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HELPS TO WORSHIP AT HOME

Act of Worship– to be used for Trinity


Bible Sunday



+ In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


The Introduction:


The Hymn:



Awake, my soul, and with the sun
thy daily stage of duty run;
shake off, dull sloth, and joyful rise
to pay thy morning sacrifice.

Redeem thy misspent time that’s past,
live this day as if ‘twere thy last:
improve thy talent with due care;
for the great day thyself prepare.

Let all thy converse be sincere,
thy conscience as the noon-day clear;
think how all seeing God thy ways
and all thy secret thoughts surveys.


The Psalm:



O sing a new song to the Lord: sing to the Lord all the earth.
O sing to the Lord, bless his name: proclaim his help day by day.
Give the Lord, you families of peoples,
give the Lord glory and power.

It is the Lord who has brought us together to pray, and praise him.
It is the Lord who has shown great love for us,
and has taught us, through Christ, to call him ‘Father’.
Give the Lord glory and power.

It is the Lord who gives us strength to meet each day and has
given us leisure to enjoy what he has made and to rest in his presence.
Give the Lord glory and power.

It is the Lord who has made us and we are his. He calls us to
follow him, to be his people and to show his glory in our lives.
Give the Lord glory and power.

Bring an offering and enter his courts: worship the Lord in
his temple. Give him the glory and the power for he is our King!


Confession

Lord, forgive our sins, secret and open, and rid us of every habit of thought which is foreign to the Gospel. Set our hearts and consciences at peace that we may respond to your generous love enfolding us, so that we may bring our prayers to you confidently and without fear; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

May the Lord have mercy upon us, forgive us all that is past and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Our Father........


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The Collects and Gospel Readings:


BIBLE SUNDAY (25TH October)

Blessed Lord, you caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning: help us so to hear them, to mark, learn and inwardly digest them that, through patience and the comfort of your holy word, we may embrace and for ever hold fast the hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Gospel: St Matthew 24: 30-35

You may wish to spend some time pondering on the words of the Gospel Reading. Ask yourself: ‘What is God saying to me in these words’ and turn the words and your thoughts into prayer.

The Hymn (cont’d)



Awake, awake, ye heavenly choir,
may your devotion me inspire,
that I like you my age may spend
like you may on my God attend.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,
praise him, all creatures here below,
praise him above, ye heavenly host,
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


An Act of Spiritual Communion:

(You are invited to make this act of spiritual communion, aware that although you are unable to be present at the Eucharist Jesus continues to come to you in His Living Presence.)

Thanks be to you, dear Lord, for your unspeakable gift in the person of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Grant that His life may overflow my life and His Holy Spirit sanctify and keep me now and for ever. Amen.

I am giving you worship with all my life.
I am giving you obedience with all my power.
I am giving you praise with all my strength.
I am giving you honour with all my speech
I am giving you love with all my heart.
I am giving you affection with all my senses.
I am giving you my being with all my mind.
I am giving you my soul most High and Holy God.
Praise to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit


The Prayers for others



In your own words, as if speaking to a close friend pray for the World, for those who govern, that they may act responsibly and humbly, for those who suffer, particularly as a result of coronavirus; for the Church – the bishops and those who lead us, particularly for the recently ordained and among them Pete Letson, Matt Sellers and Sally Rees for Ian, Julie and Barry; for Antony, Paul and John our Churchwardens and those on our PCC; our Lay Worship Leaders and Pastoral Lay Visitors, for loved ones and friends and for all who need the healing touch of the Lord today. Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all those who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. Now remember those people and situations for which you particularly want to pray today...

Our Father........


The Blessing:


Creator of light,
the blessing of light be upon us
the blessing of daylight
the blessing of sunlight
the blessing of Christ light
scatter the darkness from before us
that we may walk as children of light




Our thanks again to Canon Arthur Howells for providing the help for us to worship at home during these challenging times.

Following the Bishops’ Guidance, our church buildings remain closed until further notice.

Keep safe everyone.

Ian
Vicar

End of Service

Suggested Readings for weekdays in October


Mondays: St Matthew 11: 25-end
Tuesdays: Psalm 91
Wednesdays: Ephesians 2: 17-22
Thursdays: Psalm 139
Fridays: St John 17: 6-24
Saturdays: St John 10: 11-18