Second Sunday of Trinity – 21st June 2020

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Second Sunday of Trinity
21st June
2020

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Rev David Osborn speaks on the Second Sunday of Trinity, 21st June 2020.

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Address for the Second Sunday of Trinity

The concept of place, doffing of hates and deference seems at odds with our 21st century world.

However, place seems to be on our Lord’s mind in this morning’s reading

A disciple is not above the teacher, he says and we can read this relationship in many ways:
disciple as student, pupil, follower, apprentice..........Teacher as educator, trainer, skilled craftsman, leader.

Whichever way you read it, a disciple is not above the teacher says our Lord. But we don’t sit comfortably with that for we know that many pupils can go on to be greater than their teachers That many apprentices become more adept, more able than their masters; Mozart’s piano
teacher, Einstein’s science master, and Florence Nightingale’s nursing tutor, perhaps just three that spring to mind.

Also we know that here in the UK we love the glorious amateur – we thrive on stories of the untrained teaching the professionals a thing or two: Gentlemen versus Players, Eddie the Eagle Edwards and the amount of money spent on DIY are all evidence that we celebrate the amateur.

A disciple is not above the teacher, our Lord says – and we see it as a limitation. A way of keeping people in their place. Yet you can also see it as a celebration of who we are and where we are – in other words an example of our self-worth and indeed about the self-worth of others
We categorise, pigeon hole, people by what they say, what they do, the colour of their skin, where they live and so on: In Sweden at a party or social event, people are introduced to each other by name and by what they do: everyone is valued for who they are and their contribution
to society.

A street cleaner for keeping our roads looking neat and tidy and for cutting the risks of disease. In Australia you don’t tip waiters in restaurants, because the cost of staffing is included in the menu price.

Our Lord encourages us to value people as we find them; see them as our neighbours, treat them as we would ourselves and as we would treat our own families. A disciple has a place, an important place; no she is not the teacher, she is not the one in charge – a little like the John
Lewis principle of partnership.

Everyone is a partner, but some partners are more equal than others; and before we smile we should remember that the Archbishop of Canterbury is primus unter pares – first among equals:
only the Church of England could have come up with that.....

And yet as we have learned today; we all have place because we all have value And we all have value because our Lord came to teach us all and give his life for us all A disciple is not above the teacher, he says:
And now we know why.........

 
 

Bible Reading

Matthew 10.24-39

‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!
‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill
the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many
sparrows.

‘Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.

‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my
sake will find it.

Psalm 86 verses 1 to 10

Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me : for I am poor, and in misery.
2 Preserve thou my soul, for I am holy : my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord : for I will call daily upon thee.
4 Comfort the soul of thy servant : for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good and gracious : and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer : and ponder the voice of my humble desires.
7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee : for thou hearest me.
8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord : there is not one that can do as thou doest.
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship thee, O Lord : and shall glorify thy Name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things : thou art God alone.

 
 

Prayer for the Second Sunday of Trinity

Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit

and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
now and for ever.

Amen.

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour Christ has taught us

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the
kingdom, the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Amen.

 
Second Sunday of Trinity21st June 2020

Sunday Service
Rev David Osborn speaks on the Second Sunday of Trinity, 21st June 2020.
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Address for the Second Sunday of Trinity
The concept of place, doffing of hates and deference seems at odds with our 21st century world.
However, place seems to be on our Lord’s mind in this morning’s reading
A disciple is not above the teacher, he says and we can read this relationship in many ways:
disciple as student, pupil, follower, apprentice……….Teacher as educator, trainer, skilled craftsman, leader.
Whichever way you read it, a disciple is not above the teacher says our Lord. But we don’t sit comfortably with that for we know that many pupils can go on to be greater than their teachers That many apprentices become more adept, more able than their masters; Mozart’s piano
teacher, Einstein’s science master, and Florence Nightingale’s nursing tutor, perhaps just three that spring to mind.
Also we know that here in the UK we love the glorious amateur – we thrive on stories of the untrained teaching the professionals a thing or two: Gentlemen versus Players, Eddie the Eagle Edwards and the amount of money spent on DIY are all evidence that we celebrate the amateur.
A disciple is not above the teacher, our Lord says – and we see it as a limitation. A way of keeping people in their place. Yet you can also see it as a celebration of who we are and where we are – in other words an example of our self-worth and indeed about the self-worth of others
We categorise, pigeon hole, people by what they say, what they do, the colour of their skin, where they live and so on: In Sweden at a party or social event, people are introduced to each other by name and by what they do: everyone is valued for who they are and their contribution
to society.
A street cleaner for keeping our roads looking neat and tidy and for cutting the risks of disease. In Australia you don’t tip waiters in restaurants, because the cost of staffing is included in the menu price.
Our Lord encourages us to value people as we find them; see them as our neighbours, treat them as we would ourselves and as we would treat our own families. A disciple has a place, an important place; no she is not the teacher, she is not the one in charge – a little like the John
Lewis principle of partnership.
Everyone is a partner, but some partners are more equal than others; and before we smile we should remember that the Archbishop of Canterbury is primus unter pares – first among equals:
only the Church of England could have come up with that…..
And yet as we have learned today; we all have place because we all have value And we all have value because our Lord came to teach us all and give his life for us all A disciple is not above the teacher, he says:
And now we know why………

 

 

Bible Reading
Matthew 10.24-39
‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!
‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill
the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many
sparrows.
‘Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my
sake will find it.
Psalm 86 verses 1 to 10
Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me : for I am poor, and in misery.
2 Preserve thou my soul, for I am holy : my God, save thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord : for I will call daily upon thee.
4 Comfort the soul of thy servant : for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good and gracious : and of great mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer : and ponder the voice of my humble desires.
7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon thee : for thou hearest me.
8 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord : there is not one that can do as thou doest.
9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship thee, O Lord : and shall glorify thy Name.
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things : thou art God alone.

 

 

Prayer for the Second Sunday of Trinity
Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you. Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,now and for ever.
Amen.
Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour Christ has taught us
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;thy kingdom come; thy will be done;on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily bread.And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us.And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is thekingdom, the power and the glory,for ever and ever.
Amen.

 

 

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