Sunday 26 June Service

Second Sunday after Trinity

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you

 

This is the day that the Lord has made.

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Opening Prayer

God of our days and years, we set this time apart for you.

Form us in the likeness of Christ so that our lives may glorify you. Amen

 

Hymn: I the Lord of sea and sky

 

We come to a time of confession

The gospel calls us to turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.

As we offer ourselves to him in penitence and faith,

we renew our confidence and trust in his mercy.

 

God our Father, we come to you in sorrow for our sins.

For turning away from you, and ignoring your will for our lives;

Father, forgive us: save us and help us.

 

For behaving just as we wish, without thinking of you;

Father, forgive us: save us and help us.

 

For failing you by what we do, and think and say;

Father, forgive us: save us and help us.

 

For letting ourselves be drawn away from you

by temptations in the world about us;

Father, forgive us: save us and help us.

 

For living as if we were ashamed to belong to your Son;

Father, forgive us: save us and help us.

 

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.

 

Blessed is the Lord,

for he has heard the voice of our prayer

 

Therefore shall our hearts dance for joy

and in our song we will praise our God.

 

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;

let us pray with one heart and mind.

 

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may the light of your presence, O God, set our hearts on fire with love for you; now and forever. Amen

 

Collect for Trinity 2

Lord, you have taught us

that all our doings without love are nothing worth:

send your Holy Spirit

and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,

the true bond of peace and of all virtues,

without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.

Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen

 

Hymn: All I once held dear

 

Epistle:  Galatians 5: 1, 13-25

 

Gospel: Luke 9:51-62

 

Reflection:    Rev Steve Painting or listen to Steve

 

Let us declare our faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Father,

source of all being and life, the one for whom we exist?

We believe and trust in him.

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Son,

who took our human nature, died for us and rose again?

We believe and trust in him.

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,

who gives life to the people of God and makes Christ known in the world?

 We believe and trust in him.

 

This is the faith of the Church.

This is our faith.

We believe and trust in one God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

Hymn: Spirit of holiness

 

Intercessions – Wendy Ravenscroft

´╗┐We pray for all world leaders, all administrative bodies and political institutions; may they always be aware of the real needs of those they serve and be effective in providing for them.

We continue to pray for the Ukraine and other countries in conflict.

We ask that war will cease and that people can rebuild their lives.

 

Touch our lives Lord: That we may live

 

We pray for the North Taw mission community and for the leaders involved in the care of our church communities. Help us all to be forward thinking and open to change, help us to share with other people your saving grace.

May we know the certainty of your abiding presence which transforms and rebuilds.

 

Touch our lives Lord: That we may live

 

We pray for our local community, for our families and our friends, with all the hopes, fears, problems and needs; make us ready to serve you in our own area and spread your life-giving joy.

 

Touch our lives Lord: That we may live

 

We pray for Paul and Linda Hemborough and ask that you continue to bless them with their missionary work. Guide and direct them in their future and give them a clear vision of what that may involve. May your presence be with them Lord, as they seek to serve you in the communities they live in.

 

Touch our lives Lord: That we may live

 

We bring before Lord, those we know who are in need of prayer.

Those who are sick physically or mentally 

Those who are struggling with the burdens of life

Those who have recently been bereaved

Lord, you had compassion for people, bring your compassion now to all these people we have lifted up to you in our prayers.

 

We thank you Heavenly Father for saving us from sin’s destruction and making it possible to live in such abundant fullness

 

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of you 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: Will you come and follow me

 

Closing Prayer

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.

 

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

Music choice: Margaret Greenslade

 

In our Churches next week

Next Sunday 3rd July

9.30am  Morning Worship (Lay Led)  West Down

10.30am  Family Morning Worship  Marwood

11.00am   Holy Communion  Heanton

 

A pdf copy of Service is here