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Livestream Service – 1st November (Text File only)

 

 

Shaftesbury Team Ministry

Team Livestream Service

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6pm, 1st November 2020

A Service for the Sunday
nearest All Souls’ Day

 

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

 

The Gathering

Introduction

In the name of Christ, who died and was raised by the glory of the Father, we welcome you: grace, mercy and peace be with you all.

 

Jesus is the light of the world:

a light no darkness can quench.

 

We meet today to remember those whom we love

but see no longer, to renew our confidence and trust in Christ,

and to pray that together with all who have died in him

we might be one, now and in eternity.

 

You O Lord are my lamp:

You turn our darkness into light.

With you O Lord is the well of life:

in Your light shall we see light.

Your word is a lantern to my feet

and a light upon our path.

 

Let us give thanks to the Father, who has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and made us partakers in the inheritance of the saints in light. Amen.

 

The Word of God

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come?

My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.

He will not suffer your foot to stumble; he who watches over you will not sleep.

Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord himself watches over you; the Lord is your shade at your right hand, So that the sun shall not strike you by day, neither the moon by night.

The Lord shall keep you from all evil; it is he who shall keep your soul.

The Lord shall keep watch over your going out and your coming in, from this time forth for evermore.

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.

 

Lamentations 3:22-26

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,
‘therefore I will hope in him.’

The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul that seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Hymn

The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want.

He makes me down to lie

In pastures green; He leadeth me

The quiet waters by.

 

My soul He doth restore again;

And me to walk doth make

Within the paths of righteousness,

Even for His own Name's sake.

 

Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale,

Yet will I fear none ill;

For Thou art with me; and Thy rod

And staff me comfort still.

 

My table Thou hast furnished

In presence of my foes;

My head Thou dost with oil anoint,

And my cup overflows.

 

Goodness and mercy all my life

Shall surely follow me;

And in God's house forevermore

My dwelling place shall be.

(Scottish Psalter 1650)

 

John 20:11-18

But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. They said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping?’ She said to them, ‘They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.’ When she had said this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? For whom are you looking?’ Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, ‘Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’ She turned and said to him in Hebrew, ‘Rabbouni!’ (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, “I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” ’ Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Sermon

Act of Remembrance

Jesus said: This is the will of him that sent me, that I should lose none of all that he has given me, and I will raise them up on the last day.

Silence is kept.

Hear us, merciful Father, as we remember those we love, who have passed from our care to yours. Acknowledge, we pray, sheep of your own fold, lambs of your own flock, sinners of your own redeeming. Enfold them with mercy in your arms, in the blessed rest of everlasting peace and in the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

The Nunc Dimittis

Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:

your word has been fulfilled.

My own eyes have seen the salvation

which you have prepared in the sight of every people;

A light to reveal you to the nations

and the glory of your people Israel.

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.

 

Prayers

Support us, O Lord,

all the day long of this troublous life,

until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes,

the busy world is hushed, the fever of life is over

and our work is done.

Then, Lord, in your mercy grant us a safe lodging,

a holy rest, and peace at the last;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Heavenly Father, in your Son Jesus Christ

you have given us a true faith and a sure hope.

Strengthen this faith and hope in us all our days,

that we may live as those who believe in

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

and the resurrection to eternal life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Blessing

May God give you his comfort and his peace,

his light and his joy,

in this world and the next;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

 

 

© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2005 The Bible readings (other than the psalms) are from The New Revised Standard Version

Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

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