June 7th

Worship resources for Trinity Sunday 7th June 2020

Service video

53 King of Glory
38 Father in Heaven
12 Jesus Calls Us
128 Now Thank We All Our God

Psalm 8
Matthew 28:16-20 

Call to Worship
The words God speaks are the life and sustenance of all that exists.

The life Jesus gives is the re-creation and renewed birth of all that is broken and worn.

The Spirit’s stirring in our souls is the inspiration for creativity, compassion, joy, and community.

Life-giving, life-restoring, life-fulfilling God; may our whole lives be worship.

In all things, may we seek to connect with and to reflect your love and your hope.

~ posted on The Minor Keyshttp://theminorkeys.blogspot.ca/ 

Opening Prayer
Almighty God: from the beginning of time to the end of eternity,
you have chosen to use your power and majesty
to love us, to redeem us, to shape us as your people.

King of Kings and Lord of Lords:
you became weak so you could confront the strength of sin and death,
confounding their ridicule with your resurrection.

Spirit of God, resting upon us:
may your power enflame us with your peace;
may your peace touch us with your grace;
may your grace fill us with your hope;
may your hope lead us into your Kingdom.

God in Community, Holy in One, may your word be on our lips, as we pray together as Jesus has taught us,

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. Amen.

~ written by Thom M. Shuman and posted on Lectionary Liturgies. http://lectionaryliturgies.blogspot.com/

Prayers of the People
We are a world that is desperate for you, God.
When powers struggle for dominance,
and war, oppression and abuse result;
When groups of people oppose one another
because of ideology, religion or culture;
We need a God who is bigger than ourselves,
and our personal interests.

(Prayer may be offered for specific areas of conflict in the world.)

When people are disregarded and devalued
because of poverty, geography or disease;
When compassion and justice is withheld to some
because of sexuality, race or gender;
We need a Saviour who is more compassionate than we are who includes even those we would exclude.

(Prayer may be offered for specific people and places of suffering in the world.)

When resources are mismanaged and abused,
and the world and its creatures are destroyed;
When motivation is scarce and creativity is in short supply to address the challenges that we face;
We need a Spirit who is more powerful and more creative than we could ever be.

(Prayer may be offered for specific challenges and issues that we struggle with in the world.)

Lord God, Loving Saviour, Empowering Spirit,
we offer you these prayers
because we need you so desperately.
Captivate us, call us and fill us,
that we may be carriers of your eternal life
to this world that you love so dearly. Amen.

— written by John van de Laar © 2008 Sacredise.com

So now we leave this space of worship
And while so much of the road ahead is uncertain, the path constantly changing,
we know some things that are as solid and sure as the ground beneath our feet,
and the sky above our heads.

We know God is love. We know Christ’s light endures. We know the Holy Spirit this there, found in the space between all things, closer to us than our next breath, binding us to each other, until we meet we again,

Go in peace.

~ Rev. Nora Vedress, Calvary United Church in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.