Online Worship Fifth Sunday after Trinity

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave

Welcome

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

1       Lord, thy word abideth,
         and our footsteps guideth;
         who its truth believeth
         light and joy receiveth.

2       When our foes are near us,
         then thy word doth cheer us,
         word of consolation,
         message of salvation.

3       When the storms are o’er us,
         and dark clouds before us,
         then its light directeth,
         and our way protecteth.

4       Who can tell the pleasure,
         who recount the treasure,
         by thy word imparted
         to the simple-hearted?

5       Word of mercy, giving
         succour to the living;
         word of life, supplying
         comfort to the dying.

6       O that we discerning
         its most holy learning,
         Lord, may love and fear thee,
         evermore be near thee.

Henry Williams Baker (1821-1877)

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 God of our salvation,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As once you ransomed your people from Egypt
and led them to freedom in the promised land,
so now you have delivered us
from the dominion of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your risen Son.
May we, the first fruits of your new creation,
rejoice in this new day you have made,
and praise you for your mighty acts.
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.

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 

 

 

 

 

Isaiah

HYMN

         Water of life, cleanse and refresh us;
         raise us to life in Christ Jesus.

1       All you who thirst, come to the waters,
         and you will never be thirsty again.
         Chorus

2       As rain from heav’n so is God’s word,
         it waters the earth and brings forth life.
         Chorus

3       Dying with Christ, so we shall rise with him,
         death shall no longer have pow’r over us.
         Chorus

4       Turn to the Lord, cast off your wickedness,
         you will find peace in his infinite love.
         Chorus

Stephen Dean (b.1948)
© 1992, 2004 Stephen Dean, published by OCP Publications

Matthew 13.1-9,18-23

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.

The Sermon by  Vicar Catherine

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 are offered for the Church, the world, the sick, and the faithful departed.

 

 

Benefice Prayer

God who made everyone,
and who may be found in every place,
bless our parish and benefice,
prosper our attempts to be faithful to you,
and draw others to you.
Inspire us by the power of your Holy Spirit,
that we may be a caring people,
the true community of the body of
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Almighty God,
send down upon your Church
the riches of your Spirit,
and kindle in all who minister the gospel
your countless gifts of grace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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.

Our final hymn

         You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace,
         and the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you.
         There’ll be shouts of joy and the trees of the field
         shall clap, shall clap their hands,
         and the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
         and the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
         and the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
         and you’ll go out with joy.

Stuart Dauermann (b.1944)
© Lillenas Publishing Company/Admin. by Song Solutions CopyCare, 14 Horsted Square, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QG, UK. info@songsolutions.org.

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

Let us now go forth in peace to love and serve 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 Ordinary Time is used if it is the main service of the day. Covid-19 period – material here adapted for online use.

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Online Worship – Trinity Sunday

An ONLINE Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving

for the Ministry of Archbishop Sentamu

Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020   9 am

SEE: www.churchofengland.org OR Facebook and YouTube: The Church of England; Service to also feature on the free Daily Hope Telephone service 0800 804 8044

This is his last service as Archbishop of York. Archbishop Sentamu will preach and Revd Margaret will lead the prayers. The service will include contributions from the Archbishop of York Youth Trust and Acts 435. Both charities were founded more than a decade ago by the Archbishop. The service will start with an archive recording by BBC TV of the opening hymn at Archbishop Sentamu’s 2005 inauguration service at York Minster The God of Abraham Praise, and conclude with a 2019 recording of Alle Alle Alle – a Jamaican melody adapted by the Archbishop in 1985. The song is performed by children from Heworth Church of England Primary School in York. The Archbishop joins in by playing congas.

 

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Online Worship – Pentecost

Welcome

O Lord, open our lips                                                    
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

 Send your Holy Spirit upon us,
and clothe us with power from on high. Alleluia.

Opening Hymn

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.

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 the 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.

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.

Silence is kept

The Spirit of the Lord fills the world and knows our every word and deed. Let us then open ourselves to the Lord and confess 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.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me bless his holy name.

The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom has dominion over all.

Bless the Lord, all you works of his,
in all places of his dominion;
bless the Lord, O my soul.                            From Psalm 103

Blessed are you, creator God,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your Spirit moved over the face of the waters
bringing light and life to your creation,
pour out your Spirit on us today
that we may walk as children of light
and by your grace reveal your presence.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

The Word of God

 

 

 

 

Acts 2.1-21

Hymn

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, blessèd Trinity,
         unchanging, and for ever One.

