We are not 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: Philip Hardwill, Judith Hansen, and Martin Schellenberg.
We have recorded an act of worship for the 1st Sunday after Trinity and you can download the order of service to follow along.
The readings for the First Sunday After Trinity are:
- Old Testament Reading: Exodus 19:2-8a
- Psalm: Psalm 100
- New Testament: Romans 5:1-18
- Gospel Reading: Matthew 9: 35-10:23
Collect for the First Sunday After Trinity:
O God,the strength of all those who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers
and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you,
grant us the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed;
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. Amen
Questions to reflect on:
- How does the pattern of mission in Matthew 9 and 10 inspire us?
- How might we have more compassion and who do we need to be more compassionate toward?
- How does the life and teaching of Jesus lead you in your day to day life?
Please join us for Zoom coffee at 10am on Sunday. Make your coffee and then click the link to join us. If you want to recreate the true church experience, then watch the worship first.
Our hymn today was recorded by the musicians of St Martin the Fields. It is All my hope on God is founded.
The voluntary was recorded by Martin Schellenberg the Director of Music at St Mary’s Beaminster. It was recorded on the organ St Mary’s Beaminster during his weekly visit to keep the organ working well. You can also listen to two other hymns for the First Sunday after Trinity. The celebration of Corpus Christie was on 11th June.
Martin writes: “As it is also Music Sunday this Sunday, I have tried to do a reasonably clever combination. The hymns are relevant for Corpus Christi. The hymn tune to hymn 227 was composed by Dr Gordon Slater, one time Organist and Master of the Choir at Leicester and later Lincoln Cathedral. The second hymn tune was composed by Sir John Stainer who is mainly known for his ever-popular passiontide cantata The Crucifixion. Sir John had a very distinguished career in church music and held posts at Magdalen College, Oxford and subsequently at St Pauls Cathedral, London.”
“There are two organ pieces this week. The first is a prelude on the plainsong tune Pange lingua which is sung to the words Of the Glorious Body Telling and very apt for Corpus Christi. The contemplative prelude was composed by Malcolm Archer who has also had a very distinguished career in church music, holding appointments as Organist and Director of Music at Bristol, Wells, and St Paul’s Cathedral.”
Sunday Worship continues on Radio 4 every week https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds
There is also worship at 10.45am this week on BBC1 (note different time) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h05p
Worship is also available from Salisbury Cathedral via its YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/SalisburyCathedral1
Finally some things that you might find interesting.
Dermott Stack from Drimpton shared this Irish blessing with me last week – it is a fabulous version of Be Thou My Vision https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TascsWZPj8U
And the song that is keeping me company at the moment (which I may have shared before) Psalm 34 by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfW2mkkMTAg
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