This week, 9 October, there is a service of Morning Worship at 9.30am at St Bartholomew, Burstow, a service of Holy Communion at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne and a service of Morning Worship 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 Nicholas Calver
To follow today’s service just click on the arrow here and find the words below.
Come down, O Love divine,
Seek thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with thine own ardour glowing;
O Comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
And kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.
O let it freely burn,
Till earthly passions turn
To dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
And let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.
Let holy charity
Mine outward vesture be,
And lowliness become mine inner clothing;
True lowliness of heart,
which takes the humbler part,
And o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.
And so the yearning strong,
With which the soul will long,
Shall far outpass the pow’r of human telling;
Nor can we guess its grace,
till we become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.
Bianco da Siena (d.1434)
Trans. Richard F Littledale (1833-1890) alt.
This is the day the Lord has made
We shall rejoice and be glad in it.
Let us pray:
The Collect for the 17th Sunday after Trinity
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
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 Gill Robinson
The first reading is 2 Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15
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 Luke 17: 11-19
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
by Revd Nicholas Calver
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.
Stand up! Stand up for Jesus! Stand up before his cross,
An instrument of torture; inflicting pain and loss.
Transformed by his obedience to God’s redeeming plan,
The cross was overpowered by Christ, both God and man.
Stand up! Stand up for Jesus! Be counted as his own;
His gospel of forgiveness he cannot spread alone.
The love which draws us to him, he calls us out to share;
He calls us to the margins to be his presence there.
Stand up! Stand up for Jesus! In faith and hope be strong,
Stand firm for right and justice, opposed to sin and wrong.
Give comfort to the wounded and care for those in pain,
For Christ, in those who suffer, is crucified again.
Stand up! Stand up for Jesus, who reigns as King of kings,
Be ready for the challenge of faith his kingship brings.
He will not force obedience, he gives to each the choice
To turn from all that’s holy, or in his love rejoice.
Stand up, stand up for Jesus, give courage to the weak,
Be unashamed to praise him, be bold his name to speak.
Confront the cross unflinching, Christ’s love has set us free;
He conquered death for ever and lives eternally.
Jean Holloway (b.1939)
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.