Sunday Service Pew Sheet (ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, BRAY)

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 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday 15th May 2022

 

Sunday worship in Church at 8.00am and at 10.00 am is available. The 10 am service will continue to be broadcast, on Zoom from Church using the usual link. The Evensong will be reintroduced in due course. Thank you for your patience, please keep the reopening schedule in your prayers

 

 

May the love of Christ be with you all.

 

 

If you would like to join a virtual ‘Zoom’ church service at 10.00 am please use:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85342025466?pwd=RHFJQXRabElyTGlYK01NdXhLbHdUUT09

Meeting ID: 853 4202 5466

Passcode: 074328

 

Hymns  CP 136, 482, 516, 118

Hymn Alleluia, alleluia CP136

 

Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord;

alleluia, alleluia, give praise to his name.

 

1. Jesus is Lord of all the earth,

He is the King of creation.

Alleluia, alleluia...

 

2. Spread the good news o'er all the earth,

Jesus has died and has risen

Alleluia, alleluia...

 

3. We have been crucified with Christ;

now we shall live forever

Alleluia, alleluia

 

4. God has proclaimed the just reward,

live for all men alleluia

Alleluia, alleluia

 

5. Come let us praise the living God,

joyfully sing to our Saviour

Alleluia, alleluia...

 

Collect

Almighty God,

who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ

have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:

grant that, as by your grace going before us

you put into our minds good desires,

so by your continual help

we may bring them to good effect;

through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen

 

Reading Acts 11. 1-18

Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, ‘I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying to me, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat.” But I replied, “By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” But a second time the voice answered from heaven, “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.” This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, “Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.” And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?’ When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, ‘Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.’

 

Psalm 148 v1-6

 

1. Praise ye the Lord. * O praise the / Lord in / heaven:

O / praise him / in the / height.

2. Praise him all ye / angels • of / his:

O / praise him / all his / hosts.

3. Praise him / sun and / moon:

O praise him / all ye / stars of / light.

4. Praise him ye / highest / heavens:

and ye waters that / are a/bove the / heavens.

5. Let them praise the / name • of the / Lord:

for he commanded, / and they / were cre/ated.

6. He hath made them fast for / ever • and / ever:

he hath given them a / law • which shall / not be / broken.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen

 

Reading Revelation 21. 1-6

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,

‘See, the home of God is among mortals.

He will dwell with them;

they will be his peoples,

and God himself will be with them;

he will wipe every tear from their eyes.

Death will be no more;

mourning and crying and pain will be no more,

for the first things have passed away.’

And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’ Also he said, ‘Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.’ Then he said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.

 

Hymn Jerusalem the Golden CP 482

 

1. Jerusalem the golden,

With milk and honey blest,

Beneath thy contemplation

Sink heart and voice opprest;

I know not, O I know not

What social joys are there!

What radiancy of glory,

What light beyond compare.

 

2. They stand, those halls of Zion,

Conjubilant with song,

And bright with many an angel,

And all the martyr throng;

The Prince is ever in them,

The daylight is serene;

The pastures of the blessed

Are decked in glorious sheen.

 

3. There is the throne of David;

And there, from care released,

The song of them that triumph,

The shout of them that feast;

And they who, with their Leader,

Have conquered in the fight,

For ever and for ever

Are clad in robes of white.

 

4. O sweet and blessed country,

The home of God's elect!

O sweet and blessed country

That eager hearts expect!

Jesu, in mercy bring us

To that dear land of rest;

Who art, with God the Father

And Spirit, ever blest.

 

Gospel John 13. 31-35

 

When he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’

 

Hymn Love Divine, all love excelling CP516

 

1. Love divine, all loves excelling,

Joy of heaven, to earth come down,

Fix in us thy humble dwelling,

All thy faithful mercies crown.

2. Jesus, thou art all compassion,

Pure, unbounded love thou art;

Visit us with thy salvation;

Enter every trembling heart.

 

3. Come, Almighty, to deliver,

Let us all thy life receive;

Suddenly return, and never,

Nevermore thy temples leave.

 

4. Thee we would be always blessing,

Serve thee as thy hosts above,

Pray and praise thee without ceasing,

Glory in thy perfect love.

 

5. Finish, then, thy new creation;

Pure and spotless let us be;

Let us see thy great salvation

Perfectly restored in thee:

 

6. Changed from glory into glory,

Till in heaven we take our place,

Till we cast our crowns before thee,

Lost in wonder, love and praise.

 

 

 

Distribution of Communion during which the choir will sing

 

 

 

 

 

Hymn O Love how deep, how broad, how high! CP 118

1. O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High,

It Fills The Heart With Ecstasy,

That God, The Son Of God, Should Take

Our Mortal Form For Mortals’ Sake!

 

2. He Sent No Angel To Our Race

Of Higher Or Of Lower Place,

But Wore The Robe Of Human Frame

Himself, And To This Lost World Came.

 

3. For Us Baptized, For Us He Bore

His Holy Fast And Hungered Sore,

For Us Temptation Sharp He Knew;

For Us The Tempter Overthrew.

 

4. For Us To Wicked Men Betrayed,

Scourged, Mocked, In Purple Robe Arrayed,

He Bore The Shameful Cross And Death,

For Us At Length Gave Up His Breath.

 

5. For Us He Rose From Death Again;

For Us He Went On High To Reign;

For Us He Sent His Spirit Here,

To Guide, To Strengthen And To Cheer.

 

6. To Whom Whose Boundless Love Has Won

Salvation For Us Through His Son,

To God The Father, Glory Be

Both Now And Through Eternity.

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GIVING

Those giving through the Parish Giving Scheme will have their payments continue to be taken in the normal way, and we are very grateful for that. Those using Zoom to participate regularly in our Sunday Worship can also contribute to our costs using in the method below.

If you normally give to the church by completing a white Gift Aid envelope in the service, please consider during the current emergency paying on line by BACS transfer. The account details are;

Account name - St Michaels Bray with Braywood PCC
Sort Code - 20-38-83
Account number – 80409081 
Please put your name as a reference and Jim Tucker will send you

a Gift Aid form. jimtucker@talktalk.net