Monday, June 16, 2008

For June 22, 2008 -- Proper 7, 6th After Pentecost

CALL TO WORSHIP
In the busy-ness of the city,
We strain our ears to hear God’s voice
In the wild-ness of the forest,
We pause to sense God’s presence.
In all the wilderness places and times of life,
We find that God is with us, to guide and to comfort.
Here, now, in this place and time,
We come to hear God’s voice, sense God’s presence, and seek God’s comfort.
Let us worship together, let us pray…

OPENING PRAYER
God of the wild places in our world,
We come to this place to share your presence and hope with our friends and neighbours.
God of the wildness in our hearts,
We come to this place seeking peace.
God of Life, in whom we live and move and exist,
As we come together, may You be a part of our circle. As we sing and pray and listen may You remind us that there is always hope. Amen.

COMMISSIONING AND BENEDICTION
We have left the comfort of home to come to the lake,
And have found that God is here.
We go out to live in a world that has many types of wilderness
We go trusting that God is in all of them
And as we go into the wilderness places of life, we go carrying the hope and the promise of God.
With that luggage on our travels we can bring hope where there is despair and light into the darkness.
Go out secure in the knowledge that God is always with you, go out trusting that you are not alone.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

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