Second Sunday After Pentecost
Updated: Jun 14, 2020
June 14, 2020 - Second Sunday After Pentecost Prelude:
Emma recently took part in a virtual choir hymn recording with Matthew Boutda directing. Here is the soothing "Morning Hymn", composed by Patrick Murray:
Preamble / info.:
Music: Jesus, Hope of the Nations
Holy God, use this time to continue shaping us into a faithful, hopeful and loving people. In this time and space we praise and worship you with our words and song and also in our silence.
One God, now and forever, Amen.
Lighting of the Candle:
God of miracles, lighting this candle is a symbol of the hope you gave in sending us your Son to live on earth and in our humanity. Jesus is the hope that lives in us and is the source of everlasting light. (light your candle now) The light of Christ.
Introduction to today’s theme:
If you recall from last week, we are now in ‘ordinary time’ according to the Christian liturgical year; the time between Pentecost and Advent. What happens in our lives every day may not seem so special to us initially, but hope is our faith in action. So the theme is true hope, joyful hope, lasting hope as people of God.
Old Testament Reading:
Genesis 18:1–15, (21:1–7) Son promised to Abraham and Sarah.
Music: Jesus Loves Me
A few weeks ago, Emma invited people to write a new verse or two for the beloved hymn, “Jesus Loves Me.” Although often thought of as a children’s hymn, the words are faithful and comforting at any age. Enjoy this new verse by Gwen Farrow.
Gospel Reading: Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23) Jesus and the disciples preach and heal.
Minute for Mission: Second Chances
Music: Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise
Invitation to Offering, Prayer, Lord’s Prayer & Benediction
Our offering is a both a practical and symbolic act of our commitment to serve Christ and build His church. Although we can’t actually ‘pass the plate’ online, you are encouraged to continue your gift to the church, as the work of the St Paul’s and the staff continue:
Drop your envelope (cheque or cash) at the church;
Mail your cheque to the church;
Go on PAR (call Rosie for details);
Use the Donate button at the top of the page (it will take you to SPUC’s Canada Helps page where you can donate online and get an instant tax receipt).
Go Now In Peace
One Last Thought.
Don’t forget to extinguish your candle!
As an exercise in keeping in touch with your SPUC family, we’re inviting everyone to open their Church Directory, find your own name and then count down the list by 7 names and call that person. They might be a good friend, they might be a casual acquaintance at church, or they may be someone you don’t know. Give them a call and wish them peace in the name of Christ, and just see how they’re doing.