The Fourth Sunday after Trinity

This is your day
and we shall praise you!
This is your day
and we shall declare your name!
This is your day,
and we shall worship
a risen Saviour and our King! Amen.


We welcome you to worship with us with this written service.


Keit Koti – Yesterday the Netherlands celebrated the legal abolition of slavery in the Netherlands with a ceremony in which King Willem spoke:

“On this day that we remember the Dutch history of slavery, I ask forgiveness for this crime against humanity,” he said.

The ceremony marked the 160th anniversary of the legal abolition of slavery in the Netherlands, including its former colonies in the Caribbean.

Let us pray:

God of freedom, God of beauty, God of truth, you help set the captives free. In the darker moments, when clouds gather and the heaviness seems overwhelming, remind us of your love, carrying the weight of so much in that cross, embracing the world with arms outstretched that we might know freedom from the chains which constrain us. Bring us to your light,  Amen. 



Opening Hymn NEH 636

Great is Thy faithfulness


The Collect

O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord 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.


The Readings

Genesis 22: 1-14
Romans 6: 12-end
Matthew 10: 40-end


The Psalm

Psalm 13

The Anthem

The Call – Richard Lloyd

Hymn NEH 626

Amazing Grace



The Intercessions




Closing Hymn NEH 626

And can it be


Closing Prayers

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.


Opening Call to Prayer from John Birch at