Welcome to your Sunday morning worship from St. George’s.
I have some suggested hymns or a song you can sing along with before and/or after if you choose.
If you wish, you could begin with the hymn, Christ is Made the Sure Foundation:
Here is our Gospel reading for this morning, Matthew 16:21-28:
From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?
“For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”1
Here is your Sunday prayers and Message:
And to finish with another hymn or song, here is traditional hymn, All Creatures of Our God and King:
Or if you want to sing along with a contemporary song, here is yet another from my favourite Christian artist, Matt Redman, “Once Again”:
I hope you have a blessed week.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
P.S. If you are looking for even more church this Sunday be sure to check out our diocesan Facebook page and YouTube page for more live-streamed (at 10am on Facebook) and recorded liturgies from Bishop Susan Bell.
- Scripture quotation is from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.