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Sunday 22 November 2020 - Feast of Christ the King

Stir-up Sunday

Stir Up Sunday Collect BCP

Notices
Opening Hymn: Rejoice The Lord Is King
Sentence of the Day
Collect
Readings
Gradual Hymn: The King Of Love My Shepherd Is.
Gospel
Sermon
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: I Love To Tell The Story
Closing Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns

Notices

Fisherfolk Newsletter & Pew Sheet for 22 Novmember 2020

Opening Hymn: Rejoice The Lord Is King

Rejoice, the Lord is King,
Your Lord and King adore;
Mortals, give thanks and sing
And triumph evermore:

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

His kingdom cannot fail;
He rules o’er earth and heav’n;
The keys of death and hell
Are to our Jesus giv’n:

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

Jesus, the Savior reigns,
The God of truth and love:
When He had purged our stains
He took His seat above:

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

Rejoice in glorious hope!
Jesus the Judge shall come,
And take His servants up
To their eternal home:

Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice.

Sentence of the Day

O shout to the Lord in triumph all the earth. Serve the Lord with gladness and come before his face with songs of joy.
Psalm 100:1

Collect

God of majesty and glory, you reign over all.
In the midst of the powers and principalities of this world,
give us clarity to swear our allegiance to the only true sovereign,
to care for the least of our sisters and brothers
and to dedicate our lives to the coming of your kingdom.
Through Jesus Christ our King,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

Readings: Lesson & Epistle

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

11“‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. 12As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness. 13I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land. I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land. 14I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down, declares the Sovereign Lord. 16I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.

20“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says to them: See, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21Because you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak sheep with your horns until you have driven them away, 22I will save my flock, and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another. 23I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd. 24I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David will be prince among them. I the Lord have spoken.

Ephesians 1:15-23

15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength 20he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.

Gradual Hymn: The King Of Love My Shepherd Is

Gospel

Matthew 25:31-46

31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

This is the Gospel of Christ.
Praise to Christ the Word.

Sermon- Vicar Stuart Goodin

It is often the case that leaders – leaders of the nations for example – are highly praised early on, but are then later shown up to be deeply flawed. For example, when Robert Mugabe became the first leader of the newly independent Zimbabwe in 1980, he was viewed as a progressive egalitarian, courageously taking the country forward. He was celebrated nationally and internationally as a genuine hero—the guerrilla idol who conquered the country's former leader and his white supremacist regime... Read more...

Prayers & Intercessions

Prayers of the People for 22 November 2020

Anthem: I Love To Tell The Story

Closing Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns

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