The Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Welcome to our written service for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity.
We hope you find this written service for home worship useful. 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.
As the war continues in Ukraine, we remember them 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

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Opening Hymn

The Psalm

Psalm 15


The Readings

Genesis 18: 1-10a
Colossians 1: 15-28
Luke 10: 38-end

The Anthem

The Intercessions

Everlasting God, we pray today for your blessing to be upon this congregation and upon this church, and throughout our Chaplaincy. We pray for Bruce, father Robert, for our Bishops Robert and David, and for our Host Bishop Dirk. In the Anglican cycle of Prayer, we ray for the Episcopal Church, and in the Diocesan prayer diary we pray for the Lusitanian Church, the Church of Denmark and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eston. We also pray for members of the diocesan operations and finance department and for the financial needs of the diocese.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Eternal God, Light of the nations, in Christ you make all things new: guide our nations through the inspiration of your Spirit, that understanding may put an end to discord and all bitterness. Help all those caught up in conflict to see a better way and give us grace to rebuild bonds of trust that together we may work for the dignity and flourishing of all; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father God, we pray for the young people in our families, churches and communities. May they grow up knowing love and hope, valuing life and respecting others. We pray for those who are preparing to move on to the next stage in their lives. Give them courage and hope as they face changes in their lives and help them to see opportunities in all the challenges that stretch out before them.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Gracious God, we pray for your healing touch to rest upon those who are sick; your strength to be felt by those who are tired; your wisdom and your love to encourage those who live with despair and fear.

We especially pray for anyone known to us in need of your healing strength and encouragement.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Lord, through the ministry of your son Jesus Christ you have freed us from the grip of the tomb. We pray for those who have departed this life and ask You, through your loving kindness, to have mercy on their souls. We pray too for those bereaved by their passing – may their greif turn to celebration and loving memory, in your name.

Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Almighty God, may your presence be seen clearly in what we do each day throughout the coming week. We pray that your joy and your love will flow freely in us and through us as we take up your yoke and follow where you lead us. Like Mary of Bethany, allow us time to sit at your feet in worship and time to address – like her sister Martha – the needs of our families and communities.
Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

The Closing Hymn

NEH 440 – Praise to the Lord

Closing Prayers

Grant, O Lord, we beseech you,
that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered
by your governance,
that your Church may joyfully serve you in all godly quietness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

May God who made both heaven and earth bless us. Amen.

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