Next Sunday Service Pew Sheet (The Sunday Next Before Advent) 22nd November 202


Christ the King

(BCP The Sunday Next Before Advent)

Sunday, 22nd November 2020



Unfortunately, in these troubled times, our beautiful Parish Church has been closed again but is open for private prayer between 10 and 11am every Wednesday.

There will be a short Service at 10 am, which you can watch at home on Zoom (see below).  We will continue producing our weekly pew sheet to be a help to direct our thoughts and prayers.

May the love of Christ be with you all.

If you would like to join a virtual ‘Zoom’ church service please join an time from 9.40 am for the service at 10.00 am using the current Sunday link:

Meeting ID: 853 4202 5466
Passcode: 074328 (usually not required)

All are welcome


Eternal Father,

whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven

that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:

the Church in the unity of the Spirit

and in the bond of peace,

and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Reading Ephesians 1. 15-23

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Psalm 95. 1-7

1. O come let us / sing un•to the / Lord:

let us heartily rejoice in the / Rock of / our sal/vation.

2. Let us come before his / presence • with / thanksgiving:

and sing / loudly • unto / him with / psalms.

3. For the Lord is a / great / God:

and a great / King a/bove all / gods.


4. In his hand are all the deep / places • of the / earth:

and the heights of the / mountains • are / his / also.

5. The sea is his and / he / made it:

and his hands pre/pared the / dry / land.

6. O come let us worship and / bow / down:

and kneel be/fore the / Lord our / maker.

†7 For he is our God, and we are his people and the / sheep of • his / pasture:

today, if ye will hear his voice, / ye shall / know his / power


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


Gospel Reading Matthew 25. 31-46

‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Then he will say to those at his left hand, “You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.” Then they also will answer, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?” Then he will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.’

The Peace

Priest:-  Jesus says: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
                                Do not let your hearts be troubled neither let them be afraid.
                                The peace of the Lord be always with you.

All:                         and also with you.


Book of Common Prayer"                                         

COLLECT (for ‘Stir up Sunday’)

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE Jeremiah 23. 5-8 (KJV)

Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord our Righteousness. Therefore behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but, The Lord liveth, which brought up, and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north-country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.


THE GOSPEL St John 6. 5-14 (KJV)

When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread that these may eat? (And this he said to prove him; for he himself knew what he would do.) Philip answered him, Two hundred penny-worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes; but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes, as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley-loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that Prophet that should come into the world.


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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. 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. If you email Jim Tucker - - he will send you a Gift Aid form.