Online Worship Ninth Sunday after Trinity

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave

 

Morning Prayer
Ninth Sunday after Trinity

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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.

HYMN  Father, Lord of all Creation
sung by St Martin’s Singers

 

1          Father, Lord of all Creation,
            Ground of Being, Life and Love;
            height and depth beyond description
            only life in you can prove:
            you are mortal life’s dependence:
            thought, speech, sight are ours by grace;
            yours is every hour’s existence,
            sovereign Lord of time and space.

2          Jesus Christ, the Man for Others,
            we, your people, make our prayer:
            help us love as sisters, brothers,
            all whose burdens we can share.
            Where your name binds us together
            you, Lord Christ, will surely be;
            where no selfishness can sever
            there your love the world may see.

3          Holy Spirit, rushing, burning
            wind and flame of Pentecost,
            fire our hearts afresh with yearning
            to regain what we have lost.
            May your love unite our action,
            nevermore to speak alone:
            God, in us abolish faction,
            God, through us your love make known.

Stewart Cross (1928-1989)
(One License 198267)

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.

Jesus says, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.’ So let us turn away from our sin and turn to Christ, confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

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 us to 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.
Amen.

Blessed is the Lord,
for he has heard the voice of our prayer;

therefore shall our hearts dance for joy
and in our song will we praise our God.

Blessed are you, Lord our God,
creator and redeemer of all;
to you be glory and praise for ever.
From the waters of chaos you drew forth the world
and in your great love fashioned us in your image.
Now, through the deep waters of death,
you have brought your people to new birth
by raising your Son to life in triumph.
May Christ your light ever dawn in our hearts
as we offer you our sacrifice of thanks and praise.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
Blessed be God for ever.

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

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
Amen.

The Word of God 

 

 

 

 

Ephesians 4.1-16

Responsory

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

You have died and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead.

Set your minds on things that are above,
not on things that are on the earth.
And Christ shall give you light.

When Christ our life appears you will appear with him in glory.
Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.

HYMN Take this moment, sign and space
sung by St Martin’s Singers

 

1          Take this moment, sign and space;
            take my friends around;
            here among us make the place
            where your love is found.

2          Take the time to call my name,
            take the time to mend
            who I am and what I’ve been,
            all I’ve failed to tend.

3          Take the tiredness of my days,
            take my past regret,
            letting your forgiveness touch
            all I can’t forget.

4          Take the little child in me
            scared of growing old;
            help me here to find my worth
            made in Christ’s own mould.

5          Take my talents, take my skills,
            take what’s yet to be;
            let my life be yours, and yet
            let it still be me.

John L Bell (born 1949) and Graham Maule (1958-2019)
© 1989 WGRG, c/o Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, Scotland. www.wildgoose.scot

(CCLI 1430623, One License 88516

 

John 6.1-21

The Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, 
who has come to his people and set them free.

He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
born of the house of his servant David.

Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all that hate us,

To show mercy to our ancestors, 
and to remember his holy covenant.

This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: 
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

Free to worship him without fear, 
holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, 
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

To give his people knowledge of salvation 
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God 
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, 
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.

Reflection by Tom McLeish

New Apostolic Church Choir & Orchestra, South Africa

 The 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 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.

Prayers

Intercessions

The Collect

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn    Christ is the King! O friends rejoice
sung by St Martin’s Singers

 

1          Christ is the King! O friends rejoice;
            brothers and sisters, with one voice
            tell all the world he is your choice.
            Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

2          O magnify the Lord, and raise
            anthems of joy and holy praise
            for Christ’s brave saints of ancient days.
            Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

3          O Christian women, Christian men,
            all the world over, seek again
            the way disciples followed then.
            Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

4          Let love’s unconquerable might
            your scattered companies unite
            in service to the Lord of light.
            Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

5          So shall God’s will on earth be done,
            new lamps be lit, new tasks begun,
            and the whole Church at last be one.
            Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

George K A Bell (1883-1958)
© Oxford University Press

(CCLI 7007433, One License 198087)

 

 

The Blessing

The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil,
and keep us in eternal life.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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Sunday Next before Lent

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave

Morning Prayer
Sunday Next before Lent

The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light.
For to us a child is born
to us a Son is given.
His name will be called
Wonderful counsellor, mighty God,
the everlasting Father,
the Prince of Peace.
Glory to God in the highest
and peace to his people on earth.

