The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick

Worship coming out of Lockdown 

Come Worship with us

On  Sunday 6th September 2020

Organ Prelude : Vaughan Williams: Organ Prelude on Rhosymedre played by Gareth Green

We open our worship by joining in singing:

Hymn:  For the  Fruits of His Creation  

Words by F. Pratt Green, and Tune East Acklam by  Francis Jackson


Psalm 119 vv 33-40


A prayer of adoration an thanksgiving :

Light of light,
Lord of Lords,
God of this world
and the next,
We give you thanks
for the promise of this day,
We give you thanks
for the challenge of this day,
We give you thanks
for the blessings of this day.
Light of light,
Lord of Lords,
God of this world
and the next,
We give you thanks.

Creator of all,
Sustainer of all,
Saviour of all,
Your glory and majesty
are beyond our understanding,
Your power too awesome to behold.
And yet your love enfolds us as a gentle breeze.
Saviour of all ,
Sustainer of all,
Creator of all,
We bless your holy name

lPrayer of Confession. 

Lord God, you have shown us such love,
and stretched out your arms
to draw us into your embrace.
Yet we so often fail to show that love
within our lives,
or recognise its source.
Forgive our short-sightedness,
for the times we've failed to see your love
in the generosity of friend
or stranger,
the shoulder to cry on,
willing ear to listen,
a word of encouragement,
holding our hand that extra mile.
Forgive us for failing to notice
how much you care for us.

(a prayer from faith and


eThe Lord's Prayer

If you feel able, please say aloud the Apostles Creed:

Old Testament Reading :  

Ezekiel 33. vv 7-11          

New Testament Reading:

Romans 13 vv 8-14

 Interlude worship song :

Jesu, Jesu Fill us with your love   Words by T. S. Colvin   

Tune Chereponi, based on a song from N. Ghana   

 Gospel Reading             Matthew 18 vv 15-20  

Revd Stephen's Address for the 13th  Sunday after Trinity.  Thanks to Revd Stephen for all his past homilies

Revd. Stephen Hannam

Prayers of Intercession:

Let us pray to God,
who alone makes us dwell in safety:

For all who are affected by coronavirus,
through illness or isolation or anxiety,
that they may find relief and recovery:
Lord, hear us,
Lord, graciously hear us.

For those who are guiding our nation at this time,
and shaping national policies,
that they may make wise decisions:
Lord, hear us,
Lord, graciously hear us.

For doctors, nurses and medical researchers,
that through their skill and insights
many will be restored to health:
Lord, hear us,
Lord, graciously hear us.

For the vulnerable and the fearful,
for the gravely ill and the dying,
that they may know your comfort and peace:
Lord, hear us,
Lord, graciously hear us.

We commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray,
to the mercy and protection of God.
Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.

 Hymn :     God is Love: his the care:

 from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

Words by  Percy Dearner

Tune : Theodoric from Piae Cantones, harmonised by G.H.Knight     

To close:

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.

Marche Sortie by T. Dubois played by Joe Maters

St Matthew's from the Gate


St Matthew's is now open for public worship on Sundays with a service of Holy Communion or Morning Worship at 9:15 a.m. You will be very welcome.

The service will be subject to COVID19 restrictions .

Details of what you can expect can be found in this link


You can share in Morning Praise for Sunday 26th September  2020 

the Thirteenth  Sunday St John's interiorafter Trinity at St John's Rastrick,  at our sister church in the Rastrick Benefice.


You can find details of live-streamed worship in churches throughout England on this AChurchNearYou Link

You can use this Diocesan web page to access live streamed services in the Leeds Diocese 

Our Facebook page is updated daily with suggestions and ideas on how you can join in on-line worship and personal prayer.

The Central Methodist Facebook page provides worship on Sundays

You might like to share worship from Bridlington Priory Church with the Revd Matthew Pollard on the Friends of Bridlington Priory Facebook Page.