Sunday 14th June |Worship
Credit photo : Shoreline Church
Welcome & Gathering In:
Morena, Te na koutou katoa, Salaam, Mabuhay, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Malo soifua, Malo e lelei and greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour
Call To Worship: Psalm 118:1, 4-6, 8-9, 29.
Give thanks to the Lord, because God is great, His love is eternal.
Let all who worship say, “God’s love is eternal.”In my distress I called to the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is with us, we will not be afraid; we fear God more than mortals. It is better to trust in God than to depend on people. It is better to trust in the Lord than to rely on kings. Give thanks to the Lord, because God is good, and His love endures forever.
Song All Creatures of our God and King
performed by Maranatha! Music.
Originally composed by St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)
Notices & Celebrations
Time with the young people - Abraham and the gods
Song : Father Abraham had many sons -Heritage kids
Prayer of Adoration and Thanksgiving:
We acknowledge you O Lord, as the One who is supreme over all things. You are the God who created the universe and all that is in it. We welcome you to our service today, and invite you to join with us on our journey of faith.
We give thanks for life that is around us. We praise you for the sunshine and rain that gives freshness and nourishment to creation. We thank you for opportunities for enjoy new experiences. We also give thanks for the monotonus and dull tasks that have to be attended to. Help us to keep a thankful and positive attitude.
We want to thank you for family that you have given us people to be nurtured by and to nurture to. We appreciate the wisdom of our seniors, the vitality of the young ones and the confidence of those in between. We give thanks that you have placed us in community, to minister to our family, friends and neighbours, and to be Christ to all we come in contact with.
Lord, we are grateful that in spite of all our failings, you continue to love us with an abundance of grace. Thank you that you sent Jesus to bring us closer to God, and that through him, we have the way to life and happiness. May we share the love, mercy and joy of Christ with all we meet.
As we continue our service, may we worship you with all of our heart, soul and spirit. Help us to hear your voice and to feel your presence. May we serve you in new ways as we go about our daily lives. We pray in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.
Readings: Genesis 18:1-15.
Sermon: Abraham, Father of many nations.
Hymn: Happiness Is The Lord. Heritage Singers
Prayer Of Intercession
Response: Lord, Hear our prayer.
As we enter into this time of prayer, we pray for other people. We bring before you Lord, those people in our community who struggle to navigate their way through life. We ask, Lord, that you will surround them with your love, and help them to know the gift of your grace. May they feel the warmth of God, their family and friends.
Lord, Hear our prayer.
We pray for those people who are homeless, those who are hungry, for the sick and dying, and the lonely. We think of those who struggle to make ends meet and who battle addictions. We ask, Lord, that people in these situations will find comfort in their distress, companionship instead of loneliness, and health instead of sickness. May we respond to the needs of others with compassion and humility.
Lord, Hear our prayer.
We pray for those who experience the ravages of war, poverty, terrorism, natural disaster, injustice and the abuse of human dignity. We ask, Lord, that you will give strength to all who are abused, and suffer from disaster and calamity. Be with families as they try to weather the storms of life that rage around them. We especially remember those families who have lost loved ones to the Coronavirus. Be with these people and help them in the days to come. We also pray for those who suffer injustice, hear their cry Lord, and come and minister to them.
Lord, Hear our prayer. We bring before you the leaders of our community, the Mayor and councillors of our city, the local Members of Parliament, business leaders, union leaders, those who educate our young people, and for all who contribute to making our city a better place to live. We pray they will give good leadership and diligent stewardship to all matters regarding the future of this city.
Lord, Hear our prayer.
As we continue our service, we remember that you are Lord of all, and that all things exist because of you. May we desire to become better stewards of your creation, and eagerly desire to serve our neighbor and community to the best of our ability. We pray in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer.
Our Divine Parent, Creator of All,
Holy is your name,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,
Give us this day, our daily bread,
Forgive our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us, Lead us away from temptation, and deliver us from the evil one, For yours is the power, the kingdom and the glory,
For ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer For The Week.
God of Hope,We rejoice that in every level of our journey, You accompany us as we seek to follow you. We are aware of your presence amongst us every day. We see you when we glimpse your creation and thrill to the sense of your closeness. We see you when we grow in insight, catching hold of your wisdom and unselfish love. Enliven in us the memory of your majesty, Teach us to rest secure in your presence, Inspire us to acknowledge the signs of hope, And respond to the invitations of new life.
In Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.
Hymn: The Servant Song.
Diocese of St. Benedict Old Catholic Missionaries
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
The love of God, And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.
We go to serve in the name of Christ.
Ka kite Ano.