1st Sunday after Trinity 2020: Worship Resources

Here you can find resources for our Sunday liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are

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Organ Prelude

Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele
Deck thyself, O soul, with gladness

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In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Collect for Purity

Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

  1. Glory in the highest to the God of heaven;
    Peace to all your people through the earth be given.
    Mighty God and Father, thanks and praise we bring,
    Singing Alleluia to our heavenly king.
  1. Jesus Christ is risen, God the Father’s Son;
    With the Holy Spirit, you are Lord alone.
    Lamb once killed for sinners, all our guilt to bear,
    Show us now your mercy, now receive our prayer.
  1. Christ the world’s true Saviour, high and holy one,
    Seated now and reigning from your Father’s throne:
    Lord and God, we praise you! Highest heaven adores:
    In the Father’s glory, all the praise be yours!

Words: Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle / Jubilate Hymns
CCLI Licence # 237731

The Collect

O Lord,
you always guide your people
whom you build up on the foundation of your love:
make us ever stand in awe of your Holy Name,
and love you in equal measure;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end.

The Liturgy of the Word

You can find the texts of the readings on the pew sheet


God calls us by our name. We are called to share God’s divine life.

And so we pray.

We are invited to pray for the Church, Christ’s body here on earth, that we may be faithful to our calling.

We pray for the world in which we live, that God’s creation might be sustained.

We pray for the dignity of each human person, our sisters and brothers, made in the image and likeness of God.

We pray for places and situations of conflict, for truth and reconciliation.

We pray for those most affected by the pandemic, for the seriously ill and for those who care for them.

We pray for people who are grieving or are worried, and for those who cry with them.

In trust, we place all our needs in the hands of  God, who wants to make all things new.

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

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

1 Lord, your church on earth is seeking
power and wisdom from above:
teach us all the art of speaking
with the accents of your love.
We will heed your great commission
sending us to every place –
‘Go, baptize, fulfil my mission;
serve with love and share my grace!’

2 You release us from our bondage,
lift the burdens caused by sin;
give new hope, new strength and courage,
grant release from fears within.
Light for darkness, joy for sorrow,
love for hatred, peace for strife-
these and countless blessings follow
as the Spirit gives new life.

3 In the streets of every city
where the bruised and lonely live,
we will show the Saviour’s pity
and his longing to forgive.
In all lands and with all races
we will serve, and seek to bring
all the world to render praises
Christ, to you, redeemer king.

Hugh Sherlock and Michael Saward
© Methodist Publishing House and Michael Saward / Jubilate Hymns
CCLI Licence # 237731

The Lord's Prayer

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.
Do not bring us to the time of trial
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.  Amen.

Thanksgiving and Sending Out

A Blessing is pronounced:

The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep our hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; and may the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among us and remain with us always. Amen.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord..
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Organ Postlude

CS Lang: Prelude on Moscow