Worship at Home – Sunday 13th September 2020

Worship at Home 14th  Sunday after Trinity 13th September 2020

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.

If you would like to follow along with the video service above you can download the order of service.

The readings for the 14th Sunday after Trinity are:

  • Old Testament Reading: Genesis 50:15-21
  • Psalm: Psalm 103:1-13
  • New Testament: Romans 14:1-12
  • Gospel Reading: Matthew 18:21-35

Collect for the 14th Sunday after Trinity 

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.


Our hymn today, Be Thou My Guardian and My Guide, was recorded by the musicians of St Martin in the Fields. 

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.

Renew That Song
La Rejouissance

Martin writes. “The two organ pieces this week. Quiet and reflective: Renew That Song by Alan Gray is a very thoughtful piece based on a famous hymn tune. Big and bold: La Rejouissance – G.F.Handel. As the parish choir is singing in St Marys for the first time since the lock down in March, I thought that this joyful piece from Music for the Royal Fireworks was most fitting.

Some Quotes About Forgiveness

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
Nelson Mandela

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

External Resources

A modern worship song about forgiveness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_ZWEO36jok

An outstanding piece of modern choral music written by Cecilia McDowall which is a setting of the final words of Nurse Edith Cavell, executed in 1915 for treating enemy Allied soldiers whilst under German command in a Red Cross hospital in Belgium. She didn’t fear death but knew the importance of forgiveness “Standing as I do in view of God and Eternity, I realise that patriotism is not enough, I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwMNjmM0mGE

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

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