Fifth Sunday after Trinity – July 4th 2021

Welcome

Good morning and welcome to All Saints Totley this morning – whether you are joining us in our building, or online, it’s a pleasure to have you with us today.

Words of preparation.

We have come together in the name of Christ
To offer our praise and thanksgiving
To hear and receive God’s holy word,
To pray for the needs of the world,
And to seek the forgiveness of our sins,
 that by the power of the Holy Spirit
we may give ourselves to the service of God.

We come from scattered lives to meet with God.

Let us recognize his presence with us.

Silence is kept.

 As God’s people we have gathered:

let us worship him together.

Jesus said “before you offer your gift, go and be reconciled” . As sisters and brothers in God’s family’
We come together to ask our Father for forgiveness

We have not always worshipped God, our creator.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
We have not always followed Christ, our Saviour.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
We have not always trusted in the Spirit, our guide.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

You made us to be one family,
yet we have divided humanity.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

You were born a Jew to reconcile all people,
yet we have brought disharmony amongst races.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

You rejoice in our differences,
yet we make them a cause of enmity.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

We confess to you
our lack of care for the world you have given us.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

We confess to you
our selfishness in not sharing the earth’s bounty fairly.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

We confess to you
our failure to protect resources for others.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

We confess to you our selfishness and lack of love:
fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

We confess to you our fear and failure in sharing our faith:
fill us with your Spirit.

Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

We confess to you our stubbornness and lack of trust:
fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

May God who loved the world so much
That he sent his Son to be our Saviour
forgive us our sins
and make us holy to serve him in the world,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

Worship

Words of Thanks and praise.

Father, you gave up your Son for us all.
You give us all things with him;
you call us, justify us, glorify us.
Father in heaven

we give you thanks and praise.

Jesus Christ died, was raised to life,
and pleads for us at your right hand.
Who can separate us from your love?
Father in heaven

we give you thanks and praise.

For your sake we face death all day long.
In your world we face trouble and hardship,
persecution, famine, nakedness, danger and death.
Father in heaven

we give you thanks and praise.

But nothing separates us from your love:
neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future,
nor any heavenly powers,
neither the world above nor the world below:
nothing in all creation can separate us
from your love in Jesus Christ.
Father in heaven

we give you thanks and praise.

In all these things we are more than conquerors
through him who loves us,
and has freed us from our sins
and made us a kingdom and priests
to serve you for ever,
with all the company of heaven, saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

cf Romans 8.23–39

Word

A prophet without honour

Jesus left there and went to his home town, accompanied by his disciples. When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

‘Where did this man get these things?’ they asked. ‘What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?’ And they took offence at him.

Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is not without honour except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.’ He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few people who were ill and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Jesus sends out the Twelve

Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.

These were his instructions: ‘Take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear sandals but not an extra shirt. 10 Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. 11 And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, leave that place and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.’

12 They went out and preached that people should repent. 13 They drove out many demons and anointed with oil many people who were ill and healed them.

Mark 6
1-13

The text of Ali’s reflection will appear here.

What do you notice in the passage?

What questions do you have?

What is God saying to you through this?

Listen to the lyrics of the song to reflect on what the passage and what God is saying to you

Wholehearted – Rend Collective

Help me dance like a little child
Help me go just a little wild
I’ve become far too civilized
Give me eyes wide with wonder and a heart of praise

Give me passion down in my soul
Give me fire from the holy ghost
Now it’s time to start letting go
Give me eyes wide with wonder and a heart of praise

I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be yours
(Wohoo)

Set me free from the cynical
Set me free, break down every wall
How my heart needs a miracle
Give me eyes wide with wonder and a heart of praise

In the shadows, I’ll find you there
I will give in to the despair
Let this be my defining prayer
Give me eyes wide with wonder and a heart of praise

A heart of praise

I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be yours

I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be yours

I wanna be yours
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be yours
Only yours

I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be wholehearted
I wanna be yours

Witness

Prayers of Intercession

Lord, just as you sent out your disciples of old to share the Gospel, we pray today for all people who serve in the field of mission, at home or abroad. For all those in ministry and leadership within the church. For all those making themselves vulnerable by sharing of you.

Merciful God sufficient, we lift our prayers before you.
Strengthen and protect your people sharing the Gospel.

We pray for the conflicts and tensions raging throughout the world – hatred, bombings, corruption. We pray for all those caught up in such situations. And for the people working to bring about reconciliation.

Merciful God sufficient, we lift our prayers before you.
Diffuse hatred and bring peace to the world.

We pray for all countries struggling to cope with the pandemic due to lack of resources and vaccines. For India coping with another epidemic. For those everywhere who are sick; be it in mind or body. For those who put their own lives at risk to help save others. For the bereaved.

Merciful God sufficient, we lift our prayers before you.
Restore health, comfort and console.

We pray for those in our community who may have lost their jobs due to the pandemic or have been furloughed and are worrying about rent arrears. Or their future, as furlough begins to wind down. For all those living on the streets with only a cardboard roof over their heads.

Merciful God sufficient, we lift our prayers before you.
Bring reassurance; transform lives.

When the disciples were sent out, they were instructed to take no food with them. We pray for all people who live each day not knowing where their next meal is coming from. For all those who rely on aid or food banks to put a meal on the table.

Merciful God sufficient, we lift our prayers before you.
Feed and nourish those in need.

Lord, in you we have freedom. We pray for our Prime Minister, the government and all advisors as they deliberate on lifting restrictions as we head to what society has dubbed ‘Freedom Day’.

Merciful God sufficient, we lift our prayers before you.
Give wisdom and guidance in all things.
May all people know true freedom in you.
Amen.

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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

Blessing and dismissal

Closing Prayer

God, you are everything to us,
giving us life,
filling us with love,
and setting us free from sin
that we might live in you.
Accept the work of our hands,
take our lives,
give us your peace
and renew us in the service of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

The Grace

So may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all this day and for evermore

Amen

Community

The community of S17 has drawn together during these unusual times in a very special way. This is reflected in the great work of the S17 COVID-19 Community Support group.

The group aims to support those in the community who may be in need and to provide a support network to the S17 community at this time.

“If there are needy people in our community let’s ensure we help them out with things like bringing shopping to their door.”

The Wardens of All Saints Totley have been producing regular newsletters with helpful links, thoughts and resources. The latest of these is here.

We have also started to add resources for the younger members of our church, to add to this virtual service. They can be found here, and here.

Reminder

If you have any feedback on this service or any other ideas, suggestions or contributions, for future services please do send these to comments@allsaintstotley.church