The Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. from Te Deum Laudamus 

We welcome you as we join for home worship with this written service on the Tenth Sunday after Trinity.

This written service includes the readings for today, prayers and intercessions, a hymn 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

Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you;
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

Isaiah 58: 9b-end

Hebrews 12:18-end

Luke 13: 10-17


The Anthem

Ave Maria – Robert Parsons

The Intercessions

Gracious Heavenly Father, as we come before you with our intercessions, we give thanks for the many gifts and blessings bestowed upon us. In our busy lives, help us to make time to reflect upon our relationship with you through the promises of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Grant that through such reflection we may increase our understanding and deepen our faith so that we may be the better enabled to respect and serve you, and the communities in which we are involved.
Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

Hear us, and the cries of so many across our world, when we pray to you for peace and freedom from the consequences of war. We ask for continuity of food availability to populations threatened by the disruption of grain supplies caused by the Ukrainian conflict.
However distant it may still seem, grant that the day will dawn when armed conflict will be no more and focus will be directed more intensively towards satisfying human needs.
Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

We pray for our Heads of State and the political apparatus of government in our lands. At this time of rampant inflation and uncertainty give them the wisdom to direct economic support to all in urgent need, protecting the most vulnerable and charting a pathway towards brighter times to come.
Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

At the threshold of new school year, we pray for the welfare and development of young people and their education. We give thanks for the devotion of teachers and educational staff. We pray that they may be given the wisdom and understanding to support their students through the residual problems created by the disruption of the recent pandemic.
Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

Bless and protect the welfare of our chaplaincy, our priest Bruce, and our diocesan bishops and clergy. Help us to develop together in love and faith, ever mindful of our calling. Through your Holy Spirit grant us an ongoing vision of our place and roles in Haarlem with the courage and strength to achieve them.
Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

We join with other in our diocese in asking you to look favourably upon the work of the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht, and their Archbishop Bernd Wallet. We thank you for the support they have given our chaplaincy over the years, and we ask your blessing on ongoing mutual support and cooperation. We pray also for the welfare of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches of Iceland, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Today, we lift up before you the work of the professional experts in London supporting our diocese; our Chancellor, our Registrar, and our interim Communications Director.
Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

We pray for our chaplaincy members and their families who are unwell, remembering all who are on our chaplaincy healing list (especially, ….). Grant them a personal sense of your presence and, through the skills of the medical professions, bring comfort and healing.
Grant everlasting rest to all who have passed from this mortal life (……) and give strength to their bereaved families and friends.
Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

In a moment of quietness, help us to reflect again on our faith, what it means to us, and how we live.
Merciful Father, accept these prayers which we offer in the name of your Son, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

The Hymn for today

NEH 353 – Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Closing Prayers

God of our pilgrimage,
you have willed that the gate of mercy
should stand open for those who trust in you:
look upon us with your favour
that we who follow the path of your will
may never wander from the way of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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.