Cafe Church - 06/10/19

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Sunday 6th October 2019 - 10am Worship

Harvest Festival

 

Welcome

 

You visit the earth and water it,

    you greatly enrich it;

You crown the year with your bounty.

Blessed be the name of the Lord

 

Our help is in the name of the Lord

Who has made heaven and earth

 

Hymn 270       Come ye thankful people come

                       

Let us bring forward symbols of the harvest,

gifts that God has created and his sun and rain have nurtured.

Thanks be to God.

Bring forward the harvest of the cornfields,

the oats and the wheat, the rye and the barley.

Thanks be to God.

Bring forward the harvest of roots,

the swedes and mangolds, turnips and sugar beet.

Thanks be to God.

Bring forward the harvest of seeds for next year’s crops,

for clover, for hay and for corn.

Thanks be to God.

Bring forward the harvest of vegetables,

peas, potatoes, beans and hops.

Thanks be to God.

Bring forward the harvest of pears and apples, berries and herbs.

Thanks be to God.

Bring forward the harvest of flowers,

the finest blooms from our gardens and our fields.

Thanks be to God.

 

Bring forward the grain and the grape,

for our Saviour took bread and wine

to feed us with his body and his blood,

given and shed for the life of the world.

Let us feed on him by faith with thanksgiving.

Thanks be to God.

 

We sing to Old 100th:

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,

praise him, all creatures here below,

praise him above, ye heavenly host,

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

Collect

Eternal God, you crown the year with your goodness

and you give us the fruits of the earth in their season:

grant that we may use them to your glory,

for the relief of those in need and for our own well being;

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.

 

Reading and short talk 1

Deuteronomy 26.1-11

 

Hymn 498       Let us with a gladsome mind

 

Reading and short talk 2

Philippians 4.4-9

 

Confession

For the times that we behaved irresponsibly towards your gifts of creation:

Lord, in your mercy, forgive us and help us.

 

For the times that we have ignored the spiritual and material needs

of those who are not so fortunate as ourselves:

Lord, in your mercy, forgive us and help us.

 

For the times that we have failed to proclaim your gospel

through indifference, selfishness or bad example:

Lord, in your mercy, forgive us and help us.

 

May Almighty God have mercy upon us,

forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen

 

Absolution

 

Sung to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy:

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

 

Intercession

 

Hymn 275       We plough the fields and scatter

 

Blessing