Next Sunday Service Pew Sheet (Trinity Sunday) 7th June 2020


ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, BRAY

TRINITY SUNDAY

(BCP Trinity Sunday)

Sunday, 7th June 2020

                        
 
   
                                                                       

                            

Unfortunately, in these troubled times our beautiful Parish Church has been closed, until the Coronavirus emergency is finished. It has been suggested that to continue producing our weekly pew sheet would be a help to our usual congregation to direct their thoughts and prayers.

 

Keep safe and remember to self isolate at all times as requested by our Government, so that the emergency can be over as quickly as possible.

 

May the love of Christ be with you all.

 

If you would like to join a virtual coffee morning this Sunday 11.00am following the Diocesan Church at Home service please email: ainsley.swift@gmail.com and you will be sent an invitation to a Zoom meeting. All are welcome.

                                    “Book of Common Prayer"                            

COLLECT

Almighty and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of thy Divine Majesty to worship the Unity: We beseech thee, that thou wouldst keep us steadfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.

 

THE EPISTLE Revelation 4.1-11 (KJV)

After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne: and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. And round about the throne were four and twenty seats; and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold: and out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

THE GOSPEL St John 3. 1-15 (KJV)

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not; how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Father, Son and Holy Spirit

                                                                                         

 

Order One in “Common Worship”

 

COLLECT

Almighty and everlasting God,

you have given us your servants grace,

by the confession of a true faith,

to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity

and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:

keep us steadfast in this faith,

that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;

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

 

READING                                                             Isaiah 40. 12-17, 27-31

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure,

and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?

Who has directed the spirit of the Lord, or as his counsellor has instructed him?

Whom did he consult for his enlightenment, and who taught him the path of justice?

Who taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?

Even the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as dust on the scales; see, he takes up the isles like fine dust.

Lebanon would not provide fuel enough, nor are its animals enough for a burnt-offering.

All the nations are as nothing before him; they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.

Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel,

‘My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God’?

Have you not known? Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless.

Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength,   they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

PSALM 8

1. O Lord our Governor, how excellent is thy name in / all the / world:

thou that hast set thy / glory • a/bove the / heavens.

2. Out of the mouth of very babes and sucklings hast thou rebuked the strong, because they / are thine / enemies:

that thou mightest still the / enem•y / and • the a/venger.

3. When I consider thy heavens, even the / works of • thy / fingers:

the moon and the stars / which thou / hast or/dained,

4. What is man that thou art / mindful • of / him:

or the son of man / that thou / visit•est / him?

5. Thou madest him little lower / than the / angels:

and hast / crowned • him with / glory • and / honour.

6. Thou madest him to have dominion over the / works of • thy / hands:

and thou hast put all things in sub/jection / under • his / feet

7. All / sheep and / oxen:

yea and / all the / beasts • of the / field,

8. The birds of the air and the / fishes • of the / sea:

and whatsoever walketh / through the / paths • of the / seas.

†9. O/ Lord our / Governor:

how excellent is thy / name in / all the / world.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen

 

READING                                                             2 Corinthians 13. 11-13

Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

 

GOSPEL                                                                Matthew 28. 16-20

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

 

Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty - YouTube

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJBxK0IQ6XE

Lyrics

1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2. Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3. Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,
perfect in power, in love and purity.

4. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty,
God in three persons, blessed Trinity.

 

The Rev Ainsley Swift will record a short video from the Vicarage study. You will then find it on the St Michael' Bray Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/913700205404382/ and on Ainsley's page https://www.facebook.com/ainsley.swift along with other acts of worship"

 

The Oxford Diocesan Services are found by putting this into your browser search oxford.anglican.org/livestream.

 

Oxford Diocese are also streaming Sunday Services; put this into your browser search oxford.anglican.org/livestream

 

GIVING

Those giving through the Parish Giving Scheme will have their payments continue to be taken in the normal way, and we are very grateful for that. If you normally give to the church by completing a white Gift Aid envelope in the service, please consider during the current emergency paying on line by BACS transfer. The account details are;

Account name - St Michaels Bray with Braywood PCC

Sort Code - 20-38-83

Account number - 80409081

Please put your name as a reference. If you email Jim Tucker - jimtucker@talktalk.net - he will send you a Gift Aid form.