The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

Join us in prayer and follow today’s readings with our written service for home worship on the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.

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

Opening Prayer

God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit upon your Church in the burning fire of your love: grant that your people may be fervent in the fellowship of the gospel that, always abiding in you, they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service; 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.

Opening Hymn

Hymn 333 – All my hope

 

The Readings

Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord – Elgar

Hymn

Hymn 239 – Lord of all hopefulness

The Intercessions

Everlasting God, we come before you now, seeking your love, your way, your peace; offering our love, our choices, our worship; listening for wisdom, for challenge, for your ways. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Faithful God, you call us to follow you. We pray for those who pay a very high cost for faith, as they face danger or persecution for what they believe. We remember those who cry out for peace in their communities and across the world as they work to end conflict. We also pray for those who speak up against systems of power, as they seek to transform economics and politics for the good of all. We pray particularly for the situation in Ukraine and peace building in the Baltic region. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Everlasting God, we pray for all those in authority: for our rulers and governments, for King Willem Alexander and King Charles III, for the elections taking place in Italy today and for stability in Europe. We also pray for your blessing upon the Archdeaconry Synod for North West Europe which takes place in Gent this coming week. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father God, we pray for your creation. We pray for the victims in the countries affected by climate change where there are floods or drought especially Pakistan, China and Sudan. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Gracious God, we pray for all those who are sick, that you may guide and strengthen them through their illness. We pray also for those who care for the sick, those in the caring professions and for family members who look after loved ones. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer
Merciful God at this time we thank you for the life of Queen Elizabeth II, and pray for her family in their bereavement. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

In the quietness of our hearts we bring before you our personal prayers. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Loving God, as we go out into the world today may we bring your love, light and hope to those we meet.
Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

 

Closing Hymn

Hymn 186 – Tell out my Soul

Concluding Prayer

Keep, O Lord, your Church, with your perpetual mercy; and, because without you our human frailty cannot but fall, keep us ever by your help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Blessing

May God in his infinite love and mercy bring the whole Church, living and departed, to a joyful resurrection and the fulfilment of his eternal kingdom, and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
Amen.

Be guided in your home worship with this written service on the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.

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

Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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.

Opening Hymn

Hymn 620 – I vow to thee

 

The Readings

Thou knowest, Lord,

 

The Intercessions

Heavenly Father, we come to You in Your House seeking Your comforting and healing presence. In these times when everything around us is changing, and becoming increasingly impersonal, perhaps inhuman, we turn to You, Who change not, and pray for Your strength and guidance in the coming times of uncertainties and unease on many sides.

We pray at this time particularly for King Charles whom You have now called to take on the responsibilities of the throne, with its multitude of worldly obligations to perform, conflicting interests to reconcile. Give him the strength and wisdom to be a sound guide to his government, to be a witness to Your purposes of love for Your creation.

As the country prepares for the Funeral of Her Majesty the Queen tomorrow, we thank you for the great outpouring of love, respect and humility now being shown to her and to the royal family, as a response to just those qualities she herself showed to the world.
Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the world, for the ongoing and potentially disastrous conflicts between world powers, the great uncertainties with climate changes, the increasing use of drugs of all kinds, and the increasing reliance on automation and social media, threatening to destroy personal and family bonds;
Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for the Church world-wide, the spiritual body of Christ, and its many divisions;
and especially for the Church of England at this time with internal differences continuing to divide it; we pray for all its bishops and clergy with the great burden of leadership., praying particularly for our bishops, Robert, David, and Dick, and for Fr. Bruce and Robert;
Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.

We pray for all in distress at this time, thinking particularly of those suffering from the atrocities being perpetrated in the Ukraine and the many other war-, conflict- and repressed areas in the world;
we pray for all sick and suffering; the mentally ill, the lonely, and 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 pray for the souls of the faithful departed this life in the faith of Christ,
may they rest in Your peace and awake to a joyful resurrection.

Heavenly Father, we know not what the future holds in store for us and the world, but You have promised to provide light in the darkness for those who trust in You, and the faith that You will guide us along the narrow path to You;
Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of Your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen
 

Closing Hymn

Closing Prayers

Almighty God, whose only Son has opened for us a new and living way into your presence: give us pure hearts and steadfast wills to worship you in spirit and in truth; 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 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. Amen.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ. Amen.

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Join us in prayer and follow today’s readings with our written service for home worship on the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.

This service includes the readings for today, prayers and intercessions, a psalm, hymns and an anthem. Should you wish to listen to our sermons, you can find recent sermons here.

O Lord, save the King.
And mercifully hear us when we call upon thee.

Opening Prayer

O God, the maker and redeemer of all mankind, grant us, with thy servant QUEEN ELIZABETH and all the faithful departed, the sure benefits of thy Son’s saving passion and glorious resurrection; that in the last day, when all things are gathered up in Christ, we may with them enjoy the fullness of thy promises; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. 

