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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
14th August 2022

HT Light from a church window diffused by incense

Here you can find resources for our liturgy to pray at home or wherever you are. 

The readings for today and some of the prayers of our liturgy are on the downloadable pew sheet.

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In today ‘s Gospel reading, it’s perhaps not so much that Jesus brings division but that we choose to be separated from one another. The fire Jesus speaks of could be that of the Spirit, enlightening us.

Organ Prelude
Martin How: Reverie 

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confession and Absolution

God is love and we are God’s children, there is no room for fear in love.
We love because God loved us first. Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith.


God our Father, we confess to you
and to our fellow members in the Body of Christ
that we have sinned in thought, word and deed,
and in what we have failed to do.
We are truly sorry.
Forgive us our sins,
and deliver us from the power of evil.
For the sake of your Son who died for us,
Jesus Christ, our Lord.

God, who is both power and love,
forgive us and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by the Holy Spirit
and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria reflection
Friedrick Wilhelm Zachow: Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr’

Open your merciful ears, O Lord,
to the prayers of your humble servants:
and, that you would graciously grant what we ask,
make us desire what is pleasing in your sight;
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, world without end. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Page from Gospel Book
First Reading: Jeremiah 23.23-29
read by Andrew Pont

God’s word is dynamic and active; not just a metaphor

Psalm 82

How long will you judge unjustly? Defend the humble and needy; rescue the weak and the poor

Refrain: Arise, O God, and rule the earth.

God takes his stand in the council of heaven; *
he gives judgement in the midst of the gods:

‘How long will you judge unjustly, *
and show favour to the wicked?

Save the weak and the orphan; *
defend the humble and needy;

Rescue the weak and the poor; *
deliver them from the power of the wicked.

They do not know, neither do they understand; they go about in darkness; *
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Now I say to you, ‘You are gods, *
and all of you children of the Most High;

Nevertheless, you shall die like mortals, *
and fall like any prince.’

Arise, O God, and rule the earth, *
for you shall take all nations for your own.

Refrain: Arise, O God, and rule the earth.

Second Reading: Hebrews 11.29-12.2
read by Andrew Pont

Faith encourages so much action; yet it is for the common good; the cloud of witnesses surrounds us

Gospel Reading: Luke 12.49-56
The Rector

Jesus brings a fire to the earth, and a warning for those too shallow to see the signs of the times

The Rector
Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord,
Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one substance with the Father.
Through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and was made human.

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.
With the Father and the Son,
he is worshipped and glorified.
He 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.

led by Mary Kenyon
The Peace

We meet in Christ’s name.
Let us share his peace.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

HT chalice and host at Elevation

In church, we continue with the Liturgy of the Sacrament

Organ Reflection
Florence Price: Adoration
Offertory Prayer

Let us present our offerings to the Lord.
Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory,
the splendour and the majesty;
for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you, and of your own we give you.

Eucharistic Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
The Lord’s Prayer

Please join in the prayer Jesus himself taught us:
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.
Do not bring us to the time of trial
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.

Thanksgiving and Sending Out

The Blessing
The Dismissal

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

Organ Postlude
Georg Phillipp Telemann: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
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This week

Monday 15th August

  • 10 – 11.30 am HT Tots Café

Wednesday 17th August

  • 7 pm Vestry Meeting

Thursday 18th August

  • 2 pm Funeral of Irene Gale
  • 7 pm Area Council Meeting

Sunday 21st August
Pentecost 11

  • 10.30 am Sung Eucharist
  • Readings: Isaiah 58.9b-14; Hebrews 12.18-29; Luke 13.10-17

online resources will be available on this website

Tuesday 23rd August

  • 12.30 pm Funeral of Michael Foster
Helping Ukraine

You might also be interested in how best to help people in crisis in Ukraine. The College of Bishops have highlighted these two organisations:

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal: 
Among the DEC partners are Christian Aid, the British Red Cross, and Tearfund. The UK Government has pledged to match donations from the public to the DEC fund, pound-for-pound, up to £20 million.

The UK for UNHCR:

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