WP July 21, 2019

July 21, 2019: 6thSunday after Pentecost

 

PRELUDE & CANDLE LIGHTING

 

WELCOME

 

*CALL TO WORSHIP 

Your love, O God, reaches up, up beyond the sky,
Your goodness goes higher than the clouds,
Your power is bigger than the tallest mountains,
Your truth goes deeper than the ocean.
Hold us in your amazing love, now and forever.
With loving hearts we will live in you. 

Let us worship God!

Written by Sylvia Purdie, www.conversations.net.nz

 

*OPENING PRAYER  

 

*PRAISE SONGS


PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O God, enlarge within us the sense of fellowship with all living things, our siblings the animals, to whom you gave the earth as their home in common with us.  We remember with shame that in the past our exercise of high dominion was done with ruthless cruelty so that the voice of the earth, which should have gone up to you in song, has been a groan of travail.  May we realize that they live not for us alone but for themselves and for you, and that they too love the sweetness of life.  Amen.

(Adapted from a prayer by St. Basil the Great, from www.earthministry.org)

 

(Silence for personal reflection and confession)

 

*SONG OF THANKSGIVING

 

*PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

 

*PRAISE SONG 

 

SCRIPTURE READING  Psalm 36:5-9 and Job 12:7-10

 

CHILDREN’S TIME

 

SERMON “In God’s Hand is the Life of Every Creature”

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

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 debts as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

*DEDICATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS

 

OUR SHARED LIFE AND SERVICE

 

*CLOSING SONG

 

*BENEDICTION