Worship at home

 

St Bartholomew & St Mark

Milehouse, Plymouth

 

Worshiping together at home.

 

15th Sunday and week in Ordinary Time.

12th July 2020.

 

Anyone can lead this service, with another or by themselves.

Fr Richard may ask to lead this over the phone when he calls.

 

The Welcome.

 

Leader:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son,

                and of the Holy Spirit.

 

Others:  Amen

 

Penitential rite.

 

Leader:   Let us remember before God

                  our failings and needs.

 

Leader Lord Jesus, you came to call sinners: Lord have mercy.

Others:  Lord have mercy.

 

Leader Lord Jesus, you came to gather all into your kingdom:

             Christ have mercy.

Others: Christ have mercy.

 

Leader Lord Jesus, you plead for us at the right hand of the Father:

             Lord have mercy.

Others:  Lord have mercy.

 

Leader May Almighty God have mercy on us,

                forgive us our sins,

                and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

 

 

 

Collect.

Leader:  

 

God, who show the light of your truth
to those who go astray,
so that they may return to the right path,
give all who for the faith they profess
are accounted Christians
the grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ
and to strive after all that does it honour.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.  Amen

Matthew 13:1-23

The Parable of the Sower

13That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the lake. 2Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil. 6But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9Let anyone with ears listen!’

The Purpose of the Parables

10 Then the disciples came and asked him, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ 11He answered, ‘To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. 12For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 13The reason I speak to them in parables is that “seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand.” 14With them indeed is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah that says:
“You will indeed listen, but never understand,
   and you will indeed look, but never perceive.

15 For this people’s heart has grown dull,
   and their ears are hard of hearing,
     and they have shut their eyes;
     so that they might not look with their eyes,
   and listen with their ears,
and understand with their heart and turn—
   and I would heal them.”

16But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17Truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.

The Parable of the Sower Explained

18 ‘Hear then the parable of the sower. 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what is sown in the heart; this is what was sown on the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21yet such a person has no root, but endures only for a while, and when trouble or persecution arises on account of the word, that person immediately falls away. 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the lure of wealth choke the word, and it yields nothing. 23But as for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.’

 

 

The Peace.

Leader: In fellowship with the whole Church of God,

                with all who have been brought together

                by the Holy Spirit to worship on this day,

                let us rejoice that we are called

                to be part of the body of Christ.

 

              The Peace of the Lord be with you. Alleluia!

 Others:  And also with you. Alleluia!

 

 

Intercessions.

Pray for your families, your friends, those who are alone, those who are scared or in pain and those who are passed from this world. (Use the sheet).

Leader: As our Saviour has taught us so we pray:

 

All say:   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.  Amen.  Amen.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
                and the love of God,
                and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
                be with us all evermore.

 

Others:  Amen. 

THE ANGELUS

 

The angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary:

And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed art you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.

 

 
   


Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

Be it unto me according to your word.

 

Hail Mary...

 

And the Word became flesh.

And dwelt among us.

 

Hail Mary...

 

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us pray:

We beseech you, O Lord, pour your grace into our hearts; that as we have known the incarnation of your dear Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his + cross and passion we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

 

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