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25.07.2020

Resources for Worship at Home for Sunday 26 July, the Seventh Sunday After Trinity

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Resources. Many parishes have now returned to in–church worship. These online weekly resources will continue to be provided in July and August for those who do not yet feel confident about attending. Where there are two or more praying together, it is suggested that before commencing you decide on who will lead which parts of the service. Please note that words in bold indicate the responses and refrains at various parts of the service and words otherwise said together as a group. In today’s service, the parts to be allocated are: 1. A person to lead the Opening Section and the Apostles’ Creed. 2. A person to read or sing the Psalm and Hymns. 3. A person to read the Scriptures. 4. A person to lead the Prayers. Where there are less than four people present, roles may be combined. You can find below the full text of the service. Below that there are links to online and livestream services from both cathedrals as well as details of televised services.
Resources for Worship at Home for Sunday 26 July, the Seventh Sunday After Trinity - 
Welcome to this week’s Sunday Resources. Many parishes have now returned to in–church worship. These online weekly resources will continue to be provided in July and August for those who do not yet feel confident about attending.


Where there are two or more praying together, it is suggested that before commencing you decide on who will lead which parts of the service. Please note that words in bold indicate the responses and refrains at various parts of the service and words otherwise said together as a group.

In today’s service, the parts to be allocated are: 1. A person to lead the Opening Section and the Apostles’ Creed. 2. A person to read or sing the Psalm and Hymns. 3. A person to read the Scriptures. 4. A person to lead the Prayers. Where there are less than four people present, roles may be combined.

 

You can find below the full text of the service. Below that there are links to online and livestream services from both cathedrals as well as details of televised services.

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY - 26 JULY 2020

SERVICE OF MORNING PRAYER

The Gathering of God's People

GREETING

The Lord be with you

and also with you.

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE

Through Christ let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Hebrews 13: 15

Opening Hymn: CH10“All my hope on God is founded”(vs 1-3, 5)

Listen to and sing along with this hymn at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3LCGh02Vew&t

All my hope on God is founded;

he doth still my trust renew.

Me through change and chance he guideth,

only good and only true.

God unknown,

he alone

calls my heart to be his own.

Human pride and earthly glory,

sword and crown betray our trust;

what with care and toil he builded,

tower and temple, fall to dust.

But God's power,

hour by hour,

is my temple and my tower.

God's great goodness aye endureth,

deep his wisdom, passing thought:

splendour, light, and life attend him,

beauty springeth out of naught.

Evermore

from his store

new-born worlds rise and adore.

Still from earth to God eternal

sacrifice of praise be done,

high above all praises praising

for the gift of Christ his Son.

Christ doth call

one and all;

ye who follow shall not fall.

Robert Bridges (1844-1930) altd.

based on Joachim Neander (1650-80)

INTRODUCTION

We come to offer to Almighty God

our worship and praise and thanksgiving,

to confess our sins and to receive God's forgiveness,

to hear his holy word proclaimed,

to bring before him our needs and the needs of the world,

and to pray that in the power of his Spirit

we may serve him and know the greatness of his love.

Let us confess our sins to God our Father.

Silence is kept.

CONFESSION & ABSOLUTION

Heavenly Father,

we have sinned against you and against our neighbour

in thought and word and deed,

through negligence, through weakness,

through our own deliberate fault;

by what we have done

and by what we have failed to do.

We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,

forgive us all that is past;

and grant that we may serve you in newness of life

to the glory of your name. Amen.

Merciful Lord,

grant to your faithful people pardon and peace,

that we may be cleansed from all our sins,

and serve you with a quiet mind;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Proclaiming and Receiving the Word

O Lord, open our lips

and our mouth will proclaim your praise.

O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.

Praise the Lord.

The Lord’s name be praised.

The Psalm: “Let your face shine upon your servant” (Psalm 119: 129-136)

Listen to and sing along with this psalm at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fftfOKe8uo8

Let your face shine upon your servant; your open word gives light.

Your decrees are wonderful;

therefore I will obey them with all my heart,

When your word is opened it gives light;

it gives understanding to the simple.

I open my mouth and pant

because I long for your commandments.

Turn to me and be gracious to me,

as you always do to those who love your name.

Order my footsteps in your word;

let no iniquity have dominion over me.

Rescue me from those who oppress me,

and I will keep your commandments.

Let your face shine upon your servant

and teach me your statutes.

My eyes shed streams of tears

because people do not keep your commandments.

Let your face shine upon your servant; your open word gives light.

based on the Evangelical Lutheran Psalter

The First Reading: Romans 8: 26-39

The reading below may be read, or an audio version listened to at:

https://www.biblica.com/bible/niv/romans/8/

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;

we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hymn before the Gospel: CH105 “O the deep, deep love of Jesus”

Listen to and sing along with this hymn at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TliCy09D3v0

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,

vast, unmeasured, boundless, free,

rolling as a mighty ocean

in its fullness over me!

Underneath me, all around me,

is the current of his love;

leading onward, leading homeward,

to that glorious rest above.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus -

spread his praise from shore to shore!

