Live Service for Sunday 26th July – Seventh Sunday after Trinity

Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for 7th Sunday of Trinity –
3rd Sunday of Re-opening – A New Church for a New Society:
“Lament, Thanksgiving, and Restoration”
– Part 3 – “Restoration”
Sunday 26th July 2020

Bible Readings:
Key Bible Readings:
Isaiah 61:1-4 read by Beth Ashton-Hilton:

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favour
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD
for the display of his splendour.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 read by Sonya Stocker:
31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”
33 He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”
44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
The Parable of the Net
47 “Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. 48 When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. 49 This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous 50 and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
51 “Have you understood all these things?” Jesus asked.
“Yes,” they replied.
52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”

“A disciple in the kingdom of Heaven brings out new treasures as well as old.” (Matt 13:52)

Key Points:
Isaiah 61 – An Outer Vision of Restoration
Matt 13:45 – An Inner Vison of Restoration
Matt 13:52 – Is to link the two – Action AND Prayer/Contemplation

KEY Video on the value, depth and breadth of Prayer – talk given by Richard Rohr in Norwich Cathedral in 2015, “Becoming Stillness” – although an hour long, it is one of the best talks to help us understand why Prayer is both so valuable and so important:
Details of further videos that flow from this talk are detailed in the “Video Section” below.

Set Readings for today:
1Kings 3:5-12
Romans 8:26-end
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Hymns and Songs for 7th Sunday after Trinity:
1. “Sing of the Lord’s Goodness” – sung by The Davies boys (Liz Chappell’s grandsons:

– Version with Lyrics:

2. “The Lord’s my Shepherd” (Vicar of Dibley) – sung by The Davies Boys (Liz Chappell’s grandsons):

– A Songs of Praise version recorded at Hereford Cathedral:

– Version with Lyrics:

3. “Brother, sister, let me serve you” – Songs of Praise version:

4. “Be still for the presence of the Lord”- Aled Jones:

5. “As the deer” (Psalm 42) – World Edition – helps us to be aware from God’s perspective not all prayer is in English but many languages yet one language of love:

Music for Reflection:
6. Toby Davies singing, “Agnus Dei” – “Lamb of God” by Mozart:

7. “Simplicity” by Rend Collective:

8. “Symphony” by Switch feat Dillon Chase:

9. “Together” – for King and Country feat Kirk Franklin – helps us to see us all as one:

10. “So will I” – Ben Platt – suggested by the Youth Group – that God is with us always through everything:

11. “Build your Kingdom here” by Rend Collective (with Lyrics):

Further Videos:
12. “Understanding of word YHWH” – the Bible Project :

13. “Understanding of the word Listen “Shema” – the Bible Project:

14. “What is Contemplative Prayer and why is it so needed?” – by Richard Rohr:

15. “The Interior Castle – the work of St Theresa of Avila – simple, illustrated version” excellent:

16. “Julian of Norwich: a medieval take on Lockdown” by Emma Pennington (first in a series – others in the series can be easily found):

17. “Kintsugi – MT” – an appreciation of the healing power of God –

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