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Welcome to the Hawkinge Baptist Church Service


Sunday 01 August 2021



Call to worship - Psalm 145

I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will
praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of
your mighty acts. They speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty - and I will meditate
on your wonderful works.

Amen.


Opening Prayer

God of life, whose love enfolds us, and spirit fills us, we praise your holy name.
God of joy, whose sunrise wakes us, and sunset amazes us, we praise your holy name.
God of hope, whose promise sustains us, and power upholds us, we praise your holy name.
God of love, whose patience humbles us, and touch can heal us, we praise your holy name.
God of peace, who breaks down barriers, and walls that divide us, we praise your holy name.
God of eternity, who has always loved us, and by grace has saved us, we praise your holy name.

Amen.


Please sing (read /pray or proclaim out loud the words of today's songs.)

Praise Him, you heavens and all that's above


Praise Him, you heavens and all that's above
Praise Him, you angels and heavenly hosts
Let the whole earth praise Him
Praise Him, the sun, moon and bright shining stars
Praise Him, you heavens and waters and skies
Let the whole earth praise Him

Great in power, great in glory
Great in mercy, King of Heaven
Great in battle, great in wonder
Great in Zion, King over all the earth


Let us pray

Almighty God, teach us to remember all you have done and to give you the praise you deserve.
Teach us each day to recall your creative acts, your mighty deeds throughout
history, and your faithful dealing with your people across the years.
Forgive us for taking your goodness for granted instead of appreciating it as we should.
Teach us to put our faith in you, knowing that whatever we may be up against,
you will provide the help we need to face it, through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Amen.



Let us now say the Lord’s prayer..

Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever

Amen.


Listen to today's reading
1 Peter 4 verses 7 to 11
and message with Rev Ali Boddington



Let us pray

Suffering Saviour, broken for all, we bring to you our suffering world.
We pray for the hungry and homeless in our world, victims of famine, war, oppression and disaster.

Risen Lord, bring hope and new beginnings

We pray for the sick and suffering, and for those who are grieving at this time.
For those who cannot see a way forward.

Risen Lord, bring hope and new beginnings.

We pray for communities and society as a whole for areas and groups
racked with tension and division, disfigured by fear and mistrust

Risen Lord, bring hope and new beginnings.

We pray for this planet you have given us once seeming so solid and secure but
exposed now as all too vulnerable, ravaged by years of plunder and abuse.

Risen Lord, bring hope and new beginnings.

And Lord, as your children, help us to see where we can be an answer to a problem. Where we, by your Spirit,
can bring hope and new beginnings in the lives of those around us, in your name.

Amen.



Will You Come And Follow Me


Will You Come And Follow Me
If I But Call Your Name?
Will You Go Where You Don't Know
And Never Be The Same?
Will You Let My Love Be Shown,
Will You Let My Name Be Known,
Will You Let My Life Be Grown
In You And You In Me?

Will You Leave Yourself Behind
If I But Call Your Name?
Will You Care For Cruel And Kind
And Never Be The Same?
Will You Risk The Hostile Stare
Should Your Life Attract Or Scare?
Will You Let Me Answer Prayer
In You And You In Me?

Will You Let The Blinded See
If I But Call Your Name?
Will You Set The Prisoners Free
And Never Be The Same?
Will You Kiss The Leper Clean,
And Do Such As This Unseen,
And Admit To What I Mean
In You And You In Me?

Will You Love The 'You' You Hide
If I But Call Your Name?
Will You Quell The Fear Inside
And Never Be The Same?
Will You Use The Faith You've Found
To Reshape The World Around,
Through My Sight And Touch And Sound
In You And You In Me?

Lord, Your Summons Echoes True
When You But Call My Name.
Let Me Turn And Follow You
And Never Be The Same.
In Your Company I'll Go
Where Your Love And Footsteps Show.
Thus I'll Move And Live And Grow
In You And You In Me.



Closing prayer

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, love of God and
fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all for evermore.


Amen.




Trouble streaming? - The above files can be downloaded here:

Music - Praise Him, you heavens and all that's above

Music - Will You Come And Follow Me

Bible reading and message with Rev Ali Boddington - Sunday 01 August 2021



The Government has recently updated their advice regarding coronavirus.

More detail can be found at:

Latest Government Advice



Church services and activities:

Due to the current situation most activities are cancelled until further notice.

Commencing 01 August there will be a weekly Sunday morning service in the Chapel at 10:30.

Please view the latest 'Attending Church Service Guidelines' document

We will be having a time of prayer and reflection during the first two weeks of August.

Please view the 'Prayer Fortnight' document for details



The Baptist Union has recently updated their advice regarding coronavirus.

More detail can be found at:

Baptist Union Latest on the Coronavirus



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