This Sunday we will worship at:
  • 9am: Morning Prayer with Hymns and Reflection on our Facebook page at 9am on Sunday and then available for you to follow in your own time after that either on our Facebook page or on YouTube. Words of the hymns and readings for this service can be found below.
  • From 10am till 12noon: Private Prayer St Cuthbert’s Haydon Bridge
  • 10.30am: Benefice Eucharist All Hallows’ HenshawIt will help our planning if you could contact the Vicar on 688196 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to be at this service
9am Morning Prayer with Hymns and Reflection
Opening Hymn

Teach me, my God and King,
    in all things thee to see;
and what I do in anything
    to do it as for thee.

    A man that looks on glass,
    on it may stay his eye;
or, if he pleaseth, through it pass,
    and then the heaven espy.

    All may of thee partake;
    nothing can be so mean
which, with this tincture, For thy sake,
    will not grow bright and clean.
    A servant with this clause
    makes drudgery divine;
who sweeps a room, as for thy laws,
    makes that and the action fine.

    This is the famous stone
that turneth all to gold;
    for that which God doth touch and own
    cannot for less be told.

Words: George Herbert (1593–1633)

Genesis 28: 10-19a

Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran. He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, the top of it reaching to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. And the Lord stood beside him and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your offspring; and your offspring shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and all the families of the earth shall be blessed in you and in your offspring. Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!” And he was afraid, and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone that he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He called that place Bethel; but the name of the city was Luz at the first.
The Benedictus

Now bless the God of Israel who comes in love and power,
who raises from the royal house deliv’rance in this hour.
Through holy prophets God has sworn to free us from alarm,
to save us from the heavy hand of all who wish us harm.
Remembering the covenant, God rescues us from fear,
that we might serve in holiness and peace from year to year.
And you, my child, shall go before, to preach, to prophesy,
that all may know the tender love, the grace of God most high.
In tender mercy, God will send the dayspring from on high,
our rising sun, the light of life for those who sit and sigh.
God comes to guide our way to peace, that death shall reign no more.
Sing praises to the Holy One, O worship and adore.
To God the Father, fount of grace, through his beloved Son,
with God their Spirit, bond of love, be glory ever One.
Words: Ruth Duck, based on Luke 1:68-79 Doxology: James Quinn SJ  © The Archbishops' Council 2005

Prayer response

Lord in your mercy....
... hear our prayer.


Creator God,
you made us all in your image:
may we discern you in all that we see,
and serve you in all that we do;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Final Hymn

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation;
O my soul, praise him, for he is thy health and salvation:
                        all ye who hear,
                        now to his temple draw near,
            joining in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord, who o'er all things so wondrously reigneth,
shieldeth thee gently from harm, or when fainting sustaineth:
                        hast thou not seen
                        how thy heart's wishes have been
            granted in what he ordaineth?

Praise to the Lord, who doth prosper thy work and defend thee;
surely his goodness and mercy shall daily attend thee:
                        ponder anew
                        what the Almighty can do,
            if to the end he befriend thee.

Praise to the Lord!  O let all that is in me adore him!
All that hath life and breath, come now with praises before him!
                        Let the Amen
                        sound from his people again:
            gladly for aye we adore him!

Words:  Joachim Neander (1650–1680) translated by  Catherine Winkworth (1827–1878)*

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