Welcome to our Morning Service
June 14th 2020
Good Morning Everyone!
Before the service, below is this weeks session for our children, created by Isingpop!
In preparing for the service, here are a couple of songs that you may find helpful
Please watch the welcome video below.
Now lets worship together with these songs
Even if you’re not a great fan of the songs chosen carefully for today, let’s spend a few moments in quiet worship and thanks to God, echoing some of the words of the songs. Lift God on high and proclaim who He is.
And now let’s take a moment to confess where we have missed God’s standards, and to ask him to forgiveness. We take a moment of quiet for personal prayer, and then we can join together in the Confession.
long-suffering and of great goodness:
I confess to you,
I confess with my whole heart
my neglect and forgetfulness of your commandments,
my wrong doing, thinking, and speaking;
the hurts I have done to others,
and the good I have left undone.
O God, forgive me, for I have sinned against you;
and raise me to newness of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
May almighty God have mercy on us,
forgive us our sins,
and bring us to everlasting life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
God of truth,
help us to keep your law of love
and to walk in ways of wisdom,
that we may find true life
in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.
Phil Rees is speaking this morning. The passage he is speaking from is Matthew 9:35- 10:8 if you need to find it on your device or in your Bible or else you can click here.
Lets respond to the message with this song
Annie has prepared our prayers of intercession:
Thank you heavenly Father that we can pray to you in the name of Jesus your precious son, through the enabling of your Holy Spirit.
‘O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens.’
Thank you, Lord that even when things are difficult and painful for so many and when life feels so abnormal, we still have so much to be grateful for. So thank you for the wonderful world in which we live, for the beauty of sunrise and sunset, for the animals, flowers and trees, and for birdsong, which can be heard so clearly these days. Thank you that fewer cars on the roads and less pollution from industry are helping to restore nature, and thank you for slowing down our pace of life so that we can appreciate and enjoy it more.
Thank you Lord for the many acts of kindness and self-lessness that we hear about every day and for the fact that these are being acknowledged and celebrated in the media and by society at large. Thank you for all those who volunteer in so many different ways, delivering meals, fetching shopping … and thank you for all those who work in situations where there is risk to their own well-being. Lord we continue to bring to you front line workers in Covid wards and care homes, teachers and delivery drivers, those working in food shops, all those who have helped their neighbours in any way. Help us to find ways to express our thankfulness to them and to show them how appreciated they are.
We continue to pray that you will bring an end to this crisis and ask that you will give wisdom and inspiration to those who are trying to develop a vaccine against the virus. Thank you for the courage of those who are taking part in the human trials of these various vaccines and protect them.
Lord, we pray for our government as they continue to take steps to lift the lockdown and ask that they will make wise decisions based on sound evidence and not on a desire to please men. We ask that you will give them wisdom as they make decisions on how to revive the economy in a safe and controlled way.
Father, we pray that the safety of employees will be foremost in the decisions that are made and implemented rather than financial considerations. Grant patience to us all, that everything will be done in the right time and we fervently pray that there won’t be a recurrence of the virus.
Lord, we pray for a peaceful end to the many protests both in this country and abroad following the killing of George Floyd in US. Lord, we know that you care about every person regardless of their race, and we ask that you would raise up people of peace who will use wise words rather than violence to resolve this debate.
There have been suggestions that the hardships caused by the corona virus will cause further discontent over the coming months. Lord, people are frightened and worried and fear can cause them to act irrationally. But your word tells us that perfect love casts out fear, so we pray, come Holy Spirit, work in and through your church to demonstrate your love to our hurting world.
Lord we pray for all those known to us who are in need. Give to each of us words to say and actions to demonstrate your love. Bless the many projects initiated by and involving your church which seek to help those who are threatened by the effects of poverty, loss of employment and other hardships and show us what we can do here in Bream.
Thank you Lord that we can bring these prayers to you knowing that you hear us and will answer. Be with us all in the coming week and help each of us to be willing and obedient when you call us to act and speak for you, in the name of Jesus Christ your son our saviour … Amen
Let’s bring those prayers together with the prayer that Jesus taught us:
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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
And now our final song