St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

worship at home

First Sunday after Trinity 2nd June

Introit Hymn: 


Prayers of Penitence

God so loved the world
that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ
to save us from our sins,
to be our advocate in heaven,
and to bring us to eternal life.
Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,
firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments
and to live in love and peace with all.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry
and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past
and grant that we may serve you in
newness of life to the glory of your name.
Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.



Almighty God who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in eternal life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.



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.

Liturgy of the Word


O 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.


Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Psalm 81:1-10

1    Sing merrily to God our strength,  

shout for joy to the God of Jacob.

2    Take up the song and sound the timbrel,  

the tuneful lyre with the harp.

3    Blow the trumpet at the new moon,  

as at the full moon, upon our solemn feast day.

4    For this is a statute for Israel,  

a law of the God of Jacob,

5    The charge he laid on the people of Joseph,  

when they came out of the land of Egypt.

   I heard a voice I did not know, that said:  

‘I eased their shoulder from the burden;

    their hands were set free from bearing the load.

7    ‘You called upon me in trouble and I delivered you;  

I answered you from the secret place of thunder

    and proved you at the waters of Meribah.

8    ‘Hear, O my people, and I will admonish you:  

O Israel, if you would but listen to me!

9    ‘There shall be no strange god among you;  

you shall not worship a foreign god.

10  ‘I am the Lord your God,

    who brought you up from the land of Egypt;  

open your mouth wide and I shall fill it.’

New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12

Gradual Hymn:


Gospel: Mark 2:23 - 3:6


 Today we are thinking about what it means to enjoy the sabbath rest as a gift from God.  You might find this interview with John Mark Comer helpful.


  John Mark Comer: "The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry" Book:

"Fight Hustle End Hurry Podcast:      

The Creed 

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is,
seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.


Let us pray for God's people in every land, that we would be empowered by his Spirit to live lives of holiness and faith and proclaim the gospel of salvation from sin to the world around us.  

Let us pray for all those we know who don’t yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour, that they would discover his love and hear his voice calling them to himself. 

Let us pray for all who care for others, either professionally or as volunteers or for their family, friend or neighbour.

Let us continue to pray for our young people that they would grow in faith in Jesus, fulfil his will for their lives and grow into the men and women of God he calls them to be.  Let us pray for all parents in their responsibility to nurture their children.  Let us pray for those preparing for confirmation.

Let us pray for all those in positions of governmental power,  economic strength and media influence, that God would turn their hearts towards the common good and give them his wisdom, compassion and strength, praying particularly for Peace.  

Let us pray for all those who in mind, body or spirit are in need of God's healing and wholeness, for nothing is impossible for God.  Let us pray for all those we know and love, trusting that God loves them more than we do and wants them well

Let us pray for all who mourn, remembering those who have died recently, and those whose anniversary falls at this time.

Liturgy of the Sacrament:

The Peace

We are the Body of Christ. In the One Spirit we were all baptised into one body. Let us then pursue all that makes for peace and builds up our common life.

The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you.

I invite you now share the peace with those who are with you or to text, or message or email someone you know with the words "peace be with you".  Go on, send a little love!

Offertory Hymn: 




Be present, be present,

Lord Jesus Christ,

our risen high priest;

make yourself known in the breaking of bread.


Jesus is the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world.
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

Agnus Dei


Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. 

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.                                                                       after the Prayer of St Richard of Chichester

Communion Hymns: 




Post Communion Prayer, Blessing and Dismissal

Post Communion Prayer:

Eternal Father,

we thank you for nourishing us

with these heavenly gifts:

may our communion strengthen us in faith,

build us up in hope,

and make us grow in love;

for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.



Recessional Hymn: 




        Adapted from Common Worship

Copyright: The Archbishop’s Council 2000

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here, is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2000 and published by Church House Publishing