Rev Olwen Woolcock

First Sunday after Trinity 14 June 2020

First Sunday after Trinity 14 June 2020

First Sunday after Trinity  14 June 2020

* Feature Image
The feature image is ‘Rutland Flax Fields, Normanton‘ by Gillian Durno to tie in with our reading today from Matthew: Jesus said to his disciples ‘The harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few, therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’
Matthew 9:37-38

Gillian is a member of the congregation at St Mary’s, Ketton. You can see Gillian’s work on  http://www.gilliandurno.co.uk/
and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gilliandurno.co.uk/

Click on the video’s play button below to see the full service.

Welcome

Good Morning everybody. Welcome to our service of worship on this first Sunday after Trinity. Thank you to Derek and Diana who have taken part in this service and to Gillian for the use of one of her lovely paintings as our blog image for this service. We welcome Bishop Donald, the Bishop of Peterborough as our preacher this morning and I know he is pleased that he can be present to the parish in this way..  

HYMN: Let all the world in every corner sing

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ 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

My brothers and sisters,
as we prepare to celebrate the presence of Christ
in word and sacrament,
let us call to mind and confess our sins.

Confession

God be gracious to us and bless us,
and make your face shine upon us:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

May your ways be known on the earth,
your saving power among the nations:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

You, Lord, have made known your salvation,
and reveal your justice in the sight of the nations:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

An absolution follows
May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis

We join in with this gloria sung as a hymn

The Collect

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. Amen

The Liturgy of the Word

New Testament Reading:  Romans 5:1-8
Read by Derek Brown

Therefore, 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, 5 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.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Indeed, rarely will anyone die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person someone might actually dare to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

This is the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Our next hymn is an expression of the gospel reading which follows.
HYMN: God’s spirit is in my heart


Gospel Reading:  Matthew 9:35-10:8

Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
Glory to you O Lord.

Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; 38 therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’
Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him.
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: ‘Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon:

Preacher – Bishop Donald
[The bishop gave his sermon as part of the main video above. Unfortunately we don’t have a transcript of the sermon but you can listen to the audio version by clicking the (triangular) play button below.]

Bishop Donald preaching for the first Sunday after Trinity

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

Prayers will be offered for the church and the world, our communities,
those who are suffering and the communion of saints.

The response is:

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

led by Diana Dunsford [sorry a transcript is not available but you can listen to the audio].

Prayers of intercession led by Diana Dunsford

Merciful Father accept these prayers for the sake of your son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

Listen to this beautiful hymn as we reflect on the Bishop’s word and the prayers.

HYMN: Christ has no body now but yours

We’ll walk the land- with hearts on fire.
(We couldn’t embed it in the main video for copyright reasons.)

We’ll walk the land

The Peace

Christ is our peace.
He has reconciled us to God
in one body by the cross.
We meet in his name and share his peace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.
Although we’re apart let us hold one another in the peace of Christ  in a moment’s prayer.

The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence as our saviour has taught us

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that 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

The Blessing

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

HYMN: Go Forth and tell

Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
Thanks be to God.


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The account is in the name of Ketton Parochial Church Council
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Choral Song Samuel Sebastian Wesley
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