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Today's theme:

Jesus is King!

 

The collect for Christ the King Sunday:

God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory.

 

Here's a song on the theme of this festival of Christ the King:

 

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FOR A COMPLETE VIDEO OF OUR WORSHIP TODAY, INCLUDING SOME OF THE MUSIC, PLEASE CLICK BELOW (you can pause it whenever you like - alternatively, go to the separate items further down):

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Please click below for a welcome to our worship, by the Rev Rodney Green:

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This is a great traditional hymn of praise to Jesus our King, as recorded in the Royal Albert Hall in the BBC Songs of Praise 'Big Sing' in 2012:

 

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Today's reading is from Ephesians ch. 1: v. 15-end:

Paul writes: 'I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.' 

 

Today's Message is from Pat Beale, reader emeritus:

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And here's another hymn of praise to the Lord our King, in a version by Emu Music:

 

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Please click below for today's prayers: 

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THE LORD'S PRAYER 

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

 

A psalm of confidence in God our King, from 'Timeless Psalter':

 

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Please click below for the conclusion to our worship:

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You may also like to visit again this song of worship, recorded by members of a church in the USA early during lockdown this year. The words are based on Revelation chapter 5, like the final section of Handel's 'Messiah', and they're given below:

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Do you feel the world is broken? (We do)
Do you feel the shadows deepen? (We do)
But do you know that all the dark won't stop the light from getting through? (We do)
Do you wish that you could see it all made new? (We do)

Is all creation groaning? (It is)
Is a new creation coming? (It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst? (It is)
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this? (It is)

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David's root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

Is He worthy? Is He worthy
Of all blessing and honour and glory?
Is He worthy of this?
He is

Does the Father truly love us? (He does)
Does the Spirit move among us? (He does)
And does Jesus, our Messiah, hold forever those He loves? (He does)
Does our God intend to dwell again with us? (He does)

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David's root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

From every people and tribe (People and tribe)
Every nation and tongue (Every nation and tongue)
He has made us a kingdom and priests to God
To reign with the Son

Is He worthy? Is He worthy
Of all blessing and honour and glory?
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this?

He is, He is! He is, He is!
He is worthy, He is worthy,
Of all blessing and honour and glory,
He is worthy of this.
He is.

(Andrew Peterson & Ben Shive © 2019 Rivermusic Holdings, LP, under exclusive license to Capitol Christian Music Group, Inc.)
 

 

Hymn recording CC from The Church of England. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.

Rejoice the Lord Is King: Emu Music, Charles Wesley, arrangement © 2019 Philip Percival & Alanna Glover, CCLI Song No: 7125867
 

 


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