Martin Wellings

Junior Church

If you would like to join this service of worship using just the videos playing one after another, you can visit our playlist on Youtube by following the link below.

YouTube playlist for 7th June worship

Gathering Song – selected by John Winterbottom

What draws me to ‘Everlasting God’ is the juxtaposition of the us ‘wait(ing) upon the Lord’ as we approach worship together, compared with the pulsing rhythm which if anything bids us to move. And if we can find ourselves moving in Christ, we will not grow weary, just as He does not grow weary.

Everlasting God (Strength will rise) (StF 89)

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer (for a recording, see below)

Jesus said: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. and remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Let us worship God.

Please say with me the prayer of approach:

Living God,
We praise you for your love revealed in Creation,
embodied in Jesus,
and poured out in the gift of the Spirit.
May this time of worship bear witness to the Good News,
and strengthen us in faith and love,
and so bring glory to your Name,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
One God, now and always. Amen.

The Collect (special prayer) for Trinity Sunday:

Father God,
you have created all things
and through Christ revealed your salvation
in all the world.
Give us a vision of your glory
and by your Holy Spirit fill us with life and love
that we may praise and serve you
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


StF 14 Sing to him in whom creation


Genesis 1:1–2:4

Reflection (for a copy of the text, see below)



StF 8 God with us: Creator, Father

Prayers of Intercession and Lord’s Prayer (for a recording, see below)

On this Trinity Sunday we bring our prayers to God, disclosed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Let us pray.

God our Creator, in the beginning you spoke life into existence by your Word and you ordered Creation by your Spirit. We pray for our world, where life often seems fragile and where existence is dis-ordered: by disease, by poverty, by injustice, by conflict, and by the sheer dislocation of our experience. Thank you for your continuing presence and involvement in the world. Bless every effort to work with the grain of your loving purpose for Creation. And give us strength to persevere when times are hard.

B: Lord, hear us.
R: Lord, graciously hear us.

God our Redeemer, throughout history you have been reaching out in love to human beings, and in Jesus Christ we see the climax of your redemptive love. We pray for all who need to hear, to feel and to know that they are loved. We pray that your Spirit will bear witness with our spirits that we are your children. We pray for your Church as it communicates the Good News of Jesus, and as it seeks to demonstrate the Good News in life and action. May we be graceful and faithful as we live out our calling, as your people in this time and this place.

B: Lord, hear us.
R: Lord, graciously hear us.

God our Renewer, you hold before us the great promise of a new heaven and a new earth, a picture of people and society and the whole of creation transformed by love. We pray for your help as we live into that vision and that promise: for a holy patience and a holy impatience with the way things are; for insight and wisdom to see how things might be, and how what is can become a signpost of what shall be. May your Spirit so live and work in us and through us that we may live here and now the life of the world to come.

B: Lord, hear us.
R: Lord, graciously hear us.

(Quietness for our own prayers).

B: Lord, hear us.
R: Lord, graciously hear us.

We say together the prayer that Jesus gave us:
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.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.  Amen.

Blessing (for a recording, see below)

We affirm our enduring community in Christ as we say the Grace together:

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

Organ Voluntary

Trumpet Tune, by Philip Tordoff
Alexander Binns plays the organ of Derby Cathedral

Lectionary Readings