Trinity 17

9 October

Trinity 17 | Thankful

First Reading: 2 Timothy 2.8–15

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David — that is my gospel, for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. The saying is sure:

If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he will also deny us;
if we are faithless, he remains faithful —
for he cannot deny himself.

Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.

Gospel Reading: Luke 17.11–19

On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were made clean. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ Then he said to him, ‘Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.’

8 (SMC)

Leader: John
Preacher: John

9 (COE)

Leader: Gavin
Preacher: Gavin

9.30 (SMC)

Leader: John
Preacher: John

10.30 (HTC)

Leader: Anne
Preacher: Jerry

11 (SPC)

Leader: John
Preacher: John

9.30am Order of Worship (SMC)

Welcomer: David Bedard


Song – Here I am to Worship (BT + keys)

Prayer of Preparation

Confession and Absolution

Song – Shout to the Lord (My Jesus, My Saviour – BT + keys)

Communion and Distribution

Prayer Ministry – Helen Campbell

Song During Communion – We bow down and confess (keys) + Turn your eyes upon Jesus (keys)

Prayer After Communion

Kids Go out…


Bible Reading – Luke 17.11–19 – Pansy Nichols


Prayers – David Bedard (see below)

Song – How Great Thou Art (organ)

Dismissal Prayer

Hymn – Let There Be Peace (organ)


Go in Peace…


Holy God, Help us to remember to be grateful to you for all the good gifts you give us. We thank you for our lives, our friends and families, for the roof over our heads, and for the foods that feed us. Thank you for the abundance of life here in Bermuda, for our productive soil and for our bounteous seas. May we never take for granted the richness of your creation.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

We give you thanks for the peace we enjoy here in Bermuda, and continue to pray for peace in the world, particularly for Ukraine, and ask that there would be a swift end to the war. Holy Spirit, please work in and around those who need their hearts softened that they may act both mercifully and justly. Bring comfort and practical support to those that have lost livelihoods and loved ones.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

We thank you for our church and for its boldness in proclaiming Jesus Christ as King and for bearing witness to your everlasting love. We ask that you bring support to our churches lacking leadership, and inspire our Bishop, Nick, to continue to have vision and to hear your voice. Bless the congregations at Holy Trinity, The Chapel of Ease, and St. Peter’s today that they may know your presence with them as they worship and serve you.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

In the quiet we now lift to you, by name, those that need a touch of your love.

[Please give people a good time to pray in silence]

Bring them all the support and encouragement they need this day. May they be brought to healing and wholeness in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Lord, in your mercy. Hear our prayer.

And finally, Lord, for ourselves, may we stay strong in our faith and never give up loving and serving you. Fill us with your life-giving Spirit, help us to continue to look to the needs of others, and to work to protect your creation.

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.