Online Service for 16 June

This Sunday, 16 June, there are services of Holy Communion at 10am at St Mary the Virgin, Horne and 11am at St John the Baptist, Outwood, and Morning Worship at 9.30am St Bartholomew, Burstow.

This week’s online service is led by the Revd Steve Bishop.

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

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 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 every captive free,
that the earth may be filled with the glory of God as the waters cover the sea.

All our efforts are nothing worth unless God bless the deed;
vainly our hopes for the harvest-tide till He brings life to the seed.
Yet 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.

Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841-1919) adapted by Michael Forster (b 1946)
Tune: Benson, Millicent Kingham (1866-1894)

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
This is the day that the Lord has made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.


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. Amen


The Collect prayer for the Third Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son
into our hearts, whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom
to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious
liberty of the children of God;
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.

The readings
Read by David Spruce

The first reading is from Ezekiel 17: 22-24

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

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

The Gospel reading is from Mark 4:26-34

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

by Revd Steve Bishop

Lord, everything in heaven and earth is yours.
All things come from you and of your own do we give you.

The Lord’s Prayer
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.

Eternal God,
the light of the minds that know you,
the joy of the hearts that love you,
and the strength of the wills that serve you:
grant us so to know you that we may truly love you,
so to love you that we may truly serve you,
whose service is perfect freedom;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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. Amen


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

Love divine, all loves excelling,
joy of heaven to earth come down,
fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
all Thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesu, Thou art all compassion,
pure, unbounded love Thou art;
visit us with Thy salvation,
enter every trembling heart.

Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
into every troubled breast;
Let us all in Thee inherit,
let us find Thy promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
end of faith, as its beginning,
set our hearts at liberty.

Come, Almighty to deliver;
let us all Thy life receive;
suddenly return and never,
never more Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
serve Thee as Thy hosts above;
pray, and praise Thee without ceasing,
glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then, Thy new creation;
pure and spotless let us be;
let us see Thy great salvation
perfectly restored in Thee.
Changed from glory into glory,
till in heaven we take our place,
till we cast our crowns before Thee,
lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Tune: Blaenwern, William Penfro Rowlands (1860-1937)

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.