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Sunday 22nd May 


St Jozef Church, Moorsel 

Welcome

 

Opening Prayer (Please say the words in bold)

 

Welcome in the name of Christ.

God’s grace, mercy and peace be with you.

And also with you.

 

We are gathered here,

uniquely in history,

we particular people in this time and place.

Accomplish your purposes among us, O God.

 

Tune our hearts to the voice of your Spirit.

Wake us to be present to you and to one another in this shared hour we are given.

 

For it is you, O Lord, who have gathered us from various places,

And you alone who know our hearts and our needs.

 

Among us are some who arrive anxious,

some who are lonely, some who suffer pain or sorrow.

May we in our joys find grace to enter the sorrows of others.

 

Among us are some who arrive rejoicing, hearts made light by good news, good health, glad anticipation.

May we in our sorrows find grace to embrace the joys of others.

 

Let us prize these moments and care for one another deeply,

For each of us, and our relationships to one another, are precious and fleeting.

Breathe upon our gathering, O Spirit of God.

 

Grant each of us a place to humbly receive and to faithfully serve,

that we might know in this brief gathering a foretaste of that greater communion yet to come.

O Father, enlarge our hearts.

O Spirit expand our vision.

O Christ establish your kingdom among us.

 

Be at work even now, O Lord.
may your will, in us, in this hour, be accomplished. Amen.

Song

We wait in hope for You

Our shelter and our truth

For You are always faithful to Your word

Consume our hearts and minds

Be the Author of this life

Your kingdom come Your will be done

 

Unfailing love You never let us down

Your promise is alive

Unfailing love You never let us down

Your promise is alive

 

In these times of doubt and sorrow

People need a hope to cling to

Your love is an anchor

In the storms of life forever faithful

Nigel Briggs © 2005 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire) (Admin. by Small Stone Media

 

The children leave to attend their Splash groups

 

Confession

In a dark and disfigured world we have not held out the light of life: Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

In a hungry and despairing world we have failed to share our bread: Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

In a cold and loveless world we have kept the love of God to ourselves: Lord, have mercy.

All Lord, have mercy.

 

Absolution

May the God of love bring us back to himself, forgive us our sins, and assure us of his eternal love in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

 

Bible Reading Ezekiel 34: 11 - 24   (click to read)

or see page 866 in the church Bibles

 

Song

You have my heart

And I am Yours forever

You are my strength

God of grace and power

And ev'rything

You hold in Your hand

Still You make time for me

I can't understand

 

Praise You God of earth and sky

How beautiful is Your unfailing love

Unfailing love

And You never change God You remain

The Holy One and my unfailing love

Unfailing love

 

You are my rock

The One I hold on to

You are my song

And I sing for You

And ev'rything

You hold in Your hand

Still You make time for me

I can't understand

Cary Pierce | Chris Tomlin | Ed Cash © 2004 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

 

Song

The Lord is my shepherd He restores my soul

He leads me by still waters He restores my soul


Surely Your goodness and mercy

Are chasing after me

All of the days of my life


Even when I'm lost in the deepest valley

I’ll fear no evil

Even when the silence falls around me

I know You hear me

Even when it feels like we're separated

You're holding onto me

 

You lift my head You wipe my tears

You restore my soul

You draw me into Your embrace

You restore my soul


Even when I'm lost in the deepest valley

You're holding onto me

Even when the silence falls around me

You're holding onto me

Even when it feels like we're separated

You're holding onto me

 

You restore my soul (repeat x 4)

 

The Lord is my shepherd He restores my soul

The Lord is my shepherd He restores my soul

Lauren Harris | Matt Fury | Tom Read © Integrity Music Europe (Admin. by Small Stone Media)

 

Poem    Phil Lane

 

Bible Reading John 10: 11-14 (click to read)

 

Sermon Dominic Newstead

 

Song:

The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want.
He makes me lie in pastures green.
He leads me by the still, still waters,
His goodness restores my soul.

And I will trust in You alone.
And I will trust in You alone,
For Your endless mercy follows me,
Your goodness will lead me home.

He guides my ways in righteousness
And He anoints my head with oil
And my cup it overflows with joy
I feast on His pure delights

And I will trust..

And though I walk the darkest path
I will not fear the evil one
For You are with me
And Your rod and staff
Are the comfort I need to know

And I will trust..
Stuart Townend © 1996 Thankyou Music 

What we believe

Let us declare our faith in God.

 

We believe in God the Father,

From whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.

 

We believe in God the Son,

Who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.

 

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

Who strengthens us with power from on high.

 

We believe in one God;

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 Intercessions Sonja Stark

 

The children return from their Splash groups

Song:

When I survey the wondrous cross

On which the Prince of glory died

My richest gain I count but loss

And pour contempt on all my pride

 

Forbid it,Lord, that I should boast

Save in the death of Christ my Lord

All the vain things that charm me most

I sacrifice them to his blood

 

See from His head His hands His feet

Sorrow and love flow mingled down

Did e'er such love and sorrow meet

Or thorns compose so rich a crown

 

Were the whole realm of nature mine

That were an offering far too small

Love so amazing so divine

Demands my soul my life my all

Isaac Watts© Public Domain

Communion Prayer

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.

