Trinity 8 Sunday 30th July

Songs of Praise Service’s – Eight Sunday after Trinity  

Welcome to our Service of Songs of Praise

Each of the Hymns have been chosen by members of the Congregation

Hymn – All things bright and beautiful

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.
 

  1. Each little flower that opens,
    each little bird that sings,
    he made their glowing colours,
    he made their tiny wings.
     

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.
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  1. The purple-headed mountain,
    the river running by,
    the sunset, and the morning
    that brightens up the sky.
     

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.
 

  1. The cold wind in the winter,
    the pleasant summer sun,
    the ripe fruits in the garden,
    he made them, ev’ry one.
     

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.
 

  1. The tall trees in the greenwood,
    the meadows where we play,
    the flowers by the water
    we gather every day.
     

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.
 

  1. He gave us eyes to see them,
    and lips that we might tell
    how great is God Almighty,
    who has made all things well.
     

Refrain:
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.
                    (by Cecil Frances Alexander, 1848)

Preparation

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us; let us pray with one heart and mind.

Grace mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you

 All: And also with you.

This is the day that the Lord has made.

All:  Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

We have come together in the name of Christ to offer our praise and thanksgiving  to hear and receive God’s holy word, to pray for the needs of the world, and to seek the forgiveness of our sins, that by the power of the Holy Spirit, we may give ourselves to the service of God. 

Hymn is: Longing for light, we wait in darkness  

We Say Sorry

Jesus says, ‘Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.’

So let us turn away from our sins and turn to Christ. Confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

All: Lord God, we have sinned against you;

We have done evil in your sight.

We are sorry and repent.

Have mercy on us according to your love.

Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.

Renew a right spirit within us and restore to us the joy of your salvation;

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

May the Father of all mercies cleanse us from our sins, and restore us in His image to the praise and glory of His name through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

All: Amen. 

Hymn – As the Deer Pants for the Water

Collect for the Eight Sunday after Trinity

Almighty Lord and everlasting God,

we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern

both our hearts and bodies

in the ways of your laws

and the works of your commandments;

that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever,

we may be preserved in body and soul;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead. 

All: And Christ shall give you light.

You have died and your life is hid with Christ in God. 

All: Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead.

Set your minds on things that are above,

not on things that are on the earth. 

All: And Christ shall give you light.

When Christ our life appears

you will appear with him in glory. 

All: Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead and Christ shall give you light.

Hymn – Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine!

  1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
    Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
    Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
    born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

Refrain:
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Saviour all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Saviour all the day long.

  1. Perfect communion, perfect delight,
    visions of rapture now burst on my sight.
    Angels descending bring from above
    echoes of mercy, whispers of love. [Refrain]

Refrain:
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Saviour all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Saviour all the day long.

  1. Perfect submission, all is at rest.
    I in my Saviour am happy and blessed,
    watching and waiting, looking above,
    filled with his goodness, lost in his love. [Refrain]

Refrain:
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Saviour all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Saviour all the day long.
( by Fanny J Crosby – 1820 to 1915 )

Our First Reading is taken from – Genesis Chap: 29

15 Laban said to Jacob, “You shouldn’t work for me for nothing just because you are my relative. How much pay do you want?”

16 Laban had two daughters; the older was named Leah, and the younger Rachel.

17 Leah had lovely eyes, but Rachel was shapely and beautiful.

18 Jacob was in love with Rachel, so he said, “I will work seven years for you, if you will let me marry Rachel.”

19 Laban answered, “I would rather give her to you than to anyone else; stay here with me.”

20 Jacob worked seven years so that he could have Rachel, and the time seemed like only a few days to him, because he loved her.

21 Then Jacob said to Laban, “The time is up; let me marry your daughter.”

22 So Laban gave a wedding feast and invited everyone.

23 But that night, instead of Rachel, he took Leah to Jacob, and Jacob had intercourse with her

24 (Laban gave his slave woman Zilpah to his daughter Leah as her maid.)

25 Not until the next morning did Jacob discover that it was Leah. He went to Laban and said, “Why did you do this to me? I worked to get Rachel. Why have you tricked me?”

26 Laban answered, “It is not the custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older.

27 Wait until the week’s marriage celebrations are over, and I will give you Rachel, if you will work for me another seven years.”

28 Jacob agreed, and when the week of marriage celebrations was over, Laban gave him his daughter Rachel as his wife

This is the Word of the Lord

All:  Thanks be to God 

Hymn My Jesus, My Saviour  

Here the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to – Matthew Chap: 13

31 Jesus told them another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man takes a mustard seed and sows it in his field.

