Worship Resources for Sunday 28th June 2020
Psalm 89:1-4; 15-18
63 O Worship the King
132 Morning Has Broken
310 How Lovely on the Mountains
37 Crown Him with Many Crowns
Call to Worship
What does the Lord require of us?
To do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with our God.
What does God command of us?
To love God with all our heart,
and all our soul,
and all our mind,
and all our strength,
and to love our neighbour as ourselves.
God does not call us to ease or to comfort.
But to presence, and abundance,
and grace in our struggle.
Let us worship the God who believes in us,
and trusts in us, and abides with us.
Let us worship the God who will ask much of us,
but will be beside us every step of the way.
~ written by Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy, Pastor at First Church Congregational, Rochester, NH. She blogs at http://sermonizing.wordpress.com/
Prayer of Confession and Commitment: Genesis 22
(based on Genesis 22:1-14, the sacrifice of Isaac)
Loving and Sustaining God,
You call us to obedience,
to follow you in all things;
to give up the things we cling to,
and to give ourselves wholeheartedly to your purposes.
We confess that we don’t always find this easy to do.
We confess that it is often very difficult to let go of the things we love.
But we also know that you never ask more of us than what is possible, and that you stand ready, at all times, to sustain us, and to provide everything we need.
Give us courage to faithfully follow your leading, even when we cannot see the outcome, even when the path you call us to seems impossible to comprehend.
Help us to trust you in all things, to let go of everything that would stand in the way of whole-hearted obedience to you.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray.
God of hope, who brought love into this world,
Be the love that dwells between us
God of hope, who brought peace into this world
Be the peace that dwells between us.
God of hope, who brought joy into this world
Be the joy that dwells between us
God of hope, the rock we stand upon
Be the centre, the focus of our lives
Now and always