This week, 14 August, there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, a service of Morning Worship at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne and a service of Holy Communion at 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood. And as always, there is an online service here, too, which this week is led by the Revd Charles Sargent
To follow today’s service just click on the arrow here and find the words below.
God is love; let heaven adore him;
God is love; let earth rejoice;
Let creation sing before him,
and exalt him with one voice.
He who laid the earth’s foundation,
he who spread the heavens above,
He who breathes through all creation,
He is love, eternal love.
God is love: and he enfoldeth
all the world in one embrace;
With unfailing grasp he holdeth
every child of every race.
And when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow’s iron rod,
Then they find that self-same aching,
deep within the heart of God.
God is love: and though with blindness
sin afflicts the human soul,
God’s eternal loving-kindness
guides and heals and makes us whole.
Sin and death and hell shall never
o’er us final triumph gain;
God is love, so love for ever
o’er the universe must reign.
Timothy Rees (1874-1939) alt. © revived 1996 A R Mowbray and Co. Ltd.
Wellington House, 125 Strand, London WC2R 0BB CCLI: 845257
This is the day the Lord has made
We shall rejoice and be glad in it.
Let us pray:
The Collect for the ninth Sunday after Trinity
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
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
by Nick Case Green
The first reading is Jeremiah 23: 23-29
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.
Glory to you, O Lord.
The Gospel reading is from Luke 12: 49-56
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
by Revd Charles Sargent
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.
Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
Urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
Sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.
Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,
Speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
Teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, receive Your people’s praise.
Lord, for our land in this our generation,
Spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:
For young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.
Lord, for our world when we disown and doubt you,
Loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,
Hungry and helpless, lost indeed without you:
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.
Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us –
Self on the cross and Christ upon the throne,
Past put behind us, for the future take us:
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.
© Timothy Dudley-Smith, 9 Ashlands, Ford, Salisbury, SP4 6DY
Used by permission
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.