Order of Service & Hymns:

Trinity Sunday, May 30

Parish of Three Harbours

Morning Prayer for Trinity Sunday

From Pray Without Ceasing

May 30, 2021

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Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.

Opening Hymn:

1 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee:

holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2 Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,

casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

which wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3 Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee,

though our sinful human gaze thy glory may not see,

only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,

perfect in power, in love, and purity.

4 Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea;

holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty,

God in three Persons, blessed Trinity.

Introductory Responses

Your love, O God, has been poured into our hearts.

We abide in you and you in us.

We will give thanks to you and call upon your name;

we will make known your deeds among the peoples.

We raise our songs of praise to you

and speak of all your marvellous works.

You alone are the Holy One,

who was and is and is to come!


Blessed are you, creator God, to you be praise and glory for ever. As your Spirit moved over the face of the waters bringing light and life to your creation, pour out your Spirit on us today so that we may walk as children of light and by your grace reveal your presence.

Blessed be God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Blessed be God for ever.


First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8

Holy Word, Holy Wisdom.

Thanks be to God.

Psalm 29

1 Ascribe to the Lord, you gods, *

ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; *

worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; *

the Lord is upon the mighty waters.

4 The voice of the Lord is a powerful voice; *

the voice of the Lord is a voice of splendour.

5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedar trees; *

the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon;

6 He makes Lebanon skip like a calf, *

and Mount Hermon like a young wild ox.

7 The voice of the Lord splits the flames of fire; the voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; *

the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.

8 The voice of the Lord makes the oak trees writhe *

and strips the forests bare.

9 And in the temple of the Lord *

all are crying, “Glory!”

10 The Lord sits enthroned above the flood; *

the Lord sits enthroned as king for evermore.

11 The Lord shall give strength to his people; *

the Lord shall give his people the blessing of peace.

God of mystery and power, open our eyes to the flame of your love, and open our ears to the thunder of your justice, that we may receive your gifts of blessing and peace, to the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Second reading: Romans 8:12-17

Holy Word, Holy Wisdom.

Thanks be to God.

Canticle: The Song of Zechariah (Luke 1.68-79)

Blessed are you, Lord, the God of Israel, *

you have come to your people and set them free.

You have raised up for us a mighty Saviour, *

born of the house of your servant David.

Through your holy prophets, *

you promised of old to save us from our enemies,

from the hands of all who hate us, *

to show mercy to our forebears,

and to remember your holy covenant.

This was the oath you swore to our father Abraham: *

to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

free to worship you without fear, *

holy and righteous before you, all the days of our life.

And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, *

for you will go before the Lord to prepare the way,

to give God’s people knowledge of salvation *

by the forgiveness of their sins.

In the tender compassion of our God *

the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,*

and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:

as it was in the beginning, is now and will be for ever. Amen.

The Gospel Reading: Matthew 26:16-20

The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, according to Matthew

Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Following the gospel:

The Gospel of Christ!

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

The Sermon

Affirmation of Faith

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


Let us consider all that God has given us, and all that we have offered back to God, for the work of God’s kingdom. (silence)

Let us pray:

Giver of life, receive all we offer you this day. Let the Spirit you bestow on your Church continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

Offertory Hymn: 520 The King of Love My Shepherd Is (tune: St. Columba)

1 The King of love my shepherd is,

whose goodness faileth never;

I nothing lack if I am his

and he is mine for ever.

2 Where streams of living water flow

my ransomed soul he leadeth,

and where the verdant pastures grow

with food celestial feedeth.

3 Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,

but yet in love he sought me,

and on his shoulder gently laid,

and home, rejoicing, brought me.

4 In death's dark vale I fear no ill

with thee, dear Lord, beside me;

thy rod and staff my comfort still,

thy cross before to guide me.

5 Thou spread'st a table in my sight,

thy unction grace bestoweth;

and O what transport of delight

from thy pure chalice floweth!

6 And so through all the length of days

thy goodness faileth never:

good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise

within thy house for ever.


Prayers of the People

Collect of the Day

God of delight, your Wisdom sings your Word at the crossroads where humanity and divinity meet. Invite us into your joyful being where you know and are known in each beginning, in all sustenance, in every redemption, so that we may manifest your unity in the diverse ministries you entrust to us, truly reflecting your triune majesty in the faith that acts, in the hope that does not disappoint, and in the love that endures. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Being made one by the power of the Spirit and gathering our prayers and praises into one, let us pray as our Saviour taught us,


Closing Hymn: 560 God Whose Almighty Word (Moscow)

1 God, whose almighty word

chaos and darkness heard,

and took their flight;

hear us, we humbly pray,

and where the gospel day

sheds not its glorious ray,

let there be light!

2 Saviour, who came to bring

on your redeeming wing,

healing and sight,

health to the sick in mind,

sight to the inly blind,

now for all humankind

let there be light!

3 Spirit of truth and love,

life-giving, holy Dove,

speed forth your flight;

move on the water's face,

bearing the lamp of grace,

and in earth's darkest place

let there be light!

4 Holy and blessèd Three,

glorious Trinity,

Wisdom, Love, Might;

boundless as ocean's tide

rolling in fullest pride,

through the earth far and wide

let there be light!