SUNDAY 18 October

Welcome Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity 



O Lord my God


OT Reading

Isaiah 45: 1-7


Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus,

   whose right hand I have grasped

to subdue nations before him

   and strip kings of their robes,

to open doors before him—

   and the gates shall not be closed: 

I will go before you

   and level the mountains,

I will break in pieces the doors of bronze

   and cut through the bars of iron, 

I will give you the treasures of darkness

   and riches hidden in secret places,

so that you may know that it is I, the Lord,

   the God of Israel, who call you by your name. 

For the sake of my servant Jacob,

   and Israel my chosen,

I call you by your name,

   I surname you, though you do not know me. 

I am the Lord, and there is no other;

   besides me there is no god.

   I arm you, though you do not know me, 

so that they may know, from the rising of the sun

   and from the west, that there is no one besides me;

   I am the Lord, and there is no other. 

I form light and create darkness,

   I make weal and create woe;

   I the Lord do all these things. 



Matt 5:1-8 

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God







Blessed are the pure in heart





God of life ,

you summon the day to dawn

and call us to create with you.

You are the Rock from which all earth is fashioned,

You are the Food from which all souls are fed,

You are the Force from which all power lines travel,

You are the Source who is creation’s head.


Creator God,

we place this morning 

our world

our village community

our friends and family

all who are sick and all who mourn,

into your strong fingered hands.

Take, bless and accompany them all we ask. 


Lord in your mercy,

hear our prayer.



Strength for this challenging time

We pray for your love and compassion to abound

as we walk through his challenging season.

We ask for wisdom for those who bear the load

of making decisions with widespread consequences.

We pray for those who are suffering with sickness

and all who are caring for them.

We ask for protection for the elderly and vulnerable

to not succumb to the risks of the virus.

We pray for misinformation to be curbed

that fear may take no hold in hearts and minds. 

As we exercise the good sense that you in your mercy provide,

may we also approach each day in faith and peace,

trusting in the truth of your goodness towards us. 


A prayer for October:

Lord Jesus Christ,

may our lives ripen patiently

and overflow with gratitude.

Bring to harvest the fragments of our lives.




Faithful Lord,

whose steadfast love never ceases

and whose mercies never come to an end:

grant us the grace to trust you

and to receive the gifts of your love,

new every morning,

in Jesus Christ our Lord.


Lord’s Prayer


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.