Sunday 25th July 2021

Home Liturgy for Sunday 1st August

Nineth Sunday after Trinity

 

Opening Prayer

We come from scattered lives to meet with God.

Let us recognize his presence with us.

Silence is kept.

 

As God’s people we have gathered – in our homes and in our churches:

let us worship him together.

 

Faithful one, whose word is life: come with saving power to free our praise, inspire our prayer and shape our lives for the kingdom of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Hymn: Lord of all hopefulness

 

We come to a time of confession

Lord Jesus Christ,

we confess we have failed you as did your first disciples.

We ask for your mercy and your help.

 

Our selfishness betrays you:

Lord, forgive us. Christ have mercy.

 

We fail to share the pain of your suffering:

Lord, forgive us. Christ have mercy.

 

We run away from those who abuse you:

Lord, forgive us. Christ have mercy.

 

We are afraid of being known to belong to you:

Lord, forgive us. Christ have mercy.

 

May the God of love bring us back to himself,

forgive us our sins, and assure us of his eternal love

in Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.

 

Collect for Trinity 9

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church:

open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit

in love and joy and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

 

Hymn: Blessed be your name in the land that is plentiful

 

Old Testament Reading: Exodus 16: 2-4, 9-15

 

Gospel Reading:  John 6: 24-35

 

Reflection – Rev Caroline Raby or Listen to Caroline

 

Let us declare our faith in God.

 

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.

 

Hymn: Eat this bread, drink this cup (Taizé )

 

Intercessions – David & Wendy Roff

Let us pray for the Church nationwide as it struggles to remain relevant in a confused and broken society and works to bring the peace of God to individuals, families and communities. In particular we pray for our Mission Community, and for all those who contribute to the life of the churches in so many ways - leaders, PCC members, musicians, stewards, pastoral group members and many more. We give thanks for their faithfulness and pray for their continuing work.

Lord, in your mercy…….hear our prayer.

 

We pray for those who are ill; for those suffering from Covid 19, for those who are depressed , including the many thousands self-isolating, who are unable to go out. We pray particularly this morning for Derek and for Sheila, and for their recovery.

Lord in your mercy……….hear our prayer

 

We pray for the lonely and the isolated, that they may have someone to talk to and find a way to escape from interminable hours without company. Help us all to bring them comfort, as Jesus does.

Lord in your mercy……….hear our prayer

 

We give thanks for the work of the NHS as it struggles to cope with growing numbers of casualties and for the ambulance and other emergency services as they try to keep up with unprecedented demands on them.

Lord in your mercy………hear our prayer

 

We pray for the victims of disasters worldwide. Floods in China and in Europe, heat waves in Canada, fires in Australia have all hit the headlines recently. We think of and pray for those countries battling against the various strains of the coronavirus, often with insufficient doses of vaccine and a poor or non- existent health service.

Lord in your mercy………hear our prayer

 

We pray for people in areas of conflict - Afghanistan, parts of South America, the Sudan. We pray for people experiencing prejudice, persecution, inequality and hunger. We pray, Lord, that you will, through your love, give us the strength to do all we can, through our giving, through persuasion and pressure on world leaders, to bring about change.

Lord, in your mercy……………hear our prayer

 

We pray for patience, we pray for love between one another ; giving thanks at all times that we can trust in God and in his son, Jesus Christ, for their unfailing love and support to all in need.

 

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen

 

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray

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.

 

Hymn: Thy hand, O God, has guided

 

Closing Prayer

Go out into the world rejoicing, for God is waiting to meet you and surprise you with the beauty of his presence:

in the song of a blackbird, the hooting of an owl, the cry of a fox;

in the opening of a bud, the fragrance of a flower, the falling of a leaf;

in the murmur of the breeze, the rushing of the wind, the howling of the gale;

in the babbling of the brook, the rippling of the stream, the clashing of the waves;

in the peace of the meadows, the freedom of the hills, the grandeur of the mountains;

in the cry of a baby, the laughter of children, the hum of conversation;

in the pat on a shoulder, the handshake of welcome, the embrace of a loved one;

in the noise of the factory, the routine of the office, the bustle of the shop.

God is here, God is there, God is everywhere.

Go then and walk with him, in the light of his love, and the fullness of life.

Amen

 

© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2005

Song Choices: Georgia Yates-Needham

 

Services Next Sunday – 8th August

9.30am Holy Communion – Marwood

9.30am Family Morning Worship – West Down

 

Download a .pdf file of 'This Sunday Service'