A Service for the 14th Sunday after Trinity

¶ The Gathering

Grace, mercy and peace
from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ
be with you
and also with you.

Prayer of Preparation

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.

The Comfortable Words

Hear the words of comfort our Saviour Christ says to all who truly turn to him:

Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Hear what Saint Paul says:

This saying is true, and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1:15

Hear what Saint John says:

If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 2:1,2

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Prayers of Penitence

If we claim to be without sin,
we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins,
God is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1.8-9

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
We are heartily sorry,
and repent of all our sins.
For your Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life
to the glory of your name.
Amen.

Absolution

May almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you your sins,
and bring you to everlasting life.
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis

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 president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words “let us pray” or a more specific bidding.

Merciful God,
your Son came to save us
and bore our sins on the cross:
may we trust in your mercy
and know your love,
rejoicing in the righteousness
that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

¶ The Liturgy of the Word

Readings

At the end of each the reader may say
For the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Exodus 14.19–31

19 Then the angel of God, who had been travelling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, 20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other; so neither went near the other all night long.
21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 22 and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.
23 The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. 24 During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. 25 He made the wheels of their chariots come off so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.”
26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” 27 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing towards it, and the Lord swept them into the sea. 28 The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.
29 But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 30 That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 31 And when the Israelites saw the great power the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.
[NIVa]

Romans 14.1–12  

Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters. 2 One man’s faith allows him to eat everything, but another man, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3 The man who eats everything must not look down on him who does not, and the man who does not eat everything must not condemn the man who does, for God has accepted him. 4 Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
5 One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who regards one day as special, does so to the Lord. He who eats meat, eats to the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who abstains, does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. 8 If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. 10 You, then, why do you judge your brother? Or why do you look down on your brother? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11 It is written:
“ ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘Every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will confess to God.’ ”
12 So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.
[NIVa]

Gospel Reading

The Gospel is announced then the reader says

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Matthew 18.21–35

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.
26 “The servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, cancelled the debt and let him go.
28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow-servants who owed him a hundred denarii. He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.
29 “His fellow-servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’
30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed and went and told their master everything that had happened.
32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I cancelled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow-servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master turned him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.
35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother from your heart.”
[NIVa]

At the end

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

Sermon

The Creed

Let us declare our faith in God, Father Son and Holy Spirit
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.

Prayers of Intercession

There are no prayers included in this service, but please do pray. You may wish to pray now (you will need to pause the audio if you do) or do so after the Dismissal.

The prayers usually include these concerns
The Church of Christ
Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority
The local community
Those who suffer
The communion of saints

This week’s prayer resource is available here

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray…
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 for ever.
Amen.

¶ The Dismissal

The president uses a suitable blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Prayer Topics for the week commencing 13th September 2020

There are many things we can be praying for. The items in this post are drawn from some of the Prayer cycles we are involved with.
Pray for those known who suffer in body, mind, spirit or estate.

The Collect for this week
Merciful God,
your Son came to save us
and bore our sins on the cross:
may we trust in your mercy
and know your love,
rejoicing in the righteousness
that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 13th
14th After Trinity
– Please pray for those being ordained Deacon on 27th September, Hilary Avent, Philip Carter, Graham Copley, Tommy Daglish John D’Silva, Elaine Grey, Rosemary Hendry, Wim Kuiper, Steph Price, Hannah Richardson, Mahalha Wachepa and Alison Williams
Monday 14th
Holy Cross Day in body mind and spirit

– Give thanks for the cross of Jesus Christ, that through it all may find healing
– Board of Education meeting, Diocesan Director of Education: Paul Rickeard
– Those who work in retail and the hospitality industry
Tuesday 15th
Cyril, Bishop of Carthage, Martyr, 258

– The Mother’s Union: President Kathleen Wilson, Chaplain: Revd Canon Val Shedden
– All those who normally work in the Diocesan Office
– Those who work in the transport industry and feel vulnerable
Wednesday 16th
Ninian, Bishop of Galloway, Apostle of the Picts, c432 Edward Bouverie Pusey, Priest, Tractarian, 1882

– Safeguarding Advisory Panel
– Safeguarding Advisor: Mrs Beth Miller
– Northumberland and Tees Valley Industrial Missions and Chaplains
– The Queen, members of Parliament and the armed forces
– Those who work in Care Homes
Thursday 17th
Hildegard, Abbesse of Bingen, Visionary, 1179

– Hunwick St Paul: Vicar: Revd David Spokes, Lay worker, shortly to be ordained Deacon: Mr Graham Copley, Readers: Mr Stephen Gardiner and Mr Peter Booth
– Diocesan Finance Group Chair: Mags Vaughan
– For visionaries in the church, for prophetic ministry and those who are ‘seer’s’, seeing and interpreting events from a radical Godly perspective
– Those working for climate change
Friday 18th
Nathanial, Lord Crewe Bishop of Durham, Benefactor 1721
– Willington St Stephen: Vicar: Revd David Spokes, Lay worker, shortly to be ordained Deacon: Mr Graham Copley, Reader: Stephen Gardiner, APA: Mrs Gillian Spokes
– St Stephen’s CE Primary School, Willington HT: Mrs Richardson
– Durham Lesotho Link: Revs Rob and Margaret Bianchi, Lesotho Link EO: Joseph Morenammele and team
– Victims of clerical sexual abuse
Saturday 19th
Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690

