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15.08.2020

Resources for Worship at Home for Sunday 16 August, the Tenth 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 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 Preparation Section, the Apostles’ Creed and the Dismissal. 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. There are some useful links to online content, including details of livestreamed services from St Patrick’s and Christ Church cathedrals and to online services from parishes, at the end.
Resources for Worship at Home for Sunday 16 August, the Tenth 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 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 Preparation Section, the Apostles’ Creed and the Dismissal. 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. There are some useful links to online content, including details of livestreamed services from St Patrick’s and Christ Church cathedrals and to online services from parishes, at the end.



MORNING PRAYER FOR USE ON SUNDAY – 16 AUGUST 2020

THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

The Gathering of God’s People

THE GREETING

Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you all

and also with you.

Hymn of Praise: CH522 “In Christ there is no east or west”(vs 1, 3 and 4)

Listen to and sing along with this hymn at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3gQI6FWrnY

In Christ there is no east or west,

in him no south or north,

but one great fellowship of love

throughout the whole wide earth.

Join hands, then, people of the faith,

whate'er your race may be!

Who serves my Father as his child

is surely kin to me.

In Christ now meet both east and west,

in him meet south and north,

all Christlike souls are one in him,

throughout the whole wide earth.

John Oxenham (1852-1965) altd.

based on 1 Corinthians 12: 12-13; Galatians 3:28

INTRODUCTION

We have come together in the name of Christ

to offer our praise and thanksgiving,

to hear and receive God's holy word,

to seek the forgiveness of our sins,

and to pray for the needs of the world,

that by the power of the Holy Spirit

we may give ourselves to the service of God.

O Lord, open our lips,

and our mouth will proclaim your praise.

Let us worship the Lord.

All praise to his name.

Blessed are you, Sovereign God, Creator of all,

to you be praise and glory for ever.

You founded the earth in the beginning

and the heavens are the work of your hands.

In the fulness of time, you made us in your image,

and in these last days you have spoken to us

in your Son Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.

As we rejoice in the gift of your presence among us

let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,

your Spirit ever renew our lives

and your praises ever be on our lips.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever.

PENITENCE

If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves,

and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins,

God is faithful and just

and will forgive our sins

and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1: 8-9

Let us confess our sins to God our Father.

O God, our loving Father in heaven,

we confess that we have sinned against you;

we have broken your commandments;

we have often been selfish,

and we have not loved you as we should.

For these, and all our sins, forgive us, we pray:

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the God of love

bring us back to himself,

forgive us our sins,

and assure us of his eternal love

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

SENTENCES OF SCRIPTURE

Your word is a lantern to my feet

and a light upon our path. cf Psalm 119:105

O Lord, your word is everlasting:

it stands firm for ever in the heavens. cf Psalm 119: 89

Let us then receive the word of the Lord:

so may the light of your presence shine into our hearts.

Proclaiming and Receiving the Word

The First Reading: Isaiah 56: 1, 6-8

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

https://www.biblica.com/bible/niv/isaiah/56/

This is what the Lord says:

“Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed.

And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant—

these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

The Sovereign Lord declares— he who gathers the exiles of Israel:

“I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.”

After the reading silence may be kept.

The Second Reading: Romans 11: 1-2a, 29-32

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

https://www.biblica.com/bible/niv/romans/11/

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew.

God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.

After the reading silence may be kept.

Hymn before the Gospel: CH9 “There’s a wideness in God’s mercy” (vs 1, 3, 4 and 6)

Listen to and sing along with this hymn at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygkkX9FxHg0

There's a wideness in God's mercy,

like the wideness of the sea;

there's a kindness in God's justice,

which is more than liberty.

There is plentiful redemption

through the blood that Christ has shed;

there is joy for all the members

in the sorrows of the Head.

For the love of God is broader

than the measure of our mind.

and the heart of the Eternal

is most wonderfully kind.

If our love were but more simple,

we should take him at his word,

and our lives would fill with gladness

in the presence of the Lord.

Francis W Faber (1814-63) altd.

