Worship Where You Are

This Sunday

Sunday 7th of June 2020

Trinity Sunday

Today is Trinity Sunday, and we are particularly  mindful today that God chooses to reveal himself as Trinity, that is three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and still a single being, just one God.

Human attempts to explain or understand the trinity are limited. They may take us so far in the right direction, but ultimately we  find ourselves running out of words and with so much left to be said about the awesome, ineffable mystery of God's holy nature. Sometimes we're better off embracing the mystery and taking comfort that the God we worship and serve is beyond definition.

As we continue to live with the restrictions placed on us by the coronavirus crisis, our weekly worship seeks to serve as a reminder that the faith we proclaim, and which shapes our lives depends on nothing more or less than the power of Christ. 

Wherever you are, I pray for God's abundant blessings for you and those you love,

Dan

Chaplain

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Gathering

You may use the recorded liturgy to help you follow this service, or for those praying in pairs or larger family groups, you may decide that one person will lead, while others respond with the words in bold type.

You may wish to spend some time in silence or listening to gentle music before following the service.

Here above is a beautiful rendition of 'Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty', performed by Audrey Assad. This traditional hymn speaks of the mystery of the Holy Trinity.

Gathering and Confession
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In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

Prayers of Penitence

Holy, holy, holy.

When our eyes have seen the Lord of hosts,

we echo the words of Isaiah,

‘Woe is me! I am doomed.’

We long for the fire of God’s cleansing to touch

our unclean lips,

for our iniquity to be removed and our sins wiped out.

So we meet Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with confession on our lips.

Matthew 5.24

In a time of silence, we call our sins to mind and resolve to sin no more.

Most merciful God,

Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

we confess that we have sinned

in thought, word and deed.

We have not loved you with our whole heart.

We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.

In your mercy

forgive what we have been,

help us to amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be;

that we may do justly,

love mercy,

and walk humbly with you, our God.

Amen.

May the God of love and power

forgive you and free you from your sins,

heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,

and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Worship

As we worship our loving God, play one or more of the following worship songs, or other music.

Join in singing or just enjoy the words and music in God's holy presence

The Word of the Lord

The Psalm for the Day

PsalmGill Lodder, Alet-les Bains Church
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Psalm 8


1 O Lord our governor, 

   how glorious is your name in all the world!

2 Your majesty above the heavens is praised 

    out of the mouths of babes at the breast.

3 You have founded a stronghold against your foes, 

    that you might still the enemy and the avenger.

4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, 

    the moon and the stars that you have ordained,

5 What is man, that you should be mindful of him; 

    the son of man, that you should seek him out?

6 You have made him little lower than the angels 

    and crown him with glory and honour.

7 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands 

    and put all things under his feet,

8 All sheep and oxen, 

   even the wild beasts of the field,

9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea 

    and whatsoever moves in the paths of the sea.

10 O Lord our governor, 

    how glorious is your name in all the world!

Second Reading

Second ReadingClark Warner, Toulouse Church
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2 Corinthians 13.11-end


11 Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.


13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

Third Reading

Third ReadingRev. Dan Langdon-Griffiths, Chaplain
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Matthew 28.16-20


16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

Sermon - Rev. Christel Langdon-Griffiths, Toulouse Church

Prayers for Our Community

PrayersClive Billenness, Chaplaincy Warden
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At the end of the prayers we pray together:

Merciful Father, 

accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ

Amen

The Lord's Prayer

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.

The Agape Meal

Agape Meal
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An Agapé or Love Feast is a way of breaking bread together as Jesus did with people in all sorts of settings. You may like to join in at home with some bread and wine or juice. 

 

Giving Thanks

We have bread and wine,

gifts of this good earth,

enough for all, if we can share!

Gracious God we give you thanks

for all the many blessings in our lives

and ask that you would bless us now 

as we share your good gifts

in Jesus’ name.

Amen.

 

Breaking Bread

Loving God, you provide enough for everyone:

this earth is fertile, fruitful and abundant,

but we are sometimes greedy, wasteful and selfish.

Many go hungry despite our plenty,

many are left outside while we enjoy a feast.

But on the hillside, in the wilderness,

with five thousand and more hungry people,

Jesus took the bread that they had,

broke it and gave thanks to you.

He shared the bread, 

so that no one should be left out,

and they all ate and were satisfied.

Blessed be God forever!

 

Blessing Wine

 

Hurting God, you hurt with our pains, 

you weep with our tears;

when you see how we struggle and suffer.

You long for our peace, yet we so often make war.

You long for our healing and wholeness, 

yet we so often turn away from you.

But at a wedding in Cana when the wine ran out,

Jesus asked them to fill the empty jars with water,

and by your grace, water became wine, 

sadness was turned to joy,

and all were able to share in the best wine of all.

Blessed be God forever!

 

Sharing Together

Dreaming God, 

you long for us to dream your dream,

of a world at peace, a people made one, 

a feast for all;

where bread is broken and shared with companions on the road,

where wine is blessed 

and shared with all who are hurting, 

and all are caught up together 

in the Kingdom of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

The bread can be shared, using the words:

Bread for the world to share.

 

The wine can be shared using the words:

The best wine, saved till now.

Thanksgiving
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Prayer of Thanksgiving

Gracious God we thank you,

for your abundant love in creation,

your compassionate, healing touch in our hurting,

your inspiration for our venturing.

Thank you for bread, and wine to share.

Give us grace to follow 

in the footsteps of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Dedicating Ourselves to God

Blessing and Ending
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God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love,

defend you on every side,

and guide you in truth and peace;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be upon you and all those you love,

now and always,

Amen

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord,

In the name of Christ, Amen.

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Acknowledgements

Common Worship, material from which is included here, is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2000 and published by Church House Publishing.

New Patterns for Worship, material from which is included here, is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2002 and published by Church House Publishing.

Dancers and Wayfarers, material from which is included here, is copyright © Chris Thorpe 2020 and published by  Canterbury Press 

Bible Readings taken from New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicised Edition, copyright © 1989, 1995 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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