Holy Cross Church Binstead &

St Peter Havenstreet

3rd Sunday After Trinity

Holy Cross, Binstead                                                                             St Peter’s, Havenstreet

3rd July 2022
3rd Sunday after Trinity
St Thomas
Year C

 

Collect

Almighty and eternal God,
who, for the firmer foundation of our faith,
allowed your holy apostle Thomas
                to doubt the resurrection of your Son
till word and sight convinced him:
grant to us, who have not seen, that we also may believe
and so confess Christ as our Lord and our God;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Psalm 31.1-6

1              In you, O Lord, have I taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.

2              Incline your ear to me;
make haste to deliver me.

3              Be my strong rock, a fortress to save me,
    for you are my rock and my stronghold;
guide me, and lead me for your name’s sake.

4              Take me out of the net
    that they have laid secretly for me,
for you are my strength.

5              Into your hands I commend my spirit,
for you have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.

6              I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
I put my trust in the Lord.

 

Ephesians 2.19-22

You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

 

John 20.24-29

Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”

 

A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”

Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

 

Post Communion Prayer

Almighty God,
who on the day of Pentecost
sent your Holy Spirit to the apostles
with the wind from heaven and in tongues of flame,
filling them with joy and boldness to preach the gospel:
by the power of the same Spirit
strengthen us to witness to your truth
and to draw everyone to the fire of your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Copyright acknowledgement (where not already indicated above):

Collect (Thomas) ©  1972 Church of the Province of Southern Africa: Modern Collects
Ephesians 2.19-22 ©  1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Pub. Hodder & Stoughton
John 20.24-29 ©  1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Pub. Hodder & Stoughton
Psalm 31.1-6 ©  The Archbishops' Council 2000

 

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