Worship at Home Sunday 4th October 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.

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

Readings for the 17th Sunday after Trinity

  • Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7
  • Psalm: Psalm 80:9-17
  • New Testament: Philippians 3:4b-14
  • Gospel Reading: Matthew 21: 33 to the end

Collect for the 17th Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God,
you have made us for yourself,
and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
where we shall see you face to face;
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 Vision , was recorded by the musicians of St Martin in the Fields.

The voluntary was recorded by the Director of Music at St Mary’s Beaminster, Martin Schellenberg. It was recorded on the organ St Mary’s Beaminster.

Folk Song
Prelude in G Major

Martin writes: “The two organ pieces this week are as follows. Quiet and reflective: Folk Song by Norman Warren. Norman Warren is the recently retired Archdeacon of Rochester and a gifted musician, a prolific writer, and composer of hymn tunes and texts, songs, anthems, musical plays, and lots of organ pieces. Big and bold: The toccata-like Prelude in G major by Nicolaus Bruhns who was a Danish/German organist, violinist and composer of the 17th century. He is known to compose challenging pedal parts as he often accompanied himself on the pedals whilst playing the violin.”

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
A reflection on this gospel passage and creation can be found here. (I read it after I had planned my sermon, honestly). https://www.journeywithjesus.net/lectionary-essays/current-essay

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