June 14th

Worship resources for Sunday 14th June 2020

Service video

Lectionary Readings
Genesis 18:1-15
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
Romans 5:1-8
Matthew 9:35-10:8

76 You Servants of God
330 Come Let Us Sing
623 God of Freedom, God of Justice

Call to Worship (Psalm 100)
Sing to the Lord, all the world!
Worship the Lord with joy; come before him with happy songs!
Acknowledge that the Lord is God.
He made us, and we belong to him; we are his people, we are his flock.
Enter the Temple gates with thanksgiving; go into its courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise him.
The Lord is good; his love is eternal and his faithfulness lasts forever.

Prayer of Confession
Loving God,
We confess that we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
You embodied yourself in a human body.
You lived out your life among those who were sick — physically, mentally, and spiritually.
You reached out to touch them,
spoke words to comfort them,
performed miracles to heal them.

Heal us we pray from the sin-sickness that grips us.
Heal us and help us to work for the healing and wholeness of our neighbours as well.
As we worship today, with the word on our lips and in our hearts, may we experience the salvation of God for all manner of things in our lives.

In the promise, presence, and power of God for all manner of things,
We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, through whom we have pardon, Amen.

Prayers for Others
God of mercy and healing,
you who hear the cries of those in need, receive these petitions of your people
that all who are troubled may know peace, comfort, and courage.

Redeeming Sustainer,
visit your people and pour out your strength and courage upon us,
that we may hurry to make you welcome not only in our concern for others,
but by serving them generously and faithfully in your name. Amen.

(From The Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

Closing Prayer/Affirmation
I believe in God
who created all things
and seeks for all to be in communion as God’s people.

I believe in Jesus Christ
who showed us how to share love,
and who commissioned us to go out into the highways and byways inviting all to be a part of God’s work in the world.

I believe in the Holy Spirit
who leads and guides us into the world,
then touches the lives of those around us
in ways that make them receptive to love.

I believe in the harvest
and the call for labourers to receive and respond,
sharing light and life with the world.  Amen.

(By Tim Tate, Lead Pastor, Warrenton UMC. Posted on www.warrentonumc.org)