ST MARY MAGDALENE CHURCH

WOOLWICH, LONDON


A place of Christian worship for over 1000 years!

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ST MARY’S ONLINE   Service

Instructions for the online service below:

-Start at the beginning of the service below and go through to the end.

-Watch online videos in full screen mode if possible.

-If you are living in a family or household group, try and join the service below together.

Other Resources:

Link - A weekly news sheet based on today's theme - Click here to read.

Children's colouring sheet - Based on today’s theme - Click here to download.


Fourth Sunday after Trinity - 5 July 2020

Sharing with our brothers and sisters in Christ in Western Europe


Church Bells welcome us to worship: From the Fatima Shrine, Portugal - Click here to listen.


Welcome and Invitation to confession: By the Rector - Click here to listen.


Confession: You say:

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.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our neighbour in thought and word and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, 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: Said by the Rector - Click here to listen.


Hymn: Glorious things of Thee are spoken - Click here for words and music - Make sure the white circular arrow in the media player bar is highlighted, then press play - The tune of this hymn is by Franz Joseph Haydn (Austrian) and from a former Croatian folk tune; and lyrics by John Newton (English), both 18th century.


Collect: You Say:

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.


The full Bible passages for the Third Sunday after Trinity: Click here if you wish to read the full Bible passages for today.


New Testament Reading: Romans 7: 15-25, read by Ayoyinka Ololade. Click here to listen.


A Song to listen to: Adoramus Te O Christe, from Taize: Click here to listen.


Gospel Reading: Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30, read by Ammiel Syanda - Click here to listen.


A Video: Taize,  A Short movie from the village in France - Click here to watch.


Creed: Let us affirm our faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God:

Though he was divine,

he did not cling to equality with God,

but made himself nothing.

Taking the form of a slave,

he was born in human likeness.

He humbled himself,

and was obedient to death -

even death on the cross.

Therefore God has raised him on high,

and given him the name above every name:

that at the name of Jesus

every knee should bow,

and every voice proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

(Philippians 2: 9-11)


Hymn: Turn your eyes upon Jesus - Click here for words and music - Make sure the white circular arrow in the media player bar is highlighted, then press play - (This is the original tune and lyrics of this hymn by Helen Lemmel, the daughter of a Wesleyan Methodist pastor, born in 1864 Wardle, England, who spent most of her life in America)

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A Video: Vatican City, Rome, a short tour - Click here to watch.


Sermon: By the Rector. Click here to listen.


A hymn to listen to: A mighty fortress is our God (Singer Chris Rice) - Click here to listen, and scroll down for lyrics (The tune and lyrics of this amazing hymn were written by the founder of the Protestant Reformation Martin Luther, born 1483. It has been translated into English over 70 times and into many other languages. It is based on Psalm 46.)


The Prayers: Said by Sarah Syanda. Click here to listen.


The Lords Prayer in Dutch: Click here to listen.

The Lords Prayer in German: Click here to listen.

The Lords Prayer in French: Click here to listen.

The Lords Prayer in Spanish: Click here to listen.


The Lords Prayer in English You Say:

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.


Peace: The Rector. Click here to listen - After these words share the peace with those you are sharing this service with, or think of your loved ones wherever they are.


Hymn: May God’s blessing - Press the play button in the media player below for music - Recorder by the Rector and flute by Gabriella van der Valk. (Words and music by Cliff Barrows - For his biography click here) - It may be worth listening to the tune before singing.






May God's blessing surround you each day
As you trust Him and walk in His way
May his presence within guard and keep you from sin
Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.


May God's blessing surround you each night
As you trust Him and walk in His light
May his presence within guard and keep you from sin
Go in peace, go in joy, go in love.


A Blessing: Said by the Rector. Click here to listen.


Grace:

You Say:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

And the love of God,

And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

Be with us all, evermore, Amen.



Dismissal: You say: Let us depart in peace to love and serve the Lord. Amen.


Postlude: Eye Level by the Simon Park Orchestra (The van der Valk theme tune) - Click here to listen - The Rectors favourite!

Cathedral of

St Michael and St Gudula, Brussels, Belgium

May God bless you and keep you safe!

Try and guess what the pictures are in this column!