– Diocesan Adviser in Pastoral Care and Counselling
– Diocesan Leader of Youth Mission and Ministry: Andy Harris
– Victims of domestic abuse and violence, in these times

Please pray for those to be ordained as Deacon by the Bishop of Durham in Durham
Cathedral on Sunday 27th September:
10am

Hilary Avent to serve in Hetton-Lyons with Eppleton, St Michael and St Nicholas
Philip Carter to serve in Castleside, St John and Benfieldside, St Cuthbert
Tommy Daglish to serve in Stanley and South Moor
(Derwentside East Group Ministry)
John D’Silva to serve in Houghton-le-Spring, St Michael and All Angels
Hannah Richardson to serve in Peterlee, St Cuthbert
Mahalha Wachepa to serve in Durham North (Team Ministry)
4pm
Graham Copley to serve in Hunwick and Willington
Elaine Gray to serve in Hebburn, St John with Jarrow Grange, Christ Church
in plurality
Rosemary Hendry to serve in Crawcrook Church of the Holy Spirit and
Greenside, St John
Wim Kuiper to serve in St Matthew and St Wilfrid, Sunderland
Stephanie Price to serve in Bishop Auckland
Alison Williams to serve in Wheatley Hill, Thornley and Wingate with
Hutton Henry
Please pray for those to be ordained Priest by the Bishop of Durham:
Sunderland Minster : 25th September at 7pm

Rory Balfour serving in Hillside (Lobley Hill and Marley Hill)
Richard Penman serving in Sunderland, St Mary and St Peter
(The Group Ministry of the Annunciation)
Anthony Smith serving in Spennymoor and Whitworth
(Spennymoor Group Ministry)
Christopher Watson serving in Sunderland Minster
Barnard Castle, St Mary : 26th September at 11am
Daniel Ackerley serving in Stockton-on-Tees, St Peter and Elton, St John
Sarah Cliff serving in Barnard Castle with Whorlton, St Mary
Jane Easterby serving in Norton, St Mary the Virgin and St Michael and All Angels
Durham, St Nicholas : 26th September at 4pm
Claire Elwood serving in Durham, St Nicholas
Elizabeth Hollis serving in Belmont and Pittington
Abigail Hughes serving in Durham, St Giles, Shadforth and Sherburn

From Jarrow Deanery

The Boldons Benefice

East Boldon St George,


West Boldon St Nicholas,


Hedworth St Nicholas
Revd Paul Barker

CW: Edna Ford CW: Margaret Rutherford

CW: Brenda Horton
CW: Brian Logan
CW: Marie Atkinson
For our ‘Messy Church in the Boldons’ community, as they have been taking part in Messy Church at Home during the pandemic.
For all young people in our neighbourhood coping with difficult times as they received their A level and GCSE results.
For those giving their time to tending to the church grounds and gardens, and to refurbishing the memorial garden at St Nicholas Hedworth.
All those who volunteer – in churches, for charities, in schools and in pastoral care.
• For those who reach out to serve the marginalised in our communities
• For those behind the scenes, who neither seek nor want attention
• For opportunities to show God’s love to people in our communities by asking if they have anything they want us to pray for

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Paddock Close
Saxon Close

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Pray for overseas nations

Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 13 September 2020
Pray for the Anglican Church of South America
The Most Revd Gregory James Venables – Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Church of South America & Bishop of Argentina

Monday, 14 September 2020
Otukpo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd David Bello
Central Busoga (Uganda) The Rt Revd Patrick Wakula
Kisangani (Congo) The Rt Revd Lambert Funga Botolome

Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Owerri (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Chukwuma Oparah
Central Ecuador (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Victor Scantlebury Kita Kanto (Japan) The Rt Revd Zerubbabel Katsuichi Hirota

Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Owo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Stephen Ayodeji Fagbemi
Central Florida (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Gregory Brewer

Thursday, 17 September 2020
Oxford (England) The Rt Revd Steven Croft
Central Gulf Coast (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Russell Kendrick Central Melanesia (Melanesia) The Most Revd Leonard Dawea (Primate)

Friday, 18 September 2020
Oyo (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Williams Oluwarotimi Aladekugbe
Central New York (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd DeDe Duncan-Probe

Saturday, 19 September 2020
Pacong (South Sudan) The Rt Revd Joseph Maker Atot Central Newfoundland (Canada) The Rt Revd John Watton
Kitale (Kenya) The Rt Revd Stephen Kewasis

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

A Service for the 13th Sunday after Trinity

¶ The Gathering

Grace, mercy and peace
from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ
be with you
and also with you.

Prayer of Preparation

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.

The Comfortable Words

Hear the words of comfort our Saviour Christ says to all who truly turn to him:

Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Hear what Saint Paul says:

This saying is true, and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1:15

Hear what Saint John says:

If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 2:1,2

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Prayers of Penitence

If we claim to be without sin,
we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins,
God is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1.8-9

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
We are heartily sorry,
and repent of all our sins.
For your Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life
to the glory of your name.
Amen.

Absolution

May almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you your sins,
and bring you to everlasting life.
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis

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 president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words “let us pray” or a more specific bidding.

