The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

We welcome you to this written service which offers prayers, readings and music.


Opening Prayer

O God, forasmuch as without you
we are not able to please you;
mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit
may in all things direct and rule our hearts;
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

Amos 5: 6-7,10-15
Hebrews 4: 12-end
Mark 10: 17-31


The Anthem

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy – Maurice Bevan


The Intercessions

Let us pray to God the Father,
who has reconciled all things to himself in Christ:

For peace among the nations,
that God may rid the world of violence
and let peoples grow in justice and harmony
For the displaced and oppressed throughout the world
And for peoples experiencing geo-political tensions in places like the South China Sea;

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer

For those who serve in public office, large institutions, international organisations and companies of all sizes
that they may work for the common good
with integrity, seeking no reward, constantly promoting fairness,
the equitable distribution of wealth and justice for all;

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer

For Christian people everywhere,
that we may joyfully proclaim and live our faith in Jesus Christ
For our bishops Robert and David, our host Bishop Dirk, for Father Robert and all the clergy supporting us during our interregnum,
For our chaplaincy here in Haarlem as we prepare to welcome a new chaplain,

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer

For our wider communities and for all people of faith to help them recognise and share their all of their wealths –
wealths of togetherness, of community, of love, and sharing
as well as the wealth represented byby financial and other resources;

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer

In the diocesan cycle of prayer, today we give thanks for our relationship with the Lutheran Churches of the Porvoo Agreement. We pray for the Porvoo Contact Group and the Lutheran Church in Great Britain. Also for our partnership with United Society Partners in the Gospel;
In the worldwide anglican cycle of prayer today we pray for The Church of the Province of West Africa.

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer

W pray for those who suffer from hunger, sickness or loneliness,
that the presence of Christ may bring them health and wholeness
among our congregation we pray for [those suffering in any way];
We remember the lives of [those lost to your eternal kingdom] at this time,
as well as those left to remember and celebrate their time with us;

Lord, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer

Let us in a moment of silence commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray,
to the mercy and protection of God.

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


The Hymn

NEH 296: Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour


Closing Prayers

Lord, we pray that your gracemay always precede and follow us,and make us continually to be given to all good works;through Jesus Christ our Lord. 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.