Morning Worship on 11 July

Welcome to this week’s Windmill United Benefice online service of Morning Worship, led by the Revd Nicholas Calver with a talk also by Nicholas. The music was all recorded at previous services in the benefice.

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The hymn ‘Put thou thy trust in God’ is sung

Put thou thy trust in God,
In duty’s path go on;
Walk in his strength with faith and hope,
So shall thy work be done.

Commit thy ways to him,
Thy works into his hands,
And rest on his unchanging word,
Who heav’n and earth commands.

Though years on years roll on,
His cov’nant shall endure;
Though clouds and darkness hide his path,
The promised grace is sure.

Give to the winds thy fears;
Hope, and be undismayed:
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears;
God shall lift up thy head.

Through waves and clouds and storms
His pow’r will clear thy way:
Wait thou his time; the darkest night
Shall end in brightest day.

Leave to his sov’reign sway
To choose and to command;
So shalt thou, wond’ring, own his way,
How wise, how strong his hand.

The Greeting, Confession and Gloria

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

We have come together in the name of Christ to offer our praise and thanksgiving, to hear and receive God’s holy word, to pray for the needs of the world, and to seek the forgiveness of our sins, that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may give ourselves to the service of God.  

Therefore, let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,
firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments
and to live in love and peace with all.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us, forgive us all that is past
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life to the glory of your name.  Amen.

Almighty God, have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and keep us in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Gloria is sung
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.

Jesus Christ is risen, God the Father’s Son:
Seated now and reigning from your Father’s throne,
Lamb of God the Saviour, all our sin to bear,
Show us now your mercy, now receive our prayer.

Christ the world’s true Saviour, high and holy One,
With the Holy Spirit, you are Lord alone!
Lord and God, we praise you; Highest heaven adores:
In the Father’s glory, all the praise be yours!

Collect and Gospel reading

Let us pray

Collect for the sixth Sunday after Trinity

Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
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

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.
Glory to you, O Lord.

The Gospel reading from Mark 6: 14-29
by Liz Faulkner

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

by the Rev Nicholas Calver

The Intercessions and Peace

The responses to the intercessions are:

Lord, in your mercy:
Hear our prayer


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

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
and also with you.

The anthem is ‘Nada te turbe’
(Based on a prayer by St Teresa of Avila; sung in Spanish; words below translated by John Mitchell and Elaine Spicer)
Sung by the choir of St Mary’s, Horne on 23 February 2020; soloists, Julie Mohacek and David Spruce

Be not troubled, be not alarmed,
With God as companion,
You lack for nothing.
Be not troubled, be not alarmed,
God alone is sufficient.

Everything passes, God never changes
Everything comes with patient waiting

I put my trust in Christ
and hold only onto Him
I take strength from his suffering.
My joy is in my following him.
I am encouraged by his weariness and try to emulate him.

Herein rests my steadfastness, here is my safety. 
He is my rock and strength
The test of my truth, the sign of my steadfastness.

Sleepers awake, for in earthly things there is no peace. 
Be not afraid. 
Step forth into life.

Be not afraid.  Sleep no more.
Let’s step forth into life.   

Closing prayers and blessing

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:

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.

Eternal God, the light of minds that know you, the joy of hearts that love you, and the strength of wills that serve you: grant us so to know you that we may truly love you, so to love you that we may truly serve you, whose service is perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord Jesus, give us your light in our eyes,
your word on our lips, and your love in our hearts.
Send us out in the power of your Spirit
to live and work to your praise and glory.

May 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. Amen.

The hymn ‘Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us’ is sung

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
O’er the world’s tempestuous sea;
Guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us,
For we have no help but thee;
Yet possessing every blessing
If our God our Father be.

Saviour, breathe forgiveness o’er us:
All our weakness thou dost know;
Thou didst tread this earth before us,
Thou didst feel its keenest woe;
Lone and dreary, faint and weary,
Through the desert thou didst go.

Spirit of our God, descending,
Fill our hearts with heav’nly joy,
Love with ev’ry passion blending,
Pleasure that can never cloy:
Thus provided, pardoned, guided,
Nothing can our peace destroy.

Organist: Peter Nye
Hymn words reproduced under CCLI: 845257

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England (2000), material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000.