Sunday, 6th June 2021

2nd Sunday after Pentecost

Morning Worship – 10.30 am

For the sake of all worshippers, it would be helpful if noise were kept to a minimum for five minutes before the start of the service.

 

Prayer for use before worship:

God, awaken us to delight in your praises,

for you made us for yourself,

and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.

Welcome and Notices

Lighting of Peace Candle followed by short silence

Call to Worship (stand)

Come, all of you, just as you are, to worship.

Whether today you feel strong or weak, full or empty,

God welcomes you all into God’s in-crowd.

WE COME JUST AS WE ARE TO WORSHIP.

Gathering Prayer

Music: Hymn 339 – Great God, your love has called us here

… as we, by love, for love were made…. Great God, in Christ you set us free your life to live, your joy to share…

Reading – Mark 3 vv.20-35

Talk: The ‘in-crowd’

Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (Modern Version)

Our Father in heaven; hallowed be your name.

YOUR KINGDOM COME;

YOUR WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN.

GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD.

FORGIVE US OUR SINS

AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US.

SAVE US FROM THE TIME OF TRIAL AND DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

FOR THE KINGDOM, THE POWER, AND THE GLORY ARE YOURS

NOW AND FOR EVER. AMEN.

Music: Hymn 512 – Seek ye, first, the Kingdom of God

Sharing the Grace together (stand)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ;

the love of God;

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

be with us all ever more.  Amen.

Sermon: ‘A slave to the system’

Prayers of Intercession

Dedication of Offering

Accept, generous God, the offering we seek to make of our time, talents and money; and grant that we may ever work and pray to build a world of peace and joy and freedom; through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Music: Hymn 447 – I come with joy to meet my Lord

… his presence, always near, is in such friendship better known….

Communion – Invitation

Thanksgiving

Lift up your hearts.

WE LIFT THEM TO GOD, SOURCE, GUIDE AND GOAL OF ALL THAT IS.

Let us give thanks to our God, Creator, Eternal Word and Spirit. 

IT IS RIGHT TO GIVE GOD OUR THANKS AND PRAISE. 

……. Come, Creator God: renew the face of the earth. Come, eternal Word: remake us in your likeness. Come, Holy Spirit: transform these gifts and our lives that here on earth we may sing the songs of the new creation and in heaven see your glory, one God, for ever and ever.

THROUGH CHRIST, WITH CHRIST, IN CHRIST, ALL HONOUR AND GLORY ARE YOURS FOR EVER. AMEN.

The Breaking of Bread and Sharing of Bread and Wine

Post Communion Prayer

Music: Hymn 474 – Brother, sister, let me serve you

Words of Dismissal and Blessing (stand)

God in Jesus came into our world to gather all into the life of God’s reign of love, joy and peace.  May God be with us as we hear and respond to follow God’s call and do the same.

And the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with us now and for ever more.  AMEN.

Organ Voluntary: Brother, sister, let me serve you 

The service is conducted by Revds Russell and Nicola Furley-Smith 

The organist is Fred Irvine          

At the close of the service, after the stewards have opened the doors, please exit the sanctuary by your designated exit, respecting social distancing from people of other households

Author: Russell Furley-Smith

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