Parish of Greater Whitbourne Holy Communion. First Sunday after Trinity – 19th June ‘22

The Gathering

1st Hymn – In Christ there is no East or West


1. In Christ there is no east or west,

in him no south or north,

but one great fellowship of love

throughout the whole wide earth.


2. In him shall true hearts everywhere

their high communion find;

his service is the golden cord,

close binding all mankind.


3. Join hands, then, brothers of the faith,

whate'er your race may be;

who serves my Father as a son

is surely kin to me.


4. In Christ now meet both east and west,

in him meet south and north;

all Christlike souls are one in him,

throughout the whole wide earth.


In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.


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.


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.


The Collect for the first Sunday after Trinity

O God,
the strength of all those 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 your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The Liturgy of the Word


FIRST READING Isaiah 65:1-9


A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.


The word of the Lord through the prophet: I was ready to be

sought out by those who did not ask, to be found by those who

did not seek me. I said, “Here I am, here I am,” to a nation that

did not call on my name. I held out my hands all day long to a

rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, following

their own devices; a people who provoke me to my face continually,

sacrificing in gardens and offering incense on bricks; who sit inside

tombs, and spend the night in secret places; who eat swine’s flesh,

with broth of abominable things in their vessels; who say, “Keep to

yourself, do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.” These

are a smoke in my nostrils, a fire that burns all day long. See, it

is written before me: I will not keep silent, but I will repay; I will

indeed repay into their laps their iniquities and their ancestors’

iniquities together, says the LORD; because they offered incense

on the mountains and reviled me on the hills, I will measure into

their laps full payment for their actions. Thus says the LORD: As

the wine is found in the cluster, and they say, “Do not destroy it, for

there is a blessing in it,” so I will do for my servants’ sake, and not

destroy them all. I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from

Judah inheritors of my mountains; my chosen shall inherit it, and my

servants shall settle there.


PSALM Psalm 22:18-27


R All the ends of the earth shall bow before him.


Be not far away, O, Lord;

You are my strength; hasten to help me.

Save me from the sword,

my life from the power of the dog.

Save me from the lion’s mouth,

my wretched body from the horns of wild bulls. R


I will declare your name to my people;

in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.

Praise the Lord, you that fear him;

stand in awe of him, O offspring of Israel;

all you of Jacob’s line, give glory. R


For he does not despise nor abhor

the poor in their poverty;

neither does he hide his face from them;

but when they cry to him he hears them.

My praise is of him in the great assembly;

I will perform my vows

in the presence of those who worship him. R


The poor shall eat and be satisfied,

and those who seek the Lord shall praise him:

“May your heart live for ever!”

All the ends of the earth

shall remember and turn to the Lord,

and all the families of the nations

shall bow before him.

For kingship belongs to the Lord;

he rules over the nations. R


SECOND READING Galatians 3:23-end


A reading from the letter of Paul to the Galatians.


Before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the

law until faith would be revealed. Therefore the law was our

disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by

faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a

disciplinarian, for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through

faith. As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed

yourselves with Christ; there is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no

longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of

you are one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you

are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to the promise.


This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

2nd Hymn – 226 As pants the heart


1. As pants the hart for cooling streams

when heated in the chase,

so longs my soul, O God, for thee,

and thy refreshing grace.


2. For thee, my God, the living God,

my thirsty soul doth pine:

O when shall I behold thy face,

thou majesty divine?


3. Why restless, why cast down, my soul?

hope still, and thou shalt sing  ͜

the praise of him who is thy God,

thy health's eternal spring.


4. To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,

the God whom we adore,

be glory, as it was, is now,

and shall be evermore.

Gospel Reading – Luke 8:26-39


Alleluia, alleluia.

We do not live by bread alone,

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


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

Glory to you, O Lord.


Jesus and his disciples arrived at the country of the Gerasenes,

which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the

city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no

clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he

saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his

voice, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High

God? I beg you, do not torment me” – for Jesus had commanded

the unclean spirit to come out of the man. (For many times it had

seized him; he was kept under guard and bound with chains and

shackles, but he would break the bonds and be driven by the demon

into the wilds.) Jesus then asked him, “What is your name?” He

said, “Legion”; for many demons had entered him. They begged

him not to order them to go back into the abyss. Now there on the

hillside a large herd of swine was feeding; and the demons begged

Jesus to let them enter these. So he gave them permission. Then

the demons came out of the man and entered the swine, and the

herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

When the swineherds saw what had happened, they ran off and

told it in the city and in the country. Then people came out to see

what had happened, and when they came to Jesus, they found the

man from whom the demons had gone sitting at the feet of Jesus,

clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. Those who had

seen it told them how the one who had been possessed by demons

had been healed. Then all the people of the surrounding country

of the Gerasenes asked Jesus to leave them; for they were seized

with great fear. So he got into the boat and returned. The man from

whom the demons had gone begged that he might be with him; but

Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return to your home, and declare

how much God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming

throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him.


This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.


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 – 115 Dear Lord and Father of mankind


1. Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

forgive our foolish ways;

re-clothe us in our rightful mind.

in purer lives thy service find,

in deeper reverence praise.


2. In simple trust like theirs who heard,

beside the Syrian sea,

the gracious calling of the Lord,

let us, like them, without a word

rise up and follow thee.


*3. O Sabbath rest by Galilee!

O calm of hills above,

where Jesus knelt to share with thee

the silence of eternity,

interpreted by love!


4. Drop thy still dews of quietness,

till all our strivings cease;

take from our souls the strain and stress,

and let our ordered lives confess

the beauty of thy peace.


5. Breathe through the heats of our desire

thy coolness and thy balm;

let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;

speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,

O still small voice of calm.


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.


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

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.


Prayer after Communion

The post-communion Collect for the first Sunday after Trinity


Eternal Father,
we thank you for nourishing us
with these heavenly gifts:
may our communion strengthen us in faith,
build us up in hope,
and make us grow in love;
for the sake of 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 – 170 The Church’s one foundation


1. The Church's one foundation

is Jesus Christ her Lord:

she is his new creation

by water and the word:

from heaven he came and sought her

to be his holy Bride;

with his own blood he bought her,

and for her life he died.


2. Elect from every nation,

yet one o'er all the earth,

her charter of salvation

one Lord, one faith, one birth;

one holy name she blesses,

partakes one holy food,

and to one hope she presses

with every grace endued.


*3. Though with a scornful wonder

men see her sore opprest,

by schisms rent asunder,

by heresies distrest,

yet saints their watch are keeping,

their cry goes up, 'How long?'

and soon the night of weeping

shall be the morn of song.


4. Mid toil and tribulation,

and tumult of her war,

she waits the consummation

of peace for evermore;

till with the vision glorious

her longing eyes are blest,

and the great Church victorious

shall be the Church at rest.


5. Yet she on earth hath union

with God the Three in One,

and mystic sweet communion

with those whose rest is won:

O happy ones and holy!

Lord, give us grace that we,

like them the meek and lowly,

on high may dwell with thee.

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. 



Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.




Brief Notices (see

SUNDAY 19th “1 after Trinity”: 3pm Edvin Loach Evening Prayer

Monday 20th 7pm. Upper Sapey Film Club in Olly’s Friendship Room. Details from Jan

Tuesday 21st 9am: Morning Prayer from home by Zoom. Morning Prayer

Wednesday 22nd 9.30am: Morning Prayer from home by Zoom. Morning Prayer

Next Sunday 26th “John the Baptist” 9.30am: Whitbourne Patronal Festival communion – web-page pdf booklet