Online Worship for the Feast of St Bartholomew, 22 August

Although legal restrictions that have impacted on our in-church worship are slowly lifting, we aim to continue to offer online worship, albeit in a slightly slimmed down version in order to make this sustainable. This week the online service is led by Revd Charles Sargent.

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For all your saints still active,
For those whose work is done;
For saints with you in glory
Whose earthly race is run.
You rose as King and Sov’reign,
That they the crown might wear,
Reserved for those who humbly
your earthly pathway share.

Bartholomew, th’ apostle,
Least known among your friends,
Remained a faithful follower
And served you till the end.
His deeds may not be noted,
but he to Christ stayed true;
may we too seek your glory,
and only honour you.

Apostles, prophets, martyrs,
Who served you here on earth,
Now reign with you in heaven,
Singing your praise and worth.
With them, and all whose witness
Is known to you alone,
We share our earthly journey
Towards your heavenly throne.

We praise you, God our Father,
We worship Christ, your Son,
We glorify your Spirit,
Forever three, yet one.
On earth we see you dimly,
In heaven face to face;
And then with all who’ve served you,
We’ll praise you, God of grace.

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

Let us pray

Collect for the feast of St Bartholomew
Almighty and everlasting God,
who gave to your apostle Bartholomew grace
truly to believe and to preach your word:
grant that your Church
may love that word which he believed
and may faithfully preach and receive the same;
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.

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

The Gospel reading from Luke 22: 24-30
by Margaret Hobson

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

by the Revd Charles Sargent

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has 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.


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.