32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it grows up, it is the biggest of all plants. It becomes a tree, so that birds come and make their nests in its branches.”

33 Jesus told them still another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A woman takes some yeast and mixes it with a bushel of flour until the whole batch of dough rises.” 

46 and when he finds one that is unusually fine, he goes and sells everything he has, and buys that pearl.

47 “Also, the Kingdom of heaven is like this. Some fishermen throw their net out in the lake and catch all kinds of fish.

48 When the net is full, they pull it to shore and sit down to divide the fish: the good ones go into the buckets, the worthless ones are thrown away.

49 It will be like this at the end of the age: the angels will go out and gather up the evil people from among the good

50 and will throw them into the fiery furnace, where they will cry and gnash their teeth.

51 “Do you understand these things?” Jesus asked them. “Yes,” they answered.

52 So he replied, “This means, then, that every teacher of the Law who becomes a disciple in the Kingdom of heaven is like a homeowner who takes new and old things out of his storage room.”

This is the Word of the Lord

All: Thanks be to God

Hymn – What a friend we have in Jesus,

  1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
    all our sins and grief’s to bear!
    What a privilege to carry
    everything to God in prayer!
    O what peace we often forfeit,
    O what needless pain we bear,
    all because we do not carry
    everything to God in prayer!
     
  1. Have we trials and temptations?
    Is there trouble anywhere?
    We should never be discouraged;
    take it to the Lord in prayer!
    Can we find a friend so faithful
    who will all our sorrows share?
    Jesus knows our every weakness;
    take it to the Lord in prayer!
     
  1. Are we weak and heavy laden,
    cumbered with a load of care?
    Precious Saviour, still our refuge–
    take it to the Lord in prayer!
    Do your friends despise, forsake you?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
    In his arms he’ll take and shield you;
    you will find a solace there.
    (by Joseph Medlicott Scriven – 1819 to 1886) 

Hymn – Be Still for the Presence of the Lord 

We say together the Apostles Creed:-

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.

Amen.

 Hymn Abide With Me

1 Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

2 Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away.
Change and decay in all around I see.
O thou who changest not, abide with me.

3 I need thy presence every passing hour.
What but thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?
Who like thyself my guide and strength can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, O abide with me.

4 I fear no foe with thee at hand to bless,
ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness.
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if thou abide with me.

5 Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes.
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven’s morning breaks and earth’s vain shadows flee;
in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
(by Henry Francis Lyte (1793 to 1847)

Prayers of Intercession

We gather our thoughts and prayers in the words our Saviour gave us

All: 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. 

Offertory Hymn – Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy.

  1. Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
    Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares could destroy,
    Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
    Your bliss in our hearts, Lord,
    At the break of the day.
     
  1. Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
    Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
    Be there at our labours and give us, we pray,
    Your strength in our hearts, Lord,
    At the noon of the day.
     
  1. Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
    Your hands swift to welcome, Your arms to embrace.
    Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
    Your love in our hearts, Lord,
    At the eve of the day.
     
  1. Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
    Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
    Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
    Your peace in our hearts, Lord,
    At the end of the day.
    (by Jan Struthers (1901 to 1953) 

Farewell Prayer 

The Grace 

All: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

And the love of God,

And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

Be with us all evermore.

Amen 

Hymn 10 – O Lord My God! When I in Awesome Wonder 

  1. O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
    consider all the works thy hand hath made,
    I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
    thy power throughout the universe displayed;
     

Refrain Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee,
how great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee,
how great thou art, how great thou art!
 

  1. When through the woods and forest glades I wander
    and hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
    when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
    and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze:

Refrain Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee,
how great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee,
how great thou art, how great thou art
 

  1. And when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
    sent him to die – I scarce can take it in
    that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
    he bled and died to take away my sin:

  2. Refrain Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee,
    how great thou art, how great thou art!
    Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee,
    how great thou art, how great thou art
     
  1. When Christ shall come with shouts of acclamation
    and take me home – what joy shall fill my heart!
    Then shall I bow in humble adoration
    and there proclaim, ‘my God, how great thou art!’

Refrain Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee,
how great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to thee,
how great thou art, how great thou art
  (by Carl Gustaf Boberg – 1856 to 1940)

Go in joy and peace to lover and serve the Lord 

All: In the name of Christ

Amen. 

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