This week's Order of Service
19 September 2021 10.30am Battle of Britain Memorial Service led by Revd Mike Perrott
Rt Hon Caroline Nokes, MP
Test Valley Mayor Cllr Mark Cooper and Mayoress Dr Sue Tippett
Town Mayor of Romsey and Consort: Cllr Karen and Mr Alex Dunleavey
Members of the Romsey Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association
Staff and Cadets from 1391 (Romsey) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets
The entry of the Bible, the offertory plate and dignitaries
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: Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
Introduction by the Minister
Prayers, dedication of the offertory and Lord’s Prayer
Hymn: Peace, perfect peace
We share the grace
Reading: Matthew 5:38-48 read by Sheila Still
Hymn (Sung to Melita): Lord of the Universe and Space
Reading: John 15:9-17
Hymn: Make me a channel of your peace
Prayers of Intercession
At the end of each bidding 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 ATC member
Royal Air Forces Association – Wg Cdr Mike Richardson, Chairman of Romsey Branch of RAFA
Hymn(Sung to Dambusters March) God is our strength and refuge (Words © Richard Bewes, The Jubilate Group)
Remain standing for THE ACT 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.
The RAFA Dedication
Wg Cdr Mike Richardson says: 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
The Last Post
One minute silence