of the deep,

when he assigned to the sea its limit,

so that the waters might not transgress his command,

when he marked out the foundations of the earth,

then I was beside him, like a master worker;

and I was daily his delight,

rejoicing before him always,

rejoicing in his inhabited world

and delighting in the human race.

Psalm: 104.26-37


There go the ships,

and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.

These all look to you

to give them their food in due season;

when you give to them, they gather it up;

when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.

When you hide your face, they are dismayed;

when you take away their breath, they die

and return to their dust.

When you send forth your spirit, they are created;

and you renew the face of the ground.


May the glory of the Lord endure for ever;

may the Lord rejoice in his works—

who looks on the earth and it trembles,

who touches the mountains and they smoke.

I will sing to the Lord as long as I live;

I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

May my meditation be pleasing to him,

for I rejoice in the Lord.

Let sinners be consumed from the earth,

and let the wicked be no more.

Bless the Lord, O my soul.

Praise the Lord!

Epistle Reading: Col.1.15-20.


He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.


Gospel Reading: John 1.1-14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.


This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Reflection

Hymn: Let us ,with a gladsome mind


Let us, with a gladsome mind, praise the Lord, for He is kind:

for His mercies ay endure, ever faithful, ever sure.


Let us blaze His Name abroad, for of gods He is the God: for His mercies ay endure, ever faithful, ever sure.


He with all-commanding might filled the new-made world with light:

for His mercies ay endure, ever faithful, ever sure.


He the golden tressed sun caused all day his course to run:

for His mercies ay endure,ever faithful, ever sure.


And the horned moon at night, mid her spangled sisters bright:

for His mercies ay endure, ever faithful, ever sure.


All things living he doth feed, His full hand supplies their need:

for His mercies ay endure, ever faithful, ever sure.

Let us, with a gladsome mind, praise the Lord, for He is kind:

for His mercies ay endure, ever faithful, ever sure.

The Creed


We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.


For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary

and was made man.


For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Intercessions


Response: Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer


Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour taught us,


Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Blessing

The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Hymn:Thou whose Almighty word


Thou, whose almighty word

chaos and darkness heard,

and took their flight;

hear us, we humbly pray,

and, where the gospel-day

sheds not its glorious ray,

let there be light.


Thou who didst come to bring

on thy redeeming wing

healing and sight,

heal to the sick in mind,

sight to the inly blind,

O now to all mankind,

let there be light.


Spirit of truth and love,

life-giving holy Dove,

speed forth thy flight;

Move on the waters' face

bearing the lamp of grace,

and, in earth's darkest place,

let there be light.


Holy and blessèd Three,

glorious Trinity,

Wisdom, Love, Might;

boundless as ocean's tide,

rolling in fullest pride,

through the earth far and wide,

let there be light,


Dismissal


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.

Common Worship copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2002 and published by Church House Publishing.

Hymns from Hymns Ancient & Modern hymns & songs for refreshing worship

All creatures of our God and King - W.H.Draper(1855-1933); and others; Let us, with a gladsome mid- John Milton (1563-1647); Thou whose Almighty word - CJohn Marriott(1780-1825)

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