Worship at Home – Sunday June 28th 2020

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: Pippa and Chris Luckcraft, Angie and Jenny Alexander, and Martin Schellenberg.

The order of the service for the above video is available for download here so you can follow along.

Zoom Coffee

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 the Third Sunday after Trinity are:

  • Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 28:5-9
  • Psalm: Psalm 89
  • New Testament: Romans 6:12 – end
  • Gospel Reading: Matthew 10:40 – end

Collect for the Third Sunday after Trinity 

Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts
whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
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: 

What rewards have you received in your life? What reward do you expect for following Jesus? What might you deserve? What encouragement do you find in today’s Gospel passage? How might you offer a good welcome to all?

Teach us, good Lord to serve thee as thou deservest,
to give and not to count the cost
to fight and not to heed the wounds;
to toil and not to seek for rest;
to labour and not to ask for any reward:
save that of knowing that we do thy will. Amen     
St Ignatius Loyola


Our hymn today, O Lord My God, 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 the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

Firmly I Believe
Immortal Love, For Ever Full

Martin writes: There are two organ pieces this week. The first is the tranquil After an Old French Air by Percy Whitlock which comes from his suite Reflections. The second piece is a jolly Trumpet Tune by William Boyce from his Voluntary I in D major. 

Old French Air
Trumpet Tune

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

Finally some things that you might find interesting:

Helping us understand welcome with a little help from Disney https://youtu.be/79DijItQXMM

A funny take on the rise of the virtual choir https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUdoCgnj9qA

And interesting article from the Church Times about how the church might move forward https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2020/26-june/comment/leader-comment/leader-comment-what-next

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