Morning Worship for Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity

4th October 2020

A video of this service (32 min) is available.

We offer our worship to God, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The Lord be with you and also with you. The land had yielded its harvest: God, our God has blessed us. God has blessed us: let everyone everywhere honour him! Amen.


We now come to confess our sin, and especially for our selfish use of God’s good gifts to us. God our Father, we are sorry for the times we have used your gifts carelessly, and acted ungratefully. Lord, in your mercy: forgive us and help us. We enjoy the fruits of the harvest, but we often forget that it is you that have given them to us. Lord, in your mercy: forgive us and help us. We are thoughtless, and do not look after the world you have made. Lord, in your mercy: forgive us and help us. We belong to a people who are full and satisfied, but we often ignore the cry of the hungry. Lord, in your mercy: forgive us and help us. May almighty God have mercy upon us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.


Gracious God, you call us to fullness of life: deliver us from unbelief and banish our anxieties with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Old Testament Reading:
Isaiah 5: 1-7
Gospel Reading:
Matthew 21: 33-46


Apostles’ Creed

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


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.


May God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the source of all goodness and growth, pour his blessing upon all things created, and upon us his children, that we may use them to his glory and the welfare of all peoples; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among us and remain with us always. Amen. Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God. Amen.