Parish of Greater Whitbourne Holy Communion. Trinity Sunday – 12th June ‘22

The Gathering

1st Hymn – 95 Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty

 

1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

 

2. Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert and art and evermore shall be.

 

3. Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy, there is none beside thee
perfect in power, in love, and purity.

 

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
all thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessèd Trinity!

 

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

 

God the Father forgives us in Christ and heals us by the Holy Spirit.

Let us therefore put away all anger and bitterness, all slander and malice,

and confess our sins to God our redeemer.

 

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 us,

pardon and deliver us from all our sins,

confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,

and keep us 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 Trinity Sunday

 

Almighty and everlasting God,

you have given us your servants grace,

by the confession of a true faith,

to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity

and in the power of the divine majesty

to worship the Unity:

keep us steadfast in this faith,

that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;

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.

Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

 

FIRST READING Proverbs 8:1-4. 22-31

 

A reading from the book of Proverbs.

 

Thus says the wisdom of God: Does not wisdom call, and

does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights,

beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand;

beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of

the portals she cries out: “To you, O people, I call, and

my cry is to all that live. The LORD created me at the

beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago.

Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning

of the earth. When there were no depths I was brought

forth, when there were no springs abounding with water.

Before the mountains had been shaped, before the hills, I

was brought forth – when he had not yet made earth and

fields, or the world’s first bits of soil. When he established

the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the

face of the deep, when he made firm the skies above,

when he established the fountains of the deep, when

he assigned to the sea its limit, so that the waters might

not transgress his command, when he marked out the

foundations of the earth, then I was beside him, like a

master worker; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing before

him always, rejoicing in his inhabited world and delighting

in the human race.”

 

PSALM Psalm 8

 

R How exalted is your name in all the world!

 

O Lord our governor,

how exalted is your name in all the world!

Out of the mouths of infants and children

your majesty is praised above the heavens.

You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries,

to quell the enemy and the avenger. R

 

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

What are mortals, that you should be mindful of them?

mere human beings, that you should seek them out?

You have made them little lower than the angels;

you adorn them with glory and honour. R

 

You give them mastery over the works of your hands;

and put all things under their feet,

All sheep and oxen,

even the wild beasts of the field,

The birds of the air, the fish of the sea,

and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.

O Lord our governor,

how exalted is your name in all the world! R

 

SECOND READING Romans 5:1-5

 

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Romans.

 

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God

through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have

obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we

boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not

only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that

suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces

character, and character produces hope, and hope does

not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured

into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given

to us.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

2nd Hymn – 355 Father all-powerful (pt 1)

 

1. Father all-pow-erful, thine is the kingdom,

thine is the pow-er, the glory of love;

gently thou carest for each of thy children,

lovingly sending thy Son from above.

 

3. Crucified Jesus, thou bearest our wickedness,

now thou art risen that all men may live;

mighty Redeemer, despite our unworthiness,

thou in thy mercy our sins dost forgive.

 

5. Comforter, Spirit, thou camest at Pentecost,

pouring thy grace on thy Church here below;

still thou dost feed us by prayer and by sacrament,

till all creation thy glory shall know.

 

7. Holiest Trinity, perfect in Unity,

bind in thy love every nation and race:

may we adore thee for time and eternity,

Father, Redeemer, and Spirit of grace.

 

GOSPEL READING – John 16:12-15

 

Alleluia, alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,

one God, who was, and who is, and who is to come, the Almighty.

Alleluia.

 

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

Jesus said to his disciples: “I still have many things to say

to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of

truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will

not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears,

and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and

declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this

reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it

to you.”

 

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

 

We come boldly to the throne of grace, praying to the almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit for mercy and grace.

We plead before your throne in heaven.

 

Father of heaven, whose love profound a ransom for our souls has found:

We pray for the world, created by your love, for its nations and governments…

Extend to them your peace, pardoning love, mercy and grace.

We plead before your throne in heaven.

 

 

Almighty Son, incarnate Word, our Prophet, Priest, Redeemer, Lord:

We pray for the Church, created for your glory, for its ministry to reflect those works of yours …

Extend to us your salvation, growth, mercy and grace.

We plead before your throne in heaven.

 

Eternal Spirit, by whose breath the soul is raised from sin and death:

We pray for families and individuals, created in your image,

for the lonely, the bereaved, the sick and the dying …

Breathe on them the breath of life and bring them to your mercy and grace.

We plead before your throne in heaven.

 

Thrice holy! Father, Spirit, Son, Mysterious Godhead, Three in One:

We pray for ourselves, for your Church, for all whom we remember before you …

Bring us all to bow before your throne in heaven, to receive life and pardon, mercy and grace for all eternity, as we worship you, saying,

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Amen.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

The Peace

 

Peace to you from God our heavenly Father.

Peace from his Son Jesus Christ who is our peace.

Peace from the Holy Spirit, the life-giver.

                                   

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 – 246 Just as I am

 

1. Just as I am, without one plea

but that thy blood was shed for me,

and that thou bidst me come to thee,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

2. Just as I am, though tossed about

with many a conflict, many a doubt,

fightings and fears within, without,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

3. Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;

sight, riches, healing of the mind,

yea, all I need, in thee to find,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

4. Just as I am, thou wilt receive,

wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve:

because thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

5. Just as I am (thy love unknown

has broken every barrier down),

now to be thine, yea, thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

6. Just as I am, of that free love

the breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,

here for a season, then above,

O Lamb of God, I come.

 

Holy God, holy and strong,

holy and immortal,

give us the bread of everlasting life,

and make us branches of the true vine.

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, our duty and our joy,

always and everywhere to give you thanks,

holy Father, almighty and eternal God.

For with your only-begotten Son and the Holy Spirit

you are one God, one Lord.

All that you reveal of your glory,

the same we believe of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit, without any difference or inequality.

We, your holy Church, acclaim you,

Father of majesty unbounded,

your true and only Son, worthy of all worship,

and the Holy Spirit, advocate and guide.

Three Persons we adore,

one in being and equal in majesty.

And so with angels and archangels,

with cherubim and seraphim,

we sing for ever of your glory:

 

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

 

Almighty and eternal God,

you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

and live and reign in the perfect unity of love:

hold us firm in this faith,

that we may know you in all your ways

and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory,

who are three Persons yet one God,

now and for ever.

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.

The Dismissal

4th Hymn – 180 Thou, whose almighty word

 

1. Thou, whose almighty word
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight;
hear us, we humbly pray,
and where the Gospel-day  ͜
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light.

 

2. Thou, who didst come to bring
on thy redeeming wing
healing and sight,
health to the sick in mind,
sight to the inly blind,
O now to all mankind
let there be light.

 

3. Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving, holy Dove,
speed forth thy flight;
move on the water’s face,
bearing the lamp of grace,
and in earth’s darkest place
let there be light.

 

4. Holy and blessèd Three,
glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might;
boundless as ocean’s tide
rolling in fullest pride,
through the earth far and wide
let there be light.

 

God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love,

defend you on every side,

and guide you in truth and peace;

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

SUNDAY 12th June “Trinity Sunday” 11am Upper Sapey Holy Communion

Tuesday 14th 9am from home by Zoom*Morning Prayer

2.30pm Whitbourne V Hall Whitbourne WI – Janet Brodie talk

Wednesday 15th 9.30am from home by Zoom* Morning Prayer

SUNDAY 19th “1 after Trinity” 9.30am at Whitbourne* Holy Communion

3pm Edvin Loach Evening Prayer

 

Full Notices at http://whitbourne.org.uk/files/WeeklyNotices.pdf