Hymn   Christ, whose glory fills the skies
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       Christ, whose glory fills the skies,
         Christ, the true, the only light,
         sun of righteousness, arise,
         triumph o’er the shades of night;
         day-spring from on high, be near;
         day-star, in my heart appear.

2       Dark and cheerless is the morn
         unaccompanied by thee:
         joyless is the day’s return,
         till thy mercy’s beams I see,
         till they inward light impart,
         glad my eyes, and warm my heart.

3       Visit then this soul of mine;
         pierce the gloom of sin and grief;
         fill me, radiancy divine;
         scatter all my unbelief;
         more and more thyself display,
         shining to the perfect day.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

The sun of righteousness has dawned
with healing in his wings.
Let us come to the light of Christ,
confessing our sins in penitence and faith.

God our Father,
you sent your Son full of grace and truth:
forgive our failure to receive him.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus our Saviour,
you were born in poverty and laid in a manger:
forgive our greed and rejection of your ways.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Spirit of Love,
your servant Mary responded joyfully to your call:
forgive the hardness of our hearts.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Blessed are you, sovereign God,
creator of heaven and earth,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your living Word, eternal in heaven,
assumed the frailty of our mortal flesh,
may the light of your love be born in us
to fill our hearts with joy as we sing:
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

The Word of life which was from the beginning
we proclaim to you.
The darkness is passing away
and the true light is already shining;
the Word of life which was from the beginning.
That which we heard, which we saw with our eyes,
and touched with our hands,
we proclaim to you.
For our fellowship is with the Father,
and with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Word of life which was from the beginning
we proclaim to you.

The Word of God 

 

 

 

 

2 Corinthians 4.3-6

A Song of the Messiah

To us a child is born,
to us a son is given.

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
upon them the light has dawned.
You have increased their joy and given them great gladness;
they rejoiced before you as with joy at the harvest.
For you have shattered the yoke that burdened them;
the collar that lay heavy on their shoulders.
For to us a child is born and to us a son is given,
and the government will be upon his shoulder.
And his name will be called: Wonderful Counsellor;
the Mighty God;
the Everlasting Father; the Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
there will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish and uphold it with justice and righteousness.
From this time forth and for evermore;
the zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

To us a child is born,
to us a son is given.

Hymn   Shine, Jesus, shine
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       Lord, the light of Your love is shining,
         in the midst of the darkness, shining:
         Jesus, Light of the world, shine upon us;
         set us free by the truth You now bring us –
         shine on me, shine on me.
         Shine, Jesus, shine,
         fill this land with the Father’s glory;
         blaze, Spirit, blaze,
         set our hearts on fire.
         Flow, river, flow,
         flood the nations with grace and mercy;
         send forth Your word,
         Lord, and let there be light!

2       Lord, I come to Your awesome presence,
         from the shadows into Your radiance;
         by the blood I may enter Your brightness:
        set us free by the truth You now bring us
         shine on me, shine on me.
         Chorus

3       As we gaze on Your kingly brightness
         so our faces display Your likeness,
         ever changing from glory to glory:
         mirrored here, may our lives tell your story –
         shine on me, shine on me.
         Chorus

Graham Kendrick (born 1950)

© 1987 Make Way Music, PO Box 263, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5AP, UK. info@makewaymusic.com. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Mark 9.2-9

To us is born a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
and all the heavenly hosts now sing,
Glory to God in the highest.

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,  
 who has come to his people and set them free
He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
 
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
 
to save us from our enemies,
 
from the hands of all that hate us,
To show mercy to our ancestors,  
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
And you, child, shall be called the prophet;
of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit
As it was in the beginning, is now
and shall be for ever.
Amen.

To us is born a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
and all the heavenly hosts now sing,
Glory to God in the highest.

A Song of the Light – Simon Lole
sung by St Martin’s Voices

Light of the world, in grace and beauty,
mirror of God’s eternal face.
Transparent flame of love’s free duty,
you bring salvation to our race.

Now as we see the lights of evening,
we raise our voice in hymns of praise.
Worthy are you of endless blessing,
sun of our night, lamp of our days.

Phos Hilaron (from ‘Celebrating Common Prayer’)

The 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 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.

Prayers          

 

 

 

 

Intercessions

Collect

Benefice Prayer

Lord’s Prayer

HYMN  Bright the vision that delighted
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       Bright the vision that delighted
         once the sight of Judah’s seer;
         sweet the countless tongues united
         to entrance the prophet’s ear.

