Junior Church

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Martin Wellings

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 28th June worship

Gathering Song chosen by John Winterbottom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer (for a recording, see below)

Jesus said: ‘Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? If God clothes the grass of the field … will he not much more clothe you?’

Let us worship God.

Please join with me in the prayer of approach:

God of life and love,
in so many ways you are our provider.
In creating and sustaining life;
in the love we share;
In the Good News of Jesus;
in the community and connection enabled by the Holy Spirit.
Receive our praise;
forgive our sins;
assure us of your constant love;
and help us to worship you:
in our hearts, in our words, and in our lives,
for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

Hymn

StF 53: How shall I sing that majesty

Reading

Genesis 22: 1–14

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

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Prayers of Intercession and Lord’s Prayer (for a recording, see below)

Living God, we come with our prayers, prompted by our own needs and circumstances and by the needs of others. We ask that you will guide our thoughts and shape our prayers. And in our praying and our living, may we see your provision and your kingdom.

B: Lord, in your mercy;
R: Hear our prayer.

We pray for people who are really struggling at the moment: for all who are frustrated, all who are fearful; for those who are under pressure in work and for those whose working lives have been put on hold, with all the consequent strains and anxieties. We pray for households where lockdown means loneliness, or stress, or low spirits. We pray for those who are ill and those who are recuperating. And we pray for the bereaved. We pray for help, for strength, for hope.

B: Lord, in your mercy;
R: Hear our prayer.

We pray for the world. We pray for leaders and governments, in this country and worldwide. We pray for those who offer an alternative point of view, for loyal and constructive opposition. We pray for those who voice or shape public opinion. We pray for justice and fairness in our public life. We pray for a willingness to listen and to understand. We pray for compassion and kindness, from all and for all.

B: Lord, in your mercy;
R: Hear our prayer.

We pray for the Church, for the People of God across the world; for our own Connexion; for our Circuit; and for the churches we ourselves know best. Living God, we thank you for creative ways of worship and pastoral care, discovered or deepened over these months. We pray that good lessons will be remembered. We pray too that we may soon be able to be together again, for worship and witness and service.

B: Lord, in your mercy;
R: Hear our prayer.

(Quiet time for our own prayers).

B: Lord, in your mercy;
R: Hear our prayer.

We draw all our prayers together in the words that Jesus gave his friends.

The Lord’s Prayer (traditional form).

Hymn

King of glory, king of peace

Blessing (for a recording, see below)

We affirm our enduring community in Christ as we say the Grace together:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all evermore. Amen.

Organ Voluntary

Toccata in G, by Théodore Dubois
Roger Sayer plays the organ of the Temple Church, London

Lectionary Readings