Worship resources for 6th June 2021

Each Sunday we post online worship resources for those to stay in touch and stay safe.

The links to the hymns can be accessed by clicking on “Click here” beside the hymn title. These take you to Youtube and we have no control over the adverts you see.

The prayers are taken from the Church of Scotland Weekly Worship.

There is a bonus track at the end of the worship to enjoy.

Scriptural sentence

May the glory of the LORD endure forever; may the LORD rejoice in his works–
who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains, and they smoke.
I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

Opening prayer

Approach to God/Call to worship

We dare
to worship,
to praise,
to love,
to forgive,
to live fully,
to live with faith,
to live together,
to live for the future.
We dare
to be different.

Amen

The First Hymn:

All hail the power Click here

Prayer of Reflective confession

Let us pray.

Peasant king
who dines with lepers,
tax collectors and prostitutes,
who sits at our tables
and takes on the tasks of a servant.
Lowly king whose feet get dusty
and whose hands become soiled
with the grime of human contact
and the serving of others’ need.
Mighty king
who hangs on a cross
lifted up to show
that death is not the last word.
Risen king
whose triumph confounds
all earthly systems
of authority and majesty.
Sovereign God
our Saviour and Lord.

These and all our prayers we offer in Jesus’ name


And so we pray the prayer Jesus called us to pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever.

Amen

Bible Reading: John 4:1-26 (Film) Click Here

The Reflection: Click Here

Prayer of Thanksgiving

When you’re like a broken bird, tell heaven.
Battered wings against the dark and day,
when your worries won’t let you sleep, tell heaven.
When the tears won’t ever go away.
If you got no one to love, tell heaven.
There’s no one on the telephone today,
when every story falls apart, tell heaven.
Nothing good seems like it will come your way.
Tell heaven

The Second Hymn: Here is love Click here

Prayers of Intercession

Let us pray.

God of all majesty
You have given us a wonderful world, and have also given us the ability to explore and understand it.
We praise You for the majesty and beauty of creation,
and for the opportunities which we have to enjoy and appreciate all that You give to us.
As stewards of creation,
we have the responsibility to care for the world You have given.
We can manipulate our environment- for good or for ill,
to the benefit or the detriment of our fellow creatures.
We acknowledge afresh the huge impact that we humans as a species have
and the huge impact on the planet—and repent of the ways in which this has often been contrary to Your will.
We pray that You will give guidance and discernment
to all who seek to discern between helpful and harmful applications of human advances and innovations.
We pray for the impacts of technologies on society –
on how we interact,
on how we view ourselves, other people,
or the world around us –
even how we view our Creator.
We give thanks for the opportunities which the Society, Religion and Technology project has to explore the issues that technology raises;
we pray for wisdom as we reflect on how these technologies might be used.
As Christ called on His followers to be salt and light,
to have an impact on the communities in which we live,
we pray that, as we seek to witness for God in the world,
we will always do so in a loving and gentle way,
remembering that we need to be faithful to our calling to be salt and light.
Loving Lord,
as we as a church, as society, as a nation,
and as a world seek to wrestle with significant issues,
we pray for wisdom, discernment and compassion for all.
We pray all these things in the name of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ

God, in Your mercy hear our prayer.

Amen

Closing Hymn: As the deer panteth after you Click Here

Closing Blessing

As we walk onward with God, Three in One,

May we be called once more to faith by our rock and redeemer, God the Father,

Sent again to meet the need of the world through our Lord and saviour, Jesus the Son,

And inspired anew by the gusting winds of our restless provoker, the Holy Spirit,

And the blessing of God Almighty,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit

be with you all,

now and always.

Amen

Bonus worship track Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission (1986) Click here (When you put the kettle on allow a different style into your life of worship)

Thank you for time in taking part by using these resources. If you have any messages you would like to share with us, please connect with us below.

Stay in touch and stay safe. This is why we provide the above.

Frosty morning outside the Church

Published by alisterbullart

I am interested in oil painting and reading the history and impact of art. I'm sharing with you some of my explorations into art so others who were once interested in art in the earlier stages of life can rediscover how painting can be a source of relaxation and therapy. I live in Scotland. #alisterbullart

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