June 14 – Chosen to Become
PRELUDE: Cantilène Op. 148 J. Rheinberger
We acknowledge that we live and work on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of indigenous peoples. We accept that Mother Earth and the peoples near us and around the world are all our relations. Thanks be to God.
Let us worship God together.
Jubilate Deo (Psalm 100): P. Anglea
O be joyful in the Lord all ye lands; serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. Be ye sure that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him and speak good of his Name. For the Lord is gracious; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth from generation to generation. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, World without end. Amen.
CALL TO WORSHIP:
From our comfortable living rooms, dens and kitchens we are called by Jesus.
From behind our computer screens we are asked to risk everything for love.
In our comfortable hearts may the Spirit of God stir us this day
through worship, prayer and song.
Ye Servants of God
PRAYER OF THE DAY –
We come from many places O God: places of sorrow, fear and pain; places of joy, laughter or ease. We have come to find you, to give you thanks, to be strengthened, comforted and renewed through your Word and Spirit. As we have come here, O God, so we ask that you would come to us. You are already here. But renew in our hearts and minds a sense of your nearness. Renew in us the knowledge that we belong to you. Renew within us our love for you, for one another, and for ourselves. Draw us to you, that we may find that which we each seek. In Christ’s name we ask it. Amen.
LISTENING FOR THE WORD
ANTHEM: Exalt Us in Your Love: W. Todd
Almighty God, in whom we live and move, make us as a field that You have blessed.
That whatsoever things are true, pure and just, worthy unto You, may in us forever flourish.
Preserve in us always a perfect and unblemished name, send us out as Your disciples.
Exalt us in Your love and in the love of all, as an instrument of Thy glory.
Your love is my blessing, I walk within Your light.
Guide me on to rest in Your embrace.
I pray that You will always see the reflection of Your grace in me,
Till I behold Your face.
I live in Your service to bring to earth Your endless peace.
Clothe me with courage to praise You.
Exalt us in Your love and in the love of all, as an instrument of Thy glory
SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 9:35-10:8 (9-23) https://youtu.be/4YW3aguwQBM
Read by Kaitlyn Gruetzner
35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
10 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
HYMN: Amazing Grace
REFLECTION: Rev. Dave Moors
Spirit of the Living God Fall Fresh on Me
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Led by Clif Prowse
Invitation: Gift, upon gift upon gift! God has given you over and over again to this world to be a blessing among people. We have been gathered, prepared and sent out. In this moment we invite you to reflect on what you have to offer the world this week in the name of Jesus.
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CHORAL ANTHEM FOR REFLECTING ON OUR OFFERING:
Witness : Spiritual, arr. J. Halloram
Who’ll be a witness for my Lord? Oh, I’ll be a witness for my Lord.
There was a man of the Pharisees, his name was Nicodemus and he didn’t believe.
The same came to Christ by night, wanted to be taught out of human sight.
Nicodemus was a man who desired to know how a man can be born when he is old.
Christ told Nicodemus as a friend, “Man, you must be born again.”
He said, “Marvel not, If you want to be wise, repent, believe and be baptized.”
Then you’ll be a witness for my Lord. You’ll be a witness for my Lord.
You’ll be a witness for my Lord.
You read about Samson, from his birth he was the strongest man that ever lived on earth.
Way back yonder in the ancient times he killed ten thousand of the Philistines.
Then old Samson went a wandering about. Samson’s strength was never found out,
’til his wife sat upon his knee. She said, “Tell me where your strength lies, if you please.”
Well old Samson’s wife, she talked so fair, Samson said, “Cut off my hair. Cut it off.
Shave my head just as clean as your hand, and my strength will come like a natural man.”
Samson was a witness for my Lord.
There’s another witness for my Lord! My soul is a witness for my Lord!!
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
By your Grace, O Holy One, we are wealthy beyond measure. We dedicate our gifts to be used in your service, and in so doing, we pray that others may also experience the boundless abundance of your love. Amen.
Now may God bless us with courage and strength as we journey with each other toward a world in need. And may the Spirit guide and inspire us as we love in new ways. Amen
Dear Lord and Father of Mankind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4KnlQwzl3Y
Toccata on Amazing Grace C. Pardini