Parish of Greater Whitbourne Holy Communion. Third Sunday after Trinity – 3rd July ‘22

The Gathering

1st Hymn AMNS 125 O for a thousand tongues to sing

 

1. O for a thousand tongues to sing
my dear Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!

 

2. Jesus! the name that charms our fears,
that bids our sorrows cease;
‘tis music in the sinner’s ears,
‘tis life and health and peace.

 

3. He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
new life the dead receive,
the mournful broken hearts rejoice,
the humble poor believe.

 

4. Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb,
your loosened tongues employ;
ye blind, behold your Saviour come;
and leap, ye lame, for joy!

 

5. My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim
and spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of thy name.

 

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 Third Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God,

you have broken the tyranny of sin

and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts

whereby we call you Father:

give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,

that we and all creation may be brought

to the glorious liberty of the children of God;

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 Isaiah 66:10-14

 

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah

 

Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad

for her, all you who love her; rejoice

with her in joy, all you who mourn

over her - that you may nurse and be

satisfied from her consoling breast;

that you may drink deeply with delight

from her glorious bosom. For thus says

the LORD: I will extend prosperity to

her like a river, and the wealth of the

nations like an overflowing stream; and

you shall nurse and be carried on her

arm, and dandled on her knees. As

a mother comforts her child, so I will

comfort you; you shall be comforted in

Jerusalem. You shall see, and your heart

shall rejoice; your bodies shall flourish

like the grass; and it shall be known

that the hand of the LORD is with his

servants, and his indignation is against

his enemies.

 

PSALM Psalm 66:1-8

 

R Be joyful in God, all you lands.

or

R Bless our God, you peoples,

make the voice of his praise be heard.

 

Be joyful in God, all you lands;

sing the glory of his name;

sing the glory of his praise.

Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds!

because of your great strength

your enemies cringe before you.

All the earth bows down before you,

sings to you, sings out your name." R

Come now and see the works of God.

how wonderful he is in his doing towards all people.

He turned the sea into dry land,

so that they went through the water on foot,

and there we rejoiced in him. R

 

In his might he rules for ever;

his eyes keep watch over the nations;

let no rebel rise up against him.

Bless our God, you peoples;

make the voice of his praise to be heard;

Who holds our souls in life,

and will not allow our feet to slip. R

 

SECOND READING (Short or long reading) Galatians 6:[1-6]. 7-16

 

A reading from the letter of Paul to the

Galatians.

 

[My friends, if anyone is detected in a

transgression, you who have received

the Spirit should restore such a one in

a spirit of gentleness. Take care that

you yourselves are not tempted. Bear

one another's burdens, and in this way

you will fulfil the law of Christ. For if

those who are nothing think they are

something, they deceive themselves.

All must test their own work; then that

work, rather than their neighbour's

work, will become a cause for pride. For

all must carry their own loads. Those

who are taught the word must share in

all good things with their teacher.] Do

not be deceived; God is not mocked,

for you reap whatever you sow. If you

sow to your own flesh, you will reap

corruption from the flesh; but if you

sow to the Spirit, you will reap eternal

life from the Spirit. So let us not grow

weary in doing what is right, for we

will reap at harvest time, if we do not

give up. So then, whenever we have an

opportunity, let us work for the good

of all, and especially for those of the

family of faith. See what large letters

I make when I am writing in my own

hand! It is those who want to make a

good showing in the flesh that try to

compel you to be circumcised - only

that they may not be persecuted for the

cross of Christ. Even the circumcised do

not themselves obey the law, but they

want you to be circumcised so that they

may boast about your flesh. May I never

boast of anything except the cross of

our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the

world has been crucified to me, and I to

the world. For neither circumcision nor

uncircumcision is anything; but a new

creation is everything! As for those who

will follow this rule - peace be upon

them, and mercy, and upon the Israel

of God.

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

2nd Hymn AMNS 209 Through all the changing scenes

 

1. Through all the changing scenes of life,

in trouble and in joy,

the praises of my God shall still

my heart and tongue employ.

 

2. O magnify the Lord with me,

with me exalt his name;

when in distress to him I called,

he to my rescue came.

 

3. The hosts of God encamp around  ͜

the dwellings of the just;

deliverance he affords to all

who on his succour trust.

 

4. O make but trial of his love:

experience will decide  ͜

how blest are they, and only they,

who in his truth confide.

 

5. Fear him, ye saints, and you will then  ͜

have nothing else to fear;

make you his service your delight,

your wants shall be his care.

other

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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 10:1-11, 16-20

 

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.

 

The Lord appointed seventy others

and sent them on ahead of him in

pairs to every town and place where

he himself intended to go. He said to

them, "The harvest is plentiful, but

the labourers are few; therefore ask

the Lord of the harvest to send out

labourers into his harvest. Go on your

way. See, I am sending you out like

lambs into the midst of wolves. Carry

no purse, no bag, no sandals; and

greet no one on the road. Whatever

house you enter, first say, 'Peace to

this house!' And if anyone is there who

shares in peace, your peace will rest on

that person; but if not, it will return to

you. Remain in the same house, eating

and drinking whatever they provide, for

the labourer deserves to be paid. Do

not move about from house to house.

Whenever you enter a town and its

people welcome you, eat what is set

before you; cure the sick who are there,

Whenever you enter a town and its

people welcome you, eat what is set

before you; cure the sick who are there,

and say to them, The kingdom of God

has come near to you. But whenever

you enter a town and they do not

welcome you, go out into its streets and

say, "Even the dust of your town that

clings to our feet, we wipe off in protest

against you. Yet know this: the kingdom

of God has come near. Whoever listens

to you listens to me, and whoever

rejects you rejects me, and whoever

rejects me rejects the one who sent

me. " The seventy returned with joy,

saying, "Lord, in your name even the

demons submit to us!" He said to them,

"I watched Satan fall from heaven like

a flash of lightning. See, I have given

you authority to tread on snakes and

scorpions, and over all the power of

the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.

Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that

the spirits submit to you, but rejoice

that your names are written in heaven.”

 

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 49 O worship the Lord in the beauty

 

1. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;

bow down before him, his glory proclaim;

with gold of obedience, and incense of lowliness,

kneel and adore him: the Lord is his name.

 

2. Low at his feet lay thy burden of carefulness:

high on his heart he will bear it for thee,

comfort thy sorrows, and answer thy prayerfulness,

guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.

 

3. Fear not to enter his courts in the slenderness

of the poor wealth thou wouldst reckon as thine:

truth in its beauty, and love in its tenderness,

these are the offerings to lay on his shrine.

 

4. These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,

he will accept for the name that is dear;

mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,

trust for our trembling and hope for our fear.

 

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 for the Third Sunday after Trinity

 

O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining

and whose power we cannot comprehend:

show us your glory as far as we can grasp it,

and shield us from knowing more than we can bear

until we may look upon you without fear;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour. 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 Sent by the Lord am I

 

Sent by the Lord am I;
my hands are ready now
to make the earth the place
in which the kingdom comes.

Sent by the Lord am I;
my hands are ready now
to make the earth the place
in which the kingdom comes.

 

The angels cannot change
a world of hurt and pain
into a world of love,
of justice and of peace.

The task is mine to do,
to set it really free,
oh, help me to obey,
help me to do your will. REPEAT ALL

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 5th

9am from home by Zoom*

Morning Prayer

Wednesday 6th

9.30am from home by Zoom*

11am Whitbourne V Hall

Morning Prayer

Coffee & Chat

SUNDAY 10th
“4 after Trinity”

9.30am at Whitbourne*

11am Upper Sapey

Holy Communion

Holy Communion