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This Sunday 7th June is Trinity Sunday. This is now the 12th Sunday of isolation (yes that’s correct, it’s only the 12th Sunday). Fortunately our country has now entered the first phase of easing the lockdown restrictions, but it will be some time before we can return to normal. It continues to be extremely important for everyone to stay at home, and so Wilson Memorial Church invites you to join us online, from the safe comfort of your home, as Rev Mike presents this weeks video sermon.
This weeks order of worship that you can use:
- Light a candle – to remember that Christ is the light of the world, and overcomes every darkness.
- Call to worship – “Eternal God, help us to hear Your Word in these words; to listen and understand. May we embrace Your truth, which You give to us in Jesus Christ, through the patience of Your guiding Spirit. Amen.”
- Read this weeks scripture passage – Matthew 28:16-20
- Video Sermon – For God’s sake, Go!
- Praise – Sing or listen to “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty” – here is a you-tube video with music and words, that you can sing along to.
- Prayer – “God of our past and our future, God of healing and hope, we come before You with grateful hearts, trusting that You walk with us through all the times of our lives, and especially during the ‘dark valley’ experiences.
We remember today those who face danger and despair in these times: those who suffer the effects of COVID-19 in their lives, and in the lives of loved ones; those who feel overlooked because we are distracted by other things; those caught up in unrest and violence despite the global pandemic, and all whose lives have been changed by forces beyond their control.
We pray for all those who are working to relieve suffering of many different kinds, and bring justice and peace to those who are most vulnerable. We pray for all those facing fear or frustration, and those wrestling with sorrow or discouragement. We remember those who live with illness, disability or pain every day, and all the know the grief and change of bereavement.
We pray for all those who work to bring healing and comfort to those who suffer, remembering especially those who put their own health and life at risk to serve others.
We pray for all who feel helpless and hopeless in this time of uncertainty: for those facing unemployment or struggling to make ends meet; for those caught up in misunderstanding or broken relationships, and; for those working through situations of conflict at home or at work. We pray for all who offer guidance and support in the midst of such difficulties.
God of our past and our future, God of healing and hope, hold us together in the days ahead and reminds us of our shared faith in Christ. Help us learn new ways of living out our faith. Keep us loving and gracious, as we seek to live like Jesus, our Lord and our friend, and in whose name we pray. Amen.“
- Benediction – “Thank you for inviting me into your home again, and for being such gracious hosts…and may the blessing of the dynamically unchanging Trinity be ours! May the Father’s enduring love accompany us in our lives; may Jesus Himself strengthen us to be co-builders of His Kingdom, and; may the Spirit indwell and inspire us on our journey. Amen.”
- Extinguish the candle
What else is happening at Wilson Memorial this week?
We have created a program of on-line events that you can join in from the comfort of your favourite armchair. Details of these events can be found on our “What’s on – Lockdown special” web page. Go and check it out, NOW!
Our Basics Bank, Food Bank, continues to operate as normal every Tuesday providing a critical service to individuals and families suffering hardship in our local community.
Read more about the United Free Church of Scotland
The April/May 2020 edition of STEDFAST, our denominations magazine, is still available from Wilson Memorial Church.
Click this link to go to our current Stedfast article, and find out how to view a copy online. This months edition features some reflections from our own Rev Mike about what Easter means to him.