Online Worship on 19 September

In-church worship is pretty much back to normal but we aim also to continue to offer online worship here every week. This week the online service is led by Revd Charles Sargent

To follow today’s service just click on the arrow below and find the words below that.

O worship the King all glorious above;
O gratefully sing his pow’r and his love.
Our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,
Pavilioned in splendour, and girded with praise.

O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space;
His chariots of wrath the deep thunder-clouds form,
And dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

This earth, with its store of wonders untold,
Almighty, thy pow’r hath founded of old:
Hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,
And round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

Thy bountiful care, what tongue can recite?
It breathes in the air, it shines in the light;
It streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,
And sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.

Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail,
In thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;
Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end!
Our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend.

O measureless might, ineffable love,
While angels delight to hymn thee above,
Thy humbler creation, though feeble their lays,
With true adoration shall sing to thy praise.

This is the day that the Lord has made.

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Let us pray

Collect for the 16th Sunday after Trinity

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
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.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.

The Gospel reading from Mark 9: 30-37
by Phyllida Dallman

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

by the Revd Charles Sargent

In his talk, Charles also refers to the Old Testament reading that will have been used in the churches along with the Gospel. You may like to read it in Jeremiah 11: 18-20

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:

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.


I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
And I danced for the moon and the stars and the sun,
And I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth;
At Bethlehem I had my birth.

Dance, then, wherever you may be;
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
And I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,
And I’ll lead you all in the dance, said he.

I danced for the scribe and the pharisee,
But they would not dance and they wouldn’t follow me;
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John;
They came with me and the dance went on:

Dance, then, wherever you may be . . .

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame:
The holy people said it was a shame.
They whipped and they stripped and they hung me on high,
And they left me there on a cross to die:

Dance, then, wherever you may be . . .

I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black;
It’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.

They buried my body and they thought I’d gone;
But I am the dance and I still go on:

Dance, then, wherever you may be . . .

They cut me down and I leapt up high;
I am the life that’ll never, never die;
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me:
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he:

Dance, then, wherever you may be . . .

Sydney Carter (1915-2004) © Stainer and Bell Ltd.
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