Simplicity and Frugality

Sunday 7th Mar 2021: Simplicity and Frugality

Image Credit: A Simple Life by Ly Thien Hoang (Lee) licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Service

Words for the Service

We pray the prayer of preparation together:

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Confession

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness and cleanse me from my sin:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Make me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me:

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Cast me not away from your presence and take not your holy spirit from me:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Absolution

May the God of love and power forgive you and free you from your sins, heal and strengthen you by his Spirit, and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.

Amen

Song: Awake (Hillsong)

VERSE 1:
There is a sound I love to hear
It’s the sound of the Saviour’s robe
As He walks into the room where people pray
Where we hear praises He hears faith

 

VERSE 2:
There is a sound I love to hear
It’s the sound of the Saviour’s robe
As He walks into the room where people pray
Where we hear worship He hears faith

 

CHORUS:
Awake my soul and sing
Sing His praise aloud
Sing His praise aloud

 

VERSE 3:
There is a sound that changes things
The sound of His people on their knees
Oh wake up you slumbering
It’s time to worship Him

 

BRIDGE:
And when He moves
And when we pray
Where stood a wall now stands a way
Where every promise is amen
And when He moves
Make no mistake
The bowels of hell begin to shake
All hail the Lord all hail the King

 

BRIDGE 2:
Hey oh
Oh let the King of glory enter in
Hey oh
Fall down on your knees and worship Him Hey oh
Let His praise rise up don’t hold it in

Collect Lent 3

Eternal God, give us insight to discern your will for us, to give up what harms us, and to seek the perfection we are promised in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

Song: Be the centre (WLV)

Jesus, be the centre
Be my source, be my light
Jesus

 

Jesus, be the centre
Be my hope, be my song
Jesus

 

Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in these sails
Be the reason that I live
Jesus, Jesus

 

Jesus, be my vision
Be my path, be my guide
Jesus

 

Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in these sails
Be the reason that I live
Jesus, Jesus

 

Be the fire
Yes, Be the fire

 

Be the fire in my heart
Be the wind in these sails
Be the reason that I live
Jesus, Jesus

 

Jesus, be the centre
Be my source, be my light
Jesus

 

Be my source, be my light
Jesus

Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

Amen.

Readings

Exodus 16:11-20

11 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread: and ye shall know that I am Jehovah your God.

13 And it came to pass at even, that the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the camp.

14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness a small round thing, small as the hoar-frost on the ground.

15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, What is it? for they knew not what it was. And Moses said unto them, It is the bread which Jehovah hath given you to eat.

16 This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded, Gather ye of it every man according to his eating; an omer a head, according to the number of your persons, shall ye take it, every man for them that are in his tent.

17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered some more, some less.

18 And when they measured it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.

19 And Moses said unto them, Let no man leave of it till the morning.

20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and became foul: and Moses was wroth with them.

Philippians 4:10-13

10 But I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at length ye have revived your thought for me; wherein ye did indeed take thought, but ye lacked opportunity.

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content.

12 I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want.

13 I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me.