Online Worship for 11 June

This Sunday, 11 June, there are services of Morning Worship at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, Holy Communion at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne and Holy Communion at 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood. There is also Café Church at Smallfield Church Hall at 3pm. And as always, there is an online service here, too, which this week is led by the Revd Steve Bishop.

To follow today’s online service just click on the arrow here and find the words below.

Angel-voices ever singing round thy throne of light,
Angel-harps for ever ringing, rest not day nor night;
Thousands only live to bless thee,
And confess thee Lord of might

Thou who art beyond the farthest mortal eye can see,
Can it be that thou regardest our poor hymnody?
Yes we know that thou art near us
and wilt hear us constantly

Yea, we know that thou rejoicest o’er each work of thine;
Thou didst ears and hands and voices for thy praise design;
Craftsman’s art and music’s measure
For thy pleasure all combine.

In thy house, great God, we offer of thine own to thee;
And for thine acceptance proffer, all unworthily,
Hearts and minds and hands and voices
In our choicest psalmody.

Honour, glory, might, and merit thine shall ever be:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, blessèd Trinity:
Of the best that thou hast given,
Earth and heaven render thee.

The Lord be with you.

This is the day the Lord has made.

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.

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

The Collect for the first Sunday after Trinity

O God,
the strength of all those who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers
and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you,
grant us the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed;
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.

The readings
by Nick Case Green

The first reading is Hosea 5: 15 – 6: 6

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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

The Gospel reading is from Matthew 9: 9-13 and 18-26

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

by Revd Steve Bishop

The Prayers

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.


How shall I sing that majesty which angels do admire?
Let dust in dust and silence lie; sing, sing, ye heav’nly choir.
Thousands of thousands stand around Thy throne, O God most high;
Ten thousand times ten thousand sound Thy praise; but who am I?

Thy brightness unto them appears, whilst I Thy footsteps trace;
A sound of God comes to my ears, but they behold Thy face.
They sing because Thou art their Sun; Lord, send a beam on me;
For where heaven is but once begun there alleluyas be.

Enlighten with faith’s light my heart, inflame it with love’s fire;
Then shall I sing and bear a part with that celestial choir.
I shall, I fear, be dark and cold, with all my fire and light;
Yet when Thou dost accept their gold, Lord, treasure up my mite.

How great a being, Lord, is thine, which doth all beings keep!
Thy knowledge is the only line to sound so vast a deep.
Thou art a sea without a shore, a sun without a sphere;
Thy time is now and evermore, thy place is ev’rywhere.

Organist: Peter Nye

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.