SELF-SERVICE for SUNDAY, 7th FEBRUARY 2021

ORDER OF SERVICE

for Second Sunday before Lent

ORGAN PRELUDE  

James Stanton plays Andante Amoroso by Kornél Hollóssy

WELCOME  by David

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

When morning gilds the skies

A PRAYER FOR OUR NATION

Please join the prayers of many for our nation:

Loving God,

At this time of crisis when so many are suffering,

We pray for our nation and our world:

Give our leaders wisdom, our Health Service strength, our people hope.

Lead us through these parched and difficult days to the fresh springs of joy and comfort

That we find in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING

The preeminence of Christ

Andriana Matsangou reads Colossians 1: 15 – 20

INSPIRATION  Tony Berry talks about Jim Bunton

SONG  
This song, performed here by a Philippino singer, was the official song of the Papal visit to the Philippines in 2015: 

Give thanks with a grateful heart

GOSPEL READING 

The word became flesh

Mike Adams reads John 1: 1  14

SERMON  Preached by Martha

God's Poetry

GOD'S WHISPERING  (David)

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Dear Lord and Father of mankind

PRAYERS  Written by Deirdre Lay, read by Judith

Let us join with Liz, saying
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

HYMN  Click and join in or listen to St Alban's Cathedral choir singing: 

Thou whose Almighty Word

BLESSING given by Bishop Jo

or, if you prefer, in audio only:

ORGAN VOLUNTARY  

James Stanton plays Chorale Improvisation on 'I thank thee, dearest Lord' by Sigfrid Karg-Elert

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Background photo:
The Milky Way

Photographer: Oliver Griebl

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