Worship resources and notices 4th September 2016

Worship Resources & Notices

4th September 2016


Music Before the service

Pavane 16th century

To a wild rose by Edward Macdowell (1860-1908)

How blest are shepherds by Henry Purcell (1659–1695)


Hymns for This Service

Opening                    NEH 437        Praise the Lord! Ye heavens adore him

Praise                         Sheet             The Spirit lives to set us free (see below)

Gradual                     NEH 76          Take up thy cross

Offertory                   NEH 420        O Jesus, I have promised

Communion 1          NEH 376        I heard the voice of Jesus say

Communion 2          NEH 306        Strengthen for service

Final                           Sheet             You shall go out with joy (see below)





  1. The Spirit lives to set us free,
    Walk, walk in the light.
    He binds us all in unity,
    Walk, walk in the light.
    Walk in the light, Walk in the light,
    Walk in the light,
    Walk in the light of the Lord.
  1. Jesus promised life to all,
    Walk, walk in the light.
    The dead were wakened by his call,
    Walk, walk in the light.
    Walk in the light…
  1. He died in pain on Calvary,
    Walk, walk in the light.
    To save the lost like you and me,
    Walk, walk in the light.
    Walk in the light…
  2. We know his death was not the end,
    Walk, walk in the light.
    He gave his Spirit to be our friend,
    Walk, walk in the light.
    Walk in the light…
  3. The Spirit lives in you and me,
    Walk, walk in the light;
    His light will shine for all to see,
    Walk, walk in the light.
    Walk in the light…




God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; 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.




First Reading: The Letter to Philemon

Read by Rex and Charlie Wickham

                  1 Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister,to Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in your house: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

                  4 When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith towards the Lord Jesus. I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective when you perceive all the good that we may do for Christ. I have indeed received much joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my brother.

                  8 For this reason, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do your duty, yet I would rather appeal to you on the basis of love—and I, Paul, do this as an old man, and now also as a prisoner of Christ Jesus 10 I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment. 11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful both to you and to me. 12 I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back to you. 13 I wanted to keep him with me, so that he might be of service to me in your place during my imprisonment for the gospel; 14 but I preferred to do nothing without your consent, in order that your good deed might be voluntary and not something forced. 15 Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back for ever, 16 no longer as a slave but as more than a slave, a beloved brother—especially to me but how much more to you, both in the flesh and in the Lord.

                  17 So if you consider me your partner, welcome him as you would welcome me. 18 If he has wronged you in any way, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. 19 I, Paul, am writing this with my own hand: I will repay it. I say nothing about your owing me even your own self. 20 Yes, brother, let me have this benefit from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ. 21 Confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.




Gospel Reading: Luke 14: 25 – 33


25 Now large crowds were travelling with Jesus; and he turned and said to them, 26 ‘Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. 27 Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. 28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether he has enough to complete it? 29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, “This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.” 31 Or what king, going out to wage war against another king, will not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to oppose the one who comes against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he cannot, then, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for the terms of peace. 33 So therefore, none of you can become my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions.



Debbie Apostolides leads us in prayers of concern.


Closing Hymn

You shall go out with joy
And be let forth with peace,
And the mountains and the hills
Will break forth before you.
There’ll be shouts of joy
And the trees of the fields
Will clap, will clap their hands.
And the trees of the fields will clap their hands,
And the trees of the fields will clap their hands,
And the trees of the fields will clap their hands,
While you go out with joy.


Music After the service

Oh what a beautiful morning by Oscar Hammerstein II (1895 – 1960)

and Richard Rodgers (1902 – 1979)


This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open from Monday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm

Please note: Canon Simon is on holiday until Friday 16th September 2016


This Week at St Mary’s

Monday                     Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Holy Communion at 8.30am (Reserved Sacrament)

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm (Very Revd. Anand Asir)



NEXT SUNDAY: 11th September (16th Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

                      During this service Samuel Rowberry and Tabitha Stirling will be baptised.

6.30 pm               Choral Evensong led by St Mary’s Choir


For Your Prayers

 Prayer for the Week:

Almighty and everlasting God, who stooped to raise fallen humanity
through the child-bearing of blessed Mary:
grant that we, who have seen your glory revealed in our human nature
and your love made perfect in our weakness, may daily be renewed in your image
and conformed to the pattern of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Collect for the Feast of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (8th September)

Next Sunday’s Readings:

Exodus 32: 7 – 14; Psalm 51: 1 – 11; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1- 10


For the Church and the World

  • For all returning to school this week and for their teachers;
  • For a resolution to the Junior Doctors’ dispute with the Government;
  • For continued efforts to end the misery of human trafficking;
  • For Simon, as he takes a period of holiday;
  • For preparations for St Mary’s Fair.



