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Morning Worship with commemoration of, and thanksgiving for, the life and witness of Queen Elizabeth II


Hymn: 560 Praise my soul the king of heaven

We sit or kneel to pray
Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
We have followed the desires of our own hearts.
We have broken your holy laws.
We have left undone what we ought to have done,
and have done what we ought not to have done.
We cannot save ourselves.
O Lord have mercy on us pitiful sinners.
Spare those, O God, who confess their faults,
restore those who truly repent,
as you have promised through Jesus Christ our Lord.
And grant, most merciful Father, for his sake,
that we may live a godly, righteous, and disciplined
life, to the glory of your name. Amen.

The declaration of God’s forgiveness

The Collect

Hymn 560: The Lord’s my shepherd

A Reading from the Bible: Isaiah 43:1-7
read by Matthew Thoelke, Churchwarden

Hymn 16: All my hope on God is founded

A Reading from the Bible: Matthew 25:14-21
read by Rafe Courage, HM Consul-General

The Sermon
The Reverend Stephen Walton

Hymn 428: Lord for the years
During this hymn, the collection is taken

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come,
thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory, For ever and ever.

Hymn 148: For all the saints

The Blessing

The National Anthem:
God save our gracious King!
Long live our noble King!
God save the King!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us,
God save the King.
Thy choicest gifts in store
On him be pleased to pour,
Long may he reign.
May he defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the King.