The Second Sunday after Trinity

Welcome to our written service for the Second Sunday after Trinity.

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. Amen.

from Te Deum Laudamus


All are very welcome to use this written service for home worship. Here you can find the readings for today, prayers and intercessions, a sung psalm, hymns and an anthem. Should you wish to listen to our sermons, you can find recent sermons here.


Let us start by remembering Ukraine with this prayer:

A Prayer for Ukraine

God of peace and justice, we pray for the people of Ukraine today. We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons. We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow, that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them. We pray for those with power over war or peace, for wisdom, discernment and compassion to guide their decisions. Above all, we pray for all your precious children, at risk and in fear, that you would hold and protect them.  We pray in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen

Archbishop Justin WelbyArchbishop Stephen Cottrell 

Opening Prayer

Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.



Opening Hymn

Hymn 353 Dear Lord and Father of mankind


The Readings

2 Kings 2: 1-2, 6-14
Galatians 5: 1, 13-25
Luke 9: 51-end

The Anthem

Anthem: Beati quorum via – Charles V. Stanford


The Intercessions

Heavenly Father, we come before You, not through our own merit, but through the sacrifice and mediation of Your Son Jesus Christ.

You made us in Your own image, and we are baptised as Your children, but we constantly fall short of that high calling;
strengthen us and guide us, give us the humility to listen to Your Holy Spirit – to be in the world but not of the world;

We thank You that we have the freedom to practice and witness to our faith according to our consciences, and we pray for the many parts of the world where Christians are oppressed for their faith;

We pray for the leaders and clergy of all Christian denominations at this time of great confusion and aimlessness in the Church; inspire them by Your Holy Spirit, and grant them the wisdom and courage to know what You would have them do, as they lead and care for the flocks in their charge;

We pray You particularly today for the families and children in our Chaplaincy; guide parents to set the example of Christian living, and to their children the respect and obedience to their parents, in accordance with God’s Holy will;
Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer

We bring before You our world at large, now suffering the consequences of the widespread abuse of its natural resources, and continuing mindless waste and destruction;
we pray for the great unease in the world and the tensions between the major nations;

We pray for world leaders confronted with political, economic and social problems beyond their understanding;
for societies everywhere now facing a shocking increase in addictions of all kinds, drugs, gambling, and the irresistible appeal of social media, taking over and destroying the lives of the vulnerable;
Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer

Heavenly Father, we pray for all in distress at this time; for the millions of refugees and homeless, for victims of war, revolution and aggression;
for the sick and infirm, the mentally ill or unstable, the bereaved;

We pray particularly for our own congregation, for those on our Chaplaincy Prayer List;
and for those for whom we personally wish to pray …..

Comfort, O God, all in distress, relieve them from their suffering if it be Your will,
and lift them up in Your everlasting arms;
Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer

We remember those who have died in the faith of Christ; may they rest in your peace and rise to a joyful resurrection.
Heavenly Father, you have promised to provide light in the darkness for those who trust in you:
Grant us grace to understand what You would have us do, and the courage and strength to carry out the same;
Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of Your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen

The Closing Hymn

Hymn 339 – Be you my vision, O Lord of my heart

Closing Prayers

Jesus, Lord of time,
hold us in your eternity.

Jesus, image of God,
travel with us the life of faith.

Jesus, friend of sinners,
heal the brokenness of our world.

Jesus, Lord of tomorrow,
draw us into your future. Amen.


May God who made both heaven and earth bless us.


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.