Orders of service for online services

22nd November 2020 (to open as a pdf please click here).

Welcome to our online worship service.  Please join us at 3pm on Sunday,

22nd November on our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/MCCinGlasgow

 

Welcome

 

Call to Worship

 

We gather in wonder around our screens

To be in the presence of the One

Who crafted the stars, the mountains, the seas.

 

We gather in faith with one another,

trusting that the One who has held little children

holds our lives in the heart of God.

 

We gather in need of grace and peace,

seeking the One who longs for justice

to grace each and every person in creation.

 

Reading: Galatians 6: 1-6

 

Prayer of Regret

 

Reading: Luke 19: 1-10

 

Reflection: Rev Jane Clarke

 

Song

 

This is what Yahweh asks of you, only this:

that you act justly, that you love tenderly,

that you walk humbly with your God.

 

“My children, I am with you such a little while,

and where I go now you cannot come.

A new commandment I give to you:

as I have loved you, so love each other.”

 

“Do not let your hearts be troubled;

trust in God now, and trust in me.

I go to prepare a place for you,

and I shall come again to take you home.”

 

“Peace is the gift I leave with you,

a peace the world can never give.

If you keep my word, my Father will love you,

and we will come to you to make our home.”

Written by Mary McGann, © Ephrathah House, CCLI 2124581/903812

 

Prayer Litany

(Adapted from Psalm 72:1-10, & Amos 5:24 by Christine Sine)

 

God let your justice and fairness

flow like a river that never runs dry

Help those of us who are rich

to be honest and fair just like you, our God.

May we who have such abundance

be honest and fair with all your people,

especially the poor.

Let peace and justice rule every mountain

and fairness flow as a river that never runs dry.

 

God let your justice and fairness

flow like a river that never runs dry

May we your people defend the poor,

rescue the homeless,

and crush everyone who hurts them.

May we be as helpful as rain that refreshes the ground,

to those who are treated unjustly.

Let the wholeness and fairness of your kingdom

live forever like the sun and the moon.

 

God let your justice and fairness

flow like a river that never runs dry

Because you our God,

rescue the homeless and have pity on those who hurt

May we who are rich stand up for the poor

and let peace abound until the moon fades to nothing.

Let God’s kingdom of justice and fairness

reach from sea to sea, across all the earth.

 

God let your justice and fairness

flow like a river that never runs dry

 

Lord’s prayer

 

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For the Kingdom, the power and the glory are yours.

Now and forever.  Amen.

 

Celebration of Communion

 

May the God of all hope be with you.

And also with you.

 

Lift your hearts to the One who comes to feast with you.

We offer our hearts to God who is in our midst.

 

Children of God, sing praises to the One

who feeds you with goodness and hope.

Our hearts and voices resound with joy.

 

Closing Prayer

 

God gives us the vision,

so let us go to see others as our siblings and sisters and brothers.

 

Jesus gives us the eyes,

so let us look in all the unexpected places

to welcome all into our lives.

 

The Spirit calls us to watch,

so let us bear witness to the justice and hope

coming into our shattered world.

 

The Grace

 

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ

And the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

Be always with us.  Amen