Online Worship on 7 November

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 Dr Tony Rich

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

As the deer pants for the water,
So my soul longs after you.
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship you.

You alone are my strength, my shield,
 To you alone may my spirit yield.
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship you.

I want you more than gold or silver,
Only you can satisfy,
You alone are the real joy-giver
And the apple of my eye.

You’re my friend and you are my brother,
Even though you are a king.
I love you more than any other,
So much more than anything.  

Martin Nystrom (b. 1956) © 1985 Restoration Music Ltd. Administered by Sovereign Music UK, PO Box 356, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3WP

This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Let us pray

Collect for the 3rd Sunday before Advent

Almighty Father,
whose will is to restore all things
in your beloved Son, the King of all:
govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,
and bring the families of the nations,
divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,
to be subject to his just and gentle rule;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen

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

The Gospel reading from Mark 1: 14-20
by Steve Longhurst

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

by the Revd Dr Tony Rich

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.


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 art 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 my friend

O let me see thy foot-marks,
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.
And then in heav’n receive me,
My Saviour and my friend.

Organist: Peter Nye

Hymn words reproduced under CCLI: 845257
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000.