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Nov. 22, 2020 – Message: ​“Sheep and Goats and Judgment, Oh My!”

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers
Neil Killens assisting with hymns and readings.

Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

November 22nd, 2020                               Reign of Christ Sunday

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics.

We Gather In Praise

Prelude

Gathering (responsive)

L: Jesus prayed for his disciples, giving them into God’s eternal care.

P: Jesus prays for us, giving us into God’s care.

L: Know that you have been blessed with the love of the Savior.

P: We live in that love and seek to serve God.

L: Open your hearts and spirits now to hear God’s word.

P: May our lives be open to God’s Spirit and reflect God’s love. AMEN.

Welcome

Gospel Jam: Amen | VU #288 Great Is Thy Faithfulness |
VU #659 Eternal Father

Call To Worship (unison)

Tender, comforting Shepherd, your steadfast love is present in this place and resides within each of us. But sometimes it is hard, so very hard, to open ourselves to your love. We feel like scattered sheep, frightened and alone. Help us know your loving presence as we live as your gathered community. Enlighten our hearts, that we may know the hope to which we have been called. Amen.

Hearing the Good News

Prayer of Confession (unison)

Holy One, we are like sheep that stray from your fold. We are the perpetually hungry, ever in spiritual need, and at times in physical want. We are the naked, with wounds exposed and bleeding. We are the sick, fevered, chilled, and in pain. We are the strangers, separated from others and even from ourselves. Hear us now as we confess our brokenness and our need. Amen

Assurance of Pardon

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith

Sharing Time

Hymn: VU #334 All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

We Encounter God’s Word

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)

Psalm 95:1-7a
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “We Want To See Jesus Lifted High”

Message: Sheep and Goats and Judgment, Oh My!”

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #1 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers

Prayers Of The People

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn: VU #371 Open My Eyes

Benediction
Postlude

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Sources:
* Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078

Nov. 15, 2020 – Message: ​“Preparing for the Day of the Lord”

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers
Neil Killens assisting with hymns and readings.

Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

November 15th, 2020                               24th Sunday after Pentecost

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics.

We Gather In Praise

Prelude
Welcome

Gospel Jam: Amen | VU #343 I Love To Tell the Story |
VU #624 Give Us To Laughter

Call To Worship (unison)

God, our kind and loving Father,  you no longer call us servants but friends. There is so much you have entrusted to us, even the future of your kingdom of justice and love.

Give us the grace to work out with you the growth of mercy and goodness in this world, to be united with all Christians and with all who seek you with a sincere heart in bringing reconciliation and joy to everyone. Let us go together the way to you, our living and loving God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of Confession (unison)

Merciful God, forgive us when we invest our energies into increasing our personal prosperity rather than enriching people’s lives with the good news of Jesus Christ and when we squander our gifts by failing to use them to build people up. Forgive us when we conceal the wideness of your mercy by our lack of compassionate behaviour.

Forgive us when we fail to be adventurous in spreading the gospel around. Increase our capacity to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed even if this means taking risks and expending whatever energy we may have.  Help us to hear Jesus’ words addressed to us about being eager to share the spiritual treasure that we have, knowing that as we do, more, much more, will  be given.   This we pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen

Assurance of Pardon

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith

Sharing Time

Hymn: VU #337 Blessed Assurance

We Encounter God’s Word

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)

Psalm 90:1-12
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:1-13

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “Make Way, Make Way”

Message:“Preparing for the Day of the Lord”

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #232 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers

Prayers Of The People

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn: VU #642 Be Thou My Vision

Benediction
Postlude

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Sources:
* Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078

Nov. 8, 2020 – Message: ​“Thoughts along the way….”
(Remembrance Service)

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Worship Leader: Lynn Liddell
Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming and Scripture Reading: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

November 8th, 2020                                      Remembrance Service

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics.

We Gather In Praise

Prelude
Welcome

Gospel Jam: Amen | VU #639 One More Step Along the Way I Go |
VU #249 Rejoice in the Lord Always (repeat 3 times)

Call To Worship (unison)

O GOD, at this annual time of remembrance,
our thoughts turn to the violence, fear and pain of war.
Come gently into our worship this morning
that we may know your peace.