2       Round the Lord in glory seated
         cherubim and seraphim
         filled his temple, and repeated
         each to each the alternate hymn:

3       ‘Lord, thy glory fills the heaven;
         earth is with its fulness stored;
         unto thee be glory given,
         holy, holy, holy, Lord.’

4       Heaven is still with glory ringing,
         earth takes up the angels’ cry,
         ‘Holy, holy, holy,’ singing,
         ‘Lord of hosts, the Lord most high.’

5       With his seraph train before him,
         with his holy Church below,
         thus unite we to adore him,
         bid we thus our anthem flow:

6       ‘Lord, thy glory fills the heaven;
         earth is with its fulness stored;
         unto thee be glory given,
         holy, holy, holy, Lord.’

Richard Mant (1776-1848)

May God, who has called us out of darkness
into his marvellous light,
bless us and fill us with peace.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 

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Online service for Remembrance Sunday

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave

We come together wherever we are but in the presence of God.
We commit ourselves in penitence and faith for reconciliation between the nations that all people may, together, live in freedom, justice and peace.
We pray for all who, in bereavement, disability and pain, continue to suffer the consequences of armed conflict and terrorism.
We remember with thanksgiving and sorrow those whose lives, in world wars and conflicts past and present, have been given and taken away.

The Fallen of Ampleforth

1914-1918

Thomas Hubert Benson      Joseph Preston
Hills Bamber                         Edwin Shepherd
Reginald Bradley                  William Shepherd
Harry Brough                        William Sowray
Philip Brown                         Herbert Thompson
George Chase                       Louis Thompson
Herbert Fox                           Donald White  
Thomas Hartas                     George Henry Worthy    
Walter Kerr                            Thomas Wright      
John McEvoy                          
Lawrence McEvoy                          
Arthur James Nichol               1939-1945
Wardle Nicholson                    Stephen Brown                
Gordon Nicholson                   Ronald Butcher
Sidney James Pearson           Vivian Howkins

John Perry                                John Hutchinson
Lawrence Pinder                      Arthur Wright

The Fallen of Gilling

1914 – 1918

Ernest Borissow
George Henry Brough
William R Charter
Percy Church
Ernest Clark
John England
Alfred Ewbank
Robert Harper
John MacGathan
Edwin Pybus MM
George Skilbeck
William Williamson

 1939-1945

Harold Barlow

The Fallen of Oswaldkirk

1914 – 1918

Richard Johnson
George Skilbeck
Albert Trenholme
Gordon Trenholme

1939-1945

William Osborne
                           
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.
We will remember them.

 The Last Post

Two minutes silence

Reveille

Ever living God, we remember those whom you have gathered from the storm of war into the peace of your presence. May that same peace calm our fears, bring justice to all peoples and establish harmony among the nations. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

We are here to worship almighty God, whose purposes are good; whose power sustains the world he has made; who loves us, though we have failed in his service; who gave Jesus Christ for the life of the world; who by his Holy Spirit leads us in his way.

As we give thanks for his great works, we remember those who have lived and died in his service and in the service of others; we pray for all who suffer in war and are in need; we ask for his help and blessing that we may do his will, and that the whole world may acknowledge him as Lord and King.
Amen.

HYMN

O valiant hearts
sung by the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields

O valiant hearts who to your glory came
through dust of conflict and through battle flame;
tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

Proudly you gathered, rank on rank, to war
as who had heard God’s message from afar;
all you had hoped for, all you had, you gave,
to save mankind – yourselves you scorned to save.

Splendid you passed, the great surrender made;
into the light that nevermore shall fade;
deep your contentment in the blest abode,
who wait the last clear trumpet-call of God.

O risen Lord, O Shepherd of our dead,
whose cross has brought them and who staff has led,
in glorious hope their proud and sorrowing land
commits her children to thy gracious hand.

Sir John S. Arkwright (1872-1954)

First Reading – Amos 5.18-24

Let us pray for all who suffer as a result of conflict, and ask that God give us peace.
For the servicemen and women who have died in the violence of war, each one remembered and known to God.
God give us peace
God give us peace

For those who love them in death as in life, offering the distress of our grief and the sadness of our loss.
God give us peace
God give us peace

For all members of the armed forces who are in danger this day, remembering family, friends and all who pray for their safe return.
God give us peace
God give us peace

For civilian men, women and children whose lives are disfigured by war or terror, calling to mind in penitence the anger and hatreds of humanity.
God give us peace
God give us peace

O God of truth and justice, we hold before you those whose memory we cherish, and those whose names we will never know. Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world, and grant us dignity as we pray for those who wish us harm. As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future; for you are the source of life and hope, now and forever.
Amen.