John 7:37-39

 The Sermon by Vicar Catherine

 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

 Benefice Prayer

God who made everyone,
and who may be found in every place,
bless our parish and benefice,
prosper our attempts to be faithful to you,
and draw others to you.
Inspire us by the power of your Holy Spirit,
that we may be a caring people,
the true community of the body of
Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

 The Collect for Pentecost

 God, who as at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Being made one by the power of the Spirit, as our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

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.

Hymn

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)

Today we have remembered the coming of God’s power on the disciples and we invite that same Spirit to drive us out into the wild places of the world.

Filled with the Spirit’s power,
go in the light and peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

You might wish to light a candle at home today and recall how you as a follower of Christ have received his light and love to share with others. Shine as a light in the world, to the glory of God the Father.

 

hymns: CC from The Church of England.

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Deanery Service for Ascension Day

The deanery service for Ascension Day is on Thursday at 7 pm, the preacher is the Bishop of Whitby.  This is an online service from All Saints, Helmsley using Zoom.

ALL HELMSLEY PARISH ZOOM TRANSMISSIONS ARE AT:


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3350032015?pwd=QURZWFZTOXFHRWNsWFdRSnhMd3JvQT09
Password: 625893

Or dial: 0203 051 2874 
Meeting ID: 335 003 2015
Password: 625893
 
 

The Book of Common Prayer instructs us that if we offer ourselves in penitence and faith, giving thanks for the redemption won by Christ crucified, we may truly ‘eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ’, although we cannot receive the sacrament physically in ourselves.

It is a matter of deep regret that we cannot share fully in the Eucharist. I offer Holy Communion in my home as an expression of the shared life of the Body of Christ, of which we are all a part. In the one Spirit we were all baptised in to one body.

 During hymns all but the celebrant’s microphone will be turned off, so feel free to sing loudly and lustily! CCLI licence: 1334200

We welcome once more as our preacher The Rt Revd Paul Ferguson, Bishop of Whitby. Since we are gathering both as the Parish of Helmsley and the wider Deanery it is good to have friends from across Northern Ryedale.

 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.

Grace mercy and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all
And also with you

 Christ is risen
He is risen indeed, alleluia!

 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, for forty days we have been celebrating with joyful hearts the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, his bursting from the tomb and his defeat of the power of sin and death. He appeared to his disciples many times and told them about the kingdom of God.

Today we recall how he left this earth and returned to his Father, ascending into heaven to take his throne over all dominions and powers. Trusting in his reign over all creation, and submitting to his kingly yet loving rule, let us hear the story of his parting.

Hymn

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
to his throne above the skies; Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners given, Alleluia!
enters now the highest heaven! Alleluia!

 See! he lifts his hands above; Alleluia!
See! he shows the prints of love: Alleluia!
Hark! his gracious lips bestow, Alleluia!
blessings on his Church below. Alleluia!

 Still for us he intercedes, Alleluia!
his prevailing death he pleads, Alleluia!
near himself prepares our place, Alleluia!
he the first fruits of our race. Alleluia!

 Lord, though parted from our sight, Alleluia!
far above the starry height, Alleluia!
grant our hearts may thither rise, Alleluia!
seeking thee above the skies. Alleluia!

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.

Confession

Seeing we have a great high priest who has passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, and make our confession to our heavenly Father.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our neighbour, in thought and word and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past and grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your name. Amen

 The Absolution is given

Glory be to God on high,
and in earth peace, good will towards men.
We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesu Christ:
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord;
thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art the Most High,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Ministry of the Word

The Collect – the prayer used by the Church throughout the world on this day.

Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as we believe your only- begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ
to have ascended into the heavens,
so we in heart and mind may also ascend and with him continually dwell;
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen

New Testament Reading       Acts 1.1-11

In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. After his suffering he presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over the course of forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. ‘This’, he said, ‘is what you have heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.’

So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.’ When he had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up towards heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up towards heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.’

This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

A reading from Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians

I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love towards all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Hymn

Rejoice, the Lord is King! your Lord and King adore;
mortals give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the Saviour, reigns, the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains he took his seat above;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 His kingdom cannot fail, he rules both earth and heaven, the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given;
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 He sits at God’s right hand till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command, and fall beneath his feet:
Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

 Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come,
and take his servants up to their eternal home.
We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice;
God’s trumpet call shall sound, rejoice!

