St Bartholomew & St Mark
Worshiping together at home.
15th Sunday and week in Ordinary Time.
12th July 2020.
Anyone can lead this service, with another or by
Fr Richard may ask to lead this over the phone when he
Leader: In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy
Leader: Let us remember before God
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
and bring us to
everlasting life. Amen.
O God, who show the
light of your truth
those who go astray,
that they may return to the right path,
all who for the faith they profess
grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ
to strive after all that does it honour.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen
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
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
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.’
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
Others: And also with you. Alleluia!
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,
come, thy will be done
on earth as
it is in heaven.
Give us this
day our daily bread
us our trespasses
forgive those who trespass against us.
And Lead us
not into temptation
us from evil.
For thine is
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.
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
Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Be it unto me according to your word.
And the Word became flesh.
And dwelt among us.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of
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.