Service for 13th September

We are celebrating Holy Communion on Sunday Sept 13th at 9:30am via Zoom. Below is our liturgy. Contact Rev Mark Beaton if you would like an invitation to join.

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Don’t forget the bread and wine!!


Holy Communion on the 14th Sunday after Trinity

September 13th 2020

Leader Rev Janet Day

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

Grace and peace be with you.  And keep you in the love of Christ.

Hymn led by Adeline Jennings

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness,
Sing and praise your God and mine!
Great the Lord in love and wisdom,
Might and majesty divine!
He who framed the starry heavens
Knows and names them as they shine
Fill your hearts with joy and gladness,
Sing and praise your God and mine!

Praise the Lord, his people, praise him!
Wounded souls his comfort know.
Those who fear him find his mercies,
Peace for pain and joy for woe;
Humble hearts are high exalted,
Human pride and power laid low.
Praise the Lord, his people, praise him!
Wounded souls his comfort know.

Text: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)

Music: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Heavenly Father, all hearts are open to you. No secrets are hidden from you.

Purify us with the fire of your Holy Spirit that we may love and worship you faithfully, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

We confess our sins saying:-

Heavenly Father, we have sinned in thought, word and deed,

and have failed to do what we ought to have done.

We are sorry and truly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,

forgive us all that is past and lead us in his way to walk as children of light.


Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you and set you free from sin, strengthen you in goodness and keep you in eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  


The Gloria

Glory to God in the highest,

and peace to his people on earth.                        

Lord God, heavenly King,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,         

Lord God, Lamb of God,            

you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;                                            

you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,        

you alone are the Lord,                                 

you alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

The Collect

Almighty God,

whose only Son has opened for us

a new and living way into your presence:

give us pure hearts and steadfast wills

to worship you in spirit and in truth;

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.

Old Testament reading:- Genesis chapter 50 verses 15 to 21

When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?” So they sent word to Joseph, saying, “Your father left these instructions before he died: ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept.

His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said.

But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. So then, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your children.” And he reassured them and spoke kindly to them.

This is the word of the Lord. 

Thanks be to God.

Hymn based on Psalm 103 led by Mark

                   Bless the Lord, O my soul,

                   bless the Lord, O my soul,

                   and all that is within me bless his holy name.

                   Bless the Lord, O my soul,

                   bless the Lord, O my soul,

                   and all that is within me bless his holy name

                             King of kings (for ever and ever),

                             Lord of lords (for ever and ever),

                                    King of kings (for ever and ever),

                             King of kings and Lord of lords!

Text: Psalm 103

Music: Anon.

New Testament reading:- Romans chapter 14 verses 1 to 12

Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written:

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
    every tongue will acknowledge God.’”

So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

This is the word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.

Gospel reading:- Matthew chapter 18 verses 21 to 35

Listen to the gospel of Christ according to Saint Matthew. Glory to you, O Lord.

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”

Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

“Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold was brought to him. Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

“At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

“But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

“His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

“But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

“Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

This is the gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Talk – Rev Janet Day

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.       

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He 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 and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again 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.

The Intercessions

Lord in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Celebrant Rev Petra Goodband

The Peace

Christ, the Prince of Peace, breaks down the walls that divide us. God has called us to live in peace. The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And also with you.

Hymn led by Jess, also based on Psalm 103

                        Bless the Lord, my soul,

                   and bless his holy name.

                   Bless the Lord, my soul,

                   Who leads me into life.


Text: Taizé Community, from Psalm 103

Music: Jacques Berthier (1923 – 1994)

As the following words of introduction to the Eucharist are said, you are encouraged to raise the bread and then the wine which you have brought to the table.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

Through your goodness we have this bread to offer,

which earth has given and human hands have made.

It will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

Through your goodness we have this wine to offer,

fruit of the vine and work of human hands.

It will become our spiritual drink.

Blessed be God for ever.

The Lord be with you.                                   And also with you.             

Lift up your hearts.                                We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.      It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is indeed right, it is our duty and our joy at all times and in all places to give you thanks,

holy Father, all-powerful and everliving God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Who by his death has destroyed death and by his rising to life again has restored to us eternal life.

And so with the hosts of angels and all the company of heaven

we proclaim the glory of your name and join in their unending hymn of praise:

Holy, holy, holy Lord.                                                        

God of power and might,                                        

heaven and earth are full of your glory.              

Hosanna in the highest.                                          

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

All praise and thanks to you, true and living God, Creator of all things, Giver of life.

You formed us in your own image;

but we have marred that image and fall short of your glory.

We give you thanks that you sent your Son to share our life;

you gave him up to death that the world might be saved,

and you raised him from the dead that we might live in him and he in us.

Sanctify with your Spirit this bread and wine, your gifts to us,

that they may be for us the body and blood of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

On the night he was betrayed, he took bread,

and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying,

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you:

do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way after supper he took the cup,

and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying,

Drink from this, all of you, for this is my blood of the new covenant

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins:

do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:                                   

Christ has died.                                                                  

Christ is risen.                                                           

Christ will come in glory.

As he has commanded us, Father, we remember Jesus Christ, your Son.

Proclaiming his victorious death, rejoicing in his resurrection

and waiting for him to come in glory we bring to you this bread, this cup.

Accept our sacrifice of thanks and praise.

Restore and revive your people,

renew us and all for whom we pray with your grace and heavenly blessing,

and at the last receive us with all your saints into that unending joy promised by your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through him, with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, forever and ever.      


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.

Prayer of Humble Access

We do not presume to come to this your table,

merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness,

but in your manifold and great mercies.

We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table.

But you are the same Lord, whose nature is always to have mercy. 

Grant us therefore gracious Lord so to eat the flesh of your dear Son

Jesus Christ and to drink his blood,

that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.

The Communion

The bread is broken

Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Jesus, Lamb of God: have mercy on us.                      

Jesus, bearer of our sins: have mercy on us.   

Jesus, redeemer of the world: give us your peace.

Come let us receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ,

given for us and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

The body of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen.                We share the bread

The blood of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen.      We share the wine

Give thanks to the Lord for he is gracious: his love is everlasting.

Post Communion Prayer

Eternal God, comfort of the afflicted and healer of the broken,

you have fed us at the table of life and hope:

teach us the ways of gentleness and peace,

that all the world may acknowledge the kingdom of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn led by Adeline

Rejoice, the Lord is King! your Lord and King adore;
mortals give thanks and sing, and triumph evermore;

Refrain       Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;

rejoice, again I say, rejoice!

Jesus, the saviour, reigns, the God of truth and love;
when he had purged our stains he took his seat above;     Refrain

His kingdom cannot fail, he rules both earth and heaven,
the keys of death and hell are to our Jesus given;              Refrain

He sits at God’s right hand till all his foes submit,
and bow to his command, and fall beneath his feet:           Refrain

Rejoice in glorious hope! Jesus the Judge shall come,
and take his servants up to their eternal home.

We soon shall hear the archangel’s voice;
God’s trumpet call shall sound, rejoice!

The Lord be with you.           And also with you

May the peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds, in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

And the blessing of God almighty,  the Father, Son and Holy Spirit,                                                    

be among you and remain with you always.           Amen.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.                In the name of Christ. Amen.

An Order for the Holy Eucharist, material from which is included in the booklet, is copyright © Church in Wales Publications and the Representative Body of the Church in Wales 2004, 1994.

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