Go and make disciples of all nations, says the Lord. Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke
Glory to Christ our Saviour

 Then Jesus said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’

Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God.

This is the Gospel of Christ
Praise to Christ our Lord

Sermon      Bishop Paul

Creed

Let us profess the faith of the Church.

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Intercession

The Peace

Jesus says: ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. If you love me, rejoice because I am going to the Father.’ Alleluia. Alleluia!

The peace of the risen Christ be always with you
and also with you. Alleluia.

Hymn

Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne,
hark how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own!
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee
and hail him as thy matchless king
through all eternity.

Crown him the Lord of love,
behold his hands and side
those wounds yet visible above
in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
can fully bear that sight,
but downward bends his burning eye
at mysteries so bright.

Crown him the Lord of years,
the Potentate of time,
creator of the rolling spheres
in majesty sublime:
all hail, Redeemer, hail,
for thou hast died for me;
thy praise shall never, never fail
through all eternity!

Eucharist

Lord of life, with unbounded joy we offer you our sacrifice of praise. As we are fed with the bread of heaven may we know your resurrection power; through Christ our Risen Lord.Amen

The Lord be with you.
And also with you

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

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

It is indeed right and good, our duty and our joy,always and everywhere to give you thanks, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Jesus Christ the King of glory.

Born of a woman, he came to the rescue of our human race. Dying for us, he trampled death and conquered sin.   By the glory of his resurrection he opened the way to life eternal and by his ascension, gave us the sure hope that where he is we may also be.  Therefore the universe resounds with Easter joy and with choirs of angels we sing for ever to your praise:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Glory be to you, O Lord most high. Amen. Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Accept our praises, heavenly Father, through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, and as we follow his example and obey his command, grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit these gifts of bread and wine may be to us his body and his blood; who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread and gave you thanks; he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after supper he took the cup and gave you thanks; he gave it to them, saying: Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died: Christ is risen: Christ will come again.

Accept through him, our great high priest, this our sacrifice of thanks and praise, and as we eat and drink these holy gifts in the presence of your divine majesty, renew us by your Spirit, inspire us with your love and unite us in the body of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Through him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, with all who stand before you in earth and heaven, we worship you, Father almighty, in songs of everlasting praise:

Blessing and honour and glory and power be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

 Silence

 As our Saviour taught us, so we pray

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

 We break this bread to share in the body of Christ
Though we are many, we are one body because we all share in one bread.

O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takes away the sins of the world, grant us your peace.

 Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.
Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!

Communion – during this period of Covid-19 the celebrant alone receives. Whilst Communion is being received you might like to read the Prayer of General Thanksgiving:

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we your unworthy servants give you most humble and hearty thanks
for all your goodness and loving kindness.
We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
And give us, we pray, such a sense of all your mercies that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful,
and that we show forth your praise, not only with our lips but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service,
and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory,
for ever and ever. Amen

Post- Communion prayers

God our Father,
you have raised our humanity in Christ and have fed us with the bread of heaven:
mercifully grant that, nourished with such spiritual blessings, we may set our hearts in the heavenly places;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Father of all, we give you thanks and praise that, when we were still far off, you met us in your Son and brought us home. Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace and opened the gate of glory. May we who share  Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others; we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world. Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us so we and all your children shall be free and the whole earth live to praise your name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn

All my hope on God is founded;
he doth still my trust renew,
me through change and chance he guideth,
only good and only true.
God unknown, he alone
calls my heart to be his own.

Pride of man and earthly glory,
sword and crown betray his trust;
what with care and toil he buildeth,
tower and temple fall to dust.
But God’s power, hour by hour,
is my temple and my tower.

Still from man to God eternal
sacrifice of praise be done,
high above all praises praising
for the gift of Christ, his Son.
Christ doth call one and all:
ye who follow shall not fall.

Then the disciples returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day’s journey away. When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying. They were constantly devoting themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, as well as his brothers.

Silence is kept.

As we wait in silence,
make us ready for your coming Spirit.

As we listen to your word,
make us ready for your coming Spirit.

As we worship you in majesty,
make us ready for your coming Spirit.

As we long for your refreshing,
make us ready for your coming Spirit.

