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The Parishes of Walmer and  Cornilo         

On-line service for the Third Sunday of Lent  7th March 2021

The service is conducted by the Rev’d John Winn.

 

Good morning once again to all our listeners, and a warm welcome to our service today on this Third Sunday of Lent.  My thanks as always to all those who have contributed to it in any way.  Our theme this morning is ‘walking the way of the cross’.  Jesus Christ came to seek lost human beings, and to bring them back into a right relationship with God.  But it cost him dearly – his death on the cross.  He calls his followers now to journey with him ‘’in the way of the cross’.  This means making sacrifices, defending justice and championing the weak in the service of God and neighbour, and finding it, in the words of today’s Collect, to be ‘the way of life and peace’.

As we worship together this morning please join with me in the words in heavy italics.

The Greeting

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

and put a new and right spirit within me.

Do not cast me away rom your presence,

and sustain in me a willing spirit.

O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will declare your praise.     (from Isaiah 51)

Prayer

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known and from whom no secrets are hidden:      cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your Holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.  

 

Psalm 19: 7 – end

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;

the testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom to the simple.

 

The statutes of the Lord are right and rejoice the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is pure and gives light to the eyes.

 

The fear of the Lord is clean and endures for ever;

the judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

 

More to be desired are they than gold, more than much fine gold,

sweeter also than honey, dripping from the honeycomb.

 

By them also is your servant taught

and in keeping them there  is great reward.

 

Who can tell how often they offend?

O cleanse me from my secret faults!

Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins lest they get dominion over me;

so shall I be undefiled, and innocent of great offence.

 

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight;

O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

As it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever.  Amen.

 

Christ the sun of righteousness, rise in our hearts this day,

enfold us in the brightness of your love

and bear us at the last to the heaven’s horizons;

for your love’s sake.

 

 

Hymn: Father hear the prayer we offer.

(Text: Maria Willis (1824 – 1908) 

(Music: Trad English melody adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Father, hear the prayer we offer:

not for ease that prayer shall be, 

but for strength that we may ever

live our lives courageously.

 

Not for ever in green pastures

do we ask our way to be;

but the steep and rugged pathway

may we tread rejoicingly.

 

Not for ever by still waters

would we idly rest and stay;

but would smite the living fountains

from the rocks along the way.

 

Be our strength in hours of weakness,

in our wonderings be our guide,

through endeavour, failure, danger,

Father, be thou at our side.

 

Penitence

We listen to Jesus’ Summary of the Law as written in the Gospel of Mark.   ( Mark 12:  29-31)

The first commandment is this:      ‘ You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and  with all your strength.’

The second is this:         ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’

 There is no other commandment greater than these.

Amen,  Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us confess to God our failure to keep his commandments:

Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess  that we have sinned in thought, word and deed.   

We have not loved you with our whole heart.  We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be;

That we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you our God.      Amen.

May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.

 

The Peace

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us access to his grace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

 

The Collect For The Third Sunday Of Lent

Let us pray ……………….

Almighty God, whose most dear Son, went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and was entered not into glory before he was crucified:  mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross; may find it none other than the way of life and peace;  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.     Amen.

 

The Readings:

  1 Corinthians1:  18 – 25  Read by Margaret Ludwig

                              John 2:  13 – 22      Read by The Rev’d Roger North  

 

The Homily

 

The Affirmation of Faith

 

Let us together 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 heats 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.

 

 

 

 

 

(Text and Music:  Dan Schutte, based on Isaiah 6)

I, the Lord of sea and sky,

I have heard my people cry.

All who dwell in dark and sin

my hand will save.

I who made the stars of night,

I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear my light to them?

Whom shall I send ?

Refrain

Here I am, Lord,  I s it I, Lord?

I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go Lord, if you lead me.

I will hold your people in my heart.

 

I, the Lord of snow and rain,

I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them.

They turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone,

give them hearts for love alone.

I will speak my word to them.

Whom shall I send?

Refrain

I, the Lord of wind and flame,

I will tend the poor and lame.

