The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Sunday 2nd August 2020

Introduction from Elcho Castle

Order of Service

The Call to Worship

Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

 

Hy 192 vv 1, 3 and 5 : Michael : All my hope on God is founded

 

Prayer of Approach: said together

Almighty God, to Whom all hearts are open,

all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love Thee, and worthily magnify Thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Prayers of Adoration and Confession

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

 

The Lord’s Prayer

The Old Testament Lesson : Isaiah Chapter 55 vv 1 – 11

Read by Sandra Waite

 

Hymn 120 : Ode to Joy : verses 1 and 2

The Gospel : St Matthew Chapter 14 vv 13 – 27

Read by Wilf Bainbridge

 

Poetry from our Judaeo-Christian traditions

Firstly, from the Festival of Tabernacles

Secondly, from William Cowper : 1731- 1800

 

Hymn 550 As the deer pants for the water

The Sermon

 

Prayers

 

Hymn 565 My life flows on in endless song

 

The Benediction