Not the peace of violence ignored and fear repressed,
but the true peace of evil confronted, injustice exposed
and reconciliation achieved.

We pray this in the name of the Prince of Peace. Amen

Prayer of Confession (unison)

God of peace,
Forgive us when we have participated
in that which turns people against each other;
for fuelling anger and harbouring vengeance,
for not heeding your call to love one another.
Inspire us never to give up on the hope
that your life offers us,
and the courage to see past war and desolation
and live for the day when it will be peace. Amen

Assurance of Pardonpoppy

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith

Sharing Time

Hymn: VU #684 Make Me a Channel of Your Peace

We Encounter God’s Word

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)

Psalm 70
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13
(MSG – The Message)

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”

Message:“Thoughts along the way….”

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #652 Be Still My Soul

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers

Prayers Of The People

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn: VU #674 Fight The Good Fight

Benediction
Postlude

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Closing Hymn: VU #524 O Canada

Sources:
* Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078

Nov. 1, 2020 – Message: ​“Who Taught You That?

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers
Neil Killens assisting with hymns and readings.

Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

November 1st, 2020                                                     21st Sunday after Pentecost

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics.

We Gather In Praise

Prelude
Welcome

Gospel Jam: Amen | VU #657 He Leadeth Me |
VU #660 How Firm a Foundation

Call To Worship (unison)

Generous and loving God, who provides water in the desert, wine at a wedding, fish when there are no bites, bread when we are hungry, and answers when we are confused, be with us this morning, as you are always. Blow through us, that we might sense your presence. Wrestle with us, that we might discern your path. Love us that we might become who you call us to be. Amen.

Hearing the Good News

Prayer of Confession (responsive)

Sometimes, ​I think I have all the answers.
Sometimes, ​I ignore feelings of unease.
Sometimes, ​I forget that you are active in my life, my calling, purpose. Sometimes, ​I don’t want to listen, I don’t want to act, I don’t want to serve.
Forgive us for these times.
​Help us to respond to all that we are, all that you have made us, with love, with abundance, with care.
Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith

Sharing Time

Hymn: VU #421 Lead On, O Cloud of Presence

We Encounter God’s Word

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)

Psalm 43
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
Matthew 23:1-12

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “Blessed Be Your Name” (Words & Music by Matt Redman & Beth Redman)

Message:“Who Taught You That?”

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #612 There Is A Balm Gilead

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers

Prayers Of The People

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: VU #147 What Wondrous Love Is This

Benediction
Postlude

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Sources:
* Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078
* Gathering: https://www.anglican.ca/tr/rfa/prayers-and-collects/
* Confession & Assurance: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/10/prayer-of-confession-matthew-22-34-40.html and https://thepastorsworkshop.com/liturgy/assurance-of-pardon/
* Sermon: https://www.standrewsenfield.com/index.php/sermons?layout=edit&id=192
* Prayers of the People: https://www.redeemer-cincy.org/prayers-of-the-people/

 
 
Oct. 25, 2020 – Message: ​“The Greatest Commandments

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers
Neil Killens assisting with hymns and readings.

Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

October 25, 2020                                          20th Sunday after Pentecost

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics.

We Gather In Praise

Prelude
Welcome

Gospel Jam: Amen | VU #149 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross |
VU #675 Will Your Anchor Hold?

Call To Worship (unison)

Creator God,
from you every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.
You have rooted and grounded us in your covenant love,
and empowered us by your Spirit
to speak the truth in love,
and to walk in your way towards justice and wholeness.
Mercifully grant that your people,
journeying together in partnership,
may be strengthened and guided
to help one another
to grow into the full stature of Christ,
who is our light and our life.
Amen.

Hearing the Good News

Prayer of Confession (unison)

Everlasting God, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Since the creation of the world, you have nurtured us with your love.
And yet we shamefully acknowledge that we do not always share your love with others.
We are selective about who we choose as neighbors. . .
only those who are clean, who look like us,
who talk right, who seem safe.
Loving God, teach us to love you more fully.
For in loving you, our lives will show love to all others,
even as your love encompasses all your creation,
in all generations.
We pray in the name of your greatest gift of love,
Jesus Christ. Amen.

