Saturday, 1 August 2020

Pentecost 9 August 2, 2020 How will you feed them?



Opening hymn Wind in the Willows     
Author: Alan Bell      
As I went a walking
One morning in spring
I met with some travelers
On an old country lane
One was an old man
The second a maid
The third was a young boy who smiled as he said

Chorus    "With the wind in the willows
                  The birds in the sky
                  There's a bright sun to warm us wherever we lie...
                  We have bread and fishes and a jug of red wine
                  To share on our journey with all humankind".

So I asked them to tell me their names and their race
So I could remember each smile on their face
"Our names, they mean nothing...
They change throughout time
So come sit beside us and share in our wine"      CHORUS

So I sat down beside them
With flowers all around
We ate from a mantle
Spread out on the ground
They told me of prophets
And peoples and kings
And all of the one god that knows everything
"We're traveling to Glaston
Over England's green lanes
To hear of men's troubles
To hear of their pains
We travel the wide world
Over land and the sea
To tell all the people
How they can be free..."

So sadly I left them
On that old country lane
For I knew that I'd never see them again
One was an old man
The second a maid
The third was a young boy who smiled as he said...

Gathering:
Leader: I will sing your praises O God
All: God’s greatness is cause for celebration and thanksgiving

Leader: God is gracious and merciful
All: God is patient and compassionate

Leader: Proclaim the greatness of God and show in all we do
All: God is faithful and just, help us to strive to be the same.

Prayer for the day:
Loving God your love and compassion showed itself in and through Jesus. When people gathered, he cared for them and their needs. Help us to be more compassionate, show us how to feed those who hunger and help them find satisfaction. Amen 

Hymn     Lord you have come to the seashore            written by Cesareo Gabarain
                                                                                        performed by Tim Lewis
Listen Here
Lord, You have come to the seashore 
Neither searching for the rich nor the wise. 
Desiring only that I should follow. 

REFRAIN     O Lord, with Your eyes set upon me 
                      Gently smiling, You have spoken my name. 
                       All I longed for, I have found by the water. 
                      At Your side, I will seek other shores. 

Lord, see my goods, my possessions. 
In my boat You find no power, no wealth. 
Will You accept then my nets and labor?         REFRAIN 

Lord take my hands and direct them. 
Help me spend myself in seeking the lost. 
Returning love for the love You gave me.         REFRAIN 

Lord, as I drift on the waters 
Be the resting place of my restless heart. 
My life's companion, my friend and refuge.         REFRAIN
Gospel

Leader: May God be with you     All: and also with you.
Leader: The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew. (
14:13-21)
All: Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.


Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now late; send the crowds away so that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said to them, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They replied, “We have nothing here but five loaves and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Leader: The Gospel of Christ.         All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 

Song for Reflection     Kindness         Ryan Adams 
Listen Here
 
If you're so kind 
Can you let down your hand 
Can you let down your hand 
If you're so kind 
If you're so strong 
Can you shelter the weak 
Will you listen as the strangers speak 
Bring them calm 

Kindness don't ask for much 
But an open mind 
Kindness can cure a broken heart 
Honey are you feelin kind 
Do you believe in love 
Do you believe in love 

If you're so kind 
Can you let down your hand 
Will you try and understand 
When it goes wrong
 
Days come and gone 
And it's been said and been done 
I will shelter you with my love 
And my forgiveness 

Kindness don't ask for much 
But an open mind 
Kindness can cure a broken heart 
Honey are you feelin kind 
Do you believe in love 
Do you believe in love 

Kindness don't ask for much 
But an open mind 
Kindness can cure a broken heart 
Honey are you feelin kind 
Do you believe in love 
Do you believe in love

Prayers of Intercession
Sisters and brothers, God our Savior is our refuge! So let us pray to God saying, “Incline your ear to us; Hear our words.”

God our Savior, show us your face. May your Church be satisfied in your presence. May you reveal to us your ways so that we might walk in the light of your truth.
Silence
Incline your ear to us;   Hear our words.


O God, your eyes are fixed on justice. We pray for all victims of war and violence and famine. Give heed to the cries of those in need throughout the world.
Silence
Incline your ear to us;  Hear our words.

God of Abundance, you have blessed the Earth to bring forth plenty. May we recognize the abundance in our own lives and so that those with little may also have their fill.
Silence
Incline your ear to us;   Hear our words.

O God, have compassion on the people of our region. Show us your marvelous loving-kindness so that our fears may be replaced with trust in your goodness.
Silence
Incline your ear to us;    Hear our words.

God of Blessing, we call upon you, for you answer us in our need. We pray this day for all those desperate for your blessing. Moved by compassion, heal the sick and suffering ones we hold in our hearts this day.
add your own petitions and thanksgivings, followed by Silence
Incline your ear to us;  Hear our words.

The Lord's Prayer

Song         Until All Are Fed                              – Brian McFarland One Licence A-605236 


How long will be sing? How long will we pray? 
How long will we write and send? 
How long will we bring? How long will we stay? 
How long will we make amends? 

Chorus 
Until all are fed, we cry out. Until all on earth have the bread. 
Like the one who loves us, each and everyone… 
We serve until all are fed. 

How long will we talk? How long will we prod? 
How long must we fret and hoard? 
How long will we walk to tear down this façade? 
How long? How long, oh lord? 

Chorus 

How can we standby and failed to be aghast? 
How long till we do what’s right? 
How could we standby and choose a lesser fast? 
How long till we see the light? 

Chorus 

On the green, green grass they gathered long ago, 
To hear what the master said. 
What they had they shared - some fishes and some loaves. 
They served until all were fed. 

Chorus 

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