Sunday Services 19 July 2020

Details for the two services on Sunday 19 July 2020:

  • Service of the Word at 10:15 INSIDE St Buryan Church Sunday 19 July 2020
  • Reading and Reflections for Eucharist Service online via Lands End Churches
    Worship in Lands End on Sunday 19 July 2020 at 09:30 via https://www.facebook.com/LandsEndChurches/

Service of the Word

Sunday Morning Praise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vestry Prayer

We meet as family in the presence of our heavenly Father. We meet as brothers and sisters in Christ, accepting the responsibility this place upon us - to love one another as you have loved us. We meet as your lights in this dark world and pray that through our words and our lives others might be drawn into your family, and accept you as their Saviour and Lord. Amen
 

The Grace

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all and also with you.


Welcome informal words of welcome are given

Our collection plate is placed near the door – please put your contribution towards the life and work of the church on the plate either as you come or as you leave, thank you.
 

Opening responses we sit

For everything there is a season:

And a time for every matter under heaven:

A time to be born and a time to die.

A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.

A time to break down, and a time to build up.

A time to weep and a time to laugh.

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to be silent and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate.

A time for war and a time for peace. from Ecclesiastes 3
 

God has made everything suitable for its time.

God has put a sense of past and future into our minds.

God has done this, so that all should stand in awe before him.

Whatever God does endures forever.
 

Confession we sit or kneel

For the Truth that speaks to hearts Lord, show us your mercy.

For grace beyond imagining Lord, show us your mercy.

For forgiveness from our sin Lord, show us your mercy.

Lord you call us to be different as we journey through this day,

To be a guide to those who wander, to offer help, seek for the lost

Forgive us when we fail to become the people we should be.
 

Lord you call us to be different in the ebb and flow of life, to see the good in all your children, demonstrate your love and grace.

Forgive us when we fail to become the people we should be.
 

Lord, you call!

Equip and strengthen your people for the task that within our daily journeying we might bless the loves we meet. Amen.
 

God’s Promise of Forgiveness

God forgives us all, now we are to forgive others, and to forgive ourselves. We choose to live in peace. Amen.
 

The Collect of the day and Reading/s We sit

At the end: This is the word of the Lord Thanks be to God
 

Reflection We sit
 

The Creed We stand

Let us declare our faith in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in God the Father,

from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son,

who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

who strengthens us with power from on high.

We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
 

Thanksgiving

For this day of possibilities; the roads that we have walked,

Glances and greetings exchanged, conversations and silences,

Decisions made or deferred, successes and failures,

Prayers whispered or left unsaid, blessings given or received;

For this day of possibilities and the one that is to come

We give to you our thanks.

Prayers: We sit or kneel

These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy hear our prayer.

And at the end we conclude with the Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
 

Peace We stand

introduced with these or other suitable words:

God is love, and those who live in love live in God,

and God lives in them.

The peace of the Lord be always with you and also with you.
 

Responses

Send us out into the world, Lord to speak your words of truth

Send us out into the world, Lord to proclaim your love and grace

Send us out into the world, Lord to bring comfort to the weak

Send us out into the world, Lord to be your hands and feet

We shall not fear this day for you are with us

Wherever we might go, your light to shine ahead,

Your footsteps to lead the way

We shall not fear this day for your word will be our guide,

Your strength sustain us, your love revive us this day and all days.
 

We shall not fear this day

For you are with us wherever we might go.

So may the God we follow be the voice that calls us,

The feet that guide us, the love that inspires us, the strength that sustains us and the embrace that welcomes us home.
 

May God bless us in our sleep with rest,

In our dreams with vision, in our waking with a calm mind

In our souls with the friendship of the Holy Spirit

This day, this night and always. Amen.
 

Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.
 

Final Vestry Prayer

The Lord be with you And also with you

May the souls of the faithfully departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace And rise in glory

Let us bless the Lord Thanks be to God.
 

Material taken for this service from:

Jim Cotter: Out of the Silence, Prayers Daily Round. John Birch: A Fragrant Offering Martin Wallace: The Celtic Resource Book, Wild Goose Publishers.

