Parish of Greater Whitbourne Holy Communion. Fourth Sunday after Trinity – 10th July ‘22

The Gathering

1st Hymn AMNS 175 Ye that know the Lord is gracious

 

1. Ye that know the Lord is gracious,

ye for whom a Corner-stone_

stands, of God elect and precious,

laid that ye may build thereon,

see that on that sure foundation

ye a living temple raise,

towers that may tell forth salvation,

walls that may re-echo praise.

 

2. Living stones, by God appointed

each to his allotted place,

kings and priests, by God anointed,

shall ye not declare his grace?

Ye, a royal generation,

tell the tidings of your birth,

tidings of a new creation

to an old and weary earth.

 

3.Tell the praise of him who called you

out of darkness into light,

broke the fetters that enthralled you,

save you freedom, peace and sight:

tell the tale of sins forgiven,

strength renewed and hope restored,

till the earth, in tune with heaven,

praise and magnify the Lord.

 

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

The Greeting

 

The Lord be with you

and also with you.

Prayer of Preparation

 

Almighty God,

to whom all hearts are open, all desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Prayers of Penitence

 

Our Lord Jesus Christ said:

The first commandment is this:

‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,

with all your soul, with all your mind,

and with all your strength.’

 

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’

There is no other commandment greater than these.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

 

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

 

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ

to save us from our sins, to be our advocate in heaven,

and to bring us to eternal life.

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,

firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments

and to live in love and peace with all.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,

we have sinned against you,

through our own fault,

in thought, and word, and deed,

and in what we have left undone.

We are heartily sorry,

and repent of all our sins.

For your Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,

forgive us all that is past;

and grant that we may serve you in newness of life

to the glory of your name. Amen.

 

Almighty God,

who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in life eternal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Gloria

 

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.

 

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

receive our prayer.

 

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Lord,

you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

The Collect for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity

 

O God, the protector of all who trust in you,

without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:

increase and multiply upon us your mercy;

that with you as our ruler and guide

we may so pass through things temporal

that we lose not our hold on things eternal;

grant this, heavenly Father,

for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

FIRST READING Deuteronomy 30:9-14

 

A reading from the book of Deuteronomy.

 

Moses spoke to the people, saying, The LORD your God will make

you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit

of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your

soil. For the LORD will again take delight in prospering you, just

as he delighted in prospering your ancestors, when you obey the

LORD your God by observing his commandments and decrees that

are written in this book of the law, because you turn to the LORD

your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Surely, this

commandment that I am commanding you today is not too hard for

you, nor is it too far away. It is not in heaven, that you should say,

“Who will go up to heaven for us, and get it for us so that we may

hear it and observe it?” Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should

say, “Who will cross to the other side of the sea for us, and get it for

us so that we may hear it and observe it?” No, the word is very near

to you; it is in your mouth and in your heart for you to observe.

10 July 2022 Fourth Sunday after Trinity

PSALM Psalm 25:1-10

 

R Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths.

 

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;

my God, I put my trust in you;

let me not be humiliated,

nor let my enemies triumph over me.

Let none who look to you be put to shame;

let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes. R

 

Show me your ways, O Lord,

and teach me your paths.

Lead me in your truth and teach me,

for you are the God of my salvation;

in you have I trusted all the day long. R

 

Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love,

for they are from everlasting.

Remember not the sins of my youth

and my transgressions;

remember me according to your love

and for the sake of your goodness, O Lord. R

 

Gracious and upright is the Lord;

therefore he teaches sinners in his way.

He guides the humble in doing right

and teaches his way to the lowly. R

 

All the paths of the Lord are love and faithfulness

to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

For your name’s sake, O Lord, forgive my sin, for it is great. R

 

SECOND READING Colossians 1:1-14

 

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Colossians.

 

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy

our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ

in Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. In our

prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus

Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love

that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in

heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth,

the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing

in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from

the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. This

you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant. He is a faithful

minister of Christ on your behalf, and he has made known to us your

love in the Spirit. For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have

not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the

knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so

that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as

you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge

of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from

his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything

with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has

enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He

has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into

the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the

forgiveness of sins.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

2nd Hymn AMNS 525 When Christ was lifted

 

1. When Christ was lifted from the earth

his hands out-stretched above_

to every culture, every birth,

to draw an answering love.

 

2. Still east and west his love extends,

and always, near or far,

he calls and claims us as his friends

and loves us as we are.

 

3. Thus freely loved, though fully known,

may I in Christ be free

to welcome and accept his own

as Christ accepted me.

Gospel Reading – Luke 10:25-37

 

Alleluia, alleluia.

We do not live by bread alone,

but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Alleluia.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke.

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

A lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do

to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law?

What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord

your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your

strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.” And

he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will

live.” But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my

neighbour?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem

to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat

him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest

was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on

the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and

saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while travelling

came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He

went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on

them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and

took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to

the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back,

I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ Which of these three, do

you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the

robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to

him, “Go and do likewise.”

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon

The Creed

 

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is,

seen and unseen.

 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession

 

Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.

 

Merciful Father,

Accept these prayers

for the sake of your son,

our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

The Peace

 

Blessed are the peacemakers:  they shall be called children of God.

We meet in the name of Christ and share his peace.

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you.