 

Further Prayers

O Lord our Heavenly Father, Almighty and Everlasting God, by whom
kings reign and princes decree justice: We remember before thee our late
Sovereign Lady QUEEN ELIZABETH, in thankfulness for the blessings
which thou hast bestowed upon us by her reign; for the example she set
of unwearied devotion to duty; for her steadfast courage; and for the love
and loyalty borne to her by a great family of peoples in all parts of the
world. And we beseech thee to give us grace that, having these thy mercies
in remembrance, we may with one heart and one mind set forward the
welfare of this land, and hasten the coming of thy kingdom of peace and
goodwill among men; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of all comfort: deal
graciously, we pray thee, with all those who mourn, the members of the
Royal Family, this Nation and all Nations of the Commonwealth, that
casting every care on thee, we may know the consolation of thy love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Opening Hymn

Hymn 436 – Praise my Soul

 

The Readings

Anthem: The Lord’s my Shepherd – Howard Goodall

Hymn

Hymn 457 – The King of Love my shepherd is

 

The Intercessions

Almighty God, we come before you with our worries, our anxieties and our fears. As we place our burdens before you, help us to learn from you and to trust in you, so that we may find the rest that you have promised.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Faithful God, we thank you for our Chaplaincy in Haarlem. May the doors be wide open to receive all who need human love, fellowship and the care of our heavenly Father. We pray that our worship week by week, will be a blessing to those who gather here in your name.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Father God, we give our deepest thanks for the remarkable and dedicated life of The Queen, for her service to the United Kingdom and Commonwealth and for her faith in you. Be close to all of us who mourn, that we may find comfort and hope in your love. And we pray for our new King and ask for your blessing on his reign and the life of our nation.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Everlasting God, we pray for all whose livelihood and way of life are threatened by current economic problems caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine. Give courage to all who face changes in life. Help them to see opportunities in change and take on challenges with optimism.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Loving God, on this particular day we remember the victims of 9-11 and the families who mourn the loss of their loved ones. Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer
Merciful God, we pray for the areas in the world which are affected by climate change: the famine in Ethiopia, the floods in Bangladesh and China and many other places. Grant wisdom to the world leaders to find solutions which bring about relief.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

Gracious God, we pray for those who are suffering in body, mind or spirit. May your compassion be sensed and felt by the sick and the lonely, the poor and the oppressed. In our community we pray for those on the church prayer list.
Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer

In the quietness, let us take moment for our own personal prayers.
Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

 

Closing Hymn

Concluding Prayer

Almighty God, who rulest over all the kingdoms of the world,
and disposest of them according to thy good pleasure,
and who hast now called thy Servant our Sovereign Lord the King to the Throne of this Realm: let thy wisdom be his guide, and let thine arm strengthen him; let justice, truth, and holiness, let peace and love,
and all those virtues that adorn the Christian Profession, flourish in his
days. Direct all his counsels and endeavours to thy glory, and the welfare
of his people; and give us grace to obey him cheerfully and willingly for
conscience sake; that neither our sinful passions, nor our private interests,
may disappoint his cares for the public good; let him always possess the
hearts of his people, that they may never be wanting in honour to his
Person, and dutiful submission to his Authority; let his Reign be long and
prosperous, and crown him with immortality in the life to come;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Blessing

May God in his infinite love and mercy bring the whole Church, living and departed, to a joyful resurrection and the fulfilment of his eternal kingdom, and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
Amen.

Earlier this afternoon Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, died aged 96. Buckingham Palace announced:

“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.”

As the UK goes into mourning we invite you to join us for a service to remember Her Majesty the Queen at 11.30am Friday 9th September in our church in Haarlem . Do join us in prayer.

We will also have a Book of Condolence which is there for you to sign from 10am Friday 9th September. 

Our prayers are with the Royal Family as they mourn her passing.

Gracious God, we give thanks
for the life of your servant Queen Elizabeth,
for her faith and her dedication to duty.
Bless our nation as we mourn her death
and may her example continue to inspire us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Be guided in your home worship with this written service on the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.

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

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray
and to give more than either we desire or deserve:
pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid
and giving us those good things
which we are not worthy to ask
but through the merits and mediation
of 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.