Church of England: Patterns of Worship

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19 July 2020 Sixth Sunday after Trinity Green

Genesis 28.10-19a    Psalm 139.1-11,23-24   Romans 8.12-25  Matthew 13.24-30,36-43

Land’s End Benefice

2020 Ordinary Time Eucharist

Please join in with the words in bold. The bold with underlining is to mark the sections. You may remain seated throughout or sit or kneel or stand when we usually do so in church.

The Eucharist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Greeting

The president greets the people

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you

and also with you.


Prayer of Preparation

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Opening responses

O Lord, open our lips and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Give us the joy of your saving help and sustain us with your life-giving Spirit.


Confession and Absolution

We have not nurtured the gifts you sowed in our hearts.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

We have failed to nurture others and helped them in their need

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

We are busy and worried about the Harvest, help us call on you Lord.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.


May the God of all healing and forgiveness draw us to himself, and cleanse us from all our sins that we may behold the glory of his Son, the Word made flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Collect of the Day

Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as pass our understanding: pour into our hearts such love toward you that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

Gospel Reading - Matthew 13.24-30,36-43

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.   Glory to you, O Lord.
24Jesus put before the crowd another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. 26So when the plants came up and bore grain then the weeds appeared as well. 27And the slaves of the householder came and said to him, “Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where, then, did these weeds come from?” 28He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?” 29But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. 30Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’

36Then Jesus left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, ‘Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.’ 37He answered, ‘The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; 38the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, 39and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. 41The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!’

At the end the reader may say

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Reflection

This is the first week when we have some worship back in the buildings of the Land’s End churches. This is the first week since March 22nd when we can gather to pray and praise God together. This is a new start, a new beginning. What sorts of things were sown in the lockdown that might look like good seeds and what might be know as the weeds in our lives?

A wise gardener once said that weeds were just plants in the wrong place! So perhaps some of the “weeds” sown are not so much bad as in the wrong place. Someone has told me that they join in with Sunday prayers on Facebook in their PJs – perhaps not something we want to encourage in the church building! Other folk have really found strength and help in the daily prayers or having time to stop and think and pray without the chaos of usual life.

So, as we look at some form of returning to normal, I wonder if it helps to remember this reading, that for us we need to work out what is a weed or good seed? Sometimes this is not immediately obvious. Can you take a moment and sit quietly with a pen and paper – or mobile phone note app – and just jot down the good things about lockdown, the things you have missed and the things that you did not miss but thought you would! What has helped you become at peace during this time, and what has not helped?

There is a temptation to celebrate that we are not encouraged to root out the weeds straight away. Wedding is back breaking work at the best of times! But do not be lulled into a false sense of security, for the weeding does need to happen, we are only putting off this to allow the good seed to take proper roots and not be destroyed by the weeding. The hard work is not avoided, just delayed. The weeds will need to be burnt to avoid them taking over again.

As we move into openness can we perhaps keep hold of the good seed, and discard the weeds? This year we celebrate Lammas on the first Sunday in August, and harvest in September. What will be the first fruits that you offer to God, and what will be your harvest thanksgiving this year?
 

Intercessions from Common Worship the Church of England Liturgy Resource

Lord, in your mercy Hear our prayer.

Let us offer our prayers to God for the life of the world and for all God’s people in their daily life and work. God, the beginning and end of all things, in your providence and care you watch unceasingly over all creation; we offer our prayers that in us and in all your people your will may be done, according to your wise and loving purpose in Christ our Lord.
Lord of all life: hear our prayer.
 

We pray for all through whom we receive sustenance and life; for farmers and agricultural workers, for packers, distributors and company boards; as you have so ordered our life that we depend upon each other, enable us by your grace to seek the well-being of others before our own.
Lord of all creation: hear our prayer
 

We pray for all engaged in research to safeguard crops against disease, and to produce abundant life among those who hunger and whose lives are at risk. Prosper the work of their hands and the searching of their minds, that their labour may be for the welfare of all.
Lord of all wisdom: hear our prayer.
 