I will set a feast for them.

My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide

till their hearts be satisfied.

I will give my life to them.

Whom shall I send?

Refrain

 

The Prayers  Led by James Brabazon

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Our father in heaven,

hallowed be your name

your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

On earth as it is 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.

 

Hymn:  O Jesus I have promised

(Text: John Ernest Bode 1816-1874) (Music William Harold Ferguson1874-1950)

O Jesus, I have promised

to serve thee to the end;

be thou for ever near me,

my master and my friend:

I shall not fear the battle

if thou are by my side,

nor wander from the pathway

if thou wilt be my guide.

 

O let me feel thee near me:

the world is ever near;

I see the sights that dazzle,

the tempting sounds I hear;

my foes are ever near me,

around me and within;

but, Jesus, draw thou nearer,

and shield my soul from sin.

 

 

O let me hear thee speaking 

in accents clear and still,

above the storms of passion,

the murmurs of self-will;

O speak to reassure me,

to hasten or control;

O speak and make me listen,

thou guardian of my soul.

 

O Jesus, thou hast promised,

to all who follow thee,

that where thou art in glory

there shall thy servant be;

and, Jesus, I have promised

to serve thee to the end:

O give me grace to follow,

my Master and me friend.

 

O let me see thy footmarks,

and in them plant mine own;

my hope to follow duly

is in thy strength alone:

O guide me, call me, draw me,

uphold me to the end;

and then in heav’n receive me,

my Saviour and my friend.

 

Concluding Prayer

Teach us good Lord,

to serve thee as thou deservest;

to give and not to count the cost,

to fight and not to heed the wounds,

to toil and not to seek for rest,

To labour and not to ask for any reward,

save that of knowing

that we do thy will.        (Ignatius Loyola)

 

The blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be with you, and remain with you, and all whom the love and care for, now and always.   Amen.

 

Let us go in in peace to love and serve the Lord.   Amen.The Parishes of Walmer and  Cornilo         

On-line service for the Third Sunday of Lent  7th March 2021

The service is conducted by the Rev’d John Winn.

 

Good morning once again to all our listeners, and a warm welcome to our service today on this Third Sunday of Lent.  My thanks as always to all those who have contributed to it in any way.  Our theme this morning is ‘walking the way of the cross’.  Jesus Christ came to seek lost human beings, and to bring them back into a right relationship with God.  But it cost him dearly – his death on the cross.  He calls his followers now to journey with him ‘’in the way of the cross’.  This means making sacrifices, defending justice and championing the weak in the service of God and neighbour, and finding it, in the words of today’s Collect, to be ‘the way of life and peace’.

As we worship together this morning please join with me in the words in heavy italics.

The Greeting

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

and put a new and right spirit within me.

Do not cast me away rom your presence,

and sustain in me a willing spirit.

O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will declare your praise.     (from Isaiah 51)

Prayer

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known and from whom no secrets are hidden:      cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your Holy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.  

 

Psalm 19: 7 – end

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;

the testimony of the Lord is sure and gives wisdom to the simple.

 

The statutes of the Lord are right and rejoice the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is pure and gives light to the eyes.

 

The fear of the Lord is clean and endures for ever;

the judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

 

More to be desired are they than gold, more than much fine gold,

sweeter also than honey, dripping from the honeycomb.

 

By them also is your servant taught

and in keeping them there  is great reward.

 

Who can tell how often they offend?

O cleanse me from my secret faults!

Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins lest they get dominion over me;

so shall I be undefiled, and innocent of great offence.

 

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight;

O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

 

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;

As it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever.  Amen.

 

Christ the sun of righteousness, rise in our hearts this day,

enfold us in the brightness of your love

and bear us at the last to the heaven’s horizons;

for your love’s sake.

 

 

Hymn: Father hear the prayer we offer.  Sung by Walmer Choir

(Text: Maria Willis (1824 – 1908) 

(Music: Trad English melody adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

Father, hear the prayer we offer:

not for ease that prayer shall be, 

but for strength that we may ever

live our lives courageously.

