An online service for Lammastide, 1 August

Today is the the Feast of Lammastide and the congregations of Burstow, Horne and Outwood will not be meeting in church but in the garden of Revd Charles Sargent’s farm to celebrate. This week’s online service also celebrates Lammastide, and is led by Revd Nicholas Calver. You may also like to revisit the film that was made for Lammas last year:

To follow the service can you click on the link below. The words follow beneath the link

The hymn ‘For the fruits of his creation’ is sung

For the fruits of his creation
thanks be to God;
for his gifts to every nation
thanks be to God;
for the ploughing, sowing, reaping,
silent growth while we are sleeping,
future needs in earth’s safe keeping,
thanks be to God.

In the just reward of labour,
God’s will is done;
in the help we give our neighbour,
God’s will is done;
in our worldwide task of caring
for the hungry and despairing,
in the harvests we are sharing,
God’s will is done.

For the harvests of the Spirit,
thanks be to God;
for the good we all inherit,
thanks be to God;
for the wonders that astound us,
for the truths that still confound us,
most of all, that love has found us,
thanks be to God.

This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Let us pray

The Collect for Lammastide
Ever loving God,
your Son Jesus Christ gave himself as living bread
for the life of the world;
give us such a knowledge of his presence
that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life
to serve you continually;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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

The Gospel reading from John 6: 1-13
by Suzanne Robinson

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

by the Revd Nicholas Calver

We pray for our daily bread as Jesus 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.


The hymn ‘You shall go out with joy’ is sung
Recorded by the Horne Family Service band (Steve and Gill Robinson, David Spruce,
Sue Wates, Michael Harvey, Ginette and Peter Nye) individually at home and then
mixed together by Steve Robinson

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace
And the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you.
There’ll be shouts of joy
and the trees of the field shall clap, shall clap their hands.
And the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
And the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
And the trees of the field shall clap their hands
And you’ll go out with joy.

© 1975 Lillenas Publishing Co/Kingsway’s Thankyou Music
PO Box 75, Eastbourne BN23 6NW Used by permission. CCLI: 845257