Welcome to your online Sunday worship from St. George’s, Georgetown for Sunday, October 17, 2021.
Our online worship continues here on our website as we continue to act with care for each other and as we work to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
In addition, we are also now offering in-person worship services with strict protocols on Sunday’s 10am. For more information about In-person worship follow this link.
Our family ministry resources this week are based on today’s Gospel reading, Mark 10:35-45. The resources this week reflect on this reading and what it means to be part of the community called to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and example.
In our weekly Sunday email, there are links to a helpful family page that help explain all this Sunday’s theme 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 opening hymn to day I am suggesting the hymn “Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant.”
The Gospel Reading (Mark 10:35-45)
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”1
(Read all the reading assigned for this Sunday at this link.)
Here is your Sunday prayers and message:
Prayers of the People
We pray for peace in the world, we pray for this continent’s indigenous people seeking justice for the suffering, loss, and grief caused by residential schools and other systemic forms of racism, that a spirit of respect and reconciliation may grow among nations and peoples. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.
We pray 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, 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.
We pray 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.
(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.)
For a closing hymn this week, I have picked the trusty hymn, “Be Thou My Vision.”
And for our contemporary song this week I have selected “Build Your Kingdom Here.”
I wish you all a blessed and safe 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.