Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Pet Service - Sunday 4th August - St Margaret's Church

 Pets Service

On Sunday the 4th of August there will be a Pets Service at St Margaret's Church at 2pm

All Pets are welcome, large or small!
Tea and pet treats will be served at the end of the service.
(If wet will be held in the Church)

Order of Service
Sing together the first Song words by Cecil Alexander, music W H Monk
All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens, each little bird that sings, he made their glowing colours, he made their tiny wings: Chorus
The purple-headed mountain, the river running by, the sunset, and the morning, that brightens up the sky; Chorus.
The cold wind in the winter, the pleasant summer sun, the ripe fruits in the garden, he made them every one. Chorus.
The tall trees in the greenwood, the meadows where we play, the rushes by the water, we gather every day. Chorus.
He gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell, how great is God almighty, who has made all things well. Chorus.
Reading.‘Man and Dog” by Siegfried Sassoon
Sing together the second Song by Flanders and Swann
A bold Hippopotamus was standing one day, on the banks of the cool Shalimar. He gazed at the bottom as he peacefully lay by the light of the evening star. Away on the hill top sat combing her hair his fair Hippopotamine maid. The Hippopotamus was no ignaramus, and sang her this sweet serenade.
Mud, mud, glorious mud nothing quite like it for cooling the blood; so follow me, follow, down to the hollow and there let us wallow in glorious mud.
Reading. “Attila takes a hand” by Susan Hamlyn
Sing together the third Song arranged by R. Vaughan Williams words by W H Draper
All creatures of our God and King, Lift up your voice and with us sing, Alleluia, alleluia.
Thou burning sun with golden gleam,. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia.
Thou burning sun with golden beam, thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Thou rushing wind that art so strong, ye clouds that sail in heaven along, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia.
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice, ye lights of evening, find a voice. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
Thou flowing water, pure and clear, make music for thy Lord to hear, Alleluia, alleluia
Thou fire so masterful and bright, that giveth man both warmth and light. O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Reading. An extract from ‘Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog’ - Anonymous.

Concluding remarks and prayers.

All say together the Cotswold Prayer:

We thank thee, Lord of Heaven for all that you have given,
to help us and delight us, for friends who gladly greet us,
for flowers of field and garden, for bees with sweetness laden,
for swift and gallant horses, for dogs and cats with friendly faces,
for homely dwelling places, for songs and kindly voices,
for food and sleep and ease, we thank thee, Lord, for these.”

© 2019

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