For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Clive Moir, Magdalena Beevor, Jan Quangle, Barrett David Hoffman, Baby Maldon – Snider, Maria Munisi, Christopher Browne, Harriet Jones, Munro Family, Peter Seale, Farkhondeh Ahahsavand, Adam Hampson, Robert Hampson and Michael Bailey & Family

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Gemma, Peter Stechman, Neil Munro and Sylvia Bailey



This Week’s Notices


Welcome: Our Presiding Priest and Guest Preacher is today Rev. Mark Budden


St Mary’s Fair Saturday 17th September: The Fair is almost upon us. As usual more help is needed. Please contact Debbie Apostolides ([email protected]) to find out what you can do in this fun-filled fundraising afternoon. Sign up at the back.

Please bring your donations for the fair (especially bottles of all kinds for the Bottle Tombola) and leave them upstairs in the pews, and please use the staircase just past the stairs down to the crypt. No electrical items please!

Calling all cooks: please consider making something for the cake/home produce stall at the Fair; we would love to receive not only cakes, biscuits, jellies and jams, but also savoury items, such as quiches. Contact Sarah Bryant on 0208 870 7167


Harvest Thanksgiving: Harvest will be kept on Sunday 2nd October this year, and our donations will go do a needy cause locally. Details soon.


Gift from Peter & Alison Wintgens: Peter and Alison have left an incredibly generous gift to St Mary’s of £50,000 and have asked that we consider using it to create a Discipleship Development Fund. Details of the proposal are in a letter on the rear noticeboard. If you would like to comment on this idea, please contact Simon by 11th September. The proposal will be considered at the September PCC meeting.


Peter & Alison Wintgens’ New Address is: 11 Seckford Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LY. Their email address remains unchanged. Telephone please asked the Parish Office.


Remembrance Sunday Concert Trip: On Sunday 13th November at 7.30pm, we are planning a trip to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the spectacular Grande Messe des Morts by Berlioz. If you would like to join a group going that evening, please sign up for a ticket at the back. Front of the Circle tickets are about £24 on a group booking. Deadline: 25th September.


Two Sunday Roles

Welcomers: Our welcome team has a new leader in Carol Bailey. Carol is keen to recruit more people to our 11am Welcomers’ team and, as a way of encouraging more, is planning to introduce a new rota-based system to replace the once a month approach that the team currently has. Please consider joining the Welcomers’ rota. Training will be provided Contact Carol: [email protected]


Sacristans: We’re also introducing a small team of people to assist in the preparation of the communion vessels and associated items, and to clear and wash up after the 11am service. Again, this will be on a rota basis. Please email Simon in his absence to express an interest. There will be a training session at 10am on Sunday 18th September.



Dates & Events for This Term


7th September                     St Mary’s Choir Returns. New Choir Members are being                                                     sought this term. Tyrone Whiting has more details.

17th September                   St Mary’s Fair, Noon-4pm

18th September                   Farewell to Asi Munisi at 11am

27th September                   Confirmation Class begins at 7.30pm. Details from Simon.

2nd October                          Harvest Thanksgiving at 8.30am and 11am

Parish Harvest Lunch.

3rd October                           Junior Church Leaders’ Gathering at 7.30pm. Cal Alphonse

                                                would be delighted to have a few more join the team.

5th October                           Katherine Low Settlement AGM at 7pm

Mid-October                        Everyone Pledge Campaign begins

30th October                        All Saints’ Sunday

All Saints’/Hallowe’en Party for Children pm

13th November                    Remembrance Sunday Service

Concert Trip to Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts

19th November                    Home Communion & Lunch for the Housebound

Confirmation Service at Southwark Cathedral

20th November                    Everyone Pledge Campaign Pledge Sunday

27th November                    Advent Sunday

Advent Fair at St Mary’s, 2pm

Advent Carol Service at Conclusion of Advent Fair

28th November                    Junior Church Leaders’ Training at 7.30pm.

4th December                      Advent Music Meditation at 6.30pm

6th December                      Carols in the Square

11th December                    Christingle Service at 4pm (time to be confirmed)

Advent Music Meditation at 6.30pm

18th December                    Nativity Play during 11am Service

Parish Carol Service at 6.30pm