Good morning everyone:
The readings this week are for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
To hear Selinde's sermon, please click HERE.
See below for the Prayers of the People. Trefor Williams prepared them for today.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE - YOUR PRAYERS.
Let us bless one another, as God blesses us. Often this blessing is not in something we do, but rather in the way we are with one another. Ultimately, God's blessing is one of presence. To esteem the other is to value the other, to bless the other.
We hold up to God all who are suffering, all who are anxious.
Pray for the Church at this time, realizing that we are the church, and we are seeking for a new leader, a bishop. May God guide all those who will choose this leader.
Let us ask ourselves, "What type of bishop do we want? What does the Bible say?
Listen to this prayer adapted from Andrew M. Greeley:
A BLESSING FOR A NEW BISHOP
May you grow richer in your people's love
And wiser in their candid honesty
May you listen like a prudent dove
May you be as solid as a redwood tree
To love God may you set your people free
May your work among us bear abundant fruit
May torrents of grace wash you from above
And always may you speak and hear the truth
And may God bless you
The Father with his strength
The Son with his wisdom
And the Holy Spirit with
Her discerning love. Amen.
Spend a few moments in silent prayer, just be with God, feel His love, peace, strength.