 

Not for ever in green pastures

do we ask our way to be;

but the steep and rugged pathway

may we tread rejoicingly.

 

Not for ever by still waters

would we idly rest and stay;

but would smite the living fountains

from the rocks along the way.

 

Be our strength in hours of weakness,

in our wonderings be our guide,

through endeavour, failure, danger,

Father, be thou at our side.

 

Penitence

We listen to Jesus’ Summary of the Law as written in the Gospel of Mark.   ( Mark 12:  29-31)

The first commandment is this:      ‘ You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and  with all your strength.’

The second is this:         ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’

 There is no other commandment greater than these.

Amen,  Lord, have mercy.

 

Let us confess to God our failure to keep his commandments:

Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess  that we have sinned in thought, word and deed.   

We have not loved you with our whole heart.  We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be;

That we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you our God.      Amen.

May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.

 

The Peace

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us access to his grace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

 

The Collect For The Third Sunday Of Lent

Let us pray ……………….

Almighty God, whose most dear Son, went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and was entered not into glory before he was crucified:  mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross; may find it none other than the way of life and peace;  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.     Amen.

 

The Readings:

  1 Corinthians1:  18 – 25  Read by Margaret Ludwig

                              John 2:  13 – 22      Read by The Rev’d Roger North  

 

The Homily

 

The Affirmation of Faith

 

Let us together 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 heats 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.


 HYMN: I the Lord of Sea and Sky -Wells Cathedral Choir

 (Text and Music:  Dan Schutte, based on Isaiah 6)

I, the Lord of sea and sky,

I have heard my people cry.

All who dwell in dark and sin

my hand will save.

I who made the stars of night,

I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear my light to them?

Whom shall I send ?

Refrain

Here I am, Lord,  I s it I, Lord?

I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go Lord, if you lead me.

I will hold your people in my heart.

 

I, the Lord of snow and rain,

I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them.

They turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone,

give them hearts for love alone.

I will speak my word to them.

Whom shall I send?

Refrain

I, the Lord of wind and flame,

I will tend the poor and lame.

I will set a feast for them.

My hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide

till their hearts be satisfied.

I will give my life to them.

Whom shall I send?

Refrain

 

The Prayers  Led by James Brabazon

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Our father in heaven,

hallowed be your name

your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

On earth as it is 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.

 

Hymn:  O Jesus I have promised  sung by Walmer Choir

(Text: John Ernest Bode 1816-1874) (Music William Harold Ferguson1874-1950)

O Jesus, I have promised

to serve thee to the end;

be thou for ever near me,

my master and my friend:

I shall not fear the battle

if thou are by my side,

nor wander from the pathway

if thou wilt be my guide.

 

O let me feel thee near me:

the world is ever near;

I see the sights that dazzle,

the tempting sounds I hear;

my foes are ever near me,

around me and within;

but, Jesus, draw thou nearer,

and shield my soul from sin.

  

O let me hear thee speaking 

in accents clear and still,

above the storms of passion,

the murmurs of self-will;

O speak to reassure me,

to hasten or control;

O speak and make me listen,

thou guardian of my soul.

 

O Jesus, thou hast promised,

to all who follow thee,

that where thou art in glory

there shall thy servant be;

and, Jesus, I have promised

to serve thee to the end:

O give me grace to follow,

my Master and me friend.

  

O let me see thy footmarks,

and in them plant mine own;

my hope to follow duly

is in thy strength alone:

O guide me, call me, draw me,

uphold me to the end;

and then in heav’n receive me,

my Saviour and my friend.

 

Concluding Prayer

Teach us good Lord,

to serve thee as thou deservest;

to give and not to count the cost,

to fight and not to heed the wounds,

to toil and not to seek for rest,

To labour and not to ask for any reward,

save that of knowing

that we do thy will.        (Ignatius Loyola)

 

The blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be with you, and remain with you, and all whom the love and care for, now and always.   Amen.

 

Let us go in in peace to love and serve the Lord.   Amen.