Online worship resources for Sunday 7 June

Welcome to Richmond Uniting’s Worship resources for Sunday 7 June.

We are currently not worshipping as a gathered community due to the COVID–19 pandemic – but we are still worshipping together in new ways. Below you will find an audio recording that you can be used for worship at home that includes prayer, the bible readings for 7 June and discussion. You can listen to this with others or on your own.

This week it is Trinity Sunday and we are invited to dive deeply into what it might mean to engage with the Christian theology of God as Holy One – Sacred Three.

Listen to this week’s service using the embedded player below. You can also copy this link into your podcast player of choice if you would like to receive updates as they are released: https://anchor.fm/s/c70d97c/podcast/rss

Music Suggestions for Worship

Song: Holy, Holy, Holy by John Bacchus Dykes (132 in Together in Song)
This version is by Sufjan Stevens:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQAS4Nu7bFI

Song: I bind unto myself this day, the strong name of the Trinity
Irish traditional hymn melody (478 Together in Song)
A shorter version can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH4ToVxtn9A
A full version can be found below:
Note the 4.00 minute mark where the melody changes dramatically as prayer is made for Christ’s surrounding presence, the song then returns to the main melody.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knY-obH9ZoY

Wondering questions

  • I wonder if there are blocks for you in taking seriously God as Holy One-Sacred Three? What are these blocks, how might you engage with them?
  • I wonder what prayers might assist you as you lean into a deepening relationship with Blessed Trinity – Ground of our being, Water of life, Fire of Truth?
  • I wonder what images of Blessed Trinity might help you in your prayer life? You might like to spend time this week making or seeking out an image that speaks to you.

 

Celtic Prayers

The Celtic Prayers utilised in this worship service are from the Hebridean Islands, gathered by Alexander Carmichael in the 1800s. Carmichael’s collection of prayers is called the Carmina Gadelica. A collection of these prayers has been edited by Esther De Waal The Celtic Vision: Prayers and Blessings from the Outer Hebrides (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1997).