Words Of Assurance (responsive)

The good news in Christ is that when we face ourselves and God with the awareness of our need, we are given grace to grow, and courage to continue the journey.
Leader: Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith

Sharing Time

Hymn: VU #264 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise

We Encounter God’s Word

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)

Psalm 1
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Matthew 22:34-46

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “Heaven Is In My Heart”

Message:“The Greatest Commandments”

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #602 Blest Be The Tie That Binds

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers

Prayers Of The People

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: VU #220 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty

Benediction
Postlude

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Sources:
* Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078
* Gathering: https://www.anglican.ca/tr/rfa/prayers-and-collects/
* Confession & Assurance: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/10/prayer-of-confession-matthew-22-34-40.html and  https://thepastorsworkshop.com/liturgy/assurance-of-pardon/
* Sermon: https://www.standrewsenfield.com/index.php/sermons?layout=edit&id=192
* Prayers of the People: https://www.redeemer-cincy.org/prayers-of-the-people/




 
Oct. 18, 2020 – Message: ​“Thoughts along the way…..”

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Worship Leader: Lynn Liddell
Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming, scripture readings, and song leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

October 18, 2020                                          20th Sunday after Pentecost

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics.

We Gather In Praise

Prelude
Welcome

Gospel Jam: Amen | VU #294 Clap Your Hands |
VU #958 Halle Halle

Call To Worship (responsive)

Be still and know that God is.
Before creation began, God was
And when all human striving has ceased, God will still be
From everlasting to everlasting,
God is God, who alone is worthy to be worshiped.

Prayer of Confession (unison)

God, we are your people and as “people” we sometimes
fall short of the way that we should live and instead we choose the ways that we want to live….the ways that are easier to live.
There are times when we struggle to  “keep the faith” to “walk the walk” and we fall short of your expectations.
We know what is right…we know what you want….we know we can do better…help us to be better. AMEN

Words Of Assurance

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith

Sharing Time

Hymn: VU #235 O Worship the King

We Encounter God’s Word

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)

Psalm 96:1-9
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22 (MSG- Message)

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “Over My Head” (MVU) by Author: Pamela Warrick-Smith

Message:“The Greatest Commandments”

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #314 Come Now, Almighty King

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers

Prayers Of The People

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: VU #330 Jesus Shall Reign

Benediction
Postlude

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.


Sources:
Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078




 
Oct. 11, 2020 – Message: ​“Thoughts along the way…..”

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Worship Leader: Lynn Liddell
Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming and song leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

October 11, 2020                                          19th Sunday after Pentecost

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics*.
*Note: #412 This is the Day link – has a few word alterations, from wording used in the Voices United, but will not affect you singing along at home.

We Gather In Praise

Prelude
Welcome

Gospel Jam: Amen | VU #710 Shall We Gather |
VU #412 This is The Day

Call To Worship (unison)

If I asked you to tell me the stories of Jesus, what would you say?
Would you tell me
“I don’t know them well enough”
Would you tell me….
“Someone could do it much better”
Or, would you tell me….
“There was once a man who said such wonderful things
and did such amazing things
that people would ask him, “Who are you?”….
and his name was Jesus”
As stewards of the story,
as walkers on Christ’s Way,
we are gifted, we are privileged, we are called to share…
So…let us learn together, let us teach, let us come together to live
the story…
Let us come together to worship God….

Prayer of Confession (unison)

Creator God
we stand in awe at this creation of yours
We kneel before you with thanks and praise
Our sin surrounds us, in the air we breathe,
the water we use,
the devastation we bring to this earth.
How can we ever repair the damage we are doing?
How can we be forgiven?
O God, hear our prayer.  Amen

Words Of Assurance

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith

Sharing Time

Hymn: VU #520 We Plow The Fields and Scatter

We Encounter God’s Word

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)

Psalm 23
Philippians 4:1-9
Matthew 22:1-14

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart” by Henry Smith

Message:“Thoughts along the way…..”

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #747 The Lord’s My Shepherd

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers

Prayers Of The People

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: VU #236 Now Thank We All Our God

Benediction
Postlude

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.


Sources:
Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078
 

Oct. 4, 2020 – Message: ​“The Parable of the Wicked Tenants”

Eldad – Hampton Pastoral Charge of
the United Church of Canada.

