Welcome to your online Sunday worship from St. George’s, Georgetown for Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Our online worship will continue even as we begin to offer in-person worship services on Sunday’s 10am.
For more information about In-person worship follow this link.
Our family ministry resources this week are based on our Gospel reading, Mark 8:27-38. Our resources this week the focus is on the highs and lows of the disciple Peter’s faith. In our weekly Sunday email, there are links to a helpful family page that help explain all the Sunday readings and to fun colouring and puzzle pages that connect with this week’s lesson.
Please sign up for our weekly emails to get those links to these great resources to use together with your family.
For our hymn singers, I am recommending “How Great Thou Art” for an opening hymn.
The Gospel Reading (Mark 8:27-38)
Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.
Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”
He called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, “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, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life? Those who are ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of them the Son of Man will also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”1
Here is your Sunday prayers and message:
Prayers of the People
We pray for peace in the world, that a spirit of respect and reconciliation may grow among nations and peoples
And for God’s healing for every person across our world as we continue to face the impact of the pandemic on our lives, our communities, and our nations, that we find strength and be guided by Your Loving Presence.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
We pray for doctors and nurses, and all health care staff, we pray for teachers and students as the they return to school, we pray for all who care for those in need in body, mind, and spirit, that your grace may fill them and sustain them in this crisis. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
For the good earth which God has given us, and for the wisdom and will to conserve it Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
We pray for the poor, the persecuted, for refugees, prisoners, and all in danger; for the sick, and all who suffer; that they may be relieved and protected. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
We pray for those who have died and for those who mourn. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
(To find the list of those we are praying for in our parish please sign up for our Parish email. To add a name to our prayers please contact me.)
Our traditional closing hymn this week is “I Heard The Voice of Jesus Say.”
For our contemporary song this week, I suggest ”Open The Eyes of My Heart” which is great song very much in keFor our contemporary song this week, I suggest a beautiful acoustic version ”Blessed Be Your Name” by Matt Redman.
As always, I wish you all a blessed and safe Sunday and week.
Thank you for your continued support of the ministry and mission of St. George’s.
Be Well and God Bless.
The Rev’d Canon Rob Park
- 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.