Lytchett Minster & St Dunstan's Upton

Sunday 11am Worship

Sunday 11am-style worship for 5th July
prepared by Rev Hilary Bond

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

SONGS

Praise is Rising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH5pVnP4ZGQ

Forever

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


BIBLE READING

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.

28 “Come 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

https://www.lytchettminsterchurch.co.uk/sermons2020.htm

SONG

Yes and Amen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITQnbOihe3Y

PRAYERS  

Creator God, we give you thanks for the beauty of the world you have given us to care for. We are sorry for the times when we have not cared for it as you would have us do, and we ask that you would help us, and all your people to walk gently through this world as you are gentle with us.

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.


Loving God, in these strange times help each one of us to know what is right for us to do, what is not ours to do so we can let it go. Help us to show your love to everyone we meet through our words and actions, and strengthen us by showing your love to us. Amen


Merciful father, accept these prayers for the sake of your son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

SONG

Cornerstone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3HH__-1Zbs

BLESSING

(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.


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ, Amen 

 updated  4/7/20