Some thoughts on home worship for TRINITY 1
This weeks bell ringing is a clip is from St. Mary's in Stafford.
You might be aware Stafford hasn't any bells at present
as they are having a total refurbishment, by now they should
have had a ring of twelve bells installed, but the project is
delayed due to the Coronavirus.
The majesty of God. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.
HYMN: “He who would valiant be”
Pray the Collect of the day.
O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you, mercifully
accept our prayers, and because through the weakness of our
mortal nature we can do no good thing without you grant us the
help of your grace, that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed, through
Jesus Christ our Lord, 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 4 verses 13-25
Read the Gospel from St. Matthew chapter 9 verses 9-13 and 18-26
Hymn: “Be still for the presence of the Lord”
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.
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.
This Saturday, 13th June, should have been a celebration
of 100 years of the W.I. in Haughton. The Women’s Institute was
founded in 1897 in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Canada
and in the U.K. in 1915 in the village of Lanfairpwllgyngill
on the Isle of Anglesey, in a garden shed!
So now a prayer for the W.I.
O Blessed Lord, who by your holy incarnation did consecrate
womanhood to your glory: Make us holy by the indwelling of
your Holy Spirit. Strengthen all member of the Womens Institute
that they may strengthen each other in courage and faith,
and show us all how to use your gifts in the service of others,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
HYMN: “And did those feet in ancient time”
Glory be to you O God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
You have power, wisdom and majesty: receive from us honour,
glory, worship and blessing. Great and marvellous are your works,
just and true are your ways:
Blessing and honour and glory and power be to him
who sits on the throne,
And to the lamb through the one eternal Spirit,
now and forever. Amen.