He who loves us, ever loves us,

changes never, nevermore;

he who died to save his loved ones,

intercedes for them above;

he who called them his own people

watches over them in love.

O the deep, deep love of Jesus,

love of every love the best;

vast the ocean of his blessing,

sweet the haven of his rest!

O the deep, deep love of Jesus -

for my Heaven of heavens is he;

this my everlasting glory -

Jesus’ mighty love for me.

Samuel T Francis (1834-1925) altd.

The Gospel: Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

The reading below may be read, or an audio version listened to at:

https://www.biblica.com/bible/niv/matthew/13/

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

“Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked.

“Yes,” they replied.

He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

THE SERMON

Archbishop Jackson has prepared a sermon podcast which you may listen to at:

https://www.dublinandglendaloughsermons.com/sermons/treasuring-old-new-archbishop-michael-jackson

THE APOSTLES’ CREED

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Prayers of the People

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Kneel

Let us pray.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.

O Lord, guide and defend our rulers
and grant our government wisdom.

Let your ministers be clothed with righteousness
and let your servants shout for joy.

O Lord, save your people
and bless those whom you have chosen.

Give peace in our time, O Lord,
and let your glory be over all the earth.

O God, make clean our hearts within us
and renew us by your Holy Spirit.

THE COLLECTS

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

Lord of all power and might,

the author and giver of all good things:

Graft in our hearts the love of your name,

increase in us true religion,

nourish us with all goodness,

and of your great mercy keep us in the same;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

COLLECTS AT MORNING PRAYER

O God, the author of peace and lover of concord,

to know you is eternal life, and to serve you is perfect freedom:

Defend us in all assaults of our enemies,

that we, surely trusting in your protection,

may not fear the power of any adversaries;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord, our heavenly Father, almighty and everliving God,

we give you thanks for bringing us safely to this day:

Keep us from falling into sin or running into danger,

and in all things guide us to know and do your will;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

INTERCESSIONS

We pray for the coming of God’s kingdom.

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

You sent your Son to bring good news to the poor,

sight to the blind,

freedom to captives

and salvation to your people:

anoint us with your Spirit;

rouse us to work in his name.

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

Send us to bring help to the poor

and freedom to the oppressed.

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

Send us to tell the world

the good news of your healing love.

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

Send us to proclaim that the time is here

for you to save your people.

Father, by your Spirit

bring in your kingdom.

God of mercy,

you know us and love us

and hear our prayer:

keep us in the eternal fellowship of

Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Amen.

Closing Hymn: Thanks & Praise 146 “The kingdom of God is justice and joy”

Listen to and sing along with this hymn at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOrkdW5NAM0

The kingdom of God is justice and joy;

for Jesus restores

what sin would destroy.

God's power and glory

in Jesus we know

and here and hereafter

the kingdom shall grow.

The kingdom of God

is mercy and grace,

the captives are freed,

the sinners find place,

the outcast are welcomed

God's banquet to share,

and hope is awakened

in place of despair.

The kingdom of God

is challenge and choice,

believe the good news,

repent and rejoice!

His love for us sinners

brought Christ to his cross,

our crisis of judgement

for gain or for loss.

God's kingdom is come,

the gift and the goal,

in Jesus begun,

in heaven made whole;

the heirs of the kingdom

shall answer his call

and all things cry glory

to God all in all!

Bryn Rees (1911-83)

Going Out as God's People

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

To God, who by the power at work within us,

is able to do far more abundantly

than all we ask or think,

to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus

to all generations for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3: 20


Other Resources are:


1. The text of today's service may be downloaded here.

2. Christ Church cathedral has re-opened for worship. Please note that it will be limited to 70 people in the congregation.

The Dean conducts daily prayer Monday–Friday:

Morning Prayer 10.00

Evening Prayer 17.00

Would you like to send in a prayer? Prayers may be emailed to abigail@christchurch.ie and as many as can be will be included in the daily prayers.

The webcam may be accessed at:

https://christchurchcathedral.ie/worship/video-stream-1/

3. St Patrick’s Cathedral holds three services on Sundays. While social distancing will need to remain in effect, the restrictions on capacity at places of worship have been eased, and it is pleased to be able to accept 120 worshippers without preregistration for Sunday services going forward.

The times for Sunday worship are 9.15am for Holy Eucharist, 11.15am Choral Eucharist and 3.15pm Choral Evensong. These may be watched via webcam at:

https://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/worship/video-stream/

4. Some local parishes will continue to provide online worship via YouTube, Facebook and video conferencing. Details may be

found on this website here.

5. Canon Patrick Comerford has produced a blog commenting on the Sunday readings which may be found at:

https://cmelimerick.blogspot.com/2020/07/readings-hymns-and-sermon-ideas-for_20.html

6. Fr Kieran O'Mahony, a former ecumenical Canon of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin also produces a weekly written commentary and a related audio. These may be found at:

https://www.tarsus.ie/resources/000-PDFs/OT17A20.pdf and

https://soundcloud.com/user-679942596/ot17a20

7. On RTE One at 11am on Sunday 26 July, the Rev David Campton of South and Central Belfast Methodist Circuit leads a service in the RTÉ Studios in Donnybrook.

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