This week's Order of Service
10.30 am 16 September 2018 Battle of Britain Memorial Service led by the Minister, Revd Mike Perrott
We welcome The Hon. Mrs Carolyn Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton North
Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley - Cllr Ian Carr and Mrs Beryl Carr
Romsey Town Mayor and Consort - Cllr Dorothy Baverstock and Miss Wendy Morrish
Members of the Romsey Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association
Staff, cadets and committee members from 1391 (Romsey) Squadron,
RAF Air Cadets
Welcome and Notices followed by a time of quiet
The Call to Worship - verses from Psalm 46
Congregation respond with the words in Bold type:
God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the chariots with fire.
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
Hymn 345 Guide me O thou great Jehovah
Prayers, including the Lord’s Prayer
All Age Address
Hymn 594 Peace, perfect peace
We remain standing to share in saying:
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen.
Children and young people depart for their activities.
Giving and dedication of the Offertory
Reading: Matthew 5: 38 - 48
Hymn Lord of the Universe and Space (sung to Melita)
Reading: John 15: 9 - 17
Reading: Mr Dennis E Bryant, local poet reads his poem Merlin’s Magic
Hymn 629 Make me a channel of your peace
Prayers of Intercession
At the end of each prayer the minister will prompt with the words,
Lord, in your mercy
to which the congregational response is,
Hear our prayer
Air Cadet Prayer read by a member of the ATC
Royal Air Forces Association – Mr Bob Sankey, Chairman of Romsey Branch of RAFA
Hymn God is our strength and refuge (sung to Dambusters March)
Please remain standing for The Acts of Rededication
The Minister says: 'Let us rededicate ourselves to building a world in which there is justice and peace for all, and where women, men, and children live a life of full human dignity.'
All say together: Loving God, we pledge ourselves to serve you and all people in the cause of justice and peace, and for the relief of want and suffering. Guide us by your Spirit; give us wisdom, courage, vision, and hope; and keep us faithful to our calling now and always, for the honour of your name. Amen.
Mr Bob Sankey says The RAF Association Dedication: 'In friendship and in service one to another, we are pledged to keep alive the memory of those of all Nations who died in the Royal Air Force and in the Air Forces of the Commonwealth. In their name we give ourselves to this noble cause. Proudly and thankfully we will remember them.'
All say together: 'We will remember them'
One Minute’s Silence
National Anthem: Hymn 762
6.30 pm Evening Communion Service led by the Minister, Revd Mike Perrott
Call to Worship
Hymn 531: Lord of all hopefulness
Prayers and Lord’s Prayer
Offertory for the work of the church and its dedication
Bible Reading Mark 8: 27 -35
Hymn(sung to Rockingham): Take up thy cross, the Saviour said (Charles William Everest (1833)
Communion Hymn 438: An upper room did our Lord prepare
The Sacrament of Holy Communion
Communion Prayers and Prayers of Intercession
Hymn 413: What a friend we have in Jesus
The week ahead and forthcoming events
Monday 17 September
10.30 am MOT in Abbey Hall Lounge
Tuesday 18 September
9.30 am Prayer Meeting in Abbey Hall Lounge. Readings to be used: Psalm 54 and Mark 9: 30-37
10.15 – 11.30 am Grand Fun in Abbey Hall Lounge. For grandparents and their pre-school grandchildren
Wednesday 19 September
2.00 – 4.00 pm Table Tennis with Romsey DAGin Abbey Hall
Saturday 22 September
7.00 pm A Night on the Ocean Waves. A concert by Kirsty Newbury in aid of the Explorers’ 2018 charity Mercy Ships.
Sunday 23 September
10.30 am Family Worship led by Angela Bevan
6.30 pm Evening Service led by the Minister