Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton
Sunday 11am Worship
Sunday 11am-style worship for 5th July
Good morning everybody and welcome once again to this new way of gathering as church.
On this page you will find the elements of an 11am style worship service; links to some songs on YouTube, a Bible reading, the link to this morning's sermon on our sermons page and prayers written rather than read. Do let us know what you think either via the website or the Facebook page.
The Lord be with you. And also with you
Praise is Rising
A clip from Zeffirelli's film “Jesus of Nazareth” which includes the words Jesus speaks in this week's Gospel reading.
Matthew 11: 25-30
25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take
my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my
yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
THE SERMON given by Rev Howard Page-Clark
Yes and Amen
Wise and loving God, give your wisdom to
those around the world who have power over others. Help them to use their power
well, to bring life in all its fullness to all peoples and all places. We pray
particularly for the decisions that leaders around the world have to make as
many countries begin to move out of lockdown and into a new normal.
Compassionate God, look with mercy on all who suffer. Protect those who find themselves caught up in wars through no fault of their own. Bring relief to those who lack clean water or enough food to sustain their bodies, and bring healing to all those who are unwell in body, mind or spirit. We ask this prayer both for those who are known to us and for those who are not; because they are known to you.
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art
Give us this day
our daily bread.
For thine is the
(say it out loud as a sign that we are together and still share in God’s blessing even if we are physically alone right now.)
May the Lord bless us and keep us. May the Lord make his face to shine upon us, and be gracious to us. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon us, and give us peace. Amen.