St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes


Here is this week's virtual service:

Ordinary Time

13th September 2020: The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

Introit Hymn:  

Prayers of Penitence

God the Father forgives us in Christ and heals us by the Holy Spirit.  Let us therefore put away all anger and bitterness, all slander and malice, and confess our sins to God our redeemer.

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.

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 life eternal;
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.

The Collect for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

 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.


Liturgy of the Word 

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 50:15-21


New Testament Reading: Romans 14:1-12

Gradual Hymn: 

Gospel: Matthew 18: 21-35


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.


Please pray for: The Church that through the power of  the Holy Spirit, we will each shine with the light of Christ and advance his kingdom wherever we are.

Pray for our brothers and sisters that they would be ambassadors of Jesus in daily life, online and in reality.

Please pray for: the nations of the world especially for a halt to the epidemic, wisdom and moral courage for leaders. Pray especially this week for all those who work in schools, and for parents and children as the new term starts under difficult conditions.

Please pray for: those who are unwell, especially Fr Ken as he has a knee op this week and all those who are known to us and who have asked for our prayers.  Give thanks for God's natural, medical and miraculous healing.

Please remember before God those who are alone and those who are anxious or depressed or suffering from loneliness in isolation.

Please pray for those who have been recently bereaved, that God would comfort them in their loss and bring them to the hope of the resurrection.

The Peace

We are the Body of Christ, we were all baptised in one Spirit. let us then pursue all that makes for peace and builds up our common life.

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".

Offertory Hymn

 Liturgy of the Sacrament:

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

Be present, be present,

Lord Jesus Christ,

our risen high priest;

make yourself known in the breaking of bread.


Post-communion Prayer

Lord God, the source of truth and love,

keep us faithful to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship,

united in prayer and the breaking of bread,

and one in joy and simplicity of heart,

in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Post Communion Prayer and Blessing

Recessional Hymn: 

The Blessing


Something to listen to over a cuppa: