Prayer Topics for the week commencing 27th June 2021

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
Gracious Father,
by the obedience of Jesus
you brought salvation to our wayward world:
draw us into harmony with your will,
that we may find all things restored in him,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 27th June
4th Sunday after Trinity
– Dean & Chapter of Durham – The Very Revd Andrew Tremlett, Revd Canons Prof Simon Oliver, Charlie Allen, Michael Hampel, Michael Everitt, Lay Canons: Simon Wood, Mrs Cathy Barnes, Mr Andrew Thurston, Chapter Clerk and CO Amanda Anderson, College of Canons & Minor Canons
– The Church of Pakistan (United): Most Revd Humphrey Peters

Monday 28th
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher of the Faith, c200
– Bishop’s Leadership Team
– Revd Hannah Richardson: Peterlee. Revd Steph Price: Bishop Auckland
– Diocese of Cochin – South India: Rt Revd Baker Ninan Fenn
– Victims of clerical sexual abuse

Tuesday 29th
Peter and Paul, Apostles
– Whitburn St Mary: PiC: Revd Vernon Cuthbert
– Whitburn C of E Academy (Secondary), Principal: J E Crowe
– Revd Mahalha Wachepa: Durham North (Team Ministry)
– Diocese of Coimbatore – South India: Rt Revd Timothy Ravinder

Wednesday 30th
– Our Archdeacons, Rick Simpson (Auckland), Bob Cooper (Sunderland) and Libby Wilkinson (Durham)
– Revd Ali Williams: Wheatley Hill, Thornley & Wingate with Hutton Henry
– Diocese of Colombia – TEC: Rt Revd Francisco Duque
– The Homeless and those who work to address homelessness

Thursday 1st July
Henry, John and Henry Venn the younger, Priests, Evangelical Divines 1797, 1813 and 1873
– Wearmouth Deanery – Area Dean: Revd David Tolhurst, Deanery Lay Chair: Mrs Vicki Gensberg
– Canon David Tomlinson, Michael Peacock & Jessica Holland, Seeking to establish ‘Communities of Hope’ in centres across the Diocese
– The criminal Justice system, Law courts and those facing trials and cases
– The Diocese of Colombo – Ceylon, Rt Revd Dusantha Rodrigo

Friday 2nd
– Wearmouth Deanery, Secretary: Vacant, Treasurer: Mr John Farnsworth
– Cranmer Hall, Revd Professor David Wilkinson, Principal, St John’s College, Warden: Revd Dr Philip Plyming, Revd Emma Parker, Deputy Warden, Staff and students in training for ministry
– The Diocese of Colorado – TEC: Rt Revd Kimberly Lucas

Saturday 3rd
Thomas the Apostle
– Ordination of Priests in the Cathedral by Bishop Paul
– Bishopwearmouth St Gabriel – Minister: Vacant, Readers: Mrs Lilian Clark, Mrs Christine Rodgers, Prof Malcolm Hooper, PM: Mrs Lisa Clark
– The Diocese of Connecticut – TEC: Rt Revd Ian Douglas
– Victims of clerical sexual abuse

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in Sunderland but relating to Cleadon

Secretary of State for Education
Pray for schools, education, colleges and universities, Students, Teachers/Lecturers/Tutors and ancillary staff

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

A Service for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

While the recording plays, the liturgy below enables participation in the congregational responses in bold.

¶ 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 our saviour,
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace
won for us by your Son,
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.

Job 38.1–11  

Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm. He said:
“Who is this that darkens my counsel
with words without knowledge?
Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?
“Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’? [NIVa]

2 Corinthians 6.1–13  

As God’s fellow-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says,
“In the time of my favour I heard you,
and in the day of salvation I helped you.”
I tell you, now is the time of God’s favour, now is the day of salvation.
We put no stumbling-block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger; in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love; in truthful speech and in the power of God; with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonour, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors; known, yet regarded as unknown; dying, and yet we live on; beaten, and yet not killed; sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians, and opened wide our hearts to you. We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. As a fair exchange—I speak as to my children—open wide your hearts also. [NIVa]

Gospel Reading

Mark 4.35–41

The Gospel is announced then the reader says

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

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” [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 20th June 2021

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 our saviour,
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace
won for us by your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 20th
3rd Sunday after Trinity
– For University Chaplains – Revd Dr Stephanie Burette, Revd Canon Anna
Brooker, Revd Tim Ferguson, Revd Peter Kashouris, Revd Gavin Wort, Revd
David Rushton (Durham) Revd Chris Howson (Sunderland)
– Church of North India (United); Most Revd Dr Prem Chand Singh

Monday 21st
– Board of Education: Director of Education: Paul Rickeard
– Revd Graham Copley: Hunwick and Willington
– Lesotho Link: Revds Rob & Margaret Bianchi & Joseph Morenammele
– Diocese of Chotanagpur – North India: Rt Revd B B Baskey
– The NHS, GP’s and local hospitals, for the vaccination programme

Tuesday 22nd
Alban, first Martyr of Britain, c.250
– Revd Tommy Daglish: Stanley and South Moor (Derwentside East)
– Diocesan Sec. James Morgan: all who work at Cuthbert House
– Diocesan Retreat House, Shepherds Dene, Interim Warden: Philip Davies
– For schools, staff and pupils, for teachers making their pupil assessments
– Diocese of Christ the King – South Africa: Rt Revd William Mostert

Wednesday 23rd
Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely, c678
Ember Day (when we pray for vocations)
– Church Buildings Panel
– Revd John D’Silva: Houghton-le-Spring St Michael & All Angels
– Revd Dr Alastair Prince, Vocations Strategy Development Adviser
– Children’s Ministry Advisor: Sharon Pritchard
– Diocesan Leader of Youth Mission and Ministry: Andy Harris
– Diocese of Christchurch – New Zealand; Rt Revd Peter Carrell

Thursday 24th
Birth of John the Baptist

– South Shields St Hilda with St Thomas: Revd Mark Mawhinney
– Diocesan Finance Group
– Revd Elaine Gray: Hebburn St John with Jarrow Grange in plurality
– Diocese of Chubu – Japan; Rt Revd Dr Francis of Assisi Renta Nishihara

Friday 25th
Ember Day
– South Westoe St Michael and All Angels: Revd Mark Mawhinney
– Revd Rosemary Hendry: Crawcrook and Greenside
– Increase in vocations across all the deaneries in the Diocese
– Diocese of Clogher – Ireland: Vacant

Saturday 26th
Ember Day
– Diocese on the Coast – Nigeria; Rt Revd Joshua Ebunoluwa Ogunele
– Revd Wim Kuiper: St Matthew’s and St Wilfrid’s Sunderland
– Vocations: Those in ministerial training

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Trevor Grove
Charlton Grove

Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor
Pray for the courts, probation service, prison service and justice system

Brazil

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

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A Service for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity

While the recording plays, the liturgy below enables participation in the congregational responses in bold.

¶ 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.
Faithful Creator,
whose mercy never fails:
deepen our faithfulness to you
and to your living Word,
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.

Ezekiel 17.22–24

“ ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will take a shoot from the very top of a cedar and plant it; I will break off a tender sprig from its topmost shoots and plant it on a high and lofty mountain. On the mountain heights of Israel I will plant it; it will produce branches and bear fruit and become a splendid cedar. Birds of every kind will nest in it; they will find shelter in the shade of its branches. All the trees of the field will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.
“ ‘I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’ ” [NIVa]

2 Corinthians 5.6–10, 14–17

Therefore we are always confident and know that as long as we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord. We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due to him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
So from now on we regard no-one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! [NIVa]

Gospel Reading

Mark 4.26–34

The Gospel is announced then the reader says

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

He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself the soil produces corn—first the stalk, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”
Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest seed you plant in the ground. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds of the air can perch in its shade.”
With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. He did not say anything to them without using a parable. But when he was alone with his own disciples, he explained everything. [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 June 2021

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
Faithful Creator,
whose mercy never fails:
deepen our faithfulness to you
and to your living Word,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 13th
2nd Sunday after Trinity
– Prison Chaplains, Holme House: Revd Kate Brooke, Durham: Revd Rebecca
Amoroso: Frankland (High Security): Revd Andrew West, Low Newton
(Women): Revd Sarah Parkinson
– The Church of Nigeria: Most Revd Henry C Ndkuba

Monday 14th
Richard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691
– Timothy May: Monkwearmouth
– The Diocesan Deliverance Ministry Team
– Diocese of Chandigarh – North India: Rt Revd Younas Massey

Tuesday 15th
Evelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer 1941
– Horsley Hill St Lawrence the Martyr: PiC: Revd Paul Child, Reader: Mrs
Kathleen Welsh
– Heather Ross: Upper Weardale
– Diocese of Chelmsford: Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani

Wednesday 16th
Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253.
Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Philosopher, 1752
– Jarrow and Simonside, St Paul and St John the Baptist, St Peter, South Shields
St Simon: Rector: Revd Lesley Jones, Associate Priest: Rev Stuart Hill, PM: Mrs
Jacki Dunn
– Jarrow Cross C of E Primary School: Headteacher: Mrs McBeth
– Susan Sweeting: Annunciation Group, Sunderland
– The Diocese of Chester; Rt Revd Mark Tanner

