Holy Communion on 13 June

Welcome to this week’s Windmill United Benefice online service of Holy Communion for the Second Sunday after Trinity, led and celebrated by the Revd Nicholas Calver with a talk by the Revd Charles Sargent. The music was all recorded at previous services in the benefice.

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The hymn ‘Thy kingdom come is sung

Thy kingdom come, O God,
Thy rule, O Christ, begin;
Break with thine iron rod
The tyrannies of sin.

Where is thy reign of peace
And purity and love?
When shall all hatred cease,
As in the realms above?

When comes the promised time
That war shall be no more,
And lust, oppression, crime
Shall flee thy face before?

We pray thee, Lord, arise,
And come in thy great might;
Revive our longing eyes,
Which languish for thy sight.

Some scorn thy sacred name,
And wolves devour thy fold;
By many deeds of shame
We learn that love grows cold.

O’er lands both near and far
Thick darkness broodeth yet:
Arise, O morning star,
Arise, and never set.

The Greeting, Confession and Gloria

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.                               

As we prepare to celebrate the presence of Christ in word and sacrament, let us call to mind and confess our sins.

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 you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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 reading

Let us pray

Collect for the second Sunday after Trinity
Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
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 4: 26-34
by Di Macdonald

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

by the Rev Charles Sargent

The Intercessions and Peace

The responses to the intercessions, led by Judith Calver, are:

Lord, in your mercy:
Hear our prayer


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

The Peace
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
since as members of one body you are called to peace.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.

The priest continues the Eucharistic Prayer, until:

Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we proclaim your great and glorious name, for ever praising you and singing:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord,
holy is the Lord God almighty.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord,
holy is the Lord God almighty.
Who was, and is, and is to come.   
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.

The Eucharistic Prayer continues until:

Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.

The Eucharistic Prayer concludes:

As our Saviour taught us, so we 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.

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.

All sing:

Let us break bread together on our knees,
Let us break bread together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees
With my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.

God’s holy gifts for God’s holy people
Jesus Christ is holy,
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

After Nicholas receives Communion, he invites you to make your spiritual communion by using the following prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ,
since I cannot now receive you sacramentally

I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.
O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
may I know you more clearly,
love you more dearly,
and follow you more nearly, day by day.

The anthem is ‘Go peaceful in gentleness’
(Words and music by Paul Field, b1954; arranged for the Benefice choir by Roger Hind)
Sung by the choir of St Mary the Virgin, Horne on 29 September 2019

Go peaceful, in gentleness
through the violence of these days.
Give freely.
Show tenderness in all your ways.

Through darkness, in troubled times
let holiness be your aim.
Seek wisdom.
Let faithfulness burn like a flame.

God speed you! God lead you,
and keep you wrapped around His heart!
May you be known by love.

Be righteous.
Speak truthfully in a world of greed and lies.
Show kindness.
See everyone through heaven’s eyes.

God hold you, enfold you,
and keep you wrapped around His heart.
May you be known by love.

Closing prayers and blessing

Let us pray.

Eternal God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the way,
the truth, and the life:
grant us to walk in his way,
to rejoice in his truth,
and to share his risen life;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

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.

God the Father, by whose glory Christ was raised from the dead,
strengthen you to walk with him in his risen life;
and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

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

The hymn ‘God is working his purpose out’ is sung

God is working his purpose out as year succeeds to year.
God is working his purpose out, and the day is drawing near.
Nearer and nearer draws the time, the time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

From the east to the utmost west wherever foot has trod,
Through the mouths of his messengers echoes forth the voice of God:
‘Listen to me, ye continents, ye islands, give ear to me,
That the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

How can we do the work of God, how prosper and increase
Harmony in the human race and the reign of perfect peace?
What can we do to urge the time, the time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea?

March we forth in the strength of God, his banner is unfurled;
Let the light of the gospel shine in the darkness of the world:
Strengthen the weary, heal the sick and set ev’ry captive free,
That the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

All our efforts are nothing worth unless God bless the deed;
Vain our hopes for the harvest tide till he brings to life the seed.
Yet ever nearer draws the time, the time that shall surely be,
When the earth shall be filled with the glory of God
as the waters cover the sea.

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.