Almighty God,
you search us and know us:
may we rely on you in strength
and rest on you in weakness,
now and in all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

¶ The Liturgy of the Word

Readings

At the end of each the reader may say
For the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Exodus 12.1–14  

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbour, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the door-frames of the houses where they eat the lambs. 8 That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast. 9 Do not eat the meat raw or cooked in water, but roast it over the fire—head, legs and inner parts. 10 Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. 11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the Lord’s Passover.
12 “On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn—both men and animals—and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
14 “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.
[NIVa]

Romans 13.8–14  

8 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow-man has fulfilled the law. 9 The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “Do not murder,” “Do not steal,” “Do not covet,” and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to its neighbour. Therefore love is the fulfilment of the law.
11 And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armour of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy. 14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
[NIVa]

Gospel Reading

The Gospel is announced then the reader says

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Matthew 18.15–20

15 “If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. 16 But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’ 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
18 “I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
[NIVa]

At the end

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

Sermon

The Creed

Let us declare our faith in God, Father Son and Holy Spirit
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.

Prayers of Intercession

There are no prayers included in this service, but please do pray. You may wish to pray now (you will need to pause the audio if you do) or do so after the Dismissal.

The prayers usually include these concerns
The Church of Christ
Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority
The local community
Those who suffer
The communion of saints

This week’s prayer resource is available here

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray…
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 for ever.
Amen.

¶ The Dismissal

The president uses a suitable blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Prayer Topics for the week commencing 6th September 2020

There are many things we can be praying for. The items in this post are drawn from some of the Prayer cycles we are involved with.
Pray for those known who suffer in body, mind, spirit or estate.

The Collect for this week
Almighty God,
you search us and know us:
may we rely on you in strength
and rest on you in weakness,
now and in all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 6th
13th After Trinity

– Dean & Chapter of Durham – The Very Revd Andrew Tremlett, Revd Canons Prof Simon Oliver, Charlie Allen, Michael Hampel, Michael Everitt, Lay Canons: Mr Simon Wood, Mrs Cathy Barnes, Mr Andrew Thurston, Chapter Clerk and CO Amanda Anderson, College of Canons & Minor Canons
Monday 7th
– Bishop’s Leadership Team
– Eastgate All Saints (Upper Weardale Benefice) Priest in Charge: The Revd Claire McClelland Readers: Mr Greg Round and Mrs Heather Ross
– All who suffer from rural poverty, lack of transport, and isolation.
Tuesday 8th
Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

– DAC meeting, Chair: Sandra Robertson, Buildings for Mission Secretary: Daniel Spraggon
– Bishop Glyn Webster, Fr Paul Kennedy, members of the Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda
– School Communities, teachers, staff and pupils
Wednesday 9th
Charles Fuge Lowder, Priest 1880
– St John’s Chapel St John the Baptist (Upper Weardale Benefice) Priest in Charge: The Revd Claire McClelland, Readers: Mr Greg Round and Mrs Heather Ross
– Regional Officer for North East Churches Acting Together: Revd Joanne Thorns
– Funeral Directors & those ministering to the families of those who died
Thursday 10th
St Boisil, Abbot of Melrose, Tutor of Cuthbert 664
– Heatherycleugh St Thomas, (Upper Weardale Benefice) Priest in Charge: The Revd Claire McClelland, Readers: Mr Greg Round and Mrs Heather Ross
– All retired clergy and the support they give to parishes
– Industrial & Commercial interests particularly affecting the North East
Friday 11th
– Westgate St Andrew (Upper Weardale Benefice) Priest in Charge: The Revd Claire McClelland, Readers: Mr Greg Round and Mrs Heather Ross
– Diocesan links; Nordkirche – Germany & Alba Iulia – Romania
– Those whose work is unfulfilling, stressful or fraught with danger
Saturday 12th
– Hospital Chaplains: Revd Peter Webb and Revd Remi Omole (Sunderland), Vacant (Sherburn), Revd Gareth Rowlands and Revd Joan Robinson (Gateshead), Vacant (North Tees and Hartlepool), Revd Jon Goode, Revd Simon Mason (Tyne and Wear), Canon Caroline Worsfold and Revd Pat Bealing (South Tyneside), Canon Colin Jay, Revd Osaro Omobude, Revd Debbie Baker (Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys), Revd Kevin Tromans (Durham and Darlington)

Please pray for those to be ordained as Deacon by the Bishop of Durham in Durham
Cathedral on Sunday 27th September:
10am

Hilary Avent to serve in Hetton-Lyons with Eppleton, St Michael and St Nicholas
Philip Carter to serve in Castleside, St John and Benfieldside, St Cuthbert
Tommy Daglish to serve in Stanley and South Moor
(Derwentside East Group Ministry)
John D’Silva to serve in Houghton-le-Spring, St Michael and All Angels
Hannah Richardson to serve in Peterlee, St Cuthbert
Mahalha Wachepa to serve in Durham North (Team Ministry)
4pm
Graham Copley to serve in Hunwick and Willington
Elaine Gray to serve in Hebburn, St John with Jarrow Grange, Christ Church
in plurality
Rosemary Hendry to serve in Crawcrook Church of the Holy Spirit and
Greenside, St John
Wim Kuiper to serve in St Matthew and St Wilfrid, Sunderland
Stephanie Price to serve in Bishop Auckland
Alison Williams to serve in Wheatley Hill, Thornley and Wingate with
Hutton Henry
Please pray for those to be ordained Priest by the Bishop of Durham:
Sunderland Minster : 25th September at 7pm

