Trinity Sunday – 7 June

Collect

Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given us your servants grace,
by the confession of a true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:
keep us steadfast in this faith,
that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Isaiah 6.1–8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3And one called to another and said:
‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.’
4The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. 5And I said: ‘Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!’
6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: ‘Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.’ 8Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’

Psalm 150
1  Alleluia.
      O praise God in his holiness;
   praise him in the firmament of his power.
2  Praise him for his mighty acts;
   praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3  Praise him with the blast of the trumpet;
   praise him upon the harp and lyre.
4  Praise him with timbrel and dances;
   praise him upon the strings and pipe.
5  Praise him with ringing cymbals;
   praise him upon the clashing cymbals.
6  Let everything that has breath
   praise the Lord.
      Alleluia.

Today, Trinity Sunday, there will be a gathering for public worship at St Andrew’s Church for the first time in many weeks.
Let us all be one in spirit on this day of celebration, yet mindful of the path we have yet to tread.