Eternal Father, strong to save
sung by the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields

 

1       Eternal Father, strong to save,
         whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
         who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep
         its own appointed limits keep:
         O hear us when we cry to thee
         for those in peril on the sea.

2       O Saviour whose almighty word
         the winds and waves submissive heard,
         who walkedst on the foaming deep,
         and calm amid its rage didst sleep:
         O hear us when we cry to thee
         for those in peril on the sea.

3       O sacred Spirit, who didst brood
         upon the chaos dark and rude,
         who badst its angry tumult cease,
         and gavest light and life and peace:
         O hear us when we cry to thee
         for those in peril on the sea.

4       O Trinity of love and power,
         our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
         from rock and tempest, fire and foe,
         protect them whereso’er they go:
         and ever let there rise to thee
         glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

William Whiting (1825-1878)

Second Reading – Matthew 25.1-13

The Address by Ian Henley, Reader

O God our help in ages past
sung by the Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields

1       O God, our help in ages past,
         our hope for years to come,
         our shelter from the stormy blast,
         and our eternal home;

2       Under the shadow of thy throne
         thy saints have dwelt secure;
         sufficient is thine arm alone,
         and our defence is sure.

3       Before the hills in order stood,
         or earth received her frame,
         from everlasting thou art God,
         to endless years the same.

4       A thousand ages in thy sight
         are like an evening gone;
         short as the watch that ends the night
         before the rising sun.

5       Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
         bears all its sons away;
         they fly forgotten, as a dream
         dies at the opening day.

6       O God, our help in ages past,
         our hope for years to come,
         be thou our guard while troubles last,
         and our eternal home.

Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Let us commit ourselves to responsible living and faithful service.

Will you strive for all that makes for peace
We will

Will you seek to heal the wounds of war
We will

Will you work for a just future for all humanity
We will

Merciful God,
We offer to you the fears in us
That have not yet been cast out by love:
May we accept the hope you have placed
In the hearts of all people,
And live lives of justice, courage and mercy;
Through Jesus Christ, our risen redeemer. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Almighty and eternal God, from whose love in Christ we cannot be parted, either by death or life:hear our prayers and thanksgivings for all whom we remember this day; fulfil in them the purpose of your love, and bring us all, with them, to your eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

The National Anthem

God grant to the living grace,
to the departed rest,
to the Church, the Queen, the Commonwealth
and all people peace and concord
and to us and all his servants life everlasting.

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

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Covid-19 Church Guidance

We are following the current guidance issued by the Church of England, in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For information, please go to:  https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches

Church opening

Two of our churches are open at set times for private prayer.

Because the COVID-19 virus can settle on surfaces for up to 72 hours we cannot yet return to normal opening.

Funerals and weddings may now take place in Church with appropriate social distancing and no more than 30 people.

Church Opening Times for Private Prayer

Oswaldkirk    Wednesdays 09.30 am to dusk or 1800
                            Sundays        09.30 am to dusk or 1800

Stonegrave:  Sundays 1200-1500

The Church of England and Diocese of York have given comprehensive guidance for opening our churches.  Here are some of the salient points:

Face masks must be worn in church.
Hands must be sanitised on entry and on leaving.

 

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York School of Ministry

York School of Ministry is now welcoming new students for September!

York School of Ministry offers theological and ministerial education on behalf of the Diocese of York, for lay ministries, those in discernment for lay and ordained ministry and those who would like to explore more about their faith and discipleship.

Feedback from our students over the last two years suggests that being part of YSOM is both faith enhancing and life affirming and not only widens personal horizons, but opens to the door to a more fulfilled and active ministry in the church.

YSOM is now recruiting for September 2020 with courses being offered initially online with a move to a blended learning approach with additional face to face teaching as the social distancing rules are relaxed. 

Our new leaflets can be downloaded from our website by  clicking here.

For a little more information on who these courses are most suitable for please read on!

