Morning Worship (Christ the King)

22nd November 2020 10:00

A video of this service [YouTube, 36 min] is available.

Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and shout for joy,
giving God the glory.

The kingdom of the world has become
the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ,
and he will reign for ever and ever.

Confession

Jesus says, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.’
So let us turn away from sin and turn to Christ, 
confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

The kingdom is yours,
but we turn away from your just rule:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

The power is yours,
but we trust in our own power and strength:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

The glory is yours,
but we fall short of the glory of God:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Almighty God,
who in Jesus Christ has given us
a kingdom that cannot be destroyed,
forgive us our sins,
open our eyes to God’s truth,
strengthen us to do God’s will
and give us the joy of his kingdom,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Collect

God the Father,
help us to hear the call of Christ the King
and to follow in his service,
whose kingdom has no end;
for he reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, one glory. Amen.
Old Testament Reading:
Ezekiel 34: 11-16, 20-24
New Testament Reading:
Ephesians 1: 15-23
Gospel Reading:
Matthew 25: 31-46

Sermon

Creed

Let us affirm our faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God.
            
Though he was divine, 
he did not cling to equality with God, 
but made himself nothing.  
Taking the form of a slave, 
he was born in human likeness.  
He humbled himself and was obedient to death, 
even the death of the cross.  
Therefore God has raised him on high, 
and given him the name above every name: 
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, 
and every voice proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, 
to the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

Blessing

Christ our exalted King pour upon you his abundant gifts
and bring you to reign with him in glory;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.
Amen.

Notices

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God. Amen.