We want a King!

Sunday 6th Jun 2021: We want a King!

Image Credit: king by fdecomite licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Service

Join us at 10:30AM in Church or live streamed here and our Facebook page.

Words for the Service

Opening song – Amazing Grace

All: 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 your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Confession

Lord, we are sorry for the things we have done that have been selfish

All: Father, forgive us

We are sorry for things we have said that have hurt others

All: Father, forgive us

We are sorry for not always loving others as we should

All: Father, forgive us

Please fill us with your Holy Spirit and help us to be more like Jesus every day

All: Amen

Absolution

May almighty God, who sent his Son into the world to save sinners, bring us his pardon and peace, now and for ever.

All: Amen

Collect

God of truth help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of wisdom that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son

Amen

Song – Big Family of God

Some of us are big and tall
Some of us are very small
Some of us like pink and some like blue
Some of us like reading books
Some of us like feeding ducks
That’s because we’re different, me and you

 

But God loves everyone he’s made
God loves each of us, in a special way…

 

That’s you and you and you and you
And you and you and you and you
God loves you! God loves you!
That’s you and you and you and you
And you and you and you and you
We’re part of the big family of God!

 

Some of us have curly hair
Some of us have specs to wear
All of us have different families
Some of us are very loud
Some of us don’t make a sound
That’s because we’re different you and me

 

But God loves everyone he’s made
God loves each of us, in a special way…

Response: Psalm 138

1 Lord, I will thank you with all my heart;
I will sing to you before the gods.

 

2 I will bow down facing your holy Temple,
and I will thank you for your love and loyalty.
You have made your name and your word
greater than anything.

 

3 On the day I called to you, you answered me.
You made me strong and brave.

 

4 Lord, let all the kings of the earth praise you
when they hear the words you speak.

 

5 They will sing about what the Lord has done,
because the Lord’s glory is great.

 

6 Though the Lord is supreme,
he takes care of those who are humble,
but he stays away from the proud.

 

7 Lord, even when I have trouble all around me,
you will keep me alive.
When my enemies are angry,
you will reach down and save me by your power.

 

8 Lord, you do everything for me.
Lord, your love continues forever.
Do not leave us, whom you made.

Closing prayer 

Heavenly Father we share together the blessing of your presence give us in this life knowledge of your truth and in the world to come life everlasting through Jesus Christ our Lord

Amen

All: Amen

Song – Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven

Dismissal

We go into the world

To share God’s love and grow as God’s people

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

In the name of Christ,

Amen

 

Readings

1 Samuel 8.4-15

4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah;

5 and they said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto Jehovah.

7 And Jehovah said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee; for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not be king over them.

8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, in that they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.

9 Now therefore hearken unto their voice: howbeit thou shalt protest solemnly unto them, and shalt show them the manner of the king that shall reign over them.

10 And Samuel told all the words of Jehovah unto the people that asked of him a king.

11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: he will take your sons, and appoint them unto him, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and they shall run before his chariots;

12 and he will appoint them unto him for captains of thousands, and captains of fifties; and he will set some to plow his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and the instruments of his chariots.

13 And he will take your daughters to be perfumers, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.

14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.

15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.