Online Worship Fifth Sunday after Trinity

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave


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.


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.

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.

The Word of God 







         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.

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

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

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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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