Thursday 17th
Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers 1913 and 1936
– South Shields TM All Saints, St Mary w St Martin: Team Rector: Rev Mervyn
Thompson
– Holy Trinity C of E (Primary) Academy: Headteacher: Mrs T Murphy
– Heather Wallace: Pallion St Luke
– Diocese of Chhattisgarh – North India: Rt Revd Robert Ali

Friday 18th
Bernard Mizeki, Apostle of the MaShona, Martyr 1896
– Rekendyke St Jude: Vacant, Reader Mrs Jennifer Lake
– We pray this month for current deacons being priested in July and their parishes
– Revd Hilary Avent: Hetton Lyons with Eppleton
– Cranmer Hall, Revd Professor David Wilkinson, Principal, St John’s College,
Warden: Revd Dr Philip Plyming, Revd Emma Parker, Deputy Warden, Staff and
students in training for ministry
– Diocese of Chicago – TEC: Rt Revd Jeffrey Lee

Saturday 19th
Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu (holy man), Evangelist, Teacher of the Faith, 1929
– South Shields St Aidan and St Stephen (The Lawe): Vacant
– Our Bishops – Paul, Sarah, Assistant Bishops: John, Glyn, & David
– Revd Phil Carter : Castleside St John and Benfieldside St Cuthbert
– Diocese of Chichester: Rt Revd Martin Warner

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Woodlands Drive
Old Course Road

Secretary of State for International Trade (President of the Board Of Trade)
Pray for manufacturing, commerce, retail, especially with overseas partners

Angola, Mozambique

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

A Service for the 1st Sunday after Trinity

While the recording plays, the liturgy below enables participation in the congregational responses in bold.

¶ 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 truth,
help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son.
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 3.8-15

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree from which I commanded you not to eat?”
The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all the livestock
and all the wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.” [NIVa]

2 Corinthians 4.13  –  5.1

It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence. All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. [NIVa]

Gospel Reading

Mark 3.20-35

The Gospel is announced then the reader says

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

Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”
So Jesus called them and spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no-one can enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can rob his house. I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin.”
He said this because they were saying, “He has an evil spirit.”
Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”
“Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.
Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” [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 June 2021

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 truth,
help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son.
Amen.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 6th
1st Sunday after Trinity
– Hospital Chaplains: Revd Kevin Tromans, Senior Chaplain. (Co Durham and Darlington), Revd Canon Remi Omole (Sunderland), Vacant (Sherburn), Revd Gareth Rowlands and Revd Joan Robinson (Gateshead), Vacant (North Tees and Hartlepool), Revd Jon Goode, Revd Dr Simon Mason (CNTW), Revd Canon Caroline Worsfold & Revd Pat Bealing (South Tyneside), Canon Colin Jay, Revd Osaro Omobude and Revd Debbie Baker,
– Church of the Province of Myanmar: Most Revd Stephen Than Myint Oo

Monday 7th
– Deborah Hodge: Byers Green, Croxdale, Tudhoe and Kirk Merrington
– The Diocese of East Carolina – TEC; Rt Revd Robert Skirving
– The work of aid agencies throughout the world

Tuesday 8th
Thomas Ken, Bishop of Bath and Wells, Nonjuror, Hymn Writer, 1711
– Hebburn St John with Jarrow Grange Christ Church: PiC; Revd Dr Ian Somasundram, SSM Curate, Revd Elaine Gray, Readers: Mrs Heather Stokes, Paul Stokes, Mrs Gillian Melvin, Kenneth Smith, Reader in Training Mr Chris Wilson
– Dawn Hudson: Gateshead Fell and Windy Nook
– Diocese of North Carolina – TEC; Rt Revd Samuel Rodman

Wednesday 9th
Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary, 597
Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Hymn Writer, Teacher of the Faith, 373
– Cleadon All Saints: PiC: Revd Vernon Cuthbert
– Cleadon C of E Academy (Primary), Principal: Mrs J Gray
– Alexander and Sarah Jones: Gateshead St George
– Senior Force Chaplain Durham Police: Canon Adrian Gatrill
– Diocese of South Carolina – TEC; elect: Canon Ruth M Woodliff-Stanley

Thursday 10th
– Diocesan Finance Forum
– Katherine Long: Blackwell, All Saints’ and Salutation and Coniscliffe
– Mothers’ Union: President Kathleen Wilson JP, Chaplain Revd Norma Clee
– Diocese of Upper South Carolina – TEC: Vacant

Friday 11th
Barnabas the Apostle
– David Lucas: Heighington and Darlington St Matthew with St Luke
– Lindisfarne College of Theology, Principal: Revd Dr David Bryan, staff and students training for ministry
– Diocese of Western North Carolina – TEC: Rt Revd Jose A McLoughlin

Saturday 12th
– Harton St Peter and Cleadon Park St Mark and St Cuthbert: PiC: Revd Kate Boardman, Reader (Harton): Peter Cross
– Stephen Martin: Lanchester and Burnhope, Harelaw and Annfield Plain
– Diocese of Cashel Ferns & Ossory – Ireland Rt Revd Michael Burrows

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Woodlands Road
Woodlands View

Secretary of State for Defence
Pray for our armed forces, their safety and their families

Eswatin, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is available here.

