10th October 2021
Here you can find resources for our Sunday liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are.
The readings for this Sunday and some of the prayers of our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.
Organ Prelude – César Franck: Mélodie
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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.
Summary of the Law
Our Lord Jesus Christ said: The first commandment is this:
“Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your mind and with all your strength.”
The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
There is no other commandment greater than these.
Amen. Lord, have mercy.
O Lord, since without you we cannot please you:
let the work of your mercy in all things guide our hearts;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.
The Liturgy of the Word
First reading: Amos 5.6-7,10-15 (read by Cate Watson)
Psalm 90.12-17 (please join in saying the psalm, pausing shortly at the *asterisk)
Refrain: We shall rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Teach us to number our days *
that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.
Return, O Lord; how long will you tarry? *
be gracious to your servants.
Satisfy us by your loving-kindness in the morning; *
so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Make us glad by the measure of the days that you afflicted us *
and the years in which we suffered adversity.
Show your servants your works *
and your splendour to their children.
May the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; *
prosper the work of our hands; prosper our handiwork.
Refrain: We shall rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
Second reading: Hebrews 4.12-16 (read by Cate Watson)
Gospel: Mark 10.17-31 (The Rector)
The Baptism Liturgy
Reflection on Baptism (The Rector)
Blessed be God,
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
by whose great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
Charlie’s family ask for Baptism
He addresses the rest of the congregation
God calls the Church to reflect Christ’s glory, in baptism to declare his new life, in fellowship and mission to share it. Do you accept this call?
We hear and accept God’s call.
Do you believe in God the Father, who made the world?
Do you believe in God the Son, who redeemed humanity?
Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit who gives life to God’s people?
This is the faith of the Church.
This is our faith. We believe in one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Water is poured into the font and blessed
Holy God, well-spring of life, in your love and justice, you use the gift of water to declare your saving power.
In the beginning your Spirit moved over the face of the waters.
By the gentle dew, the steady rain, you nourish and give increase to all that grows; you make the desert a watered garden.
You command the wildness of the waves; when the storm rages you calm our fear; in the stillness you lead us to a deeper faith.
In the life-giving rivers and the rainbow Israel discerned your mercy.
You divided the Red Sea to let them pass from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land.
In the waters of Jordan penitents found forgiveness in the baptism of John.
There, Jesus your beloved child was anointed with the Holy Spirit, that he might bring us to the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Send upon this water and upon your people your holy, life-giving Spirit.
Bring those who are baptised in this water
with Christ through the waters of death,
to be one with him in his resurrection.
Sustain your people by your Spirit
to be hope and strength to the world.
Through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be honour and glory,
now and for ever. Amen.
Charlie is baptised by the pouring of water and anointed with the Oil of Chrism.
A lighted candle is given.
Charlie, the light of Christ scatter the darkness from your heart and mind.
Christ go before you to guide your steps.
Christ be within you to kindle your vision.
Christ shine from you to give joy to the world.
Charlie, God has received you by baptism into the Church.
We welcome you.
We will care for you.
We will share our faith with you.
Intercessions led by Alistair Shaw
Renewed in the Spirit, we meet in Christ’s name.
Let us share his peace.
The Liturgy of the Sacrament
In church we continue with the Liturgy of the Sacrament
Offertory – JS Bach: Wie nach einer Wasserquelle BWV 1119
The Breaking of the Bread
The Lord’s Prayer
Please join in the prayer Jesus himself taught us:
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.
Do not bring us to the time of trial
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
Agnus Dei: Organ Reflection – Georg Philip Telemann: O Lamme Gottes, unschuldig
Thanksgiving and Sending Out
A Blessing is pronounced:
God give us grace to be faithful stewards of Creation,
rejoicing that we are made in God’s image,
and seeking justice for those who do not share in the earth’s bounty,
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among us and remain with us always.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.
Organ Postlude – John James: Voluntary in G major
Sunday 17th October
21st SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
10.30 Sung Eucharist
online resources will be available on this website
The climate crisis is a storm we all face, but we’re not all in the same boat. For some, the storm is stronger and the waves are already breaking.
Every day, people living in poverty battle the worst of a crisis they did not create. This is deeply unjust. But a better way is possible.
Together we can tackle the inequalities in wealth and power that have led to this climate crisis – starting now.
In November 2021, the UK Government will host the United Nations’ key climate talks, COP26. This is a decade-defining opportunity to impact and influence the decisions made. We must ensure our global neighbours are heard.
That’s why Christian Aid is joining together with Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN) for Rise to the Moment – a journey of prayer and action in the run up to COP26.
Together we can amplify our prophetic voices and create one unified movement for change. From now on, every moment matters and every action counts in the fight for climate justice.
Will you rise to the moment? Join in with the Christian Aid prayer boat activity in the run-up to COP26:
STEP 1: Write a prayer on a piece of scrap paper (ideally A5)
Focus your prayer on one of the following themes:
- The impact the climate crisis is currently having on vulnerable communities around the world.
- The safe passage of the YCCN volunteers as they take part in the relay.
- The willingness of decision makers to listen to our calls for climate justice and make bold commitments to change at COP26.
STEP 2: Fold your piece of paper into a boat
Step-by-step instructions for folding your piece of paper into an origami boat can be found at: christianaid.org.uk/pray/prayer-chain
STEP 3: Bring your boat to HT to add to our display
Thousands of boats from across the UK will come together in a special installation at COP26 to deliver your prayers and messages to world leaders.
We’ll send the boats collected at HT.
To add your boat individually (or encourage others to do so), send it to PO Box 100, London SE1 7RT.
Please ensure your boats arrive by 15 October to be part of the fleet.