We pray for governments and aid agencies, and those areas of the world where there is disaster, drought and starvation. By the grace of your Spirit, touch our hearts and the hearts of all who live in comfortable plenty, and make us wise stewards of your gifts.
Lord of all justice: hear our prayer.
 

We pray for those who are ill, remembering those in hospital and nursing homes and all who are known to us. We pray for all who care for them. Give skill and understanding to all who work for their well-being.
Lord of all compassion: hear our prayer.
 

We remember those who have died, whom we entrust to your eternal love in the hope of resurrection to new life.
Lord of all peace: hear our prayer.
 

We offer ourselves to your service, asking that by the Spirit at work in us others may receive a rich harvest of love and joy and peace. Lord of all faithfulness: hear our prayer.

God of grace, as you are ever at work in your creation, so fulfil your wise and loving purpose in us and in all for whom we pray, that with them and in all that you have made, your glory may be revealed and the whole earth give praise to you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 

Concluding with the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be on done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, forever and ever, Amen.
 

The Peace

Words of introduction to the peace are used concluding with:

The peace of the Lord be always with you

And also with you.
 

A prayer is said over the bread and wine

Blessed be God, by whose grace creation is renewed,
by whose love heaven is opened,
by whose mercy we offer our sacrifice of praise.
Blessed be God for ever.
 

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord is here His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give thanks and praise.

It is always right to give you thanks, God our Creator, loving and faithful, holy and strong. You made us and the whole universe, and filled your world with life.

You sent your Son to live among us, Jesus our Saviour, Mary’s child. He suffered on the cross; he died to save us from our sins; he rose in glory from the dead.

You send your Spirit to bring new life to the world and clothe us with power from on high. And so we join the angels to celebrate and say:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Father, on the night before he died, Jesus shared a meal with his friends. He took the bread, and thanked you. He broke it, and gave it to them, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this to remember me.

After the meal, Jesus took the cup of wine. He thanked you, and gave it to them, saying: Drink this, all of you. This is my blood, the new promise of God’s unfailing love. Do this to remember me.
Great is the mystery of faith

Jesus Christ has died.   Jesus Christ is risen.   Jesus Christ will come again.

Father, as we bring this bread and wine, and remember his death and resurrection, send your Holy Spirit, that we who share these gifts may be fed by Christ’s body and his blood.

Pour your Spirit on us that we may love one another, work for the healing of the earth, and share the good news of Jesus, as we wait for his coming in glory. For honour and praise belong to you, Father, with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit: one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


The Breaking of the Bread

We break the bread of life, and that life is the light of the world.
God here among us, light in the midst of us,
bring us to light and life.

 

Giving of Communion

Christ is the true bread which has come down from heaven.
Lord, give us this bread always.
 

St. Alphonsus Liguori in the 18th century:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
 

The priest receives the bread and wine on behalf of the community
 

Final Prayer and Blessing

Faithful God, in baptism you have adopted us as your children,
made us members of the body of Christ and chosen us as inheritors of your kingdom: we thank you that in this Eucharist you renew your promises within us, empower us by your Spirit to witness and to serve, and send us out as disciples of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 

Closing Prayers

God the Creator of the world give you seeds to sow and time to harvest, Jesus our Lord and Saviour help you to weed your garden and nourish the good seed, Holy Life Breathing Spirit, sweep away all the brambles and weeds that obstruct our lives and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among us and remain with us always. Amen.

Jesus, Lord of time, hold us in your eternity.
Jesus, image of God, travel with us the life of faith.
Jesus, friend of sinners, heal the brokenness of our world.
Jesus, Lord of tomorrow, draw us into your future. Amen.

Go and live the welcome of God, the peace of God and the love of God

We go in peace and love to welcome God in one another. Amen.

 

Copyright acknowledgement (where not already indicated above):

Genesis 28.10-19a © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Pub. Hodder & Stoughton

Post Communion (6th after Trinity) © 1985 Anglican Church of Canada: The Book of Alternative Services

Matthew 13.24-30,36-43 © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ, USA Romans 8.12-25 © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ, USA Psalm 139.1-11,23-24 © The Archbishops' Council 2000

Collect (6th after Trinity, Short) © The Archbishops' Council 2005