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Welcome to the Hawkinge Baptist Church Service


Sunday 16 May 2021



Opening Prayer

Almighty God, you have done more for us than we can ever begin to acknowledge.
You have done so much throughout history, more than words can ever express.
so we come once more in grateful and heartfelt worship. We praise you for the wonder
of the universe, the loveliness of the world, and the beauty of your creation.
We thank you for the joy of life, with all there is to delight, fascinate, challenge
and enrich. We rejoice in the new life you have given us in Christ, the hope, strength,
peace and inspiration you grant us each day through him.
We praise you for the constancy of your love, the breadth of your purpose and the awesome
extent of your mercy. You have blessed us beyond our deserving, showering us with good things,
and yet you still hold the best in store.Almighty God, for your mighty acts and sovereign deeds,
we give you our worship and offer you our lives in glad response, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


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

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father


Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father.
There is no shadow of turning with thee.
Thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not.
As thou hast been thou forever wilt be.

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon, and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow;
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is thy faithfulness!
Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!


Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father.


Let us pray

Thursday was Ascension day, when churches celebrate the moment when Jesus ascended into heaven,
40 days after his resurrection. Our next prayer recognises this moment.

Lord Jesus Christ, we greet you as King of King and Lord of Lords. We acknowledge your greatness,
we recognise your authority, we celebrate your exaltation, we commit ourselves to your kingdom.
Open our eyes, to the wonder of your Ascension and all it means for our lives. Stir our imagination,
increase our commitment, widen our perspectives, strengthen our faith. Equip us for all you would have us do,
and so may we live to your glory, now and always.

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 message on, Acts 1 verses 1 to 11
with Sarah Webber (from Harbour Church, Folkestone)



Let us pray

Let us pray to the Lord, who is our refuge and stronghold.
For the health and well-being of our nation, that all who are
fearful and anxious may be at peace and free from worry:
Lord, hear us,

For the isolated and housebound, that we may be alert to
their needs, and care for them in their vulnerability:
Lord, hear us,

For our homes and families, our schools and young people,
and all in any kind of need or distress:
Lord, hear us,

For a blessing on our local community, that our neighbourhoods may be
places of trust and friendship, where all are known and cared for:
Lord, hear us,

We commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray, to the mercy and protection of God.
Merciful Father, accept these prayers.

Amen.


My soul finds rest in God alone


My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus name

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus' blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus name

Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour's love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all


When darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
My anchor holds within the veil

Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour's love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all

He is Lord
Lord of all


Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour's love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all


Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour's love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all


When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless stand before the throne

(Instrumental)

Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour's love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all


Christ alone, Cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour's love
Through the storm, He is Lord
Lord of all




Closing prayer

The source of life go with you as you celebrate all He has given.
The pattern of life guide you as you walk in His way.
The giver of life sustain you as you offer Him your service.
The resurrection and the life bless you and keep you, now and for all eternity.


Amen.




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

Music - Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father

Music - My hope is built on nothing less

Bible reading and message with Sarah Webber (from Harbour Church, Folkestone) - Sunday 16 May 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.

There will be a service in the Community Centre Hall

fortnightly on a Sunday morning at 10:30.

The next service will be on 23 May.

Face masks will be required and social distancing observed.



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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(Last updated 16 May 2021)