As we long for your renewing,
make us ready for your coming Spirit.

As we long for your equipping,
make us ready for your coming Spirit.

As we long for your empowering,
make us ready for your coming Spirit.

Silence is kept

The Blessing

Waiting expectantly for the promised Holy Spirit, go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

 PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE TO YOUR LOCAL CHURCH.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday Worship – Easter 7

 Sunday Worship 17 May


O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

In your resurrection, O Christ,
let heaven and earth rejoice. Alleluia.

Our Opening Hymn

1       O Jesus, I have promised
         to serve thee to the end;
         be thou for ever near me,
         my Master and my Friend:
         I shall not fear the battle
         if thou art by my side,
         nor wander from the pathway
         if thou wilt be my guide.

2       O let me hear thee speaking
         in accents clear and still,
         above the storms of passion,
         the murmurs of self-will;
         O speak to reassure me,
         to hasten or control;
         O speak, and make me listen,
         thou guardian of my soul.

3       O Jesus, thou hast promised
         to all who follow thee,
         that where thou art in glory
         there shall thy servant be;
         and, Jesus, I have promised
         to serve thee to the end:
         O give me grace to follow,
         my Master and my Friend.

4       O let me see thy foot-marks,
         and in them plant mine own;
         my hope to follow duly
         is in thy strength alone:
         O guide me, call me, draw me,
         uphold me to the end;
         and then in heaven receive me,
         my Saviour and my Friend.

John Ernest Bode (1816-1874)

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.

Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed for us.
Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice and evil
and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart.

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.

Christ has been raised from the dead:
the first fruits of those who sleep.

For as by man came death:
by man has also come the resurrection of the dead;

For as in Adam all die:
even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Blessed are you, Lord God of our salvation,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As once you ransomed your people from Egypt
and led them to freedom in the promised land,
so now you have delivered us
from the dominion of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your risen Son.
May we, the first fruits of your new creation,
rejoice in this new day you have made,
and praise you for your mighty acts.
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.

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.

Our first Reading is from Acts 1:6-14

“Lead me Lord” in place of Psalm

 

Our Second Reading is from 1 Peter 4: 12-14, 5:6-11

Our Second Hymn

Hail the day that sees him rise, alleluia!
Glorious to his native skies; alleluia!
Christ, awhile to mortals giv’n, alleluia!
Enters now the highest heav’n! Alleluia!

There the glorious triumph waits; alleluia!
Lift your heads, eternal gates! Alleluia!
Christ hast vanquished death and sin; alleluia!
Take the King of glory in. Alleluia!

There we shall with thee remain, alleluia!
Partners of thine endless reign; alleluia!
There thy face unclouded see, alleluia!
Find our heav’n of heav’ns in thee. Alleluia!

Charles Wesley (1707-1788) and Thomas Cotterill (1779-1823) and others

 

 

 

 

Our 3rd Reading is from John 17:1-11

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.

The Sermon by  Susan House (Reader)

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 Benefice Prayer

God who made everyone,
and who may be found in every place,
bless our parish and benefice,
prosper our attempts to be faithful to you,
and draw others to you.
Inspire us by the power of your Holy Spirit,
that we may be a caring people,
the true community of the body of
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rejoicing in God’s new creation,
let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:

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.

Our final hymn

Alleluia, sing the Jesus!
His the sceptre, his the throne;
alleluia, his the triumph,
his the victory alone:
hark, the songs of peaceful Sion
thunder like a mighty flood;
Jesus out of every nation

hath redeemed us by his blood.

Alleluia, not as orphans
are we left in sorrow now;
alleluia, he is near us,
faith believes, nor questions how:
though the cloud from sight received him,
when the forty days were o’er,
shall our hearts forget his promised,
‘I am with you evermore’?

Alleluia, bread of angels,
thou on earth out food, our stay;
alleluia, here the sinful
flee to thee from day to day:
Intercessor, Friend of sinners,
earth’s Redeemer, plead for me,
where the songs of al the singles
sweep across the crystal sea.

Alleluia, King eternal,
thee the Lord of lords we own;
alleluia, born of May,
earth thy footstool, heaven thy throne,
thou within the veil hast entered,
robed in flesh, our great High Priest:
thou on earth both Priest and Victim
in the eucharistic feast.

