Junior Church

Stephen Maunder

If you would like to join this service of worship using just the videos playing one after another, you can visit our playlist on Youtube by following the link below.

YouTube playlist for 21st June worship

Gathering Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubRlJj8xkds

Gathering Prayer (for a recording, see below)

We gather in your presence, ever faithful God.
Help us to focus these moments upon you.
May we listen for your voice
and then serve you this day and always.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Hymn

StF 481 The Lord’s my shepherd

Opening Prayer

Almighty God, as we come together in our worship, we give you thanks and praise for the beauty of creation around us.   We rejoice in the changing and variety of the seasons, and the renewal of life which we witness around us.   

We give you thanks that even in the enormity and wonder of creation, we know that you care for us, and have come close to us in Christ.   We praise you for his life and ministry, death and resurrection through which we may find life in all its fullness.   

We thank you for the gift of your Spirit holding us in fellowship with one another and inspiring our living.   We rejoice in the gift of your Church on earth and in heaven, and our call to join with those who have come before us, and those who will come after us in witnessing to your goodness.

Forgive us, we pray, for those times when despite all that we know of your love, still we turn from you.   Forgive us when we fail to speak with the assurance of your voice in our hearts.   Build us up as your people and renew our faith we pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Readings

Jeremiah 20: 7–13

Matthew 10: 24–31

Reflection (for a copy of the text, see below)

reflection-for-circuit-worship-21.6.20.Download

Prayers of Intercession (for a recording, see below)

In our prayers together we have moments of quiet as we focus upon the needs we know to be around us, and the concerns of our own hearts.

God of love, we pray for the needs of this world, bringing before you the concerns we have for those who seek justice, for those in need of peace, for those mistreated by others…..

Lord in your mercy  Hear our prayer

We pray for the life of the Church.   For the churches to which we belong.  For churches where persecution is a constant fear.   For families and communities divided by religion…..

Lord in your mercy  Hear our prayer

We pray for those who are struggling with faith and Christian living.   Those for whom worship has become hard at this time…

Lord in your mercy  Hear our prayer

We pray for our communities, for those whose work brings them into situations of challenge and danger.…

Lord in your mercy  Hear our prayer

We pray for those who mourn.   For loved ones who have been lost these past months, and for all who have not been able to grieve as they need….  

Lord in your mercy  Hear our prayer

We come with our own needs…..

May the whisper of your voice be heard in our hearts that we might find comfort when we need it, challenge when we feel complacent, and strength to embrace the challenges set before us.

Lord in your mercy  Hear our prayer   Amen

Hymn

StF 645 Will your anchor hold

Blessing

Organ Voluntary

March in G major, by Henry Smart
Anne Page plays the organ of Moulins Cathedral, France