Wednesday, May 28, 2008

For June 8 2008 -- 4th Sunday After Pentecost

Disclaimer: These resources are not based on the lectionary readings for the day.

CALL TO WORSHIP
Begin by playing a few rounds of Uyai Mose (MV #2)
Uyai mose, tinamate mwari. Come all you people, come and praise your Maker.
We come to worship, we come to be refreshed, we come seeking hope.
Come, now is the time to give our heart
We come to recommit ourselves to the Divine purpose for life.
Uyai mose zvino, Come, let us worship our God
We come to worship with prayerful hearts. Let us pray…

OPENING PRAYER
God of the wild winds, God of the calm waters, God of the green trees and bright flowers,
we gather here in your presence to sing songs of praise.
In our time of worship move among us we pray,
filling our hearts with hope for the present and for the future, filling our beings with purpose, filling our souls with energy.
May this hour leave us better able to be your face in the world. So be it. Amen.

OFFERING PRAYER
Creating God, our Source of Life in abundance, you have given us many gifts in life. Here and now, as part of our worship, we return them to you. May the gifts we share, time and talent and treasure, be ways that our faithful lives become vehicles for your faithful Love. Amen.

COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION
Our worship has ended, our work continues
We go from this place to share the hope of God with a world too often given to despair.
And when the going gets rough?
Yes what about when the going gets rough?
When the going gets rough may you be strengthened by the knowledge that the God we meet in worship is the God we meet in the world. May you walk with God: Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer every step of life’s journey. Amen.

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