The prayer of John Wesley ‘Lead Me Lord, make your way plain’, sung by the Catholic church of The Congregacion Maria de Jesus, opens our Sofa Service as we continue to explore what it will mean to us as a church to ‘build back better’ post pandemic.
We are challenged with some hard sayings from Jesus in Matthew 10.24-39 and especially what we have to lose to in order to find fullness of life in Jesus. That rings true to many of us as we look ahead to what we are going to let go of post pandemic.
We are asked to pray for Derrick, Clive, Judy, Judith, Margaret and Prue and especially our Church and Government leaders as they face the challenge to ‘build back better’. Our worship ends with Liberty Evangelical University singing ‘Way Maker’ by Sinach.
The Collect for the Trinity 2
Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Susan shares the story of Moses and how God set the Israelites free from slavery.