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


 7th Sunday of Easter 

16th May 2021

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

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May the love of Christ be with you all.

Hymns CP.  494, 163, 398, 166

Hymn  King of Glory, King of Peace CP 494


1. King of glory, King of peace,

I will love Thee;

and that love may never cease,

I will move Thee.

Thou hast granted my request,

Thou hast heard me;

Thou didst note my working breast,

Thou hast spared me.


2. Wherefore with my utmost art

I will sing Thee,

and the cream of all my heart

I will bring Thee.

Though my sins against me cried,

Thou didst clear me;

and alone, when they replied,

Thou didst hear me.


3. Sev'n whole days, not one in sev'n,

I will praise Thee;

in my heart, though not in heav'n,

I can raise Thee.

Small it is, in this poor sort

to enroll Thee:

e'en eternity's too short

to extol Thee.




O God the King of glory,

you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ

with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:

we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,

but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us

and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen


Reading Acts 1.15-17, 21-26

In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred and twenty people) and said, ‘Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through David foretold concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus— for he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.’

So one of the men who have accompanied us throughout the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us to his resurrection.’ So they proposed two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also known as Justus, and Matthias. Then they prayed and said, ‘Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.’ And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias; and he was added to the eleven apostles.

Psalm 1

1. Blessèd is the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the ungodly,  nor

followed the / way of / sinners:

and hath not / sat • in the / seat of • the / scornful;

2. But his delight is in the / law • of the / Lord:

and on his law doth he / ponder / day and / night.

3. He shall be like a tree planted / by the / waterside:

that will bring forth its / fruit in / due / season.

4. Its leaf also / shall not / wither:

and look, * whatsoever he / doeth, / it shall / prosper.

5. As for the ungodly it is not / so with / them:

but they are like the chaff,  which the wind scattereth

a/way • from the / face • of the / earth.

6. Therefore the ungodly shall not be able to stand / when • they are / judged:nor sinners in the as/sembly / of the / righteous.

†7 For the Lord preserveth the / way • of the / righteous:

but the / way of • the un/godly • shall / perish.


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             1 John 5. 9-13 

If we receive human testimony, the testimony of God is greater; for this is the testimony of God that he has testified to his Son. Those who believe in the Son of God have the testimony in their hearts. Those who do not believe in God have made him a liar by not believing in the testimony that God has given concerning his Son. And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.


Hymn All hail the power of Jesu’s name


All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ Name!

Let angels prostrate fall;

Bring forth the royal diadem,

And crown Him Lord of all!


Crown him, ye morning stars of light,

who fixed this floating ball;

now hail the Strength of Israel's might,

and crown him Lord of all!


Crown him ye martyrs of your God,

who from his altar call:

praise him whose way of pain ye trod,

and crown him Lord of all!


Ye seed of Israel's chosen race,

ye ransomed of the fall,

hail him who saves you by his grace.

and crown him Lord of all!


Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget

the wormwood and the gall,

go spread your trophies at his feet,

and crown him Lord of all!


Let every tribe and every tongue

to him their hearts enthral,

lift high the universal song

the crowned Lord of all!

Gospel John 17. 6-19    

‘I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one. While I was with them, I protected them in your name that you have given me. I guarded them, and not one of them was lost except the one destined to be lost, so that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and I speak these things in the world so that they may have my joy made complete in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. I am not asking you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.


Hymn Christ Triumphant, ever reigning  

Christ triumphant, ever reigning,

Saviour, Master, King,

Lord of heaven, our lives sustaining,

hear us as we sing:

Yours the glory and the crown,

the high renown, the eternal name.


Word incarnate, truth revealing,

Son of Man on earth!

power and majesty concealing

by Your humble birth:

Yours the glory….


Suffering servant, scorned, ill-treated,

victim crucified!

death is through the cross defeated,

sinners justified:

Yours the glory….

Priestly King, enthroned for ever

high in heaven above!

sin and death and hell shall never

stifle hymns of love:

Yours the glory….


So, our hearts and voices raising

through the ages long,

ceaselessly upon You gazing,

this shall be our song:

Yours the glory….





Hymn Crown him with many crowns



1. Crown Him with many crowns,

  The Lamb upon His throne;

Hark! how the heav’nly anthem drowns

  All music but its own!

  Awake, my soul, and sing

  Of Him who died for thee,

And hail Him as thy matchless King

  Through all eternity.


2. Crown Him the Virgin’s Son,

  The God Incarnate born,

Whose arm those crimson trophies won

  Which now His brow adorn:

  Fruit of the mystic Rose,

  As of that Rose the Stem;

The Root whence flows Thy mercy free,

  The Babe of Bethlehem.

3. Crown Him the Lord of Love:

  Behold His hands and side;

Those wounds yet visible above

  In beauty glorified:

  No angel in the sky

  Can fully bear that sight,

But downward bends his burning eye

  At mysteries so bright.


4. Crown Him the Lord of peace,

  Whose power a scepter sways

From pole to pole, that wars may cease,

  And all be prayer and praise.

  His reign shall know no end,

  And round His pierced feet

Fair flowers of paradise extend

  Their fragrance ever sweet.


5. Crown Him the Lord of years,

  The Potentate of time.

Creator of the rolling spheres,

  Ineffably sublime.

  All hail, Redeemer, hail!

  For Thou hast died for me;

Thy praise shall never, never fail

  Throughout eternity.









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