Church of England Diocese of Birmingham St. Matthew with St. Chad, Smethwick

3rd Sunday after Trinity

28 Jun 2020, 12:15 a.m.

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

The Lord's Prayer Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be they 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 them that trespass against us. Deliver us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

A Thought for Today: Today, from the scriptures, we hear that God’s call is for everyone to walk in His light; for everyone to turn away from sinning and to become a holy and sanctified people; for everyone to become a people who will receive the reward of righteousness. Today as we welcome our Curate Barbara amongst us, we call to mind and remember that this is God’s mission and the Church’s duty to proclaim it to every generation.

Prayer for the Day: Almighty and eternal God, in Jesus you have broken the tyranny of sin and sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts. Give us grace to dedicate ourselves to your service, so that we and all creation may be brought into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Show us your glory, as far as we can grasp it, and shield us from knowing more than we can bear, until we may look upon you without fear; our beautiful and powerful God. Amen

Prayer of blessing May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Closing Note This message is sent to you with love and prayers as: a word of encouragement and a sign of hope in these quite extraordinary times.