THE COLLECT FOR THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY


Lord, you have taught us

that all our doings without love are nothing worth:

send your Holy Spirit

and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,

the true bond of peace and of all virtues,

without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.

Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


Rublev’s Icon of the Trinity, c. 1410 (copy)


Sunday, 13th JuneTHE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY


Monday, 14th JuneRichard Baxter, Puritan Divine, 1691


Tuesday, 15th JuneEvelyn Underhill, Spiritual Writer, 1941


Wednesday, 16th June – Richard, Bishop of Chichester, 1253; Joseph Butler, Bishop of Durham, Philosopher, 1752


Thursday, 17th JuneSamuel and Henrietta Barnett, Social Reformers, 1913 and 1936


Friday, 18th June – Bernard Mizeki, Apostle of the MaShona, Martyr, 1896


Saturday, 19th June – Sundar Singh of India, Sadhu (holy man), Evangelist, Teacher, 1929




www.excitingholiness.org/first-edition is an excellent online resource containing short biographies of the saints, as well as prayers and readings for their day.





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Holy Communion for the The First Sunday of Advent, 2020, celebrated at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton


Prayers of Intercession for Advent


… and some favourite hymns for this day …

Awake, awake: fling off the night

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Hark! A herald voice is calling

Hills of the north, rejoice

Lo, he comes with clouds descending

O come, O come, Emmanuel










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Our services for the remainder of the month of June are as follows:

Sunday, 13th June, THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order Two – “BCP”), with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

 

10.30am Family Service at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton. 

A service for all God’s family – ‘Creation and Climate Sunday’. Please bring something of beauty with you. 

As a prelude there will be a children’s treasure hunt in the churchyard on Saturday 12 June – 1030-1600.

 

11am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Thomas’, Southwick

 

Sunday, 20th June, THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
9.15am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Nicholas’, North Bradley

 

11am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

 

Sunday, 27th June, THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
8am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order Two – “BCP”), with sermon, at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton

 

11am Said Holy Communion (Common Worship, Order One – modern language), with sermon, at St Thomas’, Southwick

 

On account of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) special provisions are in place for our services, including those for the administration of Holy Communion.
Please note that the wearing of face coverings in church by all who attend worship and, in general, by all those who attend church when there may be others present is mandatory.

 

Individual Prayer in our churches for the week of Sunday, 13th June: 
The Stafford Chapel at St Nicholas’, North Bradley, is open for individual prayer on Tuesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

St Thomas’, Southwick, is open for individual prayer on Wednesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

The Lady Chapel at St Mary’s, Steeple Ashton, is open for individual prayer on Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 4pm.

 

Morning Prayer this week is said privately.

 

If you have a smartphone do consider downloading and using the free Daily Prayer App (Aimer), where you can now also find a recording of each of the three daily offices – Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer.
 
 
“We lift up in prayer the people of our Benefice each morning; please let us know if you would like us to include in our prayers any particular person or cause.”
 
Worship at home
An excellent range of resources can be found at: www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online
From our own Diocese, you can find at www.salisburycathedral.org.uk daily reflections
and much streamed material, including, on Sundays, a Service of Words and Music
(often on the Cathedral YouTube channel).
Also do look at Bishop Andrew’s vlog (by searching for Andrew Rumsey on YouTube), and the reflections available at www.sarum.ac.uk
 
Daily HOPE
The Church of England has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while our church buildings are closed.  …
Dial in to listen to daily services of prayers and reflections.
The service is available 24 hours a day.
 
 
 
Daily Hope is just a phone call away



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Thank you for preparing and bringing to St Nicholas’ or St Thomas’ your gift-filled Shoebox.


The Shoeboxes were blessed at Holy Communion at St Nicholas’ on Sunday, 6th December, and at Holy Communion at St Thomas’ on Sunday, 13th December.

We look forward to telling you where they are to be sent!


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