Saint Barnabas Church

Sutton

The Solemn Evensong Service
Seventh Sunday after Trinity
31 July 2022 6:30 pm

We welcome you to our service of Solemn Evensong. Please join in the words in bold text.

This opening section is said in the seasons of Advent and Lent only.

Dearly beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness; and that we should not dissemble nor cloak them before the face of Almighty God our heavenly Father; but confess them with an humble, lowly, penitent, and obedient heart; to the end that we may obtain forgiveness of the same, by his infinite goodness and mercy. And although we ought, at all times, humbly to acknowledge our sins before God; yet ought we most chiefly so to do, when we assemble and meet together to render thanks for the great benefits that we have received at his hands, to set forth his most worthy praise, to hear his most holy Word, and to ask those things which are requisite and necessary, as well for the body as the soul. Wherefore I pray and beseech you, as many as are here present, to accompany me with a pure heart, and humble voice, unto the throne of the heavenly grace, saying after me;

Almighty and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep; We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts; We have offended against thy holy laws; We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us.

But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us miserable offenders; Spare thou them, O God, which confess their faults; Restore thou them that are penitent, According to thy promises declared unto man­kind in Christ Jesu our Lord.

And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake, That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name.

Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who desireth not the death of a sinner, but rather that he may turn from his wickedness, and live; and hath given power, and commandment, to his Ministers, to declare and pronounce to his people, being penitent, the Absolution and Remission of their sins : He pardoneth and absolveth all them that truly repent, and unfeignedly believe his holy Gospel. Wherefore let us beseech him to grant us true repentance, and his Holy Spirit, that those things may please him, which we do at this present; and that the rest of our life hereafter may be pure, and holy; so that at the last we may come to his eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

O Lord, open + thou OUR lips :

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And our mouth shall shew forth THY praise.

O God, make + speed to SAVE us :

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O Lord, make haste to HELP us.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Ho‑LY Ghost :

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As it was in the beginning, is now and ever SHALL be :
world without END. A‑men.

Praise YE² the LORD²:

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The Lord's NAME² be PRAIS²‑ed.

The Psalm.

The First Lesson.

Genesis 50:4–end

50:4And when the days of his mourning were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found grace in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,
50:5My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.
50:6And Pharaoh said, Go up, and bury thy father, according as he made thee swear.
50:7And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt,
50:8And all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house: only their little ones, and their flocks, and their herds, they left in the land of Goshen.
50:9And there went up with him both chariots and horsemen: and it was a very great company.
50:10And they came to the threshingfloor of Atad, which is beyond Jordan, and there they mourned with a great and very sore lamentation: and he made a mourning for his father seven days.
50:11And when the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning in the floor of Atad, they said, This is a grievous mourning to the Egyptians: wherefore the name of it was called Abel-mizraim, which is beyond Jordan.
50:12And his sons did unto him according as he commanded them:
50:13For his sons carried him into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre.
50:14And Joseph returned into Egypt, he, and his brethren, and all that went up with him to bury his father, after he had buried his father.
50:15And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
50:16And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
50:17So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
50:18And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
50:19And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
50:20But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
50:21Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you, and your little ones. And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.
50:22And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: and Joseph lived an hundred and ten years.
50:23And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph's knees.
50:24And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
50:25And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
50:26So Joseph died, being an hundred and ten years old: and they embalmed him, and he was put in a coffin in Egypt.

Here endeth the first lesson.

The Magnificat.

My soul + doth magnify the LORD :

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and my spirit hath rejoiced in GOD my Sav‑iour.

For he hath re‑GAR‑ded :
the lowliness of HIS hand‑maid‑en.

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For behold, from HENCE‑forth :
all generations shall CALL me bless‑ed.

For he that is mighty hath magnified ME :
and ho‑LY is his Name.

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And his mercy is on them that FEAR him :
throughout all GEN‑er‑a‑tions.

He hath shewed strength with his ARM :
he hath scattered the proud in the imagina‑TION of their hearts.

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He hath put down the mighty from their SEAT :
and hath exalted the HUM‑ble and meek.

He hath filled the hungry with good THINGS :
and the rich he hath sent EMP‑ty a‑way.

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He re‑membering his mercy hath holpen his servant IS‑rael :
As he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his SEED for ev‑er.

Glory be to the Father, and to the SON :
and to THE Ho‑ly Ghost :

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As it was in the beginning, is now and ever SHALL be :
world with‑OUT end. A‑men.

The Second Lesson.

1 Corinthians 14:1–19

14Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
14:2For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
14:3But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
14:4He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
14:5I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
14:6Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?
14:7And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
14:8For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
14:9So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
14:10There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.
14:11Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
14:12Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
14:13Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
14:14For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
14:15What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
14:16Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
14:17For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.
14:18I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
14:19Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.

Here endeth the second lesson.

The Nunc Dimittis.

Lord, + now lettest thou thy servant de‑part in PEACE :

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according TO thy word.

For mine eyes have SEEN :
thy SAL‑va‑tion:

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Which thou hast pre‑PAR‑ed :
before the face of ALL² peo‑ple,

To be a light to lighten the GEN‑tiles :
and to be the glory of thy peo‑PLE Israel.

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Glory be to the Father, and to the SON :
and to THE Holy Ghost:

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever SHALL be :
world without END. Amen.

The Apostles' Creed.

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

And in Jesus Christ
his only Son our Lord,
Who was conceived by
the Holy Ghost,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead and buried,
He descended into hell;
The third day he rose again from the dead,
He ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty:
From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead
.

I believe in the Holy Ghost,
The holy catholick Church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection + of the body,
And the life everlasting
.

The Lord be with you :

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And WITH thy² spir²‑it.

Let us pray.

The Prayers.

Lord, have mercy up‑ON² us:

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Christ, have mercy up‑ON² us.

Lord, have mercy up‑ON² us.

Our Father,
which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
In earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
But deliver us from evil
.

O Lord, shew thy mercy up‑ON us:

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And grant us thy salva‑TION.

O Lord, save THE Queen :

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And mercifully hear us when we call up‑ON thee.

Endue thy ministers with right‑EOUS‑ness :

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And make thy chosen people joy‑FUL.

O Lord, save thy peo‑PLE :

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And bless thine inherit‑ANCE.

Give peace in our time, O Lord :

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Because there is none other that fighteth for us, but only thou, O God.

O God, make clean our hearts with‑IN us :

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And take not thy holy Spirit FROM us.

The Collect of the Seventh Sunday after Trinity.

Lord of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

The Lent Collect.

Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect for Peace.

O God, from whom all holy desires, all good counsels and all just works do proceed: Give unto thy servants that peace which the world cannot give: That both, our hearts may be set to obey thy commandments, and also that by thee we being defended from the fear of our enemies may pass our time in rest and quietness: Through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

The Collect for Aid against all Perils.

Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, O Lord: And by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night: For the love of thine only Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The LORD be² with² you :

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And WITH thy² spir²‑it.

Let us BLESS² the Lord² :

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Thanks BE² to God².

May the souls + of the faithful through the mercy of God rest in peace :
And rise in glory.

A sermon may be preached.

The intercessions.

The service concludes with a hymn:

Thank you for worshipping with us today.
We hope you will join us again soon.