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Worship at Home Service for Deliverance from the Coronavirus

 

Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 9, 2024

 

Welcome

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in the midst of them"

MATTHEW 18: 31-46

We continue to be in extraordinary times, but St. John’s is committed to acting with care for each other. Our online worship provides music and prayers which are up-dated weekly. We hope our online worship inspires you and helps you to feel united in spirit as we seek God. 

Opening Sentence

The ruler of this world shall now be cast out; and when I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people to myself. 

John 12:31,32

Gathering the Community

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Opening Hymn

'Ancient Words' 

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Collect for the Third Sunday after Pentecost

 

O God, you have assured the human family of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Deliver us from the death of sin and raise us to new life in him, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Hymn

'Amazing Grace'

The Word of God

John 3: 26, 27; 16: 4b-15John 3: 1-17

Mark 3: 20-35

Homily

Silence for Reflections

 

Prayers of the People

Today we give thanks for the fathers in our life. Although some may not be with us here on earth, we remember their love and guidance and keep them in our hearts. In joy and hope, let us pray to the source of all life, the Father of all, saying, “God of love, hear our prayer.” 

 

We continue to pray for peace and justice in the world, knowing that only God can provide true peace and justice. We pray for all nations and their leaders that they may be guided by God’s wisdom. We pray especially for the people of Ukraine, Israel and Gaza. We pray for those who are separated from families, for those who are displaced and for those who have lost loved ones. We pray for all who live in fear and wait for safe refuge and we thanks for all who are providing refuge in our hurting world. 

R- God of love, hear our prayer 

 

We pray for churches around the world, and we pray for church leaders, for our bishops, Susan and Colin, for Rev. Audrius. 

R- God of love, hear our prayer 

We pray for all who are facing challenges. We pray for the sick, the dying, the homeless, and the hungry. We pray for all who are recovering from surgery, for all who are going for treatments and tests. We pray for our friends and for our families, especially remembering George, Gerry, Rev. Michael (St. Stephen’s, Hornby), Audra, Mary, Tom, Ruth and family, Kay and her sisters, Rob, Jan, Barbara G (as she begins her cancer journey), Bill, Janet and family, Mattigan and Carol. 

R- God of love, hear our prayer 

 

Closing Prayer: God our creator and redeemer, give us grateful hearts and willing hands, that we may worthily praise your name and build your kingdom among all people. Guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, to the glory of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Diocese of Niagara Prayer (Corona Virus)

 

 

Loving God, whose peace passes all our understanding; as we face this present pandemic, and experience fear and anxiety, may we hear your voice, bringing calm to the storms of our time.

 

Strengthen those who work to limit the spread of infection, and those who seek to care for the sick, and keep us mindful of those most vulnerable.

 

May we shape our living to protect one another, and may our changing habits, practices and sacrifices, be for the greater love of our community and all your people. Amen

 

Doxology

 

Glory to God, whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church, and in Christ Jesus, for ever and ever. Amen

Blessing

May Eternal God and Father, by whose power we are created and by whose love we redeemed: guide us and strengthen us by his Spirit, that we may give ourselves to your service, and live this day in love to one another and to you.

 

Go in peace as a sign of hope for all people by showing forth the living presence of God in this world and may the blessing of God almighty the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be among you and remain with you always. Amen.​

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