Rory Balfour serving in Hillside (Lobley Hill and Marley Hill)
Richard Penman serving in Sunderland, St Mary and St Peter
(The Group Ministry of the Annunciation)
Anthony Smith serving in Spennymoor and Whitworth
(Spennymoor Group Ministry)
Christopher Watson serving in Sunderland Minster
Barnard Castle, St Mary : 26th September at 11am
Daniel Ackerley serving in Stockton-on-Tees, St Peter and Elton, St John
Sarah Cliff serving in Barnard Castle with Whorlton, St Mary
Jane Easterby serving in Norton, St Mary the Virgin and St Michael and All Angels
Durham, St Nicholas : 26th September at 4pm
Claire Elwood serving in Durham, St Nicholas
Elizabeth Hollis serving in Belmont and Pittington
Abigail Hughes serving in Durham, St Giles, Shadforth and Sherburn

From Jarrow Deanery

The Boldons Benefice

East Boldon St George,


West Boldon St Nicholas,


Hedworth St Nicholas
Revd Paul Barker

CW: Edna Ford CW: Margaret Rutherford

CW: Brenda Horton
CW: Brian Logan
CW: Marie Atkinson
For our ‘Messy Church in the Boldons’ community, as they have been taking part in Messy Church at Home during the pandemic.
For all young people in our neighbourhood coping with difficult times as they received their A level and GCSE results.
For those giving their time to tending to the church grounds and gardens, and to refurbishing the memorial garden at St Nicholas Hedworth.
All those who volunteer – in churches, for charities, in schools and in pastoral care.
• For those who reach out to serve the marginalised in our communities
• For those behind the scenes, who neither seek nor want attention
• For opportunities to show God’s love to people in our communities by asking if they have anything they want us to pray for

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Burdon Close
Burdon Crescent

Chancellor of the Exchequer
Pray for the economy and financial world

Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 6 September 2020
Pray for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa
The Most Revd Thabo Makgoba – Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa

Monday, 7 September 2020
Oru
(Nigeria) The Rt Revd Geoffrey Chukwunenye
Canberra & Goulburn (Australia) The Rt Revd Mark Short

Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Osaka
(Japan) The Rt Revd Andrew Haruhisa Iso
Canterbury (England) The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby (Primate)

Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Osun
(Nigeria) The Rt Revd James Afolabi Popoola
Cape Coast (West Africa) The Rt Revd Victor Atta-Baffoe

Thursday, 10 September 2020
Osun North
(Nigeria) The Rt Revd Abiodun T Olaoye
Cape Town (Southern Africa) The Most Revd Thabo Makgoba (Primate)
Carlisle (England) The Rt Revd James Scobie Newcome

Friday, 11 September 2020
Osun North East (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Ebenezer Akorede Okuyelu
Cashel & Ossory (Ireland) The Rt Revd Michael Andrew James Burrows

Saturday, 12 September 2020
Ottawa (Canada) Vacant
Central Buganda (Uganda) The Rt Revd Michael Lubowa

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

incorporating the Vestry Meeting

Our delayed APCM is to be held on Sunday 11th October at 3pm in the Parish Hall. The delay has been due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and because of the continuing effects we will be limited in the attendance to accommodate the necessary social distancing and will be on a first come first served basis.

The Annual Report can be accessed through the link. It is formatted for printing as an A5 booklet.

At the APCM elections will be held for
– 2 Churchwardens (term of office to swearing in of Churchwardens following APCM 2021) this being the vestry meeting. They are Ex-officio members of the PCC.
– 2 Representatives to Deanery Synod (term of office to 30 June 2023). They are Ex-officio members of the PCC.
– 2 elected members of the PCC (term of office to APCM 2023)

Nomination forms can be accessed through the link on each line above.

In preparation for the APCM there is the opportunity for applications for the Electoral Roll to be received until 21 September.

A Service for the 12th Sunday after Trinity

¶ The Gathering

Grace, mercy and peace
from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ
be with you
and also with you.

Prayer of Preparation

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.

The Comfortable Words

Hear the words of comfort our Saviour Christ says to all who truly turn to him:

Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Hear what Saint Paul says:

This saying is true, and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1:15

Hear what Saint John says:

If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 2:1,2

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Prayers of Penitence

If we claim to be without sin,
we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins,
God is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1.8-9

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
We are heartily sorry,
and repent of all our sins.
For your Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life
to the glory of your name.
Amen.

Absolution

May almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you your sins,
and bring you to everlasting life.
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis

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 president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words “let us pray” or a more specific bidding.

God of constant mercy,
who sent your Son to save us:
remind us of your goodness,
increase your grace within us,
that our thankfulness may grow,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

¶ The Liturgy of the Word

Readings

At the end of each the reader may say
For the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Exodus 3.1–15

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”
4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
And Moses said, “Here I am.”
5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.
7 The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”
11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”
13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”
14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’ ”
15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This is my name for ever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.
[NIVa]

Romans 12.9–21

9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with God’s people who are in need. Practise hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. 20 On the contrary:
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
[NIVa]

Gospel Reading

The Gospel is announced then the reader says

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Matthew 16.21–28

21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22 Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to you!”
23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling-block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done. 28 I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
[NIVa]

At the end

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

Sermon

The Creed

Let us declare our faith in God, Father Son and Holy Spirit
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.

