Second Sunday after Pentecost.

June 11th 2023




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Pre Service Hymn.                The River is here

Verse 1    Down the mountain, the river flows
And it brings refreshing wherever it goes
Through the valleys and over the fields
The river is rushing and the river is here
Chorus The river of God sets our feet to dancing
The river of God fills our hearts with cheer
The river of God fills our mouths with laughter
And we rejoice for the river is here

Verse 2   The river of God is teeming with life
And all who touch it can be revived
And all who linger on this river is shore
Will come back thirsting for more of the Lord.

 Verse 3   Up to the mountain we love to go
To find the presence of the Lord
Along the banks of the river we run
We dance with laughter giving praise to the Son


The presiding celebrant greets the community

¶ The Gathering

I greet you
in the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
All  Amen.

The Greeting

The president greets the people

Let us pray.
Come, Holy Spirit,
Fill the hearts of your faithful people,
and kindle in us the fire of you love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Silence is kept

Following the silence a prayer may be said.

Almighty God,
to you all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from you 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.


Hymn Lord of all hopefulness - Common Praise 506

1. Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever child-like, no cares can destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

2. Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe,
Be there at our labors, and give us, we pray,
Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.

3. Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace,
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day.

4. Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

Traditional Irish Tune - Lyrics by Jan Struther, 1931

The Lord’s Commandments

Our Lord Jesus Christ said:
The first commandment is this: ‘Hear, O Israel,
the Lord our God is the only God.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind,
and with all your strength.’

The second is this: Love your neighbour as yourself.’
There is no other commandment greater than these.
On these two commandments
hang all the law and the prophets.

Amen. Lord have mercy upon us, and write both of these laws
in our hearts, we beseech thee.

Glory to God

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

The Collect for the Second Sunday After the Pentecost BAS. p.347.




¶ The Liturgy of the Word

The First Reading        Genesis 12:1 - 9

A reading from Genesis, chapter 12 verse 1 to 9 and ending at
chapter 2 verse 4

12:1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and
your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will
show you.

2  I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and
make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.

3  I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you
I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be

4  So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with
him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed
from Haran. 5  Abram took his wife Sarai and his brother’s son
Lot and all the possessions that they had gathered and the
persons whom they had acquired in Haran, and they set forth
to go to the land of Canaan. When they had come to the land
of Canaan, 6  Abram passed through the land to the place at
Shechem, to the oak of Moreh. At that time the Canaanites
were in the land. 7  Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said,
“To your offspring I will give this land.”

So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to
him. 8  From there he moved on to the hill country on the east
of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai
on the east, and there he built an altar to the Lord and
invoked the name of the Lord. 9  And Abram journeyed on by
stages toward the Negeb.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


The Psalm.    Psalm 8 BAS p. 711

Read responsively by the half verse.

1 Lord our governor, *
how exalted is your name in all the world!

2 Out of the mouths of infants and children *
your majesty is praised above the heavens.

3 You have set up a stronghold against your adversaries, *
to quell the enemy and the avenger.

4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, *
the moon and the stars you have set in their courses,

5 What is man that you should be mindful of him? *
the son of man that you should seek him out?

6 You have made him but little lower than the angels; *
you adorn him with glory and honour;

7 You give him mastery over the works of your hands; *
you put all things under his feet;

8 All sheep and oxen, *
even the wild beasts of the field,

9 The birds of the air, the fish of the sea, *
and whatsoever walks in the paths of the sea.

10 O Lord our governor, *
how exalted is your name in all the world!

And together we pray

Blessed are you, creator of heaven and earth;
amid the immensity of the universe,
you are mindful of us and seek us out.
Blessed are you for the gift of your Son,
who humbled himself to share our life
that we might be raised with him
to glory and splendour.
Blessed be your holy name,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.


The Second Lesson:  2 Corinthians 13:11-13

A reading from the 2nd Letter to the Corinthians chapter 13
verses 11 to 13

11 Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Be restored;
listen to my appeal; agree with one another; live in
peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints
greet you.
13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.




Gradual Hymn.    

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there is hatred let me bring your love
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord
And where there's doubt, true faith in you.       Chorus

Oh, master grant that I may never seek
So much to be consoled as to console
To be understood as to understand
To be loved as to love with all my soul

Make me a channel of your peace
Where there's despair in life let me bring hope
Where there is darkness, only light
And where there's sadness ever joy. Chorus

Make me a channel of your peace
It isn't pardoning that we are pardoned
In giving to all men let we receive
And in dying that we;re born to eternal life. Chorus

Words St Francis - Sebastian Temple Music Betty Pulkingham
Copyright Franciscan Communications, Los Angeles, CA

The Gospel                Matthew 28:16-20

The Lord be with you.
And also with you

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
according to Matthew
Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

16  Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the
mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17  When
they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted.
18  And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in
heaven and on earth has been given to me.
19  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 20  and teaching them to obey
everything that I have commanded you. And
remember, I am with you always, to the end of the

                                               This is the Gospel of Christ.
                                                Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Sermon

The Apostles’ Creed
Let us confess the faith of our baptism,
as we say,

I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again
to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

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2 Corinthians 9:7

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The Prayers of the People

Leader:              Come.
Congregation: Let us return to the Lord.

At the end pf the prayers

Merciful Father
Accept these prayers
For the sake of your Son,
Our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.


