Online Worship Ninth Sunday after Trinity

The Benefice of Ampleforth with Oswaldkirk, Gilling East and Stonegrave


Morning Prayer
Ninth 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  Father, Lord of all Creation
sung by St Martin’s Singers


1          Father, Lord of all Creation,
            Ground of Being, Life and Love;
            height and depth beyond description
            only life in you can prove:
            you are mortal life’s dependence:
            thought, speech, sight are ours by grace;
            yours is every hour’s existence,
            sovereign Lord of time and space.

2          Jesus Christ, the Man for Others,
            we, your people, make our prayer:
            help us love as sisters, brothers,
            all whose burdens we can share.
            Where your name binds us together
            you, Lord Christ, will surely be;
            where no selfishness can sever
            there your love the world may see.

3          Holy Spirit, rushing, burning
            wind and flame of Pentecost,
            fire our hearts afresh with yearning
            to regain what we have lost.
            May your love unite our action,
            nevermore to speak alone:
            God, in us abolish faction,
            God, through us your love make known.

Stewart Cross (1928-1989)
(One License 198267)

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 





Ephesians 4.1-16


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 Take this moment, sign and space
sung by St Martin’s Singers


1          Take this moment, sign and space;
            take my friends around;
            here among us make the place
            where your love is found.

2          Take the time to call my name,
            take the time to mend
            who I am and what I’ve been,
            all I’ve failed to tend.

3          Take the tiredness of my days,
            take my past regret,
            letting your forgiveness touch
            all I can’t forget.

4          Take the little child in me
            scared of growing old;
            help me here to find my worth
            made in Christ’s own mould.

5          Take my talents, take my skills,
            take what’s yet to be;
            let my life be yours, and yet
            let it still be me.

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

(CCLI 1430623, One License 88516


John 6.1-21

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 Tom McLeish

New Apostolic Church Choir & Orchestra, South Africa

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


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

(CCLI 7007433, One License 198087)



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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