Online Worship Nineteenth 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.


O for a thousand tongues to sing
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       O for a thousand tongues to sing
         my dear Redeemer’s praise,
         the glories of my God and King,
         the triumphs of his grace.

2       Jesus – the name that charms our fears,
         that bids our sorrows cease;
         ’tis music in the sinner’s ears,
         ’tis life, and health, and peace.

3       He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
         new life the dead receive;
         the mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
         the humble poor believe.

4       My gracious Master and my God,
         assist me to proclaim
         and spread through all the earth abroad
         the honours of thy name.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

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 





2 Timothy 4.5-17


We cannot measure how you heal
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       We cannot measure how you heal
         or answer every sufferer’s prayer,
         yet we believe your grace responds
         where faith and doubt unite to care.
         Your hands, though bloodied on the cross,
         survive to hold and heal and warn,
         to carry all through death to life
         and cradle children yet unborn.

2       The pain that will not go away,
         the guilt that clings from things long past,
         the fear of what the future holds,
         are present as if meant to last.
         But present too is love which tends
         the hurt we never hoped to find,
         the private agonies inside,
         the memories that haunt the mind.

3       So some have come who need your help,
         and some have come to make amends,
         as hands which shaped and saved the world
         are present in the touch of friends.
         Lord, let your Spirit meet us here
         to mend the body, mind and soul,
         to disentangle peace from pain
         and make your broken people whole.

John L Bell (born 1949) and Graham Maule (1958-2019)
© 1989, 1996 WGRG, c/o Iona Community, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, G5 9JP, Scotland.

Luke 10.1-9

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.

Sunday Reflection with the Canon Missioner of York Minster

God of hope and Lord of healing – Margaret Rizza
sung by St Martin’s Voices

         (O) God of hope and Lord of healing, we come to you in prayer.
         In our living and our dying,  you promise to be there.
For the weak we ask your courage, and your patience for the strong;
         stay with those whose pain is sharpest and those enduring long.
O provide for all the weary your precious gift of sleep;
         with the glad let us be joyful, and weep with those who weep.

 Come to meet your praying people, be with us as we kneel;
         come to help us, God our Saviour, for you alone can heal.

Christopher Idle
© Christopher Idle/Jubilate Hymns Ltd

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


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

1       Christ is the King! O friends rejoice;
         brothers and sisters, with one voice
         tell all 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


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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