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29.08.2020

Resources for Worship at Home for Sunday 30 August, the Twelfth Sunday After Trinity

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Resources. 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. At the bottom there are details of livestream services from the cathedrals and links to the directory of online services in the dioceses.
Resources for Worship at Home for Sunday 30 August, the Twelfth Sunday After Trinity - 
Welcome to this week’s Sunday Resources.

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. At the bottom there are details of livestream services from the cathedrals and links to the directory of online services in the dioceses.

THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY – 30 AUGUST 2020

SERVICE OF MORNING PRAYER

The Gathering of God’s People

GREETING

The Lord be with you

and also with you.

SENTENCE OF SCRIPTURE

In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Philippians 4: 6

Opening Hymn: CH59 “New every morning is the love” (vs 1–3, 5 and 6)

Listen to and sing along with this hymn at:

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

New every morning is the love

our wakening and uprising prove;

through sleep and darkness safely brought,

restored to life and power and thought.

New mercies, each returning day,

hover around us while we pray;

new perils past, new sins forgiven,

new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.

If on our daily course our mind

be set to hallow all we find,

new treasures still, of countless price,

God will provide for sacrifice.

The trivial round, the common task,

will furnish all we need to ask,

room to deny ourselves, a road

to bring us daily nearer God.

Only, O Lord, in thy dear love

fit us for perfect rest above;

and help us, this and every day,

to live more nearly as we pray.

INTRODUCTION

Beloved in Christ,

we come together 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.

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy on you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in eternal life;

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 First Reading: Jeremiah 15: 15–21

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

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

Lord, you understand;

remember me and care for me.

Avenge me on my persecutors.

You are long–suffering—do not take me away;

think of how I suffer reproach for your sake.

When your words came, I ate them;

they were my joy and my heart’s delight,

for I bear your name,

Lord God Almighty.

I never sat in the company of revelers,

never made merry with them;

I sat alone because your hand was on me

and you had filled me with indignation.

Why is my pain unending

and my wound grievous and incurable?

You are to me like a deceptive brook,

like a spring that fails.

Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“If you repent, I will restore you

that you may serve me;

if you utter worthy, not worthless, words,

you will be my spokesman.

Let this people turn to you,

but you must not turn to them.

I will make you a wall to this people,

a fortified wall of bronze;

they will fight against you

but will not overcome you,

for I am with you

to rescue and save you,”

declares the Lord.

“I will save you from the hands of the wicked

and deliver you from the grasp of the cruel.”

After the reading silence may be kept.

The Second Reading: Romans 12: 9–21

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

https://www.biblica.com/bible/niv/romans/12/

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary:

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.

In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

After the reading silence may be kept.

Hymn before the Gospel: Thanks & Praise 13 “Beneath the cross of Jesus”

Listen to and sing along with this hymn at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbaHBmxckC8

Beneath the cross of Jesus

I find a place to stand,

and wonder at such mercy

that calls me as I am;

For hands that should discard me

hold wounds which tell me, “Come.”

Beneath the cross of Jesus

my unworthy soul is won.

Beneath the cross of Jesus

his family is my own;

once strangers chasing selfish dreams,

now one through grace alone.

How could I now dishonour

the ones that You have loved?

Beneath the cross of Jesus

see the children called by God.

Beneath the cross of Jesus

the path before the crown

we follow in His footsteps

where promised hope is found.

How great the joy before us –

to be His perfect bride;

Beneath the cross of Jesus

we will gladly live our lives.

Keith Getty (b. 1974)

and Kristyn Getty (b. 1980)

The Gospel: Matthew 16: 21–28

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

https://www.biblica.com/bible/niv/matthew/16/

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.

“Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

After the reading silence may be kept.

THE SERMON

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

https://www.dublinandglendaloughsermons.com/sermons/the-deceitful-brook-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

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

save through the merits and mediation

of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen.

COLLECTS AT MORNING PRAYER

Go before us, Lord, in all our doings, with your most gracious favour,

and further us with your continual help;

that in all our works begun, continued and ended in you,

we may glorify your holy name,

and finally by your mercy attain everlasting life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray that your Holy Spirit may so guide and govern us that in all the cares and occupations of our daily life, we may never forget your presence but may remember that we are always walking in your sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

INTERCESSIONS

In the power of the Spirit let us pray to the Father

through Christ the saviour of the world.

For forgiveness for the many times we have denied Jesus,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For grace to seek out those habits of sin

which mean spiritual death,

and by prayer and self–discipline to overcome them,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For Christian people,

that through the suffering of disunity

there may grow a rich union in Christ,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For those who make laws, interpret them

and administer them,

that our common life may be ordered in justice and mercy,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For those who still make Jerusalem a battleground,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For those who have the courage and honesty

to work openly for justice and peace,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For those in the darkness and agony of isolation,

that they may find support and encouragement,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For those who, weighed down with hardship,

failure, or sorrow,

feel that God is far from them,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

For those who are tempted to give up the way of the cross,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

That we, with those who have died in faith,

may find mercy in the day of Christ,

let us pray to the Lord.

Lord, have mercy.

Holy God,

holy and strong,

holy and immortal,

have mercy upon us.

Closing Hymn: CH599“Take up thy cross” (vs. 1, 3 and 5)

Listen to and sing along with this hymn at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFHdtVFtm64

‘Take up thy cross,’ the Saviour said,

‘if thou wouldst my disciple be;

Deny thyself, the world forsake,

and humbly follow after me.’

Take up thy cross, nor heed the shame,

nor let thy foolish pride rebel;

the Lord for thee the cross endured,

to save thy soul from death and hell.

Take up thy cross, and follow Christ,

nor think till death to lay it down;

for only they who bear the cross

may help to wear the glorious crown.

Charles W Everest (1814–77) altd.

based on Luke 9:23

Going Out as God’s People

The Lord be with you and also with you.

Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.

May the God of hope

fill us with all joy and peace in believing,

so that by the Holy Spirit

we may abound in hope. Amen.                                                                       Romans 15: 13                   

Other Resources are:

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

2. Christ Church cathedral is open for worship. 

Online daily prayer may be viewed on Monday–Friday:

Morning Prayer  10.00

Evening Prayer   17.00

The webcam may be accessed at:

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

3. St Patrick’s Cathedral holds three services on Sundays.

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/2020/08/readings-hymns-and-sermon-ideas-for_24.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/OT22A20.pdf

and

https://www.tarsus.ie/resources/Audio/OT22A20.m4a

 

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