 

Why is it right to give thanks and praise?
Let us listen and we will hear

 

Lord of all life,
you created the universe,
where all living things reflect your glory.
You give us this great and beautiful earth,

to discover and to cherish.

You give us the starry sky above,
the sun and the moon,
and everything that gives us light,
light for our eyes and hearts and minds.

You made us all, each wonderfully different,
to join with the angels and speak your praise:

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

 

We thank you, loving Father,
because you sent Jesus, your Son.
He suffered on the cross;
he died to save us from our sins;
And he rose in glory from the dead.
Send your Holy Spirit
that these gifts of bread and wine
may be for us Christ’s body and his blood.
Amen, Amen, Amen.

 

Why do we share this bread and wine?
Let us listen and we will hear

 

On the night before he died,
when darkness had fallen,
Jesus took bread.
He gave thanks, broke it,
and shared it with his disciples, saying:
 

‘This is my body, given for you.
Do this to remember me.”

 

After they had eaten,
he took the cup of wine, gave thanks,
and shared it with his disciples, saying:


‘This is my blood, poured out for you and for many, for the forgiveness of sins.’

 

So Father, with this bread and this cup
we celebrate his love, his death, his risen life.
As you feed us with these gifts,
send your Holy Spirit, and change us more and more to be like Jesus our Saviour.
Amen, Amen, Amen.

 

How do we follow Jesus?
Let us listen and we will hear

 

Help us, Father, to love one another,
and to work together for that day
when the whole world is fed,
suffering is ended,
and creation is gathered in your loving arms,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Amen, Amen, Amen.

 

Invitation to Communion

So come to this table not because you

are strong but because you are weak.

Come not because any goodness of

your own gives you a right to come,

but because you need mercy and help.

Come because you love the Lord a

little and would like to love Him more.

Come not because you are worthy

to approach Him,

but because He died for sinners.

Come because He loves you

and gave His life for you.

 

Sharing of Communion

 

Song:

Thank You for the cross Lord ​

Thank You for the price You paid ​

Bearing all my sin and shame ​

In love You came and gave amazing grace ​

 

Thank You for this love Lord ​

Thank You for the nail-pierced hands ​

Washed me in Your cleansing flow ​

Now all I know Your forgiveness and embrace

 

Worthy is the Lamb seated on the throne ​

Crown You now with many crowns ​

You reign victorious ​

High and lifted up Jesus Son of God ​

The Darling of heaven crucified ​

Worthy is the Lamb ​

Worthy is the Lamb

 ​Darlen Zschech© 2000 Wondrous worship

 

Prayers after communion
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.  Amen. 

 

Almighty God, we thank you
for feeding us with the body and blood
of your Son Jesus Christ.
Through him we offer you our souls
and bodies to be a living sacrifice.
Send us out in the power of your Spirit
to live and work to your praise and glory.
Amen.

 

Church Family News

 

Offertory Prayer

Lord, we thank for Your faithfulness.
Thank you that we can always trust in You.
You are an abundant God and out of Your great mercy you have given us so much.
We give you this offering today.
With it we worship You
and give our whole selves to You.
Please now take it and use it
for Your kingdom and Your glory.
Extend and multiply its reach and influence.
May it be a great blessing to many.
We ask all this in the name of Jesus.

Amen.

Song:

The splendour of the King,
Clothed in majesty;
Let all the earth rejoice,
All the earth rejoice.
He wraps Himself in light
And darkness tries to hide,
And trembles at His voice,
And trembles at His voice.

How great is our God,
Sing with me,
How great is our God,
And all will see how great,
How great is our God.

And age to age He stands,
And time is in His hands;
Beginning and the End,
Beginning and the End.
The Godhead, Three in One,
Father, Spirit, Son,
The Lion and the Lamb,
The Lion and the Lamb.

How great is our God..

Name above all names,
Worthy of all praise;
My heart will sing:
How great is our God.
Name above all names,
Worthy of all praise;
My heart will sing:
How great is our God.

How great is our God…
Chris Tomlin | Ed Cash | Jesse Reeves© 2004 sixsteps Music 

Closing Prayer
So may Christ the good shepherd,

Who laid down his life for the sheep,

Draw us and all who hear his voice,

To be one flock in one sheepfold;

And the blessing of God almighty,

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

Be with us and those we love,

Today and always,

Amen

All songs used by permission CCLi no 843338 
Liturgical material in this service is from Common Worship © The Archbishops' Council 2000


Please do join us for coffee after the service in the Parish hall
 

All songs used by permission CCLi  number #843338 
Liturgical material in this service is from Common Worship © The Archbishops' Council 2000