St Mary’s Ecclesfield

 

Following Jesus, Celebrating Life, Welcoming All.

 

Parish Eucharist

 

2nd Sunday after Trinity, 13th June 2021

 

Greeting

 

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

 

 

Hymn: 460 New every morning

John Keble (1792-1866) based on Lamentations 3:23

 

1. New ev'ry morning is the love

our wak'ning and uprising prove;

through sleep and darkness safely brought,

restored to life and pow'r and thought.

 

2. New mercies, each returning day,

hover around us while we pray;

new perils past, new sins forgiv'n,

new thoughts of God, new hopes of heav'n.

 

3. If on our daily course our mind

be set to hallow all we find,

new treasures still, of countless price,

God will provide for sacrifice.

 

4. Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be,

as more of heav'n in each we see;

some soft'ning gleam of love and prayer

shall dawn on ev'ry cross and care.

 

5. The trivial round, the common task,

will furnish all we need to ask,

room to deny ourselves, a road

to bring us daily nearer God.

 

6. Only, O Lord, in thy dear love

fit us for perfect rest above;

and help us, this and ev'ry day,

to live more nearly as we pray.

 

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

Almighty God,

to whom all hearts are open,

all desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hidden: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

Confession

 

Father eternal, giver of light and grace,

we have sinned against you and against our neighbour,

in what we have thought,

in what we have said and done,

through ignorance, through weakness,

through our own deliberate fault.

We have wounded your love,

and marred your image in us.

We are sorry and ashamed,

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 lead us out from darkness

to walk as children of light. Amen.

 

The minister assures us of God’s forgiveness.

 

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

 

 

Reading: 2 Cor 5:6-10, 14-17

 

 

So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord - for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For all of us must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil.

 

For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.

 

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view,[b] we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

 

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

 

Hymn: 644 There is a Redeemer

Melody Green, based on Scripture © 1982 Ears To Hear Music / Birdwing Music / BMG Songs Inc / EMI Christian Music Publishing. Administered by CopyCare

 

1. There is a Redeemer,

Jesus, God's own Son,

precious Lamb of God, Messiah,

Holy One.

 

Thank you, O my Father,

for giving us your Son,

and leaving your Spirit

till the work on earth is done.

 

2. Jesus, my Redeemer,

name above all names,

precious Lamb of God, Messiah,

O for sinners slain.

 

3. When I stand in glory,

I will see his face,

and there I'll serve my King for ever,

in that holy place.

 

 

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (Mark 4:26-34.)

 

Glory to you, O Lord

 

The Parable of the Growing Seed

 

He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.’

 

The Parable of the Mustard Seed

 

He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’

 

The Use of Parables

 

With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.

 

 

At the end

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

Reflection

 

 

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. Amen.

 

 

Intercessions

 

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.

 

At the end of the prayers:

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

The Peace, (please stand)

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you,

and also with you.

 

 

The table is prepared for communion.

 

 

The choir sing a Hymn: 56 Before the throne of God above

Charitie L. Bancroft (1841-1923), adapted by Vikki Cook © 1993 PDI Worship. Administered by CopyCare

 

1. Before the throne of God above

I have a strong, a perfect plea,

a great High Priest whose name is Love,

who ever lives and pleads for me.

My name is graven on his hands,

my name is written on his heart;

I know that while in heav'n he stands

no tongue can bid me thence depart,

no tongue can bid me thence depart.

 

2. When Satan tempts me to despair,

and tells me of the guilt within,

upward I look and see him there

who made an end to all my sin.

Because the sinless Saviour died,

my sinful soul is counted free;

for God, the Just, is satisfied

to look on him and pardon me,

to look on him and pardon me.

 

3. Behold him there! The risen Lamb,

my perfect, spotless righteousness;

the great unchangeable I AM,

the King of glory and of grace!

One with himself I cannot die,

my soul is purchased with his blood;

my life is hid with Christ on high,

with Christ, my Saviour and my God,

with Christ, my Saviour and my God.

 

4. I bow before the cross of Christ,

and marvel at this love divine;

God's perfect Son was sacrificed

to make me righteous in God's eyes.

This river's depths I cannot know

but I can glory in its flood,

the Lord Most High has bowed down low

and poured on me his glorious love,

and poured on me his glorious love.

 

 

The Prayer of Thanksgiving G

 

The Lord is here

His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.

Blessed are you Lord God …

... we may find a voice to sing your 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.

We remember Jesus’ Last Supper.

 

… Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

 

Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.

 

The prayer ends:

 

Blessing and honour and glory and power

be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer:

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.

 

We break this bread, to share in the Body of Christ.

Though we are many we are one body, because we all share in one bread.

 

We are invited to share communion.

 

 

Prayer after Communion

Silence is kept.

 

 

Blessing

 

 

Hymn: 205 God is working his purpose out

Arthur Campbell el Fort (1841-1919) adapted by Michael Forster (b. 1946) © This version 1996 Kevin Mayhew Ltd

 

1. God is working his purpose out

as year succeeds to year.

God is working his purpose out,

and the time is drawing near.

Nearer and nearer draws the time,

the time that shall surely be,

when the earth shall be filled

with the glory of God

as the waters cover the sea.

 

*2. From the east to the utmost west

wherever foot has trod,

through the mouths of his messengers

echoes forth the voice of God:

`Listen to me, ye continents,

ye islands, give ear to me,

that the earth shall be filled

with the glory of God

as the waters cover the sea.'

 

3. How can we do the work of God,

how prosper and increase

harmony in the human race,

and the reign of perfect peace?

What can we do to urge the time,

the time that shall surely be,

when the earth shall be filled

with the glory of God

as the waters cover the sea?

 

*4. March we forth in the strength of God

his banner is unfurled;

let the light of the gospel shine

in the darkness of the world:

strengthen the weary, heal the sick

and set ev'ry captive free,

that the earth shall be filled

with the glory of God

as the waters cover the sea.

 

5. All our efforts are nothing worth

unless God bless the deed;

vain our hopes for the harvest tide

till he brings to life the seed.

Yet ever nearer draws the time,

the time that shall surely be,

when the earth shall be filled

with the glory of God

as the waters cover the sea.

 

 

 

Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.