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led by Pat Oakley


Tune "Melcombe" (Samuel Webbe 1740-1816)

New every morning is the love our wakening and uprising prove;
through sleep and darkness safely brought, restored to life and power and thought.

New mercies, each returning day, hover around us as we pray;
new perils past, new sins forgiven, new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.

If on our daily course our mind be set to hallow all we find,
new treasures still, of countless price, God will provide for sacrifice.

Old friends, old scenes will lovelier be, as more of heaven in each we see;
some softening gleam of love and prayer shall dawn on every cross and care.

The trivial round, the common task will furnish all we need to ask;
room to deny ourselves, a road to bring us daily nearer God.

Prepare us, Lord, in Your dear love for perfect rest with You above;
and help us, this and every day, to live more nearly as we pray. 

John Keble 1792-1866

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The Anthem

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Questions for Reflection:
 Next time you go for a walk, pick up a leaf or a seed.  Look at it carefully.  How does it work?  How does a seed become a plant?

When something we have taken for granted most of our lives gives way to wonder - when we really think about it and discover new things - can we see these things as images of God's power and a metaphor for the process of growth in our spiritual life?

Tune "Lucius" (rep. from Templi Carmina 1829)
All praise to our redeeming Lord, who joins us by his grace,
and bids us, each to each restored, together seek his face.

He bids us build each other up; and, gathered into one,
to our high calling's glorious hope we hand in hand go on.

The gift which he on one bestows, we all delight to prove;
the grace through every vessel flows, in purest streams of love.

E'en now we think and speak the same, and cordially agree;
concentered all, through Jesus's name, in perfect harmony.

We all partake the joy of one, the common peace we feel,
a peace to sensual minds unknown, a joy unspeakable.

And if our fellowship below in Jesus be so sweet,
What heights of rapture shall we know when round his throne we meet.

Charles Wesley 1707-1788

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Tune "Servant Song " Richard A.M.Gillard (b.1953)

Brother, sister, let me serve you, let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey, and companions on the road;
we are here to help each other walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you, speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping; when you laugh I'll laugh with you;
I will share your joy and sorrow till we've seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven we shall find such harmony,
born of all we've known together of Christ's love and agony.

Brother, sister, let me serve you, let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace to let you be my servant too.

Richard A.M Gillard (b.1953)


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Video editing : Rod
Scripture quotations taken from the Revised English Bible, copyright © Cambridge University Press
and Oxford University Press 1989. All rights reserved.
 read byChristina
Panoramic photographs (Primroses; Anenomes, narcissi & fritilleries;  "busy bee"): Christina
Prelude, Hymn accompaniment and Postlude : Judith
Anthem "A  Grain of Mustard Seed" Roger Jones - from YouTube
Art  Prelude & Postlude image : Photo by Henry Be https//unsplash.com
Art  Main header : Christina
Page design and website Editor : Keith

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Next Week's Service, 20 June, will be led in church and online by Mr K. Smith

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