Welcome to Worship this week
for Sunday 12 July until Saturday 18 July
Have a look at the resources below, and decide what you would like to use for your worship. There is a variety to suit all ages.
Set aside a time and a place (kitchen table, sofa) for God that works well for you. Try to keep Sunday special, but feel free to dip in to any of the resources at any time throughout the week.
If you are able to, you might like to print children’s or all age resources before you begin.
Then simply worship just where you are, knowing that you are still connecting with your St Andrew’s family.
Worship Suggestions for families with younger children. Includes Bible story cartoon, song, activities and prayer, by Becky Butler: click here.
For older children and youth. By Patrick Coad: click here.
God of all time
for whom eternity is but a moment;
we worship you.
God who lived among us
and knew life with all its suffering and all its beauty;
we worship you.
God who is the wisdom of the ages
Spirit of all truth, healer and comforter
we worship you and give thanks for your presence with us today.
Opening music for this week
Feel free to select from the songs offered, or to use them all if you’d like to. You can sing out loud or listen to the music, whichever helps you worship.
Our music this week has been chosen by Val Spratley.
The beauty and incredible variety in creation tells us so much about the character and heart of the powerful amazing God who cares so much for each and every part of it. It calls us to worship this God because he is worthy of all our praise.
You are loved more than you will ever know! Thank you Jesus.
In Christ alone
The Lord is our strength and he does hear our cries:
A thoughtful and meaningful worship song, giving God praise for all he gives and does for us:
Salvation song: Loved before the dawn of time
We say sorry to God: Confession
As we come to God knowing that only he sees our hearts completely,
let’s take a moment to ask for his forgiveness and peace.
You may like to pause after each sentence and tell God anything specific that is on your mind.
Say these words of the confession out loud:
God our loving heavenly Father
we admit that we have sinned against you
through our own fault,
in thought, and word and deed,
and in those good things we have failed to do.
We are truly sorry
and turn away from all the wrong we have done.
Forgive us all that is in the past
and help us to serve you in newness of life
and to the glory of your name.
We receive God’s forgiveness
May God who loved the world so much
that he sent his Son to be our Saviour
forgive us our sins
and strengthen us by his Spirit
to serve him in the world.
An update from Shelley of Engage Woking Schools, one of our mission partners:
Bible reading Job 38:1-21 and 31-41 read by Rob Rattee
Sermon by Julie May
Songs of response
Jesus cares. He feeds us and restores us. I hope this song will help restore your inner being this week.
You restore my soul (The Lord’s my shepherd): New Wine Worship
A beautiful song by John Rutter:
For the Beauty of the Earth
By Ali Sanderson
We end by saying a Blessing:
We are called and loved by God the Father
and kept safe by Jesus Christ.
Mercy, peace and love be ours in abundance through his Spirit;
and the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
be with us and everyone we love now and evermore.
This song is appropriate for the underlying vibes around the world today. We need to come together with one voice for God’s Glory:
With one voice
I have included this last song which was written by Graham Kendrick in April this year during lockdown. Sing Gold have been singing it. It is so very relevant for this time.
A little bit of love
Church coffee on-line: each Sunday at 11.45am.
Do join our Zoom coffee experience this morning, even if it’s just for a moment. It’s good just to say “hi” and give each other the obligatory Zoom wave. We chat for a bit, have a 10 minute group time then all come together for Notices and The Grace .
You’ll find the link in this week’s Mailchimp message sent on Friday. All the instructions you need are in the email and it’s free. Don’t forget your coffee, tea or squash! See you there.
If you’d like to be added to the distribution list for the weekly email, send an email to Helen in the church office (but working at her home): firstname.lastname@example.org
For prayer requests to the to the prayer ministry team please email email@example.com.The requests are prayed for by St Andrew’s clergy and the prayer ministry team on duty this week; they are kept confidential to this group.
If you’ve made a Prayer Square, please let Val Spratley have it when possible. It can be put through her door or she can collect it if that’s easier. There is still time to do one if you haven’t already done so: see the St Andrew’s website www.standrewsgwp.org/prayer-squares to see what’s been done so far. Val’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 01483 757048.
Prayer for our Mission Partners
Please check our Mission Far & Near web site www.goldsworthpark.org.uk/mission to see the latest news from our Mission Partners. They are all facing new and extensive challenges at this time and need our prayers.