Worship at Home – Sunday 12th July 2020

Join us for a video Worship at Home service led by Rev Jo, with contributions from members of the 10:15@SalwayAsh family.

We are not all able to gather physically to worship today. However, we remember that although we may be apart, we can still worship together. Here are some resources and suggestions to help you worship at home and join together as the body of Christ. Thank you to all our contributors: the Holland Family, the Smith family, the Alexander family, Paul Grant, Liz Brown, Marion Gadsby, the Bishop of Sherborne, and Martin Schellenberg.

We have recorded an act of worship for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity, you can download the order of service here if you’d like to follow along. 

The readings for the 5th Sunday after Trinity are:

  • Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 55:10-13 
  • Psalm: Psalm 65
  • New Testament: Romans 8:1-11
  • Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:1-9,18-23

Collect for the 5th Sunday after Trinity 

Almighty and everlasting God,
by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church
is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer for all your faithful people,
that in their vocation and ministry
they may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your name;
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

Questions to reflect on: 

Read the parable of the sower. 

  • What do you like about this story?
  • What do you think is important about this story?
  • Where are you in the story?


Our hymn today, This Little Light of Mine, was recorded by the musicians of Salway Ash, with the organ by Martin Schellenberg, and edited and mixed by Harry Neary. 

The voluntary, details below, was recorded by the Director of Music at St Mary’s Beaminster, Martin Schellenberg. It was recorded on the organ St Mary’s Beaminster. You can also listen to another hymn for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity

Hymn 394 – O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : Tune – Was lebet
Benedictus – John Marsh
Grand Choeur – William Faulkes

Martin writes: There are two organ pieces this week.

The first is the reflective and calming Benedictus by John Marsh. I knew John when I was at Bristol Cathedral and he was the Organist & Director of Music at St Mary, Redcliffe. In 1996 he was appointed organist at Bristol’s Lord Mayor’s Chapel. He is a very popular and versatile musician and is much in demand as a pianist, organist, accompanist and adjudicator.

My second piece is the rousing Grand Choeur by William Faulkes. William Faulkes (1863-1933), is not terribly well known. He was a near contemporary of Elgar and a fine concert organist in his own right. He spent most of his life working in his native Liverpool, in particular his 46-year tenure at St Margaret’s, Anfield. Over 500 organ works have been published and the Grand Choeur is a fine example of his tuneful and approachable style. 

External Resources

Sunday Worship continues on Radio 4 every week https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds  

Worship is also available from Salisbury Cathedral via its YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/SalisburyCathedral1

And some things you may find interesting:

A song from New Zealand reflecting on the parable of the sower from Mark’s Gospel https://www.onevoice.org.nz/gospel-of-mark/kingdom-stories-that-stick/the-parable-of-the-sower-are-you-listening/

An interesting take on the generosity of the sower in the parable https://www.journeywithjesus.net/lectionary-essays/current-essay

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