Service of the Word – Live streamed – Trinity Sunday, 12 June 2022

A separate video feed of the choir is available here.

Preacher: Revd George Mwaura
Led by: Revd Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga

Gathering Music


Call to Worship

God calls us in this moment.
Jesus welcomes us to this moment.
The Spirit unites us in this moment.

Come and worship!


Loving God, as we gather in this moment, we celebrate your welcome.
Speak to us; challenge us; reassure us.
Take what we offer in worship and praise that your name may be glorified now and for ever.


Hymn: Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
early in the morning our song shall rise to thee;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
which wert and art and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy, there is none beside thee
perfect in power, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
all thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea;
holy, holy, holy! merciful and mighty!
God in three persons, blessèd Trinity!

Reginald Heber (1783–1826)


Lord God, we come to you now to say sorry
for all the times we’ve been less than truthful in our relationships, including the one with you.
As a consequence, we often miss out on your joy.

please forgive us.

Lord God, we’re sorry for ignoring or being dismissive of others.
And of you: for not always wanting to hear or acknowledge your truth

please forgive us.

Lord God, we’re sorry for the days we spend remembering and living in past experiences
rather than living now with you.
Help us to focus on our relationship with you now.
We need to be forward thinking but not to the point of missing out on your unfolding truth today

please forgive us.


Assurance of Pardon

Because of our faith in Jesus Christ, who died that we may live, we stand in God’s grace.
Absolved from guilt we stand forgiven, rejoicing in the hope and glory of God.




Prayer of the Week

God, the Holy Trinity, we come to worship you.
We worship you as Creator; we worship you as Saviour; we worship you as Sustainer.
As we worship you today in prayer and word, and song,
help us to understand you better and to follow day by day.
God, the Holy Trinity, guide and sustain us this and every day


Ministry of the Word

Psalm 8

Read by Chibby Chima-Okoro

1 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.
2 Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honour.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!


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

Hymn: Be still, for the presence of the Lord

Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here.
Come, bow before him now, with reverence and fear.
In him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground.
Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here.

Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;
he burns with holy fire, with splendour he is crowned.
How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.

Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place,
he comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace.
No work too hard for him, in faith receive from him;
be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place.

David J. Evans (b. 1957)

John 16: 12–15

Read by Ann Wilson

12 ‘I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. 15 All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.’


This is the Gospel of Christ.
Praise to Christ our light.


By Revd George Mwaura


Prayers of Intercession

Led by Glynne Gordon-Carter

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.


The Peace

Peace to you from God, who is our Father.
Peace from Jesus Christ, who is our peace.
Peace from the Holy Spirit, who gives us life.

The peace of God be always with you,
and also with you

Let us offer one another a sign of peace


Send-off for Revd George Mwaura on his sabbatical

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Sunday, 26 June 2022 will mark the start of Revd George Mwaura’s sabbatical leave. We want to send him off with blessings – and a bit of a party. There will be a bring-and-share lunch after church, when we can share our family-favourite recipes from whatever is our cultural background in a wonderfully diverse buffet. Closer to the date we will be seeking volunteers for washing up!

The Ecumenical Council

Environment Sunday

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Our worship on Sunday, 26 June 2022 will focus on the environment and Cornerstone’s commitment to become an Eco-Church. Over the next few weeks there will be information about what this means for all of us as a Congregation and as individuals. It’s also the Sunday when we will collect together our pumpkin seedlings!

Mark the date and make sure you come along.

Eco-Church Support Group

‘God loves a cheerful giver’

Thanks to your generous giving we can be an OASIS OF HOPE to Milton Keynes.

Please keep supporting our mission!

If you are at our worship service in the church building and would like to make an offering, please place your offering in the basket at the door to the worship area. If you can’t find it, please ask the stewards.

There are many different ways to give: online, telephone banking or by cheque. For more information how to give please visit the Cornerstone website ( or contact:

Thank you for your support. It is much appreciated.

Hymn: Through all the changing scenes of life

Through all the changing scenes of life,
in trouble and in joy,
the praises of my God shall still
my heart and tongue employ.

O magnify the Lord with me,
with me exalt his name;
when in distress to him I called,
he to my rescue came.

The hosts of God encamp around
the dwellings of the just;
deliverance he affords to all
who on his succour trust.

O make but trial of his love,
experience will decide
how blest are they, and only they,
who in his truth confide!

Fear him, ye saints, and you will then
have nothing else to fear;
make you his service your delight,
your wants shall be his truth care.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,
the God whom we adore,
be glory, as it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.

Nahum Tate (1652–1715) and Nicholas Brady (1659–1726
Psalm 34)


God be in your head, and in your understanding;
God be in your eyes, and in your looking;
God be in your mouth, and in your speaking;
God be in your heart, and in your thinking;
God be at your end, and at your departing.
And the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you today and always



Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ.