worship at home
19th September: Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
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 Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
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. Amen.
Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 11:18-20
Refrain: Behold, God is my helper.
1 Save me, O God, by your name ♦
and vindicate me by your power.
2 Hear my prayer, O God; ♦
give heed to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers have risen up against me,
and the ruthless seek after my life; ♦
they have not set God before them.
4 Behold, God is my helper; ♦
it is the Lord who upholds my life. [R]
5 May evil rebound on those who lie in wait for me; ♦
destroy them in your faithfulness.
6 An offering of a free heart will I give you ♦
and praise your name, O Lord, for it is gracious.
7 For he has delivered me out of all my trouble, ♦
and my eye has seen the downfall of my enemies.
Refrain: Behold, God is my helper.
New Testament Reading: James 3:13- 4:3,7-8a
Gospel: Mark 9:30-37
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
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin
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
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
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of
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, especially those places where there is strife and injustice. Let us pray for the people of Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen.
Let us pray for all those we know personally who do not yet have faith in Jesus, that God would reveal himself to them more fully, and that they would come to know his love for themselves.
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.
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 continue to pray for Gloria, giving thanks for improvement in her condition; for Alison embarking on chemotherapy; for Betty recovering from an operation; for Poppy, Leon.
Let us pray for all who mourn, remembering those who have died recently especially Chris's brother mum, and those whose anniversary falls at this time among them: Lorna Cook and Don England, Joseph Hinds, Laurence Martin, and Roy Rupert Downer.
Let us pray for ourselves that we would be generous in giving, faithful in prayer and active in the service of God and those around us.
Liturgy of the Sacrament:
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!
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.
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
Post Communion Prayer, Blessing and Dismissal
Post Communion Prayer:
you have taught us through your Son
that love is the fulfilling of the law:
grant that we may love you with our whole heart
and our neighbours as ourselves;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.