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Livestream Service – 30th August (Text File only)




Shaftesbury Team Ministry

Team Livestream Service

6pm, 30th August 2020

12th Sunday after Trinity


The Gathering



O God, make speed to save us.

O Lord, make haste to help us.



O thou who camest from above
the fire celestial to impart,
kindle a flame of sacred love
on the mean altar of my heart!

There let it for thy glory burn
with inextinguishable blaze,
and trembling to its source return
in humble prayer and fervent praise.

Jesus, confirm my heart's desire
to work, and speak, and think for thee;
still let me guard the holy fire,
and still stir up the gift in me.

Ready for all thy perfect will,
my acts of faith and love repeat;
till death thy endless mercies seal,
and make the sacrifice complete.

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)



This opening prayer may be said

That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,

let us pray with one heart and mind.


Silence is kept.


As our evening prayer rises before you, O God,

so may your mercy come down upon us

to cleanse our hearts

and set us free to sing your praise

now and for ever.



The Word of God


Psalm 26

Give judgement for me, O Lord,
for I have walked with integrity; ♦
I have trusted in the Lord and have not faltered.

Test me, O Lord, and try me; ♦
examine my heart and my mind.

For your love is before my eyes; ♦
I have walked in your truth.

I have not joined the company of the false, ♦
nor consorted with the deceitful.

I hate the gathering of evildoers ♦
and I will not sit down with the wicked.

I will wash my hands in innocence, O Lord, ♦
that I may go about your altar,

To make heard the voice of thanksgiving ♦
and tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Lord, I love the house of your habitation ♦
and the place where your glory abides.


Glory to the Father and

to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.


Jeremiah 15.15-21

O Lord, you know; remember me and visit me, and bring down retribution for me on my persecutors. In your forbearance do not take me away; know that on your account I suffer insult. Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart; for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.
I did not sit in the company of merrymakers, nor did I rejoice; under the weight of your hand I sat alone, for you had filled me with indignation. Why is my pain unceasing, my wound incurable,
refusing to be healed? Truly, you are to me like a deceitful brook, like waters that fail.

Therefore, thus says the Lord: If you turn back, I will take you back, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall serve as my mouth. It is they who will turn to you, not you who will turn to them. And I will make you to this people a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you, but they shall not prevail over you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you, says the Lord. I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and redeem you from the grasp of the ruthless.

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Romans 12.9-21

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’ No, ‘if your enemies are hungry, feed them; if they are thirsty, give them something to drink; for by doing this you will heap burning coals on their heads.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Canticle – A Song of the Lamb

Let us rejoice and exult

and give glory and homage to our God. Alleluia.


1 Salvation and glory and power
belong to our God, ♦

whose judgements are true and just.

2 Praise our God, all you his servants, ♦

all who fear him, both small and great.

3 The Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns: ♦

let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory.

4 For the marriage of the Lamb has come ♦

and his bride has made herself ready.

5 Blessed are those who are invited ♦

to the wedding banquet of the Lamb.

Revelation 19.1b, 2a, 5b, 6b, 7, 9b

To the One who sits on the

throne and to the Lamb ♦

be blessing and honour and glory and might,

for ever and ever. Amen.


Let us rejoice and exult

and give glory and homage to our God. Alleluia.

Matthew 16.21-28

From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.’ But he turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling-block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’

Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? ‘For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.’

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.




The Lord is my light and my salvation;

the Lord is the strength of my life.

The Lord is my light

and my salvation;

the Lord is the strength of my life.

The light shines in the darkness

and the darkness has not overcome it.

The Lord is the strength

of my life.


Glory to the Father, and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

The Lord is my light

and my salvation;

the Lord is the strength of my life.

from Psalm 27 and John 1



Gospel Canticle

You have done great things, O God,

and holy is your name.


1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; ♦

he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.

2 From this day all generations

will call me blessed; ♦

the Almighty has done great things for me

and holy is his name.

3 He has mercy on those who fear him, ♦

from generation to generation.

4 He has shown strength with his arm ♦

and has scattered the proud in their conceit,

5 Casting down the mighty from their thrones ♦

and lifting up the lowly.

6 He has filled the hungry with good things ♦

and sent the rich away empty.

7 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, ♦

to remember his promise of mercy,

8 The promise made to our ancestors, ♦

to Abraham and his children for ever.

Luke 1.46-55

Glory to the Father and

to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.


You have done great things, O God,

and holy is your name.





These responses may be used

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer


Silence may be kept.

The Collect of the day is said

Almighty and everlasting God,

you are always more ready to hear than we to pray
and to give more than either we desire or deserve:
pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things

of which our conscience is afraid
and giving us those good things

which we are not worthy to ask
but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.


The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.



The Conclusion

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

and the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,

be with us all evermore.



Let us bless the Lord. Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.


© The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2000-2005 The Bible readings (other than the psalms) are from The New Revised Standard Version

Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

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