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Season of Pentecost Morning Praise 12 July 2020
Everyone is encouraged to respond using the Bolded words.
WORDS OF WELCOME AND THE LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
Arise and shine for our light has come!
The Glory of the Lord has risen upon us.
O LORD, open our lips,
That we may proclaim your praise.
O LORD, open our eyes,
That we may behold your Presence.
O LORD, open our ears,
That we may perceive your voice.
O LORD, open our hearts,
That we may respond to your love!
O LORD, open our lives,
That we may rejoice with all creation.
OPENING HYMN # 313 (VU) GOD WHOSE ALMIGHTY WORD
God whose almighty word chaos and darkness heard
and took their flight,
hear us, we humbly pray, and where the gospel day
sheds not its glorious ray Let There Be Light!
Jesus who came to bring on your redeeming wing
healing and sight,
health to the troubled mind sight to the Spirit blind
O now to humankind Let There Be Light!
Spirit of truth and love, life-giving, holy Dove,
speed forth your flight;
move on the waters’ face, bearing the lamp of grace,
and in earth’s darkest place Let There Be Light!
Blessed and holy Three, glorious Trinity,
Wisdom, Love, Might,
boundless as ocean’s tide rolling in fullest pride,
through the world, far and wide, Let There Be Light!
SCRIPTURE LESSON Genesis 25: 19 – 34 Esau gives up his birthright for Jacob’s stew
A TEACHING TIME
TEACHING PRAYER (a time of learning for younger folk)
In peace, dear God, I come to You through Jesus Christ who makes me new
And while I run or play or rest, be with those whom I love best,
Guide me in your Holy Way, as You walk with me each day, AMEN.
HYMN # 240 (VU) PRAISE, MY SOUL, THE GOD OF HEAVEN
Praise, my soul, the God of heaven; glad of heart your carols raise;
ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven who, like me, should sing God’s praise? Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise the Maker all your days!
Praise God for the grace and favour shown our forebears in distress;
God is still the same forever, slow to chide, and swift to bless:
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Sing our Maker’s faithfulness!
Like a loving parent caring, God knows well our feeble frame;
gladly all our burdens bearing, still to countless years the same.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! All within me, praise God’s name!
Frail as summer’s flower we flourish, blows the wind and it is gone;
but, while mortals rise and perish, God endures unchanging on.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise the high eternal one.
Angels, teach us adoration, you behold God face to face;
sun and moon and all creation, dwellers all in time and space.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Praise with us the God of grace!
REFLECTION ON THE SCRIPTURES
STATEMENT OF FAITH (en français à page 919 dans Voices United)
We are not alone. We live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
Who has created and is creating,
Who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
To reconcile and make new;
Who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church;
To celebrate God’s Presence,
To live with respect in creation,
To love and serve others,
To seek justice and resist evil,
To proclaim Jesus,
Crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us. We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (for Church and Community)
ANTHEM – LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
PRAYER TIME (responsive, concluding with) THE LORD’S PRAYER
Ons Vader…. Onze Vader… Vater unser… Padre Nostro… Padre nuestro…
HYMN # 232 (VU) JOYFUL, JOYFUL WE ADORE YOU
Joyful, joyful, we adore you, God of glory, life and love;
hearts unfold like flowers before you, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, drive our fear and doubt away;
giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.
All your works with joy surround you, earth and heaven reflect your rays,
stars and angels sing around you, center of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain, sound their praise eternally.
You are giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blest,
wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Source of grace and fount of blessing, let your light upon us shine;
teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.
Mortals, join the mighty chorus which the morning stars began;
God’s own love is reigning o’er us, joining people hand in hand.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife;
joyful music lifts us sunward in the triumph song of life.
PARTING PRAYER (in unison)
Bless to us, O God, this day,
The doors we open,
The thresholds we cross,
And all the roads that lie before us.
Go with us always as we go and,
at the close of our day, welcome us home.
EXTINGUISHING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE
We are reminded that the Light of Christ is not in candles nor institutions
but within each of us. We are the Light of the World
May the blessing of the Maker be yours,
Encircling us, above us and within us.
May the blessing of the Son be yours,
The Wine and the water, the Bread and the stories,
to feed us and remind us.
May the blessing of the Spirit be yours,
The Wind and the fire, the still small voice of calm,
to comfort us and disturb us.
May the blessing of God, Three-in-One and One-in-Three,
be yours, this day and every day,
To protect us, defend us, encourage us & strengthen us.
And may we bless each other,
A blessing rooted in our common pilgrimage,
the blessing of a friend.
EXCHANGING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
Mention someone’s name and hold them in your heart.
CHORAL PRAYER (Singing – Tune is at # 298 in Voices United)
When you walk from here,
When you walk from here,
Walk with Justice, walk with Mercy,
And with God’s Humble Care. Linnea Good 1991
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