Certificate & Diploma Level: Introduction to the New Testament

Our Higher Education Certificate, Diploma and Exploring your Call programmes all start with the above module which is suitable for RPAs, Church Wardens, Parish Administrators, Children & Youth workers and congregation members wishing to explore their faith and extend their knowledge and understanding. 

There are opportunities for all students to talk with staff about vocation and to explore the different ministry roles including lay ministries and ordination.

BA & Graduate Level: Christian Doctrine in Context with a focus on Creation

The Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Theology, Mission and Ministry brings together practical contextual ministry and mission with further biblical studies, theology, liturgy, ethics and mission studies. This programme is suitable for Readers and Clergy wishing to reflect on their own ministerial practice and advance or refresh their knowledge and understanding.

Thank you for taking time to read this, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if we can be of any help or if you require any further information.  You can also check out our website www.ysom.org.uk

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Online Worship Pentecost

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave

 

Morning Prayer
Pentecost

Welcome

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you
And also with you.
 
Alleluia. Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia.
 

Jesus Christ, whom we worship, is our crucified, risen and ascended Lord and we have walked with him through his journey of love. 
We have faced the agony of his suffering and death on a cross. 
We have rejoiced at his bursting free from the bonds of death. 
We have enjoyed his risen presence with us and his revelation of himself through the breaking of bread. 
We have seen his return to the throne before which every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that this Jesus is Lord. 

And now, with the followers of his own time,we await the coming of the promised Holy Spirit, his gift to his people,through whom we make Christ known to the world

HYMN  Be still for the presence of the Lord
sung by St Martin’s Voices

Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here;
come bow before Him now with reverence and fear.
in Him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground;
be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.
        
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;
He burns with holy fire, with splendour He is crowned.
How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.
        
Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place;
He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister His grace.
No work too hard for Him, in faith receive from Him;
be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.

David J Evans (born 1957)
© 1986 Thankyou Music/Adm. by worshiptogether.com songs excl UK & Europe, adm. by kingswaysongs.com. www.kingswaysongs.com.

RESPONSORY

As we wait in silence,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we listen to your word,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we worship you in majesty,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your refreshing,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your renewing,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your equipping,
fill us with your Spirit.

As we long for your empowering,
fill us with your Spirit.

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

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
Amen.

The Word of God 

 

 

 

 

Acts 2.1-21

PRAYER FOR PERSONAL RENEWAL

Be with us, Spirit of God;
nothing can separate us from your love.

Breathe on us, breath of God;
fill us with your saving power.

Speak in us, wisdom of God;
bring strength, healing, and peace.

Let us bless the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Let us praise and bless God for ever

HYMN Come down O love divine
sung by St Martin’s Voices

Come down, O Love divine,
Seek thou this soul of mine,
And visit it with thine own ardour glowing.
O comforter, draw near,
Within my heart appear,
And kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

O let it freely burn,
Till earthly passions turn
To dust and ashes, in its heat consuming;
And let thy glorious light
Shine ever on my sight,
And clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity
Mine outward vesture be,
And lowliness become mine inner clothing;
True lowliness of heart,
Which takes the humbler part,
And o’er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong,
With which the soul will long,
Shall far outpass the power of human telling;
For none can guess its grace,
Till he become the place
Wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.

Discendi, amor santo Bianco da Siena (died 1434) translated Richard Frederick Littledale (1833-1890)

John 15.26-27;16:4B-15

The Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel,  
 who has come to his people and set them free
He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
 
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
 
to save us from our enemies,
 
from the hands of all that hate us,
To show mercy to our ancestors,  
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
And you, child, shall be called the prophet;
of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of all their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
To shine on those who dwell in darkness
and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.

Reflection from Paul and Bernadette Burbridge

Veni, veni, veni Sancte Spiritus
sung by St Martin’s Voices

Veni, veni,
veni, veni,
veni Sancte Spiritus.
Veni, veni,
veni, veni,
Sancte Spiritus.
(Come, Holy Spirit.)

 Cantor:
1       Come, make our hearts your home,
give us grace, Spirit, come.

2       Come, fill our hearts with heavenly love,
come, strengthen from above.

Peter Nardone (b. 1965)
© Peter Nardone
(One Licence #A&M267)

 

The 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 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.

Prayers          

 

 

 

 

Intercessions

Collect

The Lord’s Prayer

HYMN A mighty wind invades the world
sung by St Martin’s Voices

 

1       A mighty wind invades the world,
         so strong and free on beating wing:
         it is the Spirit of the Lord
         from whom all truth and freedom spring.

