Sunday 20th August

Trinity 11 – Standing with the marginalised


Holy Communion led by Rev Gav

First Reading: Isaiah 56:1,6-8

Thus says the Lord:
Maintain justice, and do what is right,
for soon my salvation will come
and my deliverance be revealed.

And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord,
and to be his servants,
all who keep the Sabbath and do not profane it
and hold fast my covenant —
these I will bring to my holy mountain
and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar,
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
for all peoples.
Thus says the Lord God,
who gathers the outcasts of Israel:
I will gather others to them
besides those already gathered.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 15:21-28

Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 2But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” He answered, “It is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that moment.


Led by Rev Gav

Welcomer – Sue Gilmour

Welcome and Preparation

Song 1 – How Great is our God (BT)

Confession and Absolution

Song 2 – Hosanna in the Highest (BT)

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 56.1,6-8
Read by Kelly

The Old Testament reading is from Isaiah Chapter 56, verser 1 and 6-8

This is what the Lord says:

“Give justice to all people.
    Do what is right.
Do this because my salvation will come to you soon.
    Soon everyone will know that I do what is right.

Foreigners will join the Lord to serve him.
    They will worship and love him.
    They will worship him.
They will obey the law about the Sabbath.
    They will keep the agreement with the Lord.
I will bring these people to my holy mountain.
    I will give them joy in my house of prayer.
The offerings and sacrifices
    they place on my altar will please me.
This is because my Temple will be called
    a house for prayer for people from all nations.”
The Lord gathers the Israelites who were forced to leave their country.
    This is what the Lord God says,
“I will bring other people to those who are already gathered.”

Gospel Reading: Matthew 15:21-28
Read by Kelly

The gospel reading is from Matthew Chapter 15 verses 21-28

Jesus left that place and went to the area of Tyre and Sidon.

A Canaanite woman from that area came to Jesus.
The woman cried out,
“Lord, Son of David, please help me!
My daughter has a demon, and she is suffering very much.”

But Jesus did not answer the woman.
So the followers came to Jesus and begged him,
“Tell the woman to go away. She is following us and shouting.”

Jesus answered,
“God sent me only to the lost sheep, the people of Israel.”

Then the woman came to Jesus again.
She bowed before him and said, “Lord, help me!”

Jesus answered,
“It is not right to take the children’s bread and give it to the dogs.”

The woman said,
“Yes, Lord, but even the dogs eat the pieces
of food that fall from their masters’ table.”

Then Jesus answered,
“Woman, you have great faith!
I will do what you asked me to do.”
And at that moment the woman’s daughter was healed.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Talk – Rev Gav

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Song 3 – Way Maker (BT)

Read by Anna Fulton

Peace and Communion

Eucharistic Minister – TBA

Hymn 4 – During Communion – When I Survey (BT) then again just keys/voices/gentle

Saying Thank you

Notices, Dismissal Prayer, and Blessing

Hymn 5 – Let there be peace

Go in Peace to love and serve the Lord

9am (COE)


10.30am (HTC)

Leader: Terry
Preacher: Gavin

11am (SPC)

No Worship