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Worship Sheet for Sunday 30 May Trinity Sunday Who will go for us?

Lots of tasks to be done, not so many eager volunteers. God still calls us to serve. Not only ministers but each and every one of us. Isaiah had a dramatic, some might say scary experience in the Temple but survived and believed himself to be called to be God’s messenger. Our calling will likely be much less spectacular, but Jesus calls us to play our part in his work and he promises us his support. Are you ready?
Call: God calls, we answer, ‘yes Lord!’ God cleanses, and we are liberated. God directs us, and we travel forwards in God’s work. Jesus calls and we follow as his disciples. He redeems, and we are set free from our sin. He is risen and we go in his name to give hope to the world. The Holy Spirit gives us the breath of life. The Holy Spirit shares fuel, and we are never empty. By the Spirit, we held as one humanity, united in the bonds of love. Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we worship you today and forever.

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Pray : Lord, thank you for assurance that we are loved and cherished – by your Son who lived and died for us, by the fellowship of your people, perhaps especially in the congregation who knows us best, but also beyond, held in prayer by others, known to us, and unknown. We don’t make a big thing about Trinity Sunday, but Trinity reminds us that you work together as Father, Son and Spirit to deepen our understanding of your love, you complement one another so we can have a whole and rounded experience of your love so that we can begin to live out that love in our lives. Accept us, in Jesus, forgive us what is wrong in our lives, make us able to forgive one another and help us not to fear your call to service. May we be willing to respond and answer your call to love and serve others for your sake. Strengthen our readiness to play our part, to encourage one another and to see service as a natural outworking of loving and being loved by Jesus. And hear as us as we pray together saying: Our Father…

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Isaiah 6:1-8 Who will go for us?
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Thought- Lots of useful and necessary work is done by volunteers. While a lot of formal volunteering was curtailed because of the virus restrictions, there are many stories of informal help being offered by neighbours to those not able to venture out or otherwise in need. That’s been heart warming and long may it continue. I have noticed signs in charity shop windows saying Volunteers needed urgently and I’ve no doubt that churches will be in need of volunteers as some people, understandably, review their circumstances after the events of the past year or so. There is something strange in our society which relies heavily on the goodwill of volunteers but at the same time suggests that it isn’t wise to put yourself forward. We may be reluctant because we feel we’re not up to the task, or we’re unsure what might be involved. We may even feel awkward in case others feel that we are pushing ourselves to the fore. Isaiah was asked to become God’s messenger. The disciples were invited to follow Jesus and share in his work, as are we! Jesus calls and equips. We may not be scared, as Isaiah was in the temple, but a nagging doubt might remain about how well fitted we are for a task. God doesn’t call us to any task without also equipping us, and usually he calls us to work with others, not on our own. He builds us up, getting us to work at small things, giving us confidence and leading us on to greater responsibility. Can we, like Isaiah, get to the point of saying “I’ll go”? With your help, I’ll do it? The future of God’s mission depends on his people responding positively to Jesus’ invitation. Who will go for us? He longs for us to say “Ok, I’ll do what I can”.


Praise: CH4 251 I, the Lord of sea and sky v 1 & 3.
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Pray: God of compassion, we thank you for sending your Son among us, for washing us clean of our sin and guilt and offering us a new way ahead. Holy Spirit, you guide us to where we need to be and to do the work that needs to be done. We stand before you anxious and afraid of what you will ask of us but willing to take a risk and ready to serve.For children, women and men in need of a safe place to stay, for food on the table, books to read, medicine to heal and money to pay bills we pray, O Lord, send us to help them.
For men, women and children burdened by guilt and feelings of worthlessness we pray, O Lord, send us to help them. For women, children and men longing to know you and discover your love and call on their lives
we pray, O Lord, send us to help them. For all who have already answered the call and who serve you faithfully using their gifts to help others, we thank you, O Lord. Whenever you ask “Whom shall I send?”
may we be ready to respond “Here I am, Lord, send me.”. In our prayer walk we pray for those who live or work in Market Street and Upper Hall Street. SILENCE

Lord hear our prayers spoken and unspoken and answer them for the sake of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Blessing - May the Lord bless you. Amen.