Sunday Service Pew Sheet (ST MICHAEL'S CHURCH, BRAY)


Trinity Two Sunday

13th June 2021

Sunday worship in Church at 10.00 am is available. However the service will continue to be broadcast, on Zoom from Church using the usual link. The 8.00 am Service and Evensong will be reintroduced in stages; there will be more news in due course. Thank you for your patience, please keep the reopening schedule in your prayers"

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May the love of Christ be with you all.

Hymns CP. 557, 430, 598, 621

Hymn Praise to the Holiest in the height CP 557

1. Praise to the Holiest in the height,

and in the depth be praise:

in all his words most wonderful,

most sure in all his ways.


2. O loving wisdom of our God!

When all was sin and shame,

a second Adam to the fight

and to the rescue came.


3. O wisest love! that flesh and blood,

which did in Adam fail,

should strive afresh against the foe,

should strive and should prevail;


4. And that a higher gift than grace

should flesh and blood refine,

God's presence and his very self,

and essence all-divine.


5. O generous love! that he, who smote

in Man for man the foe,

the double agony in Man

for man should undergo;


6. And in the garden secretly,

and on the cross on high,

should teach his brethren, and inspire

to suffer and to die.

7. Praise to the Holiest in the height,

and in the depth be praise:

in all his words most wonderful,

most sure in all his ways.


Lord, you have taught us

that all our doings without love are nothing worth:

send your Holy Spirit

and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,

the true bond of peace and of all virtues,

without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.

Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ's sake,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen


Psalm 20

1. The Lord hear thee in the / day of / trouble:

the name of the / God of / Jacob • de/fend thee;

2. Send thee / help • from the / sanctuary:

and / strengthen • thee / out of / Zion;

3. Remember / all thy / offerings:

and ac/cept thy / burnt/sacrifice;

4. Grant thee thy /heart's de/sire:

and ac/complish / all thy / will.

5. Let us rejoice in thy victory, * and triumph in the name of the / Lord our / God:

the Lord per/form all / thy pe/titions.

6. Now know I that the Lord helpeth his anointed king, *

and will hear him from his / holy / heaven:

even with the saving / strength of / his right / hand.

7. Some put their trust in chariots and / some in / horses:

but we put our trust in the / name • of the / Lord our / God.

8. They are brought / down and / fallen:

 but we are / risen • and / stand / upright.

†9. O Lord / save the / king:

and hear us / when we / call up/on thee.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son: and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be: world without end. Amen


Reading             2 Corinthians 5. 6-10, 14-17

So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord— for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For all of us must appear before the judgement seat of Christ, so that each may receive recompense for what has been done in the body, whether good or evil. For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died. And he died for all, so that those who live might live no longer for themselves, but for him who died and was raised for them.

From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way. So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!


Hymn Forth in thy name, O Lord I go  CP 430


Forth in thy Name, O Lord, I go,

my daily labor to pursue;

thee, only thee, resolved to know

in all I think or speak or do.


The task thy wisdom hath assigned,

O let me cheerfully fulfill;

in all my works thy presence find,

and prove thy good and perfect will.


Preserve me from my calling’s snare

and hide my simple heart above

above the thorns of choking care,

the gilded bait of worldly love.


Thee may I set at my right hand,

whose eyes mine inmost substance see,

and labour on at thy command,

and offer all my works to thee.


Give me to bear thy easy yoke,

and every moment watch and pray,

and still to things eternal look,

and hasten to thy glorious day.


For thee delightfully employ

whate'er thy bounteous grace hath given;

and run my course with even joy,

and closely walk with thee to heav'n.



Gospel Mark 4. 26-34


He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.’

He also said, ‘With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.’

With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; he did not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything in private to his disciples.



Hymn There’s a wideness in God’s mercy CP 598


1. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,

like the wideness of the sea.

There’s a kindness in God’s justice,

which is more than liberty.


2. There is no place where earth’s sorrows

are more felt than up in heaven;

there is no place where earth’s failings

have such kindly  judgement given.


3. For the love of God is broader

than the measures of man’s mind;

and the heart of the Eternal

is most wondefully kind.


4. But we make God’s love too narrow

by false limits of our own,

and we magnify its strictness

with a zeal God will not own.


5. There is plentiful redemption

in the blood that has been shed;

there is joy for all the members

in the sorrows of the Head.


6. There is grace enough for thousands

of new worlds as great as this;

there is room for fresh creations

in that upper house of bliss.


7. If our love were but more simple,

we should rest upon God’s word,

and our lives would be gladness

in the joy of Christ our Lord.




Sermon and Prayers



Hymn Who would true valour see CP 621 

1. Who would true valour see,

Let him come hither;

One here will constant be,

Come wind, come weather;

There’s no discouragement

Shall make him once relent

His first avowed intent

To be a pilgrim.


2. Whoso beset him round

With dismal stories

Do but themselves confound;

His strength the more is,

No lion can him fright;

He’ll with a giant fight;

But he will have a right

To be a pilgrim.

3. Hobgoblin nor foul fiend

Can daunt his spirit;

He knows he at the end

Shall life inherit,

Then fancies fly away,

He’ll fear not what men say;

He’ll labour night and day

To be a pilgrim.














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