Opening Hymn

232 Awake my soul and with the sun

 

The Readings

Anthem: If ye love me – Thomas Tallis

 

The Intercessions

Almighty and Ever-Loving God, in faith we bring our prayers to you; for the Church, the world and ourselves, rejoicing in the certain knowledge that you will hear and answer our prayers.Father of all, we come here today to worship you on this Sabbath day, like thousands of others across the world. But we know there are many people, in many places, who do not have the same privilege. We ask for your protection on those who are in real danger of persecution or imprisonment simply by declaring your name. Fill them with hope and dignity as they faithfully serve you and may we stand alongside them as they suffer in your most holy name. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.
Gracious God, we thank you for your blessings on our neighbourhoods, especially those who live and work in this parish. We pray thefor all those who serve you in a leadership role, for those who prepare services and the outreach activities, for all who use their skills and talents in practical ways, often unseen or acknowledged. May our motives always be pure and help us to be gentle with ourselves and each other. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.
Heavenly Father, we pray for those from our community who are away on holiday at the moment that they may find rest and refreshment and return to us safely. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.
We pray for men, women and children throughout the world who lack what we have in abundance. For people who have no peace or security in their lives. For families who have no homes and who lack clean water, fresh food and adequate medical equipment and supplies. For refugees living in temporary shelters who hoped to find new lives but instead feel unwelcome, unwanted and forgotten. For medical staff who risk their lives to save and treat victims of war and terrorism. For all who work to bring peace and reconciliation into places of violent conflict. Guide the decisions and actions of those in positions of power and may we always be compassionate and ready to defend the poor and suffering. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.
God of Healing, we thank you for your blessings on all doctors and nurses whose knowledge, skill and compassion do so much to alleviate the pain and distress of illness. We pray for all who are suffering today in body, mind or spirit. Give them courage, hope and peace, and the knowledge that you are present in their weakness, pain and suffering. We pray for all who are oppressed, for those weighed down with addiction or mental illness. Set them free and bring to them healing and hope so that they may live life in all its fullness. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.
God of Love, we thank you for your gift to us of eternal life. We thank you for the lives of those who have gone before us into the fullness of your presence. We pray for those who feel the pain of grief at the loss of a loved one. Help us to support those who mourn both with our prayers, with words of comfort and with practical help both this day and in the days and weeks to come. May they each feel the comfort of your loving arms around them. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.
Lord, may we know you in the silence. May our hearts be like the heart of Jesus as we go from here into the coming week, so that others may see the joy of Christ in our lives. Merciful Father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Closing Hymn

Closing Prayers

God of all mercy, in this eucharist you have set aside our sins and given us your healing: grant that we who are made whole in Christ may bring that healing to this broken world, in the name of 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. Amen.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ. Amen.

Christ, the sun of righteousness, rise in our hearts this day, enfold us in the brightness of your love and bear us at the last to heaven’s horizon; for your love’s sake. Amen. 

 

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

Be guided in your home worship with this written service which 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.
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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

O God, you declare your almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity:
mercifully grant to us such a measure of your grace, that we, running the way of your commandments,
may receive your gracious promises, and be made partakers of your heavenly treasure;
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

Jeremiah 2: 4-13
Hebrews 13: 1-8,15-16
Luke 14: 1, 7-14

The Anthem

Hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten

The Intercessions

Almighty and Ever-Loving God, in faith we bring our prayers to you; for the Church, the world and ourselves, rejoicing in the certain knowledge that you will hear and answer our prayers.

Father of all, we come here today to worship you on this Sabbath day, like thousands of others across the world. But we know there are many people, in many places, who do not have the same privilege. We ask for your protection on those who are in real danger of persecution or imprisonment simply by declaring your name. Fill them with hope and dignity as they faithfully serve you and may we stand alongside them as they suffer in your most holy name. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Gracious God, we thank you for your blessings on our neighbourhoods, especially those who live and work in this parish. We pray thefor all those who serve you in a leadership role, for those who prepare services and the outreach activities, for all who use their skills and talents in practical ways, often unseen or acknowledged. May our motives always be pure and help us to be gentle with ourselves and each other. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Heavenly Father, we pray for those from our community who are away on holiday at the moment that they may find rest and refreshment and return to us safely. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

We pray for men, women and children throughout the world who lack what we have in abundance. For people who have no peace or security in their lives. For families who have no homes and who lack clean water, fresh food and adequate medical equipment and supplies. For refugees living in temporary shelters who hoped to find new lives but instead feel unwelcome, unwanted and forgotten. For medical staff who risk their lives to save and treat victims of war and terrorism. For all who work to bring peace and reconciliation into places of violent conflict. Guide the decisions and actions of those in positions of power and may we always be compassionate and ready to defend the poor and suffering. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

God of Healing, we thank you for your blessings on all doctors and nurses whose knowledge, skill and compassion do so much to alleviate the pain and distress of illness. We pray for all who are suffering today in body, mind or spirit. Give them courage, hope and peace, and the knowledge that you are present in their weakness, pain and suffering. We pray for all who are oppressed, for those weighed down with addiction or mental illness. Set them free and bring to them healing and hope so that they may live life in all its fullness. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

God of Love, we thank you for your gift to us of eternal life. We thank you for the lives of those who have gone before us into the fullness of your presence. We pray for those who feel the pain of grief at the loss of a loved one. Help us to support those who mourn both with our prayers, with words of comfort and with practical help both this day and in the days and weeks to come. May they each feel the comfort of your loving arms around them. Lord, in your mercy: Hear our prayer.

