ST COLUMBA’S, PONT STREET SUNDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2020, 3pm
Introduction & Lighting of Candles
Call to Worship
Hymn 81 I to the hills will lift mine eyes (French/Dundee)
Prayers of Approach
Old Testament Readings: Psalm 90:1-12 Gospel Reading: John 14:1-4, 6, 27
Hymn 417 Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain (Noel Nouvelet)
Thoughts for this day
Lighting of Candles in Remembrance
Minister: We give back to you, O God, those whom you gave to us. You did not lose them when you gave them to us, and we do not lose them by their return to you. You have taught us that life is eternal, and love abides; that only a veil divides, thin as gossamer. Though our loved ones rest beyond our horizons, we trust that such horizons are only the limit of our sight. Grant us the trust that you have gone to prepare a place for us and are already the welcome to those who have gone before us. [After William Penn (1644-1718)]
Those we remember, whose funerals/memorial services were conducted between 1st October 2019 & 30 September 2020
Elizabeth Youngson Alison Giffin Margaret Taylor Penny Fenn-Clarke Denise Haugh Dawn Hargreaves Ila Scheckter Stewart McLennan Nan Millard Anne Merrett John Gibson Bill Martin Alasdair Campbell
David MacDonald Hugh Dobbie Elizabeth Gordon William Ross Robert Auld Jennifer Milne Jill Agnew Mary Search John Henderson Jim Banks Ena Pringle Jim Anderson
We are also asked to remember
Arthur Chamberlain Sydney Jary Peter Esselmont Sheila Haddon Christopher Land Brian Hutton Roger Hazell Claire Brutus Elizabeth Smith Anthony McNeil Bill Shaw Rosemary Smart Anne Woodall Elizabeth Fergusson Diana Kennington Keith Dempster John Sessions Brigette Dunnett Jean & Trevor Stealey
Minister: We entrust our brothers and sisters to God’s merciful keeping. Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord. And let light perpetual shine upon them
Musical Interlude II
Prayers of Thanksgiving, Intercession & 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory for ever, Amen.
Hymn 182 Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket)
Organ Postlude: Postlude in G Major on a theme by Orlando Gibbons, C V Stanford.
Hymn 81 I to the hills will lift mine eyes (French/Dundee) I to the hills will lift mine eyes. From whence doth come mine aid? My safety cometh from the Lord, who heaven and earth hath made.
Thy foot he'll not let slide, nor will he slumber that thee keeps. Behold, he that keeps Israel, he slumbers not, nor sleeps.
The Lord thee keeps, the Lord thy shade on thy right hand doth stay: the moon by night thee shall not smite, nor yet the sun by day.
The Lord shall keep thy soul: he shall preserve thee from all ill. Henceforth thy going out and in God keep for ever will.
Hymn 417 Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain (Noel Nouvelet) Now the green blade riseth, from the buried grain, Wheat that in dark earth many days has lain; Love lives again, that with the dead has been: Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.
In the grave they laid Him, Love who had been slain, Thinking that He never would awake again, Laid in the earth like grain that sleeps unseen: Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.
Forth He came at Easter, like the risen grain, Jesus who for three days in the grave had lain; Quick from the dead the risen One is seen: Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.
When our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain, Jesus' touch can call us back to life again, Fields of our hearts that dead and bare have been: Love is come again like wheat that springeth green.
Hymn 182 Now thank we all our God (Nun Danket) Now thank we all our God with heart and hands and voices, who wondrous things has done, in whom his world rejoices; who from our mothers' arms has blessed us on our way with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us, with ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us, and keep us in his grace, and guide us when perplexed, and free us from all ills in this world in the next.
All praise and thanks to God who reigns in highest heaven - the Father and the Son and Spirit – now be given: the one eternal God, whom heaven and earth adore; for thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.
Old Testament Readings: Psalm 90 A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
Lord, you have been our dwelling-place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You turn us back to dust, and say, ‘Turn back, you mortals.’
For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night.
You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning;
in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.
For we are consumed by your anger; by your wrath we are overwhelmed.
You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
For all our days pass away under your wrath; our years come to an end like a sigh.
The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then their span is only toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.
Who considers the power of your anger? Your wrath is as great as the fear that is due to you.
So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.
Gospel Reading: John 14:1-4, 6, 27 14 ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling-places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And you know the way to the place where I am going.’ 6 Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.
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St Columba’s is located on Pont Street in Knightsbridge in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Church is within easy reach of three London Underground stations – Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line), South Kensington (Piccadilly, Circle and District Lines) and Sloane Square (Circle and District Lines).
St. Columba's Pont Street London SW1X 0BD
Getting here by tube
Take the Harrods exit if open (front car if coming from the East, rear car if coming from the West). Come up the stairs to street level, carry on keeping Harrods on your right. Turn right into Basil Street. Carry straight on into Walton Place with St Saviour’s Church on your left. At the traffic lights, St Columba’s is to your left across the street. If the Harrods exit is closed, take the Sloane Street exit, turn right into Basil Street. Carry straight on past Harrods with the shop on your right, into Walton Place as before.
South Kensington Station
Come up the stairs out of the station and turn left into the shopping arcade. Turn left again into Pelham Street. At the traffic lights at the end of Pelham Street cross Brompton Road, turn left then immediately right into the narrow street of Draycott Avenue. After just a few yards turn left into Walton Street. Carry on walking up Walton Street until the traffic lights at the corner of Pont Street. Turn right and after a few steps you will be at St Columba’s!
Sloane Square Station
Cross over the square into Sloane Street. Walk along Sloane Street until the traffic lights at the corner of Pont Street. Turn left into Pont Street. St Columba’s will then be in sight.