Second Sunday after Trinity

We welcome those joining us for this written service, where you can find the Bible Readings, prayers and music for the Second Sunday after Trinity.


First we pray for those suffering in our fragile world, particularly we think of the dozens of children killed or abducted in the recent school attack Uganda:


This beautiful world
can be cruel,
destroying life
and livelihood
in an instant,
challenging our faith
in a God who cares.
This beautiful world
is yours, Lord,
created in love,
gifted by grace.
Help us
understand it ,
care for it ,
protect it,
and when disaster strikes
be there,
if not in person,
then in prayer. Amen.

©John Birch



Opening  Hymn 477

Ye that know the Lord is gracious


The Collect

Faithful Creator, whose mercy never fails: deepen our faithfulness to you and to your living Word, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.




The Readings

Genesis 18: 1-15
Romans 5: 1-8
Matthew 9: 35-10:8

The Psalm

Psalm 116

The Anthem

Teach me, O Lord – Thomas Attwood

Hymn 346

City of God, how broad and far


The Intercessions

Everlasting God in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, we come to you in prayer. We thank you for the reading we have heard that through your grace there is peace and hope because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Help us to follow in the footsteps of Christ.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Creator God we give thanks for the worldwide Anglican Church; for our church community in Haarlem and for the ministry of our Chaplain Bruce. Together with the Church Council grant wisdom and guidance when making decisions for the future. We pray for those in authority: Bishop Robert, Archdeacon Sam and Rural Dean Ruan.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Holy God, from the Diocesan prayer diary for this Sunday we pray for the Russian Orthodox Church and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representatives to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. We also pray for the Persecuted Church worldwide, particularly in places where religious faith is suppressed or where Christianity is an unwelcome minority. We pray especially for Christians who face daily persecution. Strengthen, comfort and encourage all those who suffer harassment, violence and imprisonment for being followers of Christ. Help them to trust in you and in our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer


Gracious God, we bring before you the suffering in the world; the victims of natural disasters caused by climate change, flooding and drought. The victims and families of the attack on the school in Uganda yesterday. The victims of the war in Ukraine; we pray that through the African delegation to Russian there will be solutions for peace.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Loving God, we pray for the sick and the suffering. For those undergoing treatments and surgery, for those convalescing and those who are recovered, the housebound and those in care homes, hospitals and hospices. We give thanks for all those who care for the sick within the family and for all our medical and voluntary services. We remember those on our Chaplaincy Prayer List and pray especially for …
In a moment of quietness we bring before you our personal prayers.

Lord, in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Faithful God in the week that lies before us, may we reflect your love in our families, our church and our community and may we bring your hope and peace to those around us.
Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

Final Hymn 148

The God of Abraham praise

Closing Prayers

Eternal God,
whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:
grant us to walk in his way,
to rejoice in his truth,
and to share his risen life;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.
Merciful Father,
you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the good shepherd,
and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:
keep us always under his protection,
and give us grace to follow in his steps;
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.