Worship at Home Sunday 9th August 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, Jacky Bush, Fiona Beale, Judith Hansen, Martin Schellenberg, Imara, and Harry.

You can download the order of service to follow along with the video service above.

The readings for the ninth Sunday after Trinity are:

  • Old Testament Reading: I Kings 19:9-18
  • Psalm: Psalm 85:8-13
  • New Testament: Romans 10:5-15
  • Gospel Reading: Matthew 14:22-33

Collect for the ninth Sunday after Trinity

Almighty God,
who sent your Holy Spirit
to be the life and light of your Church:
open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
in love and joy and peace;
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.

Questions to reflect on

Read or listen to the passage a couple of times.
What do you like about the passage, what strikes you as important, where are you in the passage?


Our hymn today, Jesus calls Us O’er the Tumult, 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. You can also listen to another hymn, No 429 – Put thou thy trust in God: Tune – Doncaster.

Put thou thy trust in God
Prelude by William Harris
Prelude in E Minor – JS Bach
Fugue in E Minor – JS Bach

Martin writes: The first is Prelude by Sir William Harris. This little understated gem has a lovely lilting melody. Doc H as he was known to his choristers, served as assistant organist at Lichfield Cathedral before being appointed to New College Oxford in 1919 where he eventually succeeded Sir Hugh Allen also as conductor of the Oxford Bach Choir. In 1929 he moved to Christ Church and four years and was then appointed organist at St George’s Chapel Windsor where he remained for nearly 30 years. Sir William is known principally for his compositions for the liturgy of the Church of England and for choral settings designed for the Three Choirs Festival and for royal occasions, including the coronations of 1937 and 1953.
The second piece is the Prelude and Fugue in e minor, BWV 533 by J. S. Bach. The Cathedral Prelude and Fugue is also listed in various Bach catalogues under the nicknames Little or Petite. This work was likely to have been written during the first few years that Bach spent in Arnstadt, the city where he served as organist at the Neue Kirche from 1703-1707.

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

Some things you may find interesting:

Find out how British Vogue is offering hope https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-53655260

And find out about Community Fridges, I wonder if they could be a venture for our communities? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QByv0P15ReA

And finally – an easy to read and interesting book, The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything by James Martin, SJ. I am really enjoying this currently; it speaks into the “finding God in everything spirituality” which underpins our pioneering work.

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