A Service for Trinity Sunday

While the recording plays, the liturgy below enables participation in the congregational responses in bold.

¶ 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.

Holy God,
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
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.

Isaiah 6.1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” [NIVa]

Romans 8.12-17

Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. [NIVa]

Gospel Reading

John 3.1-17

The Gospel is announced then the reader says

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

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no-one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.”
In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no-one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”
“How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”
Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no-one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
“You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? No-one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. [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

Jesus taught us to call God our Father, so in faith and trust 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 May 2021

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
Holy God,
faithful and unchanging:
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love,
that we may truly worship you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

From Durham Diocese

Sunday 30th
Trinity Sunday

– Hospital Chaplains: Revd Kevin Tromans, Senior Chaplain. (Co Durham and Darlington), Revd Canon Remi Omole (Sunderland), Vacant (Sherburn), Revd Gareth Rowlands and Revd Joan Robinson (Gateshead), Vacant (North Tees and Hartlepool), Revd Jon Goode, Revd Dr Simon Mason (CNTW), Revd Canon Caroline Worsfold & Revd Pat Bealing (South Tyneside), Canon Colin Jay, Revd Osaro Omobude and Revd Debbie Baker,
– La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico: Vacant

Monday 31st
The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
– Bishop Glyn Webster, Fr Paul Kennedy, members of the Society of St Wilfred and St Hilda.
– Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn – Australia: Rt Revd Dr Mark Short
– The Queen, members of parliament and the armed forces

Tuesday 1st
Justin, Martyr at Rome c165
– Jarrow Area Dean: Revd Dr Ian Somasundram, Lay Chair: Mrs Cathy Barnes
– We pray this month for those being ordained Deacon in July and their parishes
– Julia Bell: Stockton Parish Church
– DAC: Chair: Sandra Robertson, Buildings for Mission Secretary: Daniel Spraggon
– The Diocese of Canterbury: The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby

Wednesday 2nd
– Christine Britcliffe, Lumley, Chilton Moor, East and West Rainton in plurality
– Diocese of Cape Coast – Ghana: Rt Revd Dr Victor Atta-Baffoe
– All who seek to relieve poverty. For foodbanks and volunteers who run them

Thursday 3rd
Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)
– Jarrow Deanery Secretary: Mrs Mary Thompson, Treasurer: Keith Higgin
– Lloyd Brown: Darlington St Hilda and St Columba & Darlington St John
– Diocese of Cape Town – South Africa: Most Revd Dr Thabo Makgoba
– Victims of abuse and violence, intolerance and prejudice

Friday 4th
Petroc Abbot of Padstow, 6th C
– Boldon St Nicholas, East Boldon St George, Hedworth St Nicholas: PiC: Revd Paul Barker, Hon Ass Min: Revd David Duke, Reader: Neil Cuthbertson, Reader in Training: Mrs Emma Barker, PM: Mrs Julie McCann
– Steve Edge: Hartlepool St Hilda
– Diocese of North Eastern Caribbean & Aruba: Rt Revd L Errol Brooks

Saturday 5th
Boniface (Wynfrith) of Crediton, Bishop, Apostle of Germany, Martyr, 754
– Hebburn St Cuthbert and St Oswald: Vacant
– St Oswald’s C of E Primary School, Headteacher: Helen Smith
– Edward Gunn; Auckland St Helen
– Ven Libby Wilkinson and the team of Diocesan Support Staff
– The Diocese of Carlisle: Rt Revd James Scobie Newcome

From the Parish Cycle

Those living in
Moor Lane

Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland
Pray for our relationships within the United Kingdom

Botswana, Zimbabwe

Churches Together in South Tyneside

This week’s Prayer Points pdf is unavailable at the time this post was published.

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)
Monday to Friday 9.30am-3.30pm for private prayer.
Donations to the Key2Life Foodbank may also be left here near the font.

This may be subject to short-notice change occasionally.

Safeguarding

The Parochial Church Council of All Saints, Cleadon is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing environment for everyone, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults. It has adopted and approved the Church of England policy for promoting a safer church. This policy deals with all aspects of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Contacts for Safeguarding concerns and 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

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