Sunday 28 June 2020

Home Liturgy for Sunday 28th June

The Third Sunday after Trinity

(Rev. Margaret)

Opening Prayer

Mighty God, we have come again to worship you, but you, of course, are here already, close by our sides just as you have been every moment of every day, your hand upon us, your arms around us and your love within us. Open our hearts to your presence now, so that we may recognize you with us always, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Hymn:  Let Us Build A House (All are welcome in this place)


We come to a time of confession

Lord God, our maker and our redeemer,

this is your world and we are your people:

come among us and save us.

We have wilfully misused your gifts of creation;

Lord, be merciful:    forgive us our sin.


We have seen the ill-treatment of others

and have not gone to their aid;

Lord, be merciful:    forgive us our sin.


We have condoned evil and dishonesty

and failed to strive for justice;

Lord, be merciful:   forgive us our sin.


We have heard the good news of Christ,

but have failed to share it with others;

Lord, be merciful:   forgive us our sin.


We have not loved you with all our heart,

nor our neighbours as ourselves;

Lord, be merciful:    forgive us our sin.


May the Father forgive us by the death of his Son and strengthen us to live in the power of the Spirit all our days. Amen.

Collect for Trinity 3

God our Saviour,

look on this wounded world in pity and in power;

hold us fast to your promises of peace

won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Hymn: Creation Sings The Fathers Song


Old Testament Reading:  Jeremiah 28:5-9   


Gospel Reading:   Matthew 10:40-42


Reflection – Steve


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: Bless The Lord O My Soul


Intercessions – Sheila Gosling

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear… Psalm 46:1,2

Lord God we pray for the work of all churches during these troubled times.  Let us pray and give thanks for Steve, Mike, Caroline and all who have upheld us, offered care and shown love to so many within our parishes.  May we all follow Jesus’ example to give love and care to our fellow men.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer


Lord we pray for those throughout the world who have suffered and are still suffering with the Covid-19 virus. We pray for those who died and the families in mourning for their loved ones. We pray that the scientists may find vaccines and treatments.

Whilst the virus has eased in many parts of the Western World may we continue to uphold before you the countries of South America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia who have very limited resources to help their peoples.  We give you thanks for the many charities, aid workers and volunteers who are working in such poor conditions.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer


Lord God we bring before you our world.  That heads of government may find ways of peace and healing where there is conflict, war and unrest.  We pray for all refugees who live in fear for their future and all the innocent children.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer


Lord God we bring before you all who suffer discrimination due to their race, colour or creed.  Let us remember that Jesus died for ALL the children of the world and that he loves us all.

Lord in your mercy –  hear our prayer


Lord Jesus we give you thanks that, even though there are still precautions to heed, some people are now able to hug their grandchildren and parents, to see again your wonderful world and enjoy nature.  We give thanks for all strangers, friends and new friends who have given so much help during recent months.  As good prevails over evil let us reflect on what we have learnt -the goodness of mankind, the love shown and the appreciation of nature and your beautiful world.

Lord in your mercy –  hear our prayer


Lord Jesus, have mercy on those who have recently died -may they rest in your eternal peace.  Also have mercy on those who mourn and give them your comfort.

Lord in your mercy – hear our prayer


We thank you for all our many blessings and pray we take nothing for granted but commit ourselves to live out our thanks every day.

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:   Shine Jesus Shine


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.


We end with The Grace

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

And the love of God,

And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

Be with us all evermore. Amen


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