A MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE to share on Sunday 9 August 2020
if you are unable to rejoin us as our churches begin to reopen

The ninth Sunday after TRINITY SUNDAY        

Grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father
The Lord Jesus Christ & the Holy Spirit be with you
And also with you

O Lord open thou our lips
And our mouths shall proclaim your praise
Give us the joy of your saving help
And sustain us with your life-giving Spirit

Creator God, You made us all in Your image:
may we discern You in all that we see,
and serve You in all that we do;
through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord. Amen

A special Opening Collect – as 6th August is the day we celebrate the Transfiguration

Father in Heaven
Whose Son Jesus Christ was wonderfully transfigured
Before chosen witnesses upon the holy mountain
And spoke of the exodus he would accomplish at Jerusalem
Give us strength so to hear his voice and bear our cross
That in the world to come we may see him as he is
Who is alive and reigns with you
In the unity of the Holy Spirit
One God, now and for ever.

Our prayerful request to God in this continued time of concern for our safety

In the day of my trouble, I have sought the Lord.
God our shepherd,
You led us and saved us in times of old;
do not forget your people in their troubles,
but raise up Your power to sustain the poor and the helpless;
for the honour of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

Words of Comfort from PSALM 94 verse 19:

“Lord, when doubts fill my mind,
when my heart is in turmoil,
quieten me and give me renewed hope and cheer.”

Our Prayers begin with the Morning Collect

Almighty and everlasting God    
We thank you that you have brought us safely    
To the beginning of this new day    
Keep us from falling into sin or running into danger    
Order us in all our doings and guide us to do always    
What is righteous in your sight    
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever. Amen

Blessed is the Lord
For he has heard the voice of our prayer
Therefore shall our hearts dance for joy
And in our song will we praise our God

The Invitation To Confession

We have come together in the name of Christ
To offer our praise and thanksgiving
To hear and receive God’s holy word
To pray for the needs of the world
And to seek the forgiveness of our sins
That by the power of the Holy Spirit
We may give ourselves to the service of God.
And so, let’s confess our sins in penitence and faith.

Most Merciful God
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
We confess that we have sinned
In thought, word and deed.

We have not loved You with our whole heart
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In Your mercy,
Forgive what we have been
Help us to amend what we are
And direct what we shall be.
That we may act justly,
Love mercy
And walk humbly with You, our God.

We pray that the Father of all mercies
May cleanse us from our sins
And restore us in his image
To the praise and glory of his name 
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The night has passed,
and the day lies open before us;
therefore, let us pray with one heart and mind.

We pray that our risen and ascended Lord
will lead us to eternal life.
Lord God – Father, Son & Holy Spirit
hear the prayers of your people.

Lord in your mercy:
Hear Our Prayer

Prayers for this week

Please then offer your own prayers to our Lord.

Lord in your mercy:
Hear Our Prayer

The BENEDICTUS Luke 1. 68-79 “The Song of Zechariah”

Blessed by the Lord the God of Israel
Who has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour
Born of the house of his servant David.
Through his holy prophets God promised of old.
To save us from our enemies, from the hands of all that hate us
To show mercy to our ancestors
And to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
To set us free from the hands of our enemies
Free to worship him without fear
Holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.
And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High
For you will go before the Lord to prepare his way
To give his people knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of all their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
The dawn from on high shall break upon us
To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death
And to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son
And to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning
Is now and ever shall be
World without end.

PSALM 97: The Glory of God’s Reign

The Lord is king! Let the earth rejoice;
    let the multitude of the Isles be glad!
Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
Fire goes before him,
    and consumes his adversaries on every side.
His lightnings light up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.
The mountains melt like wax before the Lord,
    before the Lord of all the earth.

The heavens proclaim his righteousness;
    and all the peoples behold his glory.
All worshippers of images are put to shame,
    those who make their boast in worthless idols;
    all gods bow down before him.
Zion hears and is glad,
    and the towns of Judah rejoice,
    because of your judgements, O God.
For you, O Lord, are most high over all the earth;
    you are exalted far above all gods.

10 The Lord loves those who hate evil;
    he guards the lives of his faithful;
    he rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
11 Light dawns for the righteous,
    and joy for the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous,
    and give thanks to his holy name!

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son
And to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning
Is now and ever shall be
World without end. Amen


O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands:
serve the Lord with gladness,
and come before his presence with a song.
Be ye sure that the Lord he is God :
it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise :
be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.
For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is everlasting:
and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son
And to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning
Is now and ever shall be
World without end. Amen

The Collect for the ninth Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Gracious Father,
revive your Church in our day,
and make her holy, strong and faithful,
for your glory’s sake
in 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 Holy Gospel according to St Luke : 28-36

Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
Glory be to you, O Lord

About eight days later Jesus took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.

As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning.

Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus.

They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.

Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.

As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters-one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what he was saying.)

While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were afraid as they entered the cloud.

A voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.”

When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone. The disciples kept this to themselves and did not tell anyone at that time what they had seen.

This is the Gospel of the Lord       
Praise be to you, O Christ

After reading the Gospel, try to ‘‘Hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to us today through the Holy Gospel”


Trusting in the compassion of God,
we 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
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

At this continuingly troubling time, Reverend Jenni  & I would like to offer to share the Peace with you even though we may not be in your presence:

May the peace of God
Which passes all understanding
Keep our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus

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“The Peace of the Lord
be always with you”   

Our Closing Prayers

Heavenly Father
We praise You for all the blessings given to the sick for whom we pray,
for those stricken by the coronavirus,
and all suffering in any way in body, mind or spirit.

With our whole hearts, dear Lord,
we thank You today
for those who care for the sick and the vulnerable
for the sick who have been made whole,
for those who are better,
and for those who have been drawn closer to you.
We bless you for the sense of your presence
enabling those who suffer to endure with patience.

Heavenly Father,
we thank you for the bringing good out of evil,
joy out of suffering,
and above all, for the cross of your Son Jesus Christ
and the certain hope of the redemption of body and soul to everlasting life.

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love.

Merciful Father, you gave your only Son, Jesus Christ
to be the good shepherd,
And in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again.
Keep us, we pray, always under his protection,
And give us the grace to follow in his footsteps;
Through Jesus Christ our Risen and Ascended Lord.  Amen

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
And the love of God
And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
Be with us all evermore.

Prayers for this week

“And So We Go in Peace to Love & Serve The Lord!

9.8.2020                                               LLM Paul