June 6, Celtic Worship, Trinity 1

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Celtic Woship 1st Sunday after Trinity 2021

Leader and Preaching Rev Rachael Storer
Prepared by Rev Janet Day

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


Hymn Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us Led by Jess

Lord Jesus Christ, You Have Come To Us
You Are One With Us, Mary’s Son.
Cleansing Our Souls From All Their Sin
Pouring Your Love And Goodness In

Jesus Our Love For You We Sing, living Lord.

Lord Jesus Christ Now And Every Day
Teach Us How To Pray, Son Of God.
You Have Commanded Us To Do
This In Remembrance Lord Of You

Into Our Lives, Your Power Breaks Through, Living Lord.

Lord Jesus Christ, I Would Come To You
Live My Life For You, Son Of God.
All Your Commands I Know Are True,
Your Many Gifts Will Make Me New,

Into My Life, Your Power Breaks Through, living Lord


One thing I have asked of the Lord this is what I seek:

That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life:

To behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.


Who is it that you seek?

We seek the Lord our God

Do you seek Him with all your heart?

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Do you seek Him with all your soul?

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Do you seek Him with all your mind?

Amen Lord, have mercy

Do you seek Him with all your strength?

Amen. Christ, have mercy.


Declaration of faith


To whom shall we go? You have the word of eternal life, and we have believed and have come to now that You are the Holy One of God.


Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.


A meditation thought for today


I find Thee enthroned in my heart, my Lord Jesus.

It is enough.

I know that Thou art throned in heaven.

My heart and heaven are one.                         Alistair Maclean

Hymn Take my life, and let it be led by Mark

Take my life, and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee;
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,

Take my hands, and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee,

Take my silver and my gold;
Not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use
Every power as Thou shalt choose,

Take my will, and make it Thine;
It shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart; it is Thine own;
It shall be Thy royal throne,

Take my love; my Lord, I pour
At Thy feet its treasure-store.
Take myself, and I will be
Ever, only, all for Thee,

Scripture and Readings


Psalm 130

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice!

Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!

If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning.

O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is great power to redeem.

It is he who will redeem Israel from all its iniquities.

First Reading Old Testament

Genesis 3. 8-15

They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man, and said to him, ‘Where are you?’

He said, ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.’

He said, ‘Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?’

The man said, ‘The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.’

Then the LORD God said to the woman, ‘What is this that you have done?’

The woman said, ‘The serpent tricked me, and I ate.’

The LORD God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this,

“Cursed are you among all animals

and among all wild creatures;

upon your belly you shall go,

and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.

I will put enmity between you and the woman,

and between your offspring and hers;

he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.”’


Second Reading New Testament

2 Corinthians 4.13-5.1

But just as we have the same spirit of faith that is in accordance with scripture – ‘I believed, and so I spoke’ – we also believe, and so we speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus, and will bring us with you into his presence. Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure, because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.

For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Gospel Reading

Mark 3. 20-35

And the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.’

And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.’

And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but his end has come. But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his property without first tying up the strong man; then indeed the house can be plundered.

‘Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for their sins and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit can never have forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin’ – for they had said, ‘He has an unclean spirit.’

Then his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, ‘Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.’

And he replied, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ And looking at those who sat around him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.’

Sermond Rev Rachael Storer


Intercessions led by Gina Ayling

As our Saviour taught us, we boldly pray:

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. Amen.


Collect for Covenant Sunday


God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you,

mercifully accept our prayers

and, because through the weakness of our mortal nature

we can do no good thing without you,

grant us the help of your grace,

that in the keeping of your commandments

we may please you both in will and deed;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Hymn Thou, whose almighty word led by Adeline

Thou, whose almighty word
chaos and darkness heard,
and took their flight;
hear us, we humbly pray,
and, where the Gospel day
sheds not its glorious ray,
let there be light!

Thou who didst come to bring
on thy redeeming wing
healing and sight,
heal to the sick in mind,
sight to the in-ly blind,
now to all humankind,
let there be light!

Spirit of truth and love,
life-giving holy Dove,
speed forth thy flight!
Move on the waters’ face
bearing the gifts of grace,
and, in earth’s darkest place,
let there be light!

Holy and blessèd Three,
glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might;
boundless as ocean’s tide,
rolling in fullest pride,
through the world far and wide,
let there be light!


Christ, as a light illumine and guide me.
Christ, as a shield overshow me.
Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me
on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of each who speaks unto me.
This day be within and without me, lovely and meek,
yet all-powerful.
Christ as a light;
Christ as a shield;
Christ beside me
on my left and my right.


May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness
protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors.

+ In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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