Prayers of Intercession

There are no prayers included in this service, but please do pray. You may wish to pray now (you will need to pause the audio if you do) or do so after the Dismissal.

The prayers usually include these concerns
The Church of Christ
Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority
The local community
Those who suffer
The communion of saints

This week’s prayer resource is available here

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray…
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 for ever.
Amen.

¶ The Dismissal

The president uses a suitable blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Prayer Topics for the week commencing 30th August 2020

There are many things we can be praying for. The items in this post are drawn from some of the Prayer cycles we are involved with.
Pray for those known who suffer in body, mind, spirit or estate.

The Collect for this week
God of constant mercy,
who sent your Son to save us:
remind us of your goodness,
increase your grace within us,
that our thankfulness may grow,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 30th August
12th after Trinity

– Our Bishops – Paul, Sarah, Assistant Bishops: John, Glyn, & David
– All leading worship today
– Leaders in the UK and across the world
Monday 31st
Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Missionary, 651

– Woodhouse Close, Community minister: vacant, Reader: Roger
Gibson, APA: Mrs Jane Armstrong
– Revd Dr Jennifer Cooper, Director of Initial Ministerial Education (IME) Phase 2.
– Retired Clergy and the support they give in ministry in parishes
– Victims and perpetrators of crime
Tuesday 1st September
Giles of Provence, Hermit, c710
– Stanhope Deanery: Area Dean: Revd David Spokes, Lay Chair: Mr Stephen Gardiner
– Senior Force Chaplain Durham Police: Canon Adrian Gatrill
– The NHS, Consultants, Doctors, Nurses, Ancillary Staff, Administrators.
Wednesday 2nd
The Martyrs of Papua New Guinea, 1901 and 1942
– Stanhope Deanery Secretary: Miss J Pickering Treasurer: Mr G Waterston
– Diocesan Property Manager James Alderton: & the housing team
– All those martyred for their faith especially those living under regimes aggressively hostile to the Christian Faith.
Thursday 3rd
Gregory the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith, 604
– Stanhope St Thomas, Frosterley and Rookhope: (Upper Weardale Benefice) Priest in Charge: The Revd Claire McClelland, Readers: Mr Greg Round and Mrs Heather Ross
– Stanhope Barrington CE Primary School, HT: Mr S Myers
– For the work of the RSCM (Royal School of Church Music)
Friday 4th
Birinus, Bishop of Dorchester, Apostle of Wessex, 650
– Our Archdeacons, Rick Simpson (Auckland), Bob Cooper (Sunderland), and Libby Wilkinson (Durham)
– Parish Giving Champion: Nathan Bruce, Finance Resources Co-ordinator: Samantha Amsden
– The Homeless and those who work to mitigate homelessness
Saturday 5th
– Prison Chaplains, Holme House: Revd Kate Brooke, Revd Sue Bell, Durham: Revd Matthew Tetley, Revd Rebecca Amoroso: Frankland (High Security): Revd Andrew West, Low Newton (Women): Revd Sarah Parkinson
– The Farming community in Weardale

Please pray for those to be ordained as Deacon by the Bishop of Durham in Durham
Cathedral on Sunday 27th September:
10am

Hilary Avent to serve in Hetton-Lyons with Eppleton, St Michael and St Nicholas
Philip Carter to serve in Castleside, St John and Benfieldside, St Cuthbert
Tommy Daglish to serve in Stanley and South Moor
(Derwentside East Group Ministry)
John D’Silva to serve in Houghton-le-Spring, St Michael and All Angels
Hannah Richardson to serve in Peterlee, St Cuthbert
Mahalha Wachepa to serve in Durham North (Team Ministry)
4pm
Graham Copley to serve in Hunwick and Willington
Elaine Gray to serve in Hebburn, St John with Jarrow Grange, Christ Church
in plurality
Rosemary Hendry to serve in Crawcrook Church of the Holy Spirit and
Greenside, St John
Wim Kuiper to serve in St Matthew and St Wilfrid, Sunderland
Stephanie Price to serve in Bishop Auckland
Alison Williams to serve in Wheatley Hill, Thornley and Wingate with
Hutton Henry
Please pray for those to be ordained Priest by the Bishop of Durham:
Sunderland Minster : 25th September at 7pm

Rory Balfour serving in Hillside (Lobley Hill and Marley Hill)
Richard Penman serving in Sunderland, St Mary and St Peter
(The Group Ministry of the Annunciation)
Anthony Smith serving in Spennymoor and Whitworth
(Spennymoor Group Ministry)
Christopher Watson serving in Sunderland Minster
Barnard Castle, St Mary : 26th September at 11am
Daniel Ackerley serving in Stockton-on-Tees, St Peter and Elton, St John
Sarah Cliff serving in Barnard Castle with Whorlton, St Mary
Jane Easterby serving in Norton, St Mary the Virgin and St Michael and All Angels
Durham, St Nicholas : 26th September at 4pm
Claire Elwood serving in Durham, St Nicholas
Elizabeth Hollis serving in Belmont and Pittington
Abigail Hughes serving in Durham, St Giles, Shadforth and Sherburn

