The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

You are most welcome to join us with the written service for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. this short service offers the readings for today, prayers and a hymn and anthem.


The Collect for the Fifteenth Sunday in Trinity

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
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. 



We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as the Lord;
all creation worships you,
the Father everlasting.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.

from Te Deum Laudamus 

The Readings

Isaiah 50: 4-9a
James 3: 1-12
Mark 8: 27-end


The anthem

Solus ad victimam – Kenneth Leighton



Everlasting God hear us as we pray in faith and focus on the needs of others as well as ourselves.

We pray for the whole family of your church. May all your people be built up in faith and demonstrate in their lives the gospel of Jesus Christ. Give courage to those who find it hard to follow you. Give us encouragement when we, like St Peter, find the teachings of your Son difficult to take on board.

(Short Silence)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Creator God Your Son entered creation that all might be made new. Look in mercy on our broken world and speak to all people that they may hear the message of peace. Guide and guard those who speak out for justice and mercy and face the wrath of undemocratic leaders and governments.

We pray for our Queen and Government, for the King and Government of The Netherlands and the leaders in the rest of the world. Sharpen their consciences and give them courage to make wise decisions, making wrongs right and meeting the needs of all who suffer.

(Short Silence)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Lord God we pray for family and colleagues, friends and lovers, for neighbours and strangers, for those with whom we break bread at home, at work, in the church and in our community. We pray particularly for those among our friends and families who do not know you, or whose faith has been shaken or fallen away.

(Short Silence)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Heavenly Father you gave your prophet Isaiah an “instructed tongue to know the word that sustains the weary” help us to comfort the weary and those who are ill with a call, a visit, an email or through the post with a get-well-card. Help us also to be constant in our prayer for friends and family in any kind of need especially any suffering from Coronavirus. We especially pray for………………

(add names of those requesting prayer)

(Short Silence)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Loving God, we pray for those kept fresh in our memory and for those long forgotten; for all who shared our homes, our places of work and our church life; for all who helped to shape our lives. We pray too for the recently departed asking that they all find rest in your Heavenly Kingdom as we commend them to your keeping for ever.

(add names of the recently departed or on Anniversary list)

(Short Silence)

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Almighty God as we move into another week, deliver our eyes from tears and our feet from stumbling and walk with us on our journey of faith as we carry the cross of Christ into the world.

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


The Hymn

NEH 234: Chist, whose glory fills the skies


Closing Prayers

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.



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.