2       The Spirit is a fountain clear
         for ever leaping to the sky,
         whose waters give unending life,
         whose timeless source is never dry.

3       The Spirit comes in tongues of flame,
         with love and wisdom burning bright:
         the wind, the fountain and the fire
         combine in this great feast of light.

4       O tranquil Spirit, bring us peace,
         with God the Father and the Son.
         we praise you, blessed Trinity,
         unchanging, and for ever one.

Stanbrook Abbey
© 1974 Stanbrook Abbey
(Public Domain)

May God our Redeemer show us compassion and love.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Liturgical material reproduced here is copyright: Common Worship 2000 (Main Volume) and CW Daily Prayer;

This order of Morning Prayer in Lent is used if it is the main service of the day. Covid-19 period – material here adapted for online use.

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Newsletter

29 Aug 2021 Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

Benefice Eucharist at St Hilda, Ampleforth at 10.00 am led by Revd Canon Mike Cooney at 10.00 am

Radio 4 Sunday Worship at 0810
Homecoming

From Prospect Farm at Greenbelt. With the annual Greenbelt festival cancelled last year and a smaller gathering at Prospect Farm last week, many have missed their annual homecoming opportunity to be in festive mood amongst friends. As people begin to return to rhythms of life they have known previously, such as the breathing space Greenbelt offers, is it possible to achieve a more balanced world in the future, one of racial and environmental justice, an altogether more hopeful world? Presenter: Chine McDonald; Preacher: Molly Boot.

Church of England online service 9.00 am
https://www.churchofengland.org/news-and-media/join-us-church-online/weekly-online-services/

 Prayers

Those who are ill, housebound and in need:

from Ampleforth: George Pearson, Jean Thompson, Richard Unwin, Jo Priestman, Margaret Matthews, Ruth Taylor and Freda Shaw
from Gilling: Margaret Dixon
from Oswaldkirk: Gareth Thomas, Philippa Mackenzie-Smith
from Stonegrave: Anne Fryers, Martyn Boothroyd. 

Those whose anniversaries we remember

from Ampleforth: Minnie Benson, Philip Robinson, Richard Thrower, Jeanne Taylor, Doris Thompson, Robert Pearson, Esme Penny, Hugh Daniel, Betty Wilson
from Gilling: Betty Smith, Brian Wickman
from Oswaldkirk: Mona Dale
from Stonegrave: Edward Worsley

Churches open

 St Hilda, Ampleforth – Open daily

St Oswald’s – Daily from 10am to 4 pm
Holy Cross, Gilling – Daily from 9.30am to 5 pm
Stonegrave Minster – from noon to 4 pm on Sundays

Notices

Within the Deanery this week, we pray for:
St Aidan, Gillamoor

Help for those in need 

Middlesbrough food bank

 A reminder that on Thursday 9th September we will be having another collection for the Middlesbrough Foodbank, this time to coincide with Harvest. Collection points will be Stonegrave Minster, Holy Cross Church and Rose Cottage Cawton. There will be someone to collect donations at each station between 10-00am and noon. If these times are inconvenient please contact us on 01653 628579 and we will collect any donations. For those who wish to donate money rather than items this is very acceptable, cheques to be made out to the Middlesbrough Foodbank. More details are included in the magazine.

As ever we would ask you to contribute generously as many families rely on the donations to put food on the table in these very difficult times.

Thank you, Peter and Sue Allen

https://middlesbrough.foodbank.org.uk/

or ring 07954 131337

Ryedale Food Bank
https://ryedale.foodbank.org.uk
or ring 07990 264008

Oswaldkirk 100 Club Results

August         First prize   Brian Vardy
                   Second prize  Jane Butler

September   First prize  Sue Stewart 
                     Second prize  Rosie Wilkinson

 Services in the coming week

 Next Wednesday 1st September

Benefice Eucharist at St Hilda, Ampleforth at 10.00 am.

 Next Sunday 5th September

Benefice Eucharist at St Oswald, Oswaldkirk led by Revd Stephen Gamble at 10.00 am

 Contact: Revd Canon Tim Robinson
Area Dean of Northern Ryedale Deanery
The Vicarage, Baxtons Road, Helmsley   tel.01439 770983
Email: tim.robinson123@btinternet.com

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