Sunday, June 28, 2020
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
We Gather in God's Name
Opening prayer – adapted from one of Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber’s
That we have been given one more day, we give thanks.
For the sun rising once again in the East, we give thanks.
That for this day we have bread, we give thanks.
For drinkable water, for breathable air, we give thanks.
For cell phone reception, and ZOOM calls (even though we are tired of them) and reliable internet service, we give thanks.
For this virtual world where we can safely be together even when the world is in turmoil, we give thanks.
For novelists who create worlds and characters and stories for our mind, we give thanks.
For our pets, virtual and real, we give thanks.
For our children, even though they drive us crazy, we are crazy for them, and we give thanks.
For our families, even though they cause us to worry, we give thanks.
That we are loved, we give thanks.
That we are forgiven, we give thanks.
That you, O God are present even when we feel only your absence, we give thanks.
We Hear God's Word
We Respond in Prayer
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Please stand when offering a prayer, so others will know you have the floor.
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, the power, and the glory forever.
Closing Song & Prayer
"Down To The River To Pray - Alison Krauss"
We Go in Peace
=Passing of the Peace=