From Jarrow Deanery

ParishLeadership Team: Priests, Wardens etcPeople, places, projects or particular issues, for which we are invited to share in prayer  
Harton St Peter BeneficeRevd Kate Boardman
CW: Ethel Ramsey
CW: Jean Stokes
-For those who have been bereaved over the last months, especially of our care home residents, that they can manage their grief and know love and peace within it.
-For those whose long-planned weddings, baptisms and other celebrations were cancelled, that they do -still want to keep those connections with the church.
-For the care and connection between neighbours and our community, that it continues as life ‘returns to normal’
-For our resource church plans, even if revised, that they can help support a renewal and revitalisation of our faith communities in the months to come.
Cleadon Park St Mark and St Cuthbert BeneficeRevd Kate Boardman
CW: Anne Blair-Vincent
-For all involved in leadership as we seek to be creative in ministry and worship at this challenging time.
-For local families who would usually take part in holiday club and for many of whom the lunches provided are very significant.
-For the community and church groups which usually meet in the premises, especially for all who miss the regular contact with others that they provide.
-For our contacts with local schools and our Experience Church Programme as we contemplate how this will look in the coming school year.
-For all who have sought out and engaged with our online worship, that they may experience the love of God and that we can continue to grow together.
-For local businesses as they face an uncertain future.
Organists, musicians & choirs:
• for the gift of music, for songs and hymns and anthems and the opportunity to sing together.
• For musicians and choir members and the gifts they bring each week.
The Boldons Benefice

East Boldon St George,


West Boldon St Nicholas,


Hedworth St Nicholas
Revd Paul Barker

CW: Edna Ford CW: Margaret Rutherford

CW: Brenda Horton
CW: Brian Logan
CW: Marie Atkinson
For our ‘Messy Church in the Boldons’ community, as they have been taking part in Messy Church at Home during the pandemic.
For all young people in our neighbourhood coping with difficult times as they received their A level and GCSE results.
For those giving their time to tending to the church grounds and gardens, and to refurbishing the memorial garden at St Nicholas Hedworth.
All those who volunteer – in churches, for charities, in schools and in pastoral care.
• For those who reach out to serve the marginalised in our communities
• For those behind the scenes, who neither seek nor want attention
• For opportunities to show God’s love to people in our communities by asking if they have anything they want us to pray for

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Sunview Terrace
Burdon Road

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
Pray for our Government

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 30 August 2020
Pray for the united Church of South India
Dharmaraj Rasalam – Moderator of CSI & Bishop of South Kerala

Monday, 31 August 2020
Kimberley & Kuruman (Southern Africa) Oswald Swartz
Kindu (Congo) Zacharie Masimango Katanda (Primate)
Kinkiizi (Uganda) Dan Zoreka

Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Ondo
(Nigeria) The Rt Revd Stephen Oni
Calabar (Nigeria) The Rt Revd Tunde Adeleye
Kinshasa (Congo) The Rt Revd Achille Mutshindu

Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Ontario
(Canada) The Rt Revd Michael Oulton
Calcutta (North India) The Rt Revd Probal Kanto Dutta

Thursday, 3 September 2020
Ogbomoso
(Nigeria) The Rt Revd Titus Babtunde Olayinka
Caledonia (Canada) The Rt Revd David TJ Lehmann
Calgary (Canada) The Most Revd Gregory Kerr-Wilson

Friday, 4 September 2020
Oregon
(The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Michael Hanley
California (The Episcopal Church) The Rt Revd Marc Andrus

Saturday, 5 September 2020
Orlu
(Nigeria) The Most Revd Bennett Okoro
Cameroon (West Africa) The Rt Revd Dibo Thomas-Babyngton Elango
Kirinyaga (Kenya) The Rt Revd Joseph Kibichwa

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

A Service for the 11th Sunday after Trinity

¶ The Gathering

Grace, mercy and peace
from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ
be with you
and also with you.

Prayer of Preparation

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.

The Comfortable Words

Hear the words of comfort our Saviour Christ says to all who truly turn to him:

Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Hear what Saint Paul says:

This saying is true, and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1:15

Hear what Saint John says:

If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 2:1,2

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Prayers of Penitence

If we claim to be without sin,
we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins,
God is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1.8-9

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
We are heartily sorry,
and repent of all our sins.
For your Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life
to the glory of your name.
Amen.

Absolution

May almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you your sins,
and bring you to everlasting life.
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis

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 president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words “let us pray” or a more specific bidding.

God of glory,
the end of our searching,
help us to lay aside
all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom,
and to give all that we have
to gain the pearl beyond all price,
through our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

¶ The Liturgy of the Word

Readings

At the end of each the reader may say
For the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Exodus 1.8 – 2.10

8 Then a new king, who did not know about Joseph, came to power in Egypt. 9 “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become much too numerous for us. 10 Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country.”
11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labour, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. 12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites 13 and worked them ruthlessly. 14 They made their lives bitter with hard labour in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labour the Egyptians used them ruthlessly.
15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, 16 “When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live.” 17 The midwives, however, feared God and did not do what the king of Egypt had told them to do; they let the boys live. 18 Then the king of Egypt summoned the midwives and asked them, “Why have you done this? Why have you let the boys live?”
19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “Hebrew women are not like Egyptian women; they are vigorous and give birth before the midwives arrive.”
20 So God was kind to the midwives and the people increased and became even more numerous. 21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.
22 Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”
2 Now a man of the house of Levi married a Levite woman, 2 and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months. 3 But when she could hide him no longer, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with tar and pitch. Then she placed the child in it and put it among the reeds along the bank of the Nile. 4 His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him.
5 Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the river bank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her slave girl to get it. 6 She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. “This is one of the Hebrew babies,” she said.
7 Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?”
8 “Yes, go,” she answered. And the girl went and got the baby’s mother. 9 Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this baby and nurse him for me, and I will pay you.” So the woman took the baby and nursed him. 10 When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.”
[NIVa]

Romans 12.1–8

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
[NIVa]

Gospel Reading

The Gospel is announced then the reader says

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Matthew 16.13–20

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ.

