Welcome to our Morning Service
August 16th 2020
Isingpop session on Resiliance
In preparation a song by Lauren Daigle
Please watch our introductory video.
Please join in with these worship songs
Let’s simply be quiet together, and remember God’s complete dependability. Thank Him that we can rely on Him totally.
And then let’s say sorry to God that we, on the other hand, have not been so dependable and have not lived in the way He would want us to live. Talk to God in your own words, and then I will put up a prayer of confession that we can join in together.
Lord our God,
in our sin we have avoided your call.
Our love for you is like a morning cloud,
like the dew that goes away early.
Have mercy on us;
deliver us from judgement;
bind up our wounds and revive us;
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
May God who loved the world so much
that he sent his Son to be our Saviour
forgive us our sins
and make us holy to serve him in the world,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Collect for today:
Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Sally is going to read the reading today, and then Dave will speak. Speak to us, Lord
Our intercessory prayers are prepared by Dick and Scilla today:
Dear Lord God, we come before you to give you our praise and adoration. Lord we see the beauty of your creation all around us and marvel at the enormity of the universe you created and sustain, and the complexity of the micro-organisms that are essential to life on the planet. You truly are an amazing creator God and we praise you.
Lord we also thank you that you created man because you wanted a relationship with him, and then sent your Son to be the sacrifice for man’s sin so that we are able to come to You washed clean by Christ’s blood, and so become sons and daughters in your Kingdom.
Lord we praise and thank You.
Sovereign Lord, there are so many people in the world suffering as a result of the Covid pandemic, from the virus itself or from the loss of family and. friends. We pray for your protection and strength for all those grieving for loved ones and those treating the illness, especially the doctors and nurses and for all the support staff.
We pray for those working on a vaccine to protect against the virus, and pray for quick and successful testing, availability and distribution of the vaccine.
We pray for the Lebanon, particularly Beirut. Lord we pray strength and resources for the agencies on the ground trying to bring relief, and for the long term future of the country which was in severe trouble before the explosion and now has no government or direction. Lord we ask your compassion to bring forth leaders who will be honest and serve the people, not themselves.
We pray for our Queen and the Royal Family and thank you for her long service to this country and the Commonwealth.
We pray for our government and our representatives, both national and local, Lord that they may have your wisdom, integrity and compassion as they seek to lead the country out of lockdown and the effect on work and life, the economy and businesses. We pray particularly for the village of Bream. Thank you Lord for the people who serve us in the shops and café etc and we ask your blessing on them.
We pray for the Primary School and for their plans for restarting in September, and also for Bream Early Learners as they complete their preparations to reopen too.
Lord we ask your blessings on Caleb’s Mountain, The Long Table, Linking Lives and the Food Bank in all they do, particularly at this time.
Lord we bring before you the choice of a Children’s and Youth worker as interviews are being held on Friday. We pray for wisdom and vision for the selection panel.
We pray Lord for the plans for restarting services in Church and particularly for the Technical Team who are working to bring everything together for the future.
We pray for all churches in the Forest, particularly the Christian Institute and for Rev Mike Barnsely at Cinderford, Littledean and Soudley.
Lord to finish we would claim for ourselves the prayer that the Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesians.
He prayed “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love may have power, together with all God’s people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more that we can ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work in us to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for evermore”.
Let’s say the Lord’s Prayer together:
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.
A final hymn
In darkness and in light,
in trouble and in joy,
help us, heavenly Father,
to trust your love,
to serve your purpose,
and to praise your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
God the Father,
who has given to his Son the name above every name,
strengthen you to proclaim Christ as Lord;
and the blessing of God the All-Mighty, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with us all, evermore. Amen.
There is a Zoom coffee today after the service. The link will be sent via WhatsApp and Email.