Lord, may we know you in the silence. May our hearts be like the heart of Jesus as we go from here into the coming week, so that others may see the joy of Christ in our lives. Merciful Father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Hymn for today

Closing Prayers

In you alone we put our hope,
God the Father, Creator and Sustainer,
who gives all good things
seen and unseen.
In you alone we put our hope,
God the Son, Saviour and Redeemer,
who died for our sins
and rose again.
In you alone we put our hope,
God the Spirit, Teacher and Comforter,
who moves us to sing
‘Our God reigns!’
In you alone we put our hope. 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. Amen.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ. Amen.
Prayer from https://www.faithandworship.com

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.
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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.
Amen.

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

O God, make speed to save us.    O Lord, make haste to help us.  My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face.’    Your face, Lord, will I seek.

Psalm 27.10

 

All are welcome to use this written service for home worship this Ninth 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.
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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

Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace;
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

Jeremiah 23: 23-29

Hebrews 11: 29-12.2

Luke 12: 49-56

The Anthem

Beati quorum via – Charles V. Stanford

 

The Intercessions

Gracious God, your Son encouraged us to be generous givers: may we so rejoice in your love that we give without counting the cost and work tirelessly to spread the Gospel message in all that we do and say. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Holy God, as you revealed yourself to your people through the prophets in ancient days; reveal yourself to our church in this present age. Raise up new prophets and make us into a faithful people ready to believe your promises and follow you wherever you will lead us. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Creator God, we pray today for the peace of our nations. May all places that suffer violence, injustice, war and terrorism find peace and reconciliation. We pray for the peoples of the world and that the leaders of the nations may uphold what is right and good. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Father God, as we remember the older people in our churches, we give you thanks for them and all that they do in our church fellowship and in our communities. Send your Holy Spirit to inspire them to use and share their life experiences with wisdom, humility and gladness. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Loving God, we pray for all those who have lost their way or have been led astray and for all who are living below their potential or their abilities. We raise before you all whose lives are unfulfilled and all those whose lives are restricted by illness; we remember the chronically ill, those in constant pain, the depressed and the despairing. We especially pray for those on our Chaplaincy Prayer List. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Almighty God, we remember before You those who have died and those who are bereaved by their passing. We give back to you, Lord, those whom you gave to us. Your son taught us that life is eternal and that love cannot die. So death is only a horizon, and a horizon is only the limit of our sight. Open the eyes of our hearts to draw us closer to you. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Faithful God, as we go from today’s worship help us to see each individual we meet as uniquely made in Your image and worthy of our love and respect. Show Your love through our lives in some small way today and every day.
Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

The Hymn for today

NEH 391 – King of Glory, King of Peace

Closing Prayers

The commandment of the Lord is pure
and gives light to the eyes.
Christ, the sun of righteousness,
rise in our hearts this day,
enfold us in the brightness of your love
and bear us at the last to heaven’s horizon;
for your love’s sake. 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.

Welcome to our written service for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity.
We welcome you and hope this written service is useful for those worshipping from home. Here you can find 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.
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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

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,
we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern
both our hearts and bodies
in the ways of your laws
and the works of your commandments;
that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,
we may be preserved in body and soul;
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.

The Readings

Genesis 15: 1-6
Hebrews 11: 1-3,8-16
Luke 12: 32-40

 

The Anthem

Oculi Omnium – Charles Wood

 

The Intercessions

Everlasting God we bring before you our prayers of thanksgiving and intercession.

Creator God we thank you for the beauty of the created world; for its wonderful variety and bounty. Help us to be good stewards by taking care of our environment and doing all that we can concerning global warming. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Faithful God we pray for the world, we pray for those who are living in fear and danger. Grant wisdom to the world leaders that the decisions they make will bring about peace. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Gracious God we thank you for the miracle of healing and for those we know who are in the process of recovery. We pray for all who minister to the sick and infirm, both at home and in hospital care centres. We remember those we know who are ill or in need of our prayers that they may experience your peace and love. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

Merciful God we pray for those whose lives have been shattered by the death of someone close and dear to them. Surround them with your comfort and strength. Lord in your Mercy: Hear our Prayer

 

Merciful father: accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen

The Hymn for today

Closing Prayers

Strengthen for service, Lord,
the hands that have taken holy things;
may the ears which have heard your word
be deaf to clamour and dispute;
may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;
may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love
shine with the light of hope;
and may the bodies be refreshed with the fullness of your life;
glory to you for ever, 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.