 

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

Preparation of the Table

Taking of the Bread and Wine

3rd Hymn AMNS 122 How sweet the name of Jesus

 

1. How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

in a believer's ear!

It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds,

and drives away his fear.

 

2. It makes the wounded spirit whole,

and calms the troubled breast;

'tis manna to the hungry soul,

and to the weary rest.

 

3. Dear name! the rock on which I build,

my shield and hiding-place,

my never-failing treasury filled

with boundless stores of grace.

 

4. Jesus! my Shepherd, Brother, Friend,

my Prophet, Priest, and King,

my Lord, my Life, my Way, my End,

accept the praise I bring.

 

5. Weak is the effort of my heart,

and cold my warmest thought;

but when I see thee as thou art,

I'll praise thee as I ought.

 

6. Till then I would thy love proclaim

with every fleeting breath;

and may the music of thy name

refresh my soul in death.

 

As the grain once scattered in the fields

and the grapes once dispersed on the hillside

are now reunited on this table in bread and wine,

so, Lord, may your whole Church

soon be gathered together from the corners of the earth
into your kingdom.

Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer

 

The Lord is here.

His Spirit is with us.

 

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

 

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.

It is indeed right,

it is our duty and our joy,

at all times and in all places

to give you thanks and praise,

holy Father, heavenly King,

almighty and eternal God,

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

 

For he is your living Word;

through him you have created all things
     from the beginning,

and formed us in your own image.

 

Through him you have freed us from the slavery of sin,

giving him to be born of a woman
     and to die upon the cross;

you raised him from the dead

and exalted him to your right hand on high.

 

Through him you have sent upon us

your holy and life-giving Spirit,

and made us a people for your own possession.

 

Therefore with angels and archangels,

and with all the company of heaven,

we proclaim your great and glorious name,

for ever praising you and singing:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Accept our praises, heavenly Father,

through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,

and as we follow his example and obey his command,

grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit

these gifts of bread and wine

may be to us his body and his blood;

 

who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you thanks;

he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.

 

In the same way, after supper

he took the cup and gave you thanks;

he gave it to them, saying:

Drink this, all of you;

this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the
     forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it,

in remembrance of me.

 

Therefore, heavenly Father,

we remember his offering of himself

made once for all upon the cross;

we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious
     ascension;

we look for the coming of your kingdom,

and with this bread and this cup

we make the memorial of Christ your Son our Lord.

 

Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:

Christ is risen:

Christ will come again.

 

Accept through him, our great high priest,

this our sacrifice of thanks and praise,

and as we eat and drink these holy gifts

in the presence of your divine majesty,

renew us by your Spirit,

inspire us with your love

and unite us in the body of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through him, and with him, and in him,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

with all who stand before you in earth and heaven,

we worship you, Father almighty,

in songs of everlasting praise:

 

Blessing and honour and glory and power

be yours for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

 

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. Amen.

Breaking of the Bread

 

Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup,

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

 

Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world,

have mercy on us.

 

Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world,

have mercy on us.

 

Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world,

grant us peace.

Giving of Communion

 

We do not presume

to come to this your table, merciful Lord,

trusting in our own righteousness,

but in your manifold and great mercies.

We are not worthy

so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table.

But you are the same Lord

whose nature is always to have mercy.

Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,

so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ

and to drink his blood,

that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body

and our souls washed through his most precious blood,

and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us.

Amen.

Prayer after Communion

The post-communion Collect

 

Eternal God,

comfort of the afflicted and healer of the broken,

you have fed us at the table of life and hope:

teach us the ways of gentleness and peace,

that all the world may acknowledge

the kingdom of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

We thank you, Lord,

that you have fed us in this sacrament,

united us with Christ,

and given us a foretaste of the heavenly banquet

prepared for all peoples.  Amen.

4th Hymn AMNS 101 O worship the King

 

1. O worship the King all glorious above;

O gratefully sing his power and his love;

our shield and defender, the Ancient of Days,

pavilioned in splendour and girded with praise.

 

2. O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,

whose robe is the light, whose canopy space:

his chariots of wrath the deep thunder clouds form,

and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

 

*3. The earth with its store of wonders untold,

almighty, thy power hath founded of old;

hath stablished it fast by a changeless decree,

and round it hath cast, like a mantle, the sea.

 

4. Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite?

it breathes in the air, it shines in the light;

it streams from the hills, it descends to the plain,

and sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.

 

5. Frail children of dust and feeble as frail,

in thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail;

thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end!

our maker, defender, redeemer, and friend.

 

6. O measureless might, ineffable love,

while angels delight to hymn thee above,

thy humbler creation, though feeble their lays,

with true adoration shall sing to thy praise.

The Dismissal

 

The peace of God,

which passes all understanding,

keep your hearts and minds

 in the knowledge and love of God,

and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you, and remain with you always. 

Amen.

 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

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Brief Notices (see http://whitbourne.org.uk/files/WeeklyNotices.pdf):

 

Tuesday 12th

9am from home by Zoom*

Morning Prayer

Wednesday 13th

9.30am from home by Zoom*

7.30pm Saltmarshe & Dist Hall

Morning Prayer

WI meeting “Five stick weaving”

SUNDAY 17th

“5 after Trinity”

9.30am at Whitbourne*

3pm Edvin Loach

Holy Communion

Holy Communion