William Chatterton Dix (1837-1898)

May the risen Christ grant us the joys of eternal life.
Amen.

Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

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Newsletter

Sunday 5th July – Fourth Sunday after Trinity

CHURCHES NOW OPEN for Individual Prayer:

We hope to have a Eucharist service in the benefice on Sunday 12th July. Details to follow. Benefice Sunday worship including hymns, and readings from our church members is on our website: www.ampleforthbenefice.co.uk

St Hilda’s and Holy Cross churches are now open on Wednesdays 10 am – 12 pm and Saturdays 2 pm – 4 pm for individual prayer. (St Oswald’s closed for building works)

Prayers of Thanksgiving: we give thanks to God that we can gather soon in our churches for public worship, and we pray for all the preparations involved.

For those who are ill, confined to home and in need: from Ampleforth: Jean Thompson, Richard
from Oswaldkirk: Gareth Thomas, Philippa Mackenzie-Smith, Rosemary Greenfield
from Stonegrave: Anne Fryers, Martyn Boothroyd, Margaret Timbrell

For the recently departed: Margaret Wilson, June Nicholson

For those whose anniversaries are remembered at this time:
from Ampleforth: Flora Johnson, Dick Johnson, Edith Smith, John Harrison, Joan Goodward, Frank Bennett
from Gilling: Ted Marsh, Frank Marginson, Alec Pringle, Marjorie Laverick,
Elizabeth Chisholm, Richard Hicks, Val Harrison
from Oswaldkirk: Joe Wilshire, Greta Greenfield, Edward Tetley
from Stonegrave: Charles Clapston

Prayer each day this week: In our Gospel passage from Matthew, Jesus gives us the image of the yoke in connection to our discipleship. Bearing a yoke would not seem to be an enjoyable experience. But the yoke of Jesus, the one who is meek and humble of heart, is itself easy; the burden is light. We learn that when we are true disciples of Christ, we conform to the person himself. So conformed, we find any burden not to be a burden at all. Secure in our relationship with Jesus, we need only act as he would in the world, as another Christ to serve the needs of those around us. Lord, help us serve each day this week, Amen.

Please contact Revd Catherine if you would like prayer ministry on the telephone, or if you would like to be prayed for by name at Sunday services. The Church of England has launched a Daily Hope freephone telephone line for those not online: 0800 804 8044 You can call and listen to prayers, music, bible readings, and reflections.

 Benefice Notices

Benefice Website
www.ampleforthbenefice.co.uk
Facebook Page: Ampleforth Benefice

Within the Deanery this week, we pray for:
St Mary, Scawton

SEE our Benefice Facebook page and Website for online services and audio.

Revd Catherine live-streams on Facebook Morning Prayer Tuesday to Friday each week at 9.30 am and the Eucharist on Sundays is uploaded to our YouTube channel and Facebook.

SEE our YouTube channel: Ampleforth Church Group for weekly School Collective Worship

Youth Church meet on Zoom again this Sunday. Please pray for our youth leaders and young people.

Faith at Home: For ideas and activities SEE www.churchofengland.org/faith-action/faith-home

Church of England National Service 9 am each Sunday on Facebook and YouTube.

This Week’s Sunday Service on BBC Radio 4 at 08.10am:
Speaking into Troubled Times
The Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Church, Piccadilly, and composer Bob Chilcott explore the power of art to speak into troubled times.

Bishop Stephen Cottrell will be confirmed as the 98th Archbishop of York at 11 am on Thursday 9th July in a service broadcast via video conference due to the current coronavirus restrictions. The service will be shown on the Church of England Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Middlesbrough Food Bank
middlesbrough.foodbank.org.uk or ring 01653 628755

Next Sunday, 12th July 2020
Fifth Sunday after Trinity

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

Contact: Revd Catherine Reid
Vicar of the Ampleforth Benefice
The Vicarage, Ampleforth   tel.01439 788867email. CRcatherinereid@gmail.com

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Youth Church

The Vicar has started a Youth Church with a small team in Ampleforth. Youth Church runs on Sunday evenings at 7 pm during term-time and looks to engage young people 10 year + from Ampleforth and the surrounding villages. Please pray for this new initiative in the benefice and our work with young people and their families.

Youth Church now meet on Sundays at 7 pm on Zoom. Please get in touch with Revd Catherine if you would like your child (9-14 years) to join the sessions.

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