The First Sunday after Trinity

Welcome to our written service, this first Sunday in Trinity. We worship together with prayer, bible readings, music and reflection.


Opening Prayer

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 Readings

Genesis 3: 8-15
2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5.1
Mark 3: 20-end


The Anthem

Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester – Malcolm Archer


Prayers and Intercessions

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

Father, through your Holy Spirit you gave Christ your Son to us in the flesh,
so that we might have life through him. Filled now with that life, we raise our hearts in praise
of the Holy Trinity.

Father almighty, eternal God, in the name of your Son send your Holy Spirit
upon this church. May the Comforter preserve us in unity, harmony and fulness of truth.

Lord God, send your labourers into the harvest to teach all nations and baptize them in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Strengthen them in their faith.

Lord, support all those who suffer persecution on account of their faith. Give them the Spirit of truth
who will, according to his promise, speak through them.

Father almighty, we acknowledge that you, the Word and the Spirit are one. As we believe in one God,
so may we hope in you and love you.

By the work of the Spirit you create all minds afresh; heal the sick, comfort the afflicted, and bring all
people to salvation.

Father of the living, bring those who have died to share your glory; with your Son and the Holy Spirit may they reign
eternally with you in heaven.

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


The Hymn

The hymn is NEH 439 Praise to the holiest in the height


A Reflective Prayer for Quiet Times

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
be still and remember
all the Lord has done;
in our darkness when
his word was our light,
in our gladness when
his joy was our song,
in our weakness when
his touch was our strength,
in our coldness when
his love was our warmth.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
be still, be still and remember.


Pryer from John Birch,


Closing Prayer

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.