At the end

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

Sermon

The Creed

Let us declare our faith in God, Father Son and Holy Spirit
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.

Prayers of Intercession

There are no prayers included in this service, but please do pray. You may wish to pray now (you will need to pause the audio if you do) or do so after the Dismissal.

The prayers usually include these concerns
The Church of Christ
Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority
The local community
Those who suffer
The communion of saints

This week’s prayer resource is available here

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray…
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 for ever.
Amen.

¶ The Dismissal

The president uses a suitable blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Prayer Topics for the week commencing 23rd August 2020

There are many things we can be praying for. The items in this post are drawn from some of the Prayer cycles we are involved with.
Pray for those known who suffer in body, mind, spirit or estate.

The Collect for this week
God of glory,
the end of our searching,
help us to lay aside
all that prevents us from seeking your kingdom,
and to give all that we have
to gain the pearl beyond all price,
through our Saviour Jesus Christ.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 23rd
11th after Trinity
– Cathedral Musicians and Vergers, Daniel Cook, Master of Choristers. Sub-organist Joseph Beech, Jeffrey Hewitt, Head Verger. Stewards, Porters, Joiners & Masons
Monday 24th
Bartholomew the Apostle
– Croxdale St Bartholomew and Tudhoe St David (Spennymoor Group Minis-try) – PiC: Rev Barbara Hilton, APA: Mrs Ann Panton
– The Team of Diocesan Support staff
– The Entertainment Industry, Culture and the Arts facing current issues
Tuesday 25th
St Aebbe of Coldingham 683
– Revd Anthony Smith, Curate: Spennymoor and Whitworth
– Ministry Development Advisor: Revd Canon Dr Alan Bartlett, Senior Re-source Church Leader: Revd Canon David Tomlinson
– All who seek to relieve poverty. Foodbanks & volunteers who run them.
Wednesday 26th
– St. Anthony’s Priory – Revd Dr Nicholas Buxton (Dir), Ruth Grant, Revd Paul Tyler, George Wilkie, Sarah Renwick, Sheila Shearer
– Regional Officer for North East Churches Acting Together : Revd
Joanne Thorns
– Local Authorities and your Local Councillors and MP
Thursday 27th
Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387
– Shildon St John – PinC: Revd Carol Harris, Associate Priest: Rev Peter Rob-son, Curate: Revd Mark Hudghton, Reader in Training Mrs Eileen Bowman,
– St John’s CE Primary School, Shildon HT: Andrew Farnell
– For all mothers praying faithfully for their children to come to faith
Friday 28th
Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith, 430
– Spennymoor St Paul and Whitworth, Vicar: Revd Matt Tarling, Curate: Revd Anthony Smith
– Diocesan Adviser in Pastoral Care and Counselling: Tony Wright
– Those who have lost hope and for whom life seems very bleak
Saturday 29th
Beheading of John the Baptist
– Revd Chris Watson, Curate: Sunderland Minster
– Diocesan links; Nordkirche – Germany & Alba Iulia – Romania
– The work of Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Amnesty International

From Jarrow Deanery

ParishLeadership Team: Priests, Wardens etcPeople, places, projects or particular issues, for which we are invited to share in prayer  
Harton St Peter BeneficeRevd Kate Boardman
CW: Ethel Ramsey
CW: Jean Stokes
-For those who have been bereaved over the last months, especially of our care home residents, that they can manage their grief and know love and peace within it.
-For those whose long-planned weddings, baptisms and other celebrations were cancelled, that they do -still want to keep those connections with the church.
-For the care and connection between neighbours and our community, that it continues as life ‘returns to normal’
-For our resource church plans, even if revised, that they can help support a renewal and revitalisation of our faith communities in the months to come.
Cleadon Park St Mark and St Cuthbert BeneficeRevd Kate Boardman
CW: Anne Blair-Vincent
-For all involved in leadership as we seek to be creative in ministry and worship at this challenging time.
-For local families who would usually take part in holiday club and for many of whom the lunches provided are very significant.
-For the community and church groups which usually meet in the premises, especially for all who miss the regular contact with others that they provide.
-For our contacts with local schools and our Experience Church Programme as we contemplate how this will look in the coming school year.
-For all who have sought out and engaged with our online worship, that they may experience the love of God and that we can continue to grow together.
-For local businesses as they face an uncertain future.
Organists, musicians & choirs:
• for the gift of music, for songs and hymns and anthems and the opportunity to sing together.
• For musicians and choir members and the gifts they bring each week.

