Some thoughts on home worship for TRINITY 2
(Haughton Church will be open from 10.00am to 11.00am on Sunday 21st June for private prayer only)
This week's bell-ringing comes from Oxford University Church Bells St. Mary the Virgin. They are ringing Grandsire Double which we often ring on a Monday night that to the help of the Gnosall Ringers.
God is love and those who live in love live in God and God lives in them.
HYMN: “All my hope on God is founded”
Pray the Collect of the day.
Lord you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth
Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and
reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever . Amen.
Read the Epistle from Romans chapter 5 verses 1- 8
Read the Gospel from St. Matthew chapter 9 verse 35 to chapter 10 verse 4
Hymn: “Lord of all hopefulness”
Offer some Prayers
Pray for your own families, friends, and others whom you wish to remember.
Commend Sian to Gods gracious keeping, and pray for Rici and the family in this time of tragic loss.
Thank God for the lives of Mark, and Trina, (both one time churchwardens) and for Doreen (the wife of a churchwarden)
Pray for Revd. Cath, soon to be our new Rector, and for the future of our parishes and churches, whatever that future may be.
Continue to pray for sick, especially those known to us, and others who need our prayers at this troubled time.
Pray for our schools who don’t seem to know whether to re-open or not.
Pray for local and small shops now re-opening, but with an uncertain future.
Thank God for your own safety and pray that we may have the courage to grasp the opportunities it brings.
And the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
Your will be done on earth as in heaven. Give us today pour daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
Pray this prayer for all whose has been tested during these troubled times
Most merciful God, we pray for those who doubt your love; for those who find it difficult to believe or to pray; for those who have lost a faith they once possessed. May the Holy Spirit enlighten their minds into all truth and fill their hearts with hope; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
HYMN: “Immortal love for, forever full”
I couldn’t resist this:
A LOCKDOWN COMMENT from the Church Times television critic, “Not least amongst the lockdown’s baleful consequences is being deafened by raucous birdsong and assailed by scent-laden blossom and clean air. TV seems to think this is a good thing and offers a slew of celebratory programmes.”