Dear friends in Christ,
God is steadfast in love and infinite in mercy;
he welcomes sinners
and invites them to his table.
In a moment of silence
Let us confess our sins,
confident in God’s forgiveness.

Silence is kept.

After the silence the Celebrant says

Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word,
and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left
We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not
loved our neighbours as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we
humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and
forgive us, that we may delight in your will, and walk in your
ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

Celebrant Almighty God 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. Amen.

The Peace

All stand, and the presiding celebrant addresses the people.

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples
and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ Then were they glad when they
saw the Lord.

The Peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.

The members of the community, ministers and people, may greet one
another in the name of the Lord. The President then introduces the
Offertory Hymn


Offertory Hymn:          

Sister, let me be your servant.
let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant, too.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
In the nighttime of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
Speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping.
When you laugh, I'll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
Till we've seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven,
We shall find such harmony
Born of all we've known together
Of great love and agony.

Brother, let me be your servant.
Sister, let me walk with you;
Pray that I might have the grace
To let you be my servant, too.


Prayer Over the Gifts           BAS p. 361

Merciful God and Father,
in Adam’s fall we were born to death;
in the new Adam we are reborn to life.
In all we offer you this day
may we share a taste of your eternal kingdom.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

The Eucharistic Prayer 3.                 p. 198

The Celebrant says

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.

Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Here follows the proper prefaces for Sunday on pp. 218

Blessed are you, gracious God,
creator of heaven and earth;
we give you thanks and praise,
because, in the mystery you disclose to us,
you reveal your glory
as the glory of your Son and the Holy Spirit:
three persons equal in majesty,
undivided in splendour, yet one Lord, one God,
ever to be adored in your everlasting glory.

Therefore with all the company of heaven
we raise our voices to proclaim the glory of your name

All  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.

Celebrant We give thanks to you, Lord our God,

for the goodness and love
you have made known to us in creation;
in calling Israel to be your people;
in your Word spoken through the prophets;
and above all in the Word made flesh,
Jesus your Son.

For in these last days you sent him
to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
to be the Saviour and Redeemer of the world.

In him, you have delivered us from evil,
and made us worthy to stand before you.

In him, you have brought us
out of error into truth,
out of sin into righteousness,
out of death into life.

On the night he was handed over
to suffering and death,
a death he freely accepted,
our Lord Jesus Christ took bread;
and when he had given thanks to you,
he broke it, and gave it to his disciples,
and said, “ Take, eat:
this is my body which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”

After supper he took the cup of wine;
and when he had given thanks,
he gave it to them,
and said, “Drink this, all of you:
this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it,
do this for the remembrance of me.”

Therefore, Father, according to his command,

All we remember his death,
we proclaim his resurrection,
we await his coming in glory;

Celebrant and we offer our sacrifice
of praise and thanksgiving
to you, Lord of all;
presenting to you, from your creation,
this bread and this wine.

We pray you, gracious God,
to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts,
that they may be the sacrament
of the body of Christ
and his blood of the new covenant.

Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice,
that we, made acceptable in him,
may be sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

In the fullness of time,
reconcile all things in Christ,
and make them new,
and bring us to that city of light

where you dwell with all your sons and daughters;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
the firstborn of all creation,
the head of the Church,
and the author of our salvation;

by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father,
now and for ever.

People Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we sing:

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen. Amen

Breaking of the Bread

The president breaks the consecrated bread.

We do not presume to come to this thy table, O
merciful Lord, Trusting in our own righteousness,
But in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not
worthy So much as to gather up the crumbs under
thy table. But thou art the same Lord, Whose
property is always to have mercy: Grant us
therefore, gracious Lord, So to eat the flesh of thy
dear Son Jesus Christ, And to drink his blood,
That we may evermore dwell in him, And he in us.

Giving of Communion

The president gives the invitation to communion

The gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.

At the distribution the minister says:

The body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is given
for you.
The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ which was shed
for you.

Communion Hymn

Take my life - Common Praise 435

1 Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in endless praise.

2 Take my hands and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.

3 Take my lips and let them be
filled with messages from thee;
take my intellect, and use
every power as thou shalt choose.

4 Take my will and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne

5 Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.

Text: Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)


Prayer after Communion

Silence is kept.
Then the priest alone prays                                       BAS p. 347

Then the priest encourages everyone to pray

Celebrant:   All your works praise you, O Lord.
All:                  And your faithful servants bless you.

Gracious God
we thank you for feeding us
with the body and blood of your Son
Jesus Christ.
May we, who share his body,
live his risen life;
we, who drink his cup,
bring life to others;
we, whom the Spirit lights,
give light to the world.
Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
so that we and all your children shall be free,
and the whole earth live to praise your name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.




To God be the Glory. Common Praise 371

1 To God be the glory, great things he has done!
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the life-gate that all may go in.

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, Let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son
and give him the glory, great things he has done!

O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
that when the offender, repenting believes,
through Jesus’ atonement, God’s pardon receives. [Refrain]

Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son,
but purer and higher and greater will be
our joy and our wonder, when Jesus we see. [Refrain]

The Sending and Blessing

Go forth into the world in peace;
be of good courage;
hold fast to the which is good;
render to no one evil for evil;

strengthen the fainthearted;
support the weak;
help the afflicted, honour everyone;
love and serve the Lord,
rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit

And the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
be among you,
and remain with you always.

Priest: Let us bless the Lord,
People Thanks be to God. Alleluia

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