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Kelvin Grove
North Drive

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Pray for those in the arts, media and sports

The Pacific islands: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Samoa and the French Overseas Territories of New Caledonia (Kanaky) and French Polynesia (Tahiti)

Anglican Cycle of Prayer

Sunday, 23 August 2020

Pray for the Church of the Province of South East Asia
Melter Tais – Archbishop of South East Asia & Bishop of Sabah

Monday, 24 August 2020
Kibondo (Tanzania) Sospeter Ndenza
Kigali (Rwanda) Nathan Amooti Rusengo
Kigeme (Rwanda) Assiel Musabyimana

Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Olo (South Sudan) Tandema Obede
Busan (Korea) Onesimus Dongsin Park
Kigezi (Uganda) George Bagamuhunda

Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Olympia (The Episcopal Church) Gregory Rickel
Busoga (Uganda) Paul Moses Samson Naimanhye

Thursday, 27 August 2020
Omu-Aran (Nigeria) Philip Adeyemo
Butare (Rwanda) Nathan Gasatura
Butere (Kenya) Timothy Wambunya

Friday, 28 August 2020
On the Lake (Nigeria) Chijioke Oti
Buye (Burundi) Sixbert Macumi

Saturday, 29 August 2020
On the Niger (Nigeria) Owen Chidozie Nwokolo
Byumba (Rwanda) Emmanuel Ngendahayo

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

A Service for the 10th Sunday after Trinity

¶ The Gathering

Grace, mercy and peace
from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ
be with you
and also with you.

Prayer of Preparation

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.

The Comfortable Words

Hear the words of comfort our Saviour Christ says to all who truly turn to him:

Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16

Hear what Saint Paul says:

This saying is true, and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1:15

Hear what Saint John says:

If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 2:1,2

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Prayers of Penitence

If we claim to be without sin,
we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins,
God is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1.8-9

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you,
through our own fault,
in thought, and word, and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
We are heartily sorry,
and repent of all our sins.
For your Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life
to the glory of your name.
Amen.

Absolution

May almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you your sins,
and bring you to everlasting life.
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis

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 president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words “let us pray” or a more specific bidding.

Lord of heaven and earth,
as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer,
give us patience and courage never to lose hope,
but always to bring our prayers before you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

¶ The Liturgy of the Word

Readings

At the end of each the reader may say
For the word of the Lord
Thanks be to God.

Genesis 45.1–15

Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all his attendants, and he cried out, “Make everyone leave my presence!” So there was no-one with Joseph when he made himself known to his brothers. 2 And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard him, and Pharaoh’s household heard about it.
3 Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph! Is my father still living?” But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence.
4 Then Joseph said to his brothers, “Come close to me.” When they had done so, he said, “I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! 5 And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. 6 For two years now there has been famine in the land, and for the next five years there will not be ploughing and reaping. 7 But God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 “So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. 9 Now hurry back to my father and say to him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; don’t delay. 10 You shall live in the region of Goshen and be near me—you, your children and grandchildren, your flocks and herds, and all you have. 11 I will provide for you there, because five years of famine are still to come. Otherwise you and your household and all who belong to you will become destitute.’
12 “You can see for yourselves, and so can my brother Benjamin, that it is really I who am speaking to you. 13 Tell my father about all the honour accorded me in Egypt and about everything you have seen. And bring my father down here quickly.”
14 Then he threw his arms around his brother Benjamin and wept, and Benjamin embraced him, weeping. 15 And he kissed all his brothers and wept over them. Afterwards his brothers talked with him.
[NIVa]

Romans 11.1–2a, 29–32

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew.
29 for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. 30 Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, 31 so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy as a result of God’s mercy to you. 32 For God has bound all men over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all.
[NIVa]

Gospel Reading

The Gospel is announced then the reader says

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Matthew 15.21–28

21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.”
23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
24 He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
25 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
26 He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.”
27 “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”
28 Then Jesus answered, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
[NIVa]

At the end

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

Sermon

The Creed

Let us declare our faith in God, Father Son and Holy Spirit
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.

Prayers of Intercession

There are no prayers included in this service, but please do pray. You may wish to pray now (you will need to pause the audio if you do) or do so after the Dismissal.

The prayers usually include these concerns
The Church of Christ
Creation, human society, the Sovereign and those in authority
The local community
Those who suffer
The communion of saints

This week’s prayer resource is available here

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray…
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 for ever.
Amen.

¶ The Dismissal

The president uses a suitable blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Coronavirus Covid-19

In response to a lifting of restrictions we are pleased the worship area is open for private prayer and worship. Restrictions on numbers are in place and appropriate hygiene measures are in force to inhibit the spead of the virus. From Saturday 8th August 2020 the use of a face covering is mandatory. Please only contact the Parish Office by email.

Drop in and say ‘Hello’

The Parish Hall and Old Schoolroom on Sunderland Road (SR6 7UR) are available for hire, please contact the Parish Administrator for availability and charges.

Sacred space is available in the worship area of All Saints off Cleadon Lane (SR6 7UU)
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays 10.00am-12.00noon (approx.)

This may be subject to short-notice change occasionally.

Safeguarding

The Parish Safeguarding policy can be found here.

Parish Office

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office. It is based in the rear of the Parish Hall and can be accessed from the yard behind the Old Schoolroom.

M: 9.15am-11.15am
Tu: 9.15am-11.15am
W: 9.15am-11.15am
Th: 9.15am-11.15am
F: Closed

0191 519 0515

email

The Parish Office
1-3 Sunderland Road
Cleadon
Sunderland
SR6 7UR