Online Worship Second Sunday after Trinity

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave


Morning Prayer
Second Sunday after Trinity


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 New every morning is the love
sung by St Martin’s Singers

1       New every morning is the love
         our wakening and uprising prove;
         through sleep and darkness safely brought,
         restored to life and power and thought.

2       New mercies, each returning day,
         hover around us while we pray;
         new perils past, new sins forgiven,
         new thoughts of God, new hopes of heaven.

3       If on our daily course our mind
         be set to hallow all we find,
         new treasures still, of countless price,
         God will provide for sacrifice.

4       The trivial round, the common task,
         will furnish all we need to ask,
         room to deny ourselves, a road
         to bring us daily nearer God.

5       Only, O Lord, in thy dear love
         fit us for perfect rest above;
         and help us, this and every day,
         to live more nearly as we pray.

John Keble (1792-1866)
(Public Domain)

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 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.

The Word of God 





2 Corinthians 5.6-10, 14-17


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  For the fruits of all creation
sung by St Martin’s Singers


1       For the fruits of all creation,
         thanks be to God;
         for the gifts to every nation,
         thanks be to God;
         for the ploughing, sowing, reaping,
         silent growth while we are sleeping,
         future needs in earth’s safe-keeping,
         thanks be to God.

2       In the just reward of labour,
         God’s will is done;
         in the help we give our neighbour,
         God’s will is done;
         in our world-wide task of caring
         for the hungry and despairing,
         in the harvests we are sharing,
         God’s will is done.

3       For the harvests of the Spirit,
         thanks be to God;
         for the good we all inherit,
         thanks be to God;
         for the wonders that astound us,
         for the truths that still confound us,
         most of all that love has found us,
         thanks be to God.

Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000)
© 1970 Stainer & Bell Ltd.

(CCLI 3371769, One License 30684)

Mark 4:26-34

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 Revd Matt Woodcock

Touch the earth lightly – Ogden

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.



The Collect

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn Great is thy faithfulness
sung by St Martin’s Singers

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
there is no shadow of turning with thee;
thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not,
as thou hast been thou for ever wilt be.
            Great is thy faithfulness!
            Great is thy faithfulness!
            Morning by morning new mercies I see;
            all I have needed thy hand hath provided –
            great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

Summer and winter, and spring-time and harvest,
sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Thomas O Chisholm (1866-1960)
Copyright © 1923, renewal 1951 Hope Publishing Company. Used by permission.

The Blessing

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

Let us bless the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

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