The Gospel Reading: Matthew 15: 21-28

https://www.biblica.com/bible/niv/matthew/15/

Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”

Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”

The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”

Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.

After the reading silence may be kept.

THE SERMON

Revd Cathy Hallissey has prepared a sermon podcast which you may listen to at:

https://www.dublinandglendaloughsermons.com/sermons/love-faith-cathy-hallissey

COLLECT OF THE WORD

Almighty and everlasting Father,

you give your children many blessings

even though we are undeserving.

In every trial and temptation grant us steadfast confidence

in your loving kindness and mercy;

through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Response to God’s Word

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Do you believe and trust in God the Father,

who made the world?

I believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ,

who redeemed mankind?

I believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit

who gives life to the people of God?

I believe and trust in him.

This is the faith of the Church.

This is our faith,

We believe and trust in One God,

Father, Son and holy Spirit.

THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Almighty and everliving God,

we ask you to hear the prayers we offer in faith.

For the peace that comes from God alone,

for the unity of all peoples,

and for our salvation,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the Church of Christ,

for Michael our Bishop, for all Christian leaders

and for the whole people of God,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the nations of the world,

for our government and all in authority,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For this village and community,

For all who have found here a place of refuge,

for our neighbours and our friends,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the good earth which God has given us,

and for the wisdom and will to conserve it,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the aged and infirm,

for the widowed and orphans, for the sick and suffering,

for those suffering from the Coronavirus or its aftermath,

and for all in any need,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the poor and the oppressed,

for the unemployed and the destitute,

for prisoners and captives,

and for all who remember and care for them,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For the dying,

for those who mourn,

for the faithful whom we entrust to the Lord in hope,

as we look forward to the day

when we share the fullness of the resurrection,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Rejoicing in the communion of all the saints,

let us commend ourselves,

and one another, and all our life, to God.

Silence is kept.

For yours is the majesty,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;

yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory,

now and for ever. Amen.

THE COLLECT OF THE DAY

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 our Lord. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER

Gathering our prayers and praises into one, we pray:

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.

Closing Hymn: CH660 “Thine for ever! God of love”

Listen to and sing along with this hymn at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx_JK9FrTIM

Thine for ever! God of love,

hear us from thy throne above;

thine for ever may we be

here and in eternity.

Thine for ever! Lord of life,

shield us through our earthly strife;

thou the Life, the Truth, the Way,

guide us to the realms of day.

Thine for ever! O how blessed

they who find in thee their rest!

Saviour, Guardian, heavenly Friend,

O defend us to the end.

Thine for ever! Thou our guide,

all our wants by thee supplied,

all our sins by thee forgiven,

lead us, Lord, from earth to heaven.

Mary F Maude (1819-1913)

Going out as God’s People

A THANKSGIVING

Let us give thanks to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

For the love of our Father,

the maker of all, the giver of all good things,

let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For Jesus Christ our Saviour,

who lived and worked among us,

let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For his suffering and death on the cross

and his resurrection to new life,

let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For his rule over all things

and his presence in the world,

let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For the Holy Spirit, the giver of life,

who teaches us and guides us,

let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

For the grace of the Spirit in the work of the Church

and the life of the world,

let us bless the Lord.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

THE DISMISSAL

Let us say together:

Be with us Lord,

as we go out into the world.

May the lips that have sung your praise

always speak the truth;

may the ears which have heard your Word

listen only to what is good

and may our lives as well as our worship

be always pleasing in your sight,

for the glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

BLESSING

The almighty and merciful Lord,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

bless us and keep us.

Amen.

We go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.

Other Resources are:


1. Christ Church cathedral has re-opened for worship. Please note that there is a limit of 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/


2. 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 pre registration 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/


3. Some local parishes continue to provide online worship via YouTube, Facebook and video conferencing. Details may be found on this website here.


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

https://cmelimerick.blogspot.com/2020/08/readings-hymns-and-sermon-ideas-for_10.html


5. 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/OT20A20.pdf and

https://www.tarsus.ie/resources/Audio/OT20A20.m4a

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