This Weeks Services ,Readings and Prayers

Morning Prayer During the Trinity Season

Prayers of Penitence                               

God is Spirit and those who worship him must worship in Spirit and in truth. John 4:24

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7

Hymn  

We have come together as the family of God in our Father’s presence, to offer him praise and thanksgiving, to hear and receive his word, to bring before him the needs of the world and to seek his grace, that, through his Son, Jesus Christ, we may give ourselves to his service.

Jesus said: ‘The first commandment is: “Listen Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.” The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.’

Let us confess our sins to the Father and seek his pardon and peace.

Almighty and merciful God, we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed. We have not loved you with all our heart; and we have not loved others as Christ loves us. We are truly sorry. In your mercy, forgive us. Help us to amend our lives; that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you and set you free from sin, strengthen you in goodness and keep you in eternal life. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord, open our lips,

And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

We sing to you O Lord and bless your name.

And tell of your salvation day to day

Glory to the Father, and  to the  Son :and to the  Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is  now : and shall be forever. Amen.

Worship the Lord.

All Praise to his name.

Venite exultemus Domino (Psalm 95)

Come, let us worship and bow down.]

O come, let us  sing to the  Lord : let us heartily rejoice in the  rock of  our salvation.

Let us come into his  presence with  thanksgiving : and be  glad in  him with  psalms.

For the Lord is a  great  God : and a great  king above all  gods.

In his hand are the  depths of the  earth : and the heights of the  mountains are  his  also.

The sea is his,  for he  made it : and his hands have  moulded the  dry  land.

Come, let us worship  and bow  down : and kneel before the Lord our Maker.

For  he is our God :we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.

O that today you would listen  to his  voice :

‘Harden not your hearts as at Meribah, on that day at  Massah  in the wilderness,

When your forebears tested me and put me to the proof : though  they had seen my works.

Forty years long I detested that generation and  said : “This people are wayward in their hearts.

they  do not  know my  ways.”

So, I swore in my wrath :“They shall not enter into my rest.”

Glory to the Father, and  to the  Son :and to the  Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is  now : and shall be forever. Amen.

Eternal God, we praise and thank you for the day on which you created light and saw that it was good, the day on which the disciples discovered the empty tomb and met the risen Christ.

This is the day that you have made; we rejoice and are glad in it.

Blessed be God for ever.

THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD

Psalm 103.1-13

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. He forgives all your sins and heals all your infirmities, He redeems your life from the grave and crowns you with mercy and loving-kindness,  He satisfies you with good things, and your youth is renewed like an eagle’s. The Lord executes righteousness and judgement for all who are oppressed. He made his ways known to Moses and his works to the children of Israel. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great kindness. He will not always accuse us, nor will he keep his anger for ever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our wickedness. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so is his mercy great upon those who fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our sins from us. As a father cares for his children, so does the Lord care for those who fear him.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now: and shall be for ever. Amen.

THE OLD TESTAMENT READING                                 

Genesis  50  15-21

The Gospel Canticle:

Benedictus Dominus Deus Israel           

Give your people knowledge of salvation, Lord, by the forgiveness of all their sins. Blessed be the Lord the  God of  Israel : for he has come to his  people and set them free. The Lord has raised up for us a mighty Saviour born of the house of his servant David. Through his holy prophets God promised of old to save us from our enemies : from the hands of  all who hate us. To show mercy to our  forebears : and to remember his holy covenant. This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham : to set us free from the  hands of our enemies, Free to worship him  without fear : holy and righteous before him all the days of our life. And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High : for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, To give his people knowledge  of salvation : by the forgiveness of their sins. In the tender compassion of our God : the dawn from on high shall break upon us, To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the  shadow of death : and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father, and  to the  Son :and to the  Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is  now : and shall be forever. Amen.

THE NEW TESTAMENT READING                                 

Romans 14 . 1–12

Hymn

Gospel


Matthew 18. 21-35

Sermon

A  Song of Ezekiel

I will take you from the nations and gather you from every land : and bring you to your homeland.
I shall sprinkle clean water upon you and you will be purified from everything that defiles you. A new heart I will give you : and put a new spirit within you;
I shall remove from your body the heart of stone : and give you a heart of flesh. You shall dwell in the land I gave to your fathers : you will be my people, and I shall be your God.

 Glory to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Spirit. as it was in the beginning, is now: and shall be for ever. Amen.

AN AFFIRMATION OF THE FAITH

The Apostles’ Creed                                                           

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Lord is here:

His Spirit is with us.

Let us pray:

Early in the morning my prayer comes before you.

Lord, have mercy.

You speak in my heart and say, ‘Seek my face’.

your face, Lord, will I seek.

Christ have mercy.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. 

Lord, have mercy.

As our Saviour taught us, we boldly pray:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation  but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Show us your mercy, O Lord:

that we may know your saving love.

Let your ministers be clothed with righteousness:

and let your servants sing for joy.

O Lord, make your ways known on earth:

your saving power among all nations.

O Lord, give grace to the Queen:

and guide her counsellors in wisdom.

Give your people the blessing of peace:

and for ever defend us.

Purify our hearts, O God:

and renew us by your Holy Spirit.

The 14th Sunday after Trinity

The Collect

Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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

The second collect, for peace.

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord, to know you is eternal life, to serve you is perfect freedom: defend us in all assaults of our enemies, that we, surely trusting in your protection, may not fear the power of any adversaries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The third collect, for grace.

O Lord and heavenly Father, almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for bringing us safely to the beginning of this new day: defend us by your mighty power that we may be kept free from all sin and safe from every danger; and enable us in everything to do only what is right in your eyes; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYERS  with background Hymn

THE CONCLUSION

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, evermore. Amen.