Good Morning! Welcome to your online Sunday morning worship from St. George’s Anglican Church.
Our worship continues from the safety of our homes as we continue to gather online to offer our praise and prayers and to reflect on the Good News of Jesus Christ.
I have picked two traditional hymns and a contemporary song for those who like sing, to add to your worship today.
The first hymn I selected is a beautiful version of Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken:
The reading that my sermon this week is based on is Matthew 20:1-16.
“For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you whatever is right.’ So they went. When he went out again about noon and about three o’clock, he did the same. And about five o’clock he went out and found others standing around; and he said to them, ‘Why are you standing here idle all day?’ They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard.’ When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the laborers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.’ When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage? Take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am generous?’ So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”1
Here is this weeks video of prayers and my message for you:
For our last two songs, I have pick the traditional hymn, God, Whose Almighty Word (or traditionally Thou Whose Almighty Word):
Or you could sing along with this beautiful contemporary song, How Deep the Father’s Love For Us:
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. Bishop Bell has moved time for live-streaming to 2pm on Facebook now that some churches have resumed in-person worship.
- 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.