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Welcome to the Hawkinge Baptist Church Service


Sunday 20 June 2021



Opening Prayer

Almighty and everlasting God, with awe and wonder we come to worship you. You are higher than our
highest thoughts but always close by our side; greater than we can ever imagine yet made known to
us in Christ; all powerful but nurturing us as a parent tends their child; constantly at work in
human history yet having a special concern for each one of us.
Though we stretch imagination to the limit we barely begin to glimpse how wonderful you are.
Though you sometimes seem distant, always you are near.
Almighty and everlasting God, give us humility to acknowledge our weakness beside your greatness,
faith to trust in you despite our doubts, joy in knowing you despite the limitations of our understanding,
and peace in serving you, knowing that you are Lord of all, in Christ's name we ask it.

Amen.


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

I cast my mind to Calvary


I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet
My Saviour on that cursed tree

His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph's tomb
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone

O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God


Then on the third at break of dawn
The Son of heaven rose again
O trampled death where is your sting?
The angels roar for Christ the King

O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God


He shall return in robes of white
The blazing sun shall pierce the night
And I will rise among the saints
My gaze transfixed on Jesus' face

O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God


Let us pray

Dear Lord, what a privilege it is to be able to worship you, to glimpse something of your love,
beauty, mercy and power through the songs we sing and the words we read. To experience your
creativity and design through the world around us and the nature that we see day to day.
Lord, for the times when we don't bother to look, for the times when we fail to listen, for the times
when we are so busy, consumed with other things that we don't give you a second glance, we are sorry.
Help us Lord to open our eyes, our hearts, our lives to you afresh today, to marvel in your greatness
and wonder and to be truly grateful for your love and forgiveness. In Jesus name.


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
Genesis 46
and message with Rev Ali Boddington



Let us pray

Gracious God, We long for the day when the world will be as you want it to be: a world in which the lowly will be lifted up and the hungry will be filled with good things; in which love and justice shall triumph, evil be ended and the meek inherit the earth. Give us confidence that such a day will come, and more than that, give us the resolve to help make it happen. Help us to respond as best we can to the many millions who cry out for help, and so play our part in bringing the dawn of your kingdom closer and turning vision into reality, in Christ's name we ask it.

Amen.


All I once held dear, built my life upon


All I once held dear, built my life upon
All this world reveres and wars to own
All I once thought gain I have counted loss
Spent and worthless now, compared to this

Knowing You, Jesus
Knowing You
There is no greater thing
You're my all, You're the best
You're my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord


Now my heart's desire is to know You more
To be found in You and known as Yours
To possess by faith what I could not earn
All-surpassing gift of righteousness

Oh, to know the power of Your risen life
And to know You in Your sufferings
To become like You in Your death, my Lord
So with You to live and never die



Closing prayer from Ephesians 3

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,
so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the Lord's holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love
of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness
of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is
at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!


Amen.




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

Music - I cast my mind to Calvary

Music - All I once held dear, built my life upon

Bible reading and message with Rev Ali Boddington - Sunday 20 June 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 20 June.

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 19 June 2021)