The Anglican and Methodist Church of St Matthew Rastrick

Worship coming out of Lockdown 

Come Worship with us

On  Sunday 12th July 2020

Join in :

Hymn:  Jesus is Lord     Tune :  Jesus is Lord

Words and music buy David J. Mansell


Prayer of Praise and Adoration

Let us offer our praise to God

We lift our voices in gratitude and praise

Creator we adore you
All creation reflects your glory.
We lift our voices in gratitude and praise
You have made women, men, girls and boys in your image You welcome those who are vulnerable
with open arms of compassionate acceptance:
We lift our voices in gratitude and praise

Redeemer we adore you
All creation is reconciled in you.
We lift our voices in gratitude and praise

Where the weak and broken lie bruised and discarded
You challenge the complacent, revealing the truth behind our lies and invite the wounded to your feast of life.
We lift our voices in gratitude and praise

Sustainer we adore you
All creation is inspired by you.
We lift our voices in gratitude and praise

You breathe life into places of deathly fear;
you increase our understanding of things hard to comprehend and draw us into your dance of loving joy.
We lift our voices in gratitude and praise

God, three in one,
All creation sings of your great deeds.
We lift our voices in gratitude and praise Amen

A Prayer of confession - saying 'Sorry'

Loving Father
all the fancy words
in the world,
expressed in eloquent prose,
decorated with emotion,
spoken with conviction,
cannot compete with a heartfelt
when all other words fail.
There are times
when we are all too aware
of our limitations,
conscious of sin
and the distance it creates between us.
Sometimes 'sorry'
is all the heart can bear to say aloud.
It is only you
who can read and understand
the language of our hearts.
Only you who can translate our 'sorry'
into the prayer we would have prayed
if we had the words within us.
Then you forgive,
and having forgiven,
surround us in an embrace of love,
drawing us close to your heart
as it was always meant to be.
Thank you, Loving Father,
that you listen to hearts
as well as voices.
Thank you.


The Lord's Prayer

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

 Hymn : Be thou my vision. Tune : Slane Irish Traditional

Words from the Irish tr. Mary Elizabeth Byrne

Readings :    Isaiah 55 : v 10 - 13

                    Romans 8: v 1-11

                    Matthew 13 : v 1 – 9 & 18 – 23

Revd Stephen's Homily for the Fifth  Sunday after Trinity

Revd. Stephen Hannam

Please remember in your prayers :

Those who are living on  The Hoods, Delph Place, Star Terrace, 

The Space @ Field Lane, 


The children, teachers and staff of our schools at home and those schools which have pupils returning. 

The Residents and staff living and working in our Care Homes in Rastrick.

Those who are ill and known to us by name, the many people who we do not know by name but need our prayers. 

All those working to keep us safe and well.  Those who are keeping our country running.

 A Prayer for our Benefice during the Vacancy :

Heavenly Father,

We are Christ’s body, and your Holy Spirit is the head of the Church. 

We commit to work together in harmony as two sister churches, seeking to understand and to listen to one another.

Guide us through this interregnum so that we 

take wise decisions, 

make inspired plans 

and grow, both in numbers and as Your disciples.

We commit to walking alongside You as we seek a new priest, 

One whom You have equipped to lead us at this time in our history,

One whom we are able to bless in return.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, 


And a prayer for our country coming out of Lockdown :

Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy
in this time of uncertainty and distress.
Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may rejoice in your comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 Hymn :     You shall go out with Joy:    Steffi Geiser Rubin, Stuart Dauermann


May the blessing of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the Three in One and One in Three be on us now and stay with each one of us always. Amen. 


You can share in Morning Praise for Sunday 12th July 2020 Fifth Sunday after Trinity at St John's Rastrick,  at our sister church in the Rastrick Benefice.

               St Matthew's from the Gate          

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.

Details of further worship material and links to on-line services will be included here during the coming weeks.