Sunday Worship

June 7 2020     Trinity Sunday    (in ‘Lockdown time')

Gathering

Welcome – words from Rev Paul Henderson

Greeting

This is the day that the Lord has made

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Special Greeting by Rev Roger Simpson

Hymn: Praise, my Soul, the King of heaven

(Hymn number  766, verses 1,3 and 5)

(Chris and Jill Weaver, Daisy and William Rutter)

Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;
To His feet thy tribute bring.
Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven,
Who like me His praise should sing?
Praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
Praise the everlasting King.

 

Frail as summers flower we flourish
Blows the wind and it is gone
But while mortals rise and perish
God endures unchanging on
Praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
Praise the high eternal One

Angels help us to adore Him;
Ye behold Him face to face;
Sun and moon, bow down before Him,
Dwellers all in time and space.
Praise Him, praise Him,
praise Him, praise Him,
Praise with us the God of grace.

 

Collect

Holy God,

faithful and unchanging:

enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,

draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,

that we may truly worship you,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

One God, now and for ever

All: Amen

Prayers of penitence

Invitation to Confession

 

God the Father forgives us in Christ and heals us by the Holy Spirit.

Let us therefore put away all anger and bitterness,

all slander and malice,

and confess our sins to God our redeemer.

Father, you come to meet us when we return to you:

Lord, have mercy.

All: Lord have mercy.

Silence.

 

Jesus, you died on the cross for our sins:

Christ have mercy.

All: Christ have mercy.

Silence.

 

Spirit, you give us light and peace:

Lord, have mercy.

All: Lord have mercy.

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.

All: Amen.

 

Hymn: God forgave my sin (Freely, freely)

(Chris and Jill Weaver, Daisy and William Rutter)

 

God forgave my sin in Jesus' name.
I've been born again in Jesus' name
And in Jesus' name I come to you
To share his love as he told me to.

He said 'Freely, freely you have received;, freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe others will know that I live.

All pow'r is giv'n in Jesus' name
In earth and heav'n in jesus name
And in Jesus' name I come to you
To share his pow'r as he told me to.

He said 'Freely, freely you have received;, freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe others will know that I live.

 

God gives us life in Jesus' name
He lives in us in Jesus' name
And in Jesus' name I come to you
To share his peace as he told me to.

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading

Isaiah 40: 12-17, 27 -end (Read by Ruth Walton)

This is the word of the Lord

All: Thanks be to God

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew

Gospel Reading 

Matthew 28: 16-20 (Read by Jenny Townsend)

This is the Gospel of the Lord

All: Praise to you, O Christ

 

Sermon

Rev Ian Brown

Creed

Let us affirm our faith in God

All: We believe in God the Father,

from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son,

who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

who strengthens us with power from on high.

We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Prayers of Intercession and The Lord’s Prayer

led by Polly Richardson

 

Church Family News

Rev Jenny Tebboth interview with Martin Sutton

The Peace

Peace to you from God our heavenly Father.

Peace from his Son Jesus Christ who is our peace.

Peace from the Holy Spirit, the life-giver.

The peace of the triune God be always with you

All: And also, with you.

Spiritual communion (with short explanation)

Acts 2:42-47 

42  They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the

breaking of bread and to prayer. 

43  Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 

44  All the believers were together and had everything in common. 

45  They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 

46  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 

47  praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

 

We are invited to make a spiritual communion with God who comes to meet us wherever we are. There are no special words or prayers for this. All the Church has ever thought necessary is a true desire to receive Christ, a lively faith in Christ, and a genuine love for Christ and his people.

 

Music played

A new commandment I give unto you

(Chris and Jill Weaver, Daisy and William Rutter)

All: Lord Jesus Christ, bread of life, we have come together in your name to feast in your presence and be strengthened in your service as the body of Christ here on earth. We look forward to the day when we will share together in broken bread and wine outpoured again and to that greater day when we will drink of the fruit of the vine in the kingdom of God.

HYMN We have a gospel to proclaim

(Hymn number 507, verses 1,4,5 and 6 )

(Chris and Jill Weaver, Daisy and William Rutter)

We have a gospel to proclaim
Good news for men in all the earth; 
The gospel of a Saviour’s name: 
We sing His glory, tell His worth.

 

Tell of that glorious Easter morn:
Empty the tomb, for He was free. 
He broke the power of death and hell

That we might share His victory.

 

Tell of His reign at God’s right hand,
By all creation glorified; 
He sends His Spirit on His Church 
To live for Him, the Lamb who died.

 

Now we rejoice to name Him King:
Jesus is Lord of all the earth. 
This gospel message we proclaim: 
We sing His glory, tell His worth.

 

Thank you for joining us for today’s service. Let me now pray God’s blessing over all of us.

Blessing

God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love,

Defend you on every side,

and guide you in truth and peace.

and the blessing of God almighty

Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

Be with you now and always.

All: Amen

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