We’ve everything you need for you to join in with us on this Trinity Sunday.
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: Margery Hookings, Philip Coltart, Judith Hansen, David Baldwin, Martin Schellenberg, Mary Whetthem, Marion Gadsby.
We have record an act of worship for Trinity Sunday. You can download the Order of Service to follow along.
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.
The readings for Trinity Sunday
- Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 40:12-17,27-end
- Psalm: Psalm 8
- New Testament: 2 Corinthians 13:11- end
- Gospel Reading: Matthew 28:16-20
Collect for Trinity Sunday
Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:
keep us steadfast in this faith, that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;
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
What should our response be as Christians and human beings to systemic racism?
What does the doctrine of the Trinity and scripture have to offer us as guidance on living better together with others?
Prayer adapted by Marion Gadsby
God is with us when the way is dark and life seems cold.
God is with us when the body is weak and we feel old.
God is with us when doubts arise and fears descend.
God is with us forever, our friend. Amen
Our hymn today, Thou whose almighty word, was recorded by the musicians of St Martin 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 during his weekly visit to keep the organ working well. You can also listen to two other hymns for Trinity Sunday.
Hymn 124 – Father of heaven, whose love profound : Tune – Rievaulx
Hymn 212 – Holy, holy, holy! : Tune – Nicaea
Martin writes “For Trinity Sunday I have tried to combine the majesty of The Trinity with a jolly good tune and chose as the voluntary the triumphant, noble and very lovely Choral Song by S. S. Wesley.”
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 their YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/SalisburyCathedral1
Finally some things that you might find interesting:
Malcolm Corden (James Corden’s Dad) teaches Donald Trump how to hold a bible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZv8GQX8E1I
A life affirming singing project in Birmingham Children’s hospital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_56CxtAsXE
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