Online Worship Second Sunday of Lent

 

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave

Welcome

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

Hear our voice, O Lord, according to your faithful love,
according to your judgement give us life.

Blessed are you, God of compassion and mercy,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
In the darkness of our sin,
your light breaks forth like the dawn
and your healing springs up for deliverance.
As we rejoice in the gift of your saving help,
sustain us with your bountiful Spirit
and open our lips to sing your praise.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
All   Blessed be God for ever.

HYMN   Lead us, heavenly Father, lead ussung by St Martin’s Voices

1       Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
         o’er the world’s tempestuous sea;
         guard us, guide us, keep us, feed us
         for we have no help but thee;
         yet possessing every blessing,
         if our God our Father be.

2       Saviour, breathe forgiveness o’er us;
         all our weakness thou dost know;
         thou didst tread this earth before us,
         thou didst feel its keenest woe;
         self denying, death defying,
         thou to Calvary didst go.

3       Spirit of our God, descending,
         fill our hearts with heavenly joy,
         love with every passion blending,
         pleasure that can never cloy:
         thus provided, pardoned, guided,
         nothing can our peace destroy.

James Edmeston (1791-1867)

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.

A Song of Penitence

Have mercy on me, O God, in your great goodness; ♦
according to the abundance of your compassion
blot out my offences.
Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness ♦
and cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my faults ♦
and my sin is ever before me.
Against you only have I sinned ♦
and done what is evil in your sight,
So that you are justified in your sentence ♦
and righteous in your judgement.
Cast me not away from your presence ♦
and take not your holy spirit from me.
Give me again the joy of your salvation ♦
and sustain me with your gracious spirit;
Then shall I teach your ways to the wicked ♦
and sinners shall return to you.
Deliver me from my guilt, O God,
the God of my salvation, ♦
and my tongue shall sing of your righteousness.

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 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 

 

 

 

 

Romans 4.13-end

The  Song of Manasseh

Full of compassion and mercy and love
is God, the Most High, the Almighty.

Lord almighty and God of our ancestors, •
you who made heaven and earth in all their glory:
All things tremble with awe at your presence, •
before your great and mighty power.
Immeasurable and unsearchable is your promised mercy, •
for you are God, Most High.
You are full of compassion, long-suffering and very merciful, •
and you relent at human suffering.
O God, according to your great goodness, •
you have promised forgiveness for repentance
to those who have sinned against you.
The sins I have committed against you •
are more in number than the sands of the sea.
I am not worthy to look up to the height of heaven, •
because of the multitude of my iniquities.
And now I bend the knee of my heart before you, •
imploring your kindness upon me.
I have sinned, O God, I have sinned, •
and I acknowledge my transgressions.
Unworthy as I am, you will save me, •
according to your great mercy.
For all the host of heaven sings your praise, •
and your glory is for ever and ever.

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.

Full of compassion and mercy and love
is God, the Most High, the Almighty.

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
O my God, in you I trust.
You are the God of my salvation,
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
In you I hope all the day long.
O my God, in you I trust.
Remember, Lord, your compassion and love,
for they are from everlasting.
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
O my God, in you I trust.

HYMN    O for a closer walk with God
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       O for a closer walk with God,
         a calm and heavenly frame,
         a light to shine upon the road
         that leads me to the Lamb.

2       Return, O holy Dove! return,
         sweet messenger of rest!
         I hate the sins that made Thee mourn,
         and drove Thee from my breast.

3       The dearest idol I have known,
         whate’er that idol be,
         help me to tear it from Thy throne,
         and worship only Thee.

4       So shall my walk be close with God,
         calm and serene my frame;
         so purer light shall mark the road
         that leads me to the Lamb.

William Cowper (1731-1800)

Mark 8.31-end

The Benedictus

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

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.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Reflection from the CEO of Archbishop’s Youth Trust

Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake – Farrant
sung by St Martin’s Voices

Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake,
lay not our sins to our charge,
but forgive that is past,
and give us grace to amend our sinful lives:
to decline from sin and incline to virtue,
that we may walk in a perfect heart
before thee now and evermore. Amen.

from ‘Lydley’s Prayers’, in Christian Prayers and Holy Meditations (1568)

Henry Bull (c.1530-1577)

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

HYMN  I heard the voice of Jesus say
sung by St Martin’s Voices

1       I heard the voice of Jesus say:
         ‘Come unto me and rest;
         lay down, thou weary one, lay down
         thy head upon my breast.’
         I came to Jesus as I was,
         weary and worn and sad,
         I found in him a resting-place,
         and he has made me glad.

2       I heard the voice of Jesus say:
         ‘Behold, I freely give
         the living water; thirsty one,
         stoop down and drink and live.’
         I came to Jesus, and I drank
         of that life-giving stream;
         my thirst was quenched, my soul revived,
         and now I live in him.

3       I heard the voice of Jesus say:
         ‘I am this dark world’s Light;
         look unto me, thy morn shall rise,
         and all thy day be bright.’
         I looked to Jesus, and I found
         in him my star, my sun;
         and in that light of life I’ll walk,
         till travelling days are done.

Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)

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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