Lay Leader: Shawn Pearce-Chambers
Neil Killens assisting with hymns and readings.
Organist & Choir Leader: Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.
Livestreaming: Shawn Pearce-Chambers.

October 4, 2020                                          18th Sunday after Pentecost

People’s responses are in bold type.
Song titles, are also links to lyrics (provided available).

WE GATHER IN PRAISE

Prelude
Welcome

Gospel Jam: Amen | VU #670 Precious Lord |
VU #127  Ride On! Ride On In Majesty!

Call To Worship (unison)

Loving Shepherd, you know our names; you care for us.
When we face darkness and death, walk beside us.
When we hunger for your love, fill us with your presence.
When we are fearful, feed us at your table.
May we dwell in the house of goodness and mercy
all the days of our lives. Amen.

Hearing The Good News

Prayer of Confession (responsive)

God pours blessings upon us, even as we choose to go our own way. God is present and seeks to bring healing and wholeness to all. Therefore, I invite you to confess all that would separate you from God or one another. ​Let us pray​:
When we have fashioned idols of our own desire or worshiped the temples of our own tradition,
Lord, have mercy
.
Time for personal reflection and confession.
When have denied your invitation to the banquet of love and justice, or failed to extend the invitation to others,
Christ, have mercy​.
Time for personal reflection and confession.
When we have adorned ourselves with worry rather than joy or failed to be gentle knowing that you are near,
Lord, have mercy​.
Time for personal reflection and confession.

Words Of Assurance

Life & Work of the Community Of Faith

Sharing Time

Hymn: VU# 296 This Is God’s Wondrous World

WE ENCOUNTER GOD’S WORD

Scriptures (NIV – New International Version)

Psalm 19
Philippians 3:1-14
Matthew 21:33-46

Reader: The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

Anthem: “Do You Know My Name Jesus?”

Message:“The Parable of the Wicked Tenants”

We Respond With Prayer & Thanksgiving

Hymn: VU #262 A Mighty Fortress is Our God

Prayer For The Gifts & Givers

Prayers Of The People (Responsive)

With confidence in God’s grace and mercy, let us pray for the church, the world, and all those in need.
A brief silence.
Holy God, you call us to work for peace and justice in your vineyard. Refresh the church with your life, that we may bear fruit through work and service. Lord, in your mercy,
People: Hear our prayer.
Thank you for the abundant harvest of the earth. Bless and care for those whose hands bring the fruits of the earth to the tables of all who hunger. May we be inspired by your servants who cared deeply for your creation.
Lord, in your mercy,
People: Hear our prayer.
Curb the impulses of greed and pride that lead us to take advantage of others. Grant that world leaders seek the fruits of the kingdom for the good and welfare of all people. Lord, in your mercy,
People: Hear our prayer.
Sustain all who suffer with the promise of new life. Assured of your presence, heal our pain and suffering, and equip us to embrace all bodies aching for wholeness of mind, body, and soul. We call to mind those who are struggling today. Lord, in your mercy,
People: Hear our prayer.
We pray for all managers in our community and for all who seek employment. Give hope and a future to those who lack meaningful work,those who have been marginalized or abused in the workplace, and those who desire new opportunities. Lord, in your mercy,
People: Hear our prayer.
Thank you for the ancient leaders of our church who continue to teach us to live faithfully in your vineyard, today. May our chorus join theirs until our labor is complete. Lord, in your mercy,
People: Hear our prayer.
Listen as we call on you, O God, and enfold in your loving arms all for whom we pray, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

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 trespasses, as we forgive those that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Closing Hymn: VU #143 My Song Is Love Unknown

Benediction
Postlude

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe.
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

Sources:
*Gathering: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2015/04/opening-prayer-psalm-23.html
*Confession & Assurance: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2011/09/confession-of-sin-proper-23a.html
*Sermon: https://lincolncathedral.com/parable-wicked-tenants-matthew-21-33-end/
*Prayers Of The People: https://www.stmarks-sf.org/worship/readings-and-prayers
*Benediction: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/04/benediction-for-easter-4.html
*Go Now in Peace. Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price. Music by Don Besig. © Copyright MCMLXXXVIII, Harold Flammer, Inc. All Rights reserved. ONE LICENSE, License #A-727078