A Service for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Celebrating The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul 
28th June 2020

At this point in time you may not be able to attend our communal worship services. What follows is a contemporary service for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost when we celebrate the feast day of the patronal saints of our parish, Saint Peter and Saint Paul.

This 'service' will take about forty (40) minutes. 
I pray you will feel called to ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE.

 

The text that is in regular typeface (that is what you are reading at the moment) is to be read quietly, while the text that is in bold face (like you are reading right now) is meant to be read aloud.

Opening Hymn

 

Let us continue by watching, and please do feel free to sing with, or read aloud, the lyrics, of the wonderful "How Lovely On The Mountains (Our God Reigns)."

When you are ready - click the "play" button on the video window, below:

How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him

Who brings good news, good news,

Announcing peace, proclaiming news of happiness,

Our God reigns, Our God reigns, 

Our God reigns, Our God reigns, 

Our God reigns, Our God reigns.

 

You watchmen lift your voices joyfully as one,

Shout for your King, your King.

See eye to eye the Lord restoring Zion:

Our God reigns, Our God reigns!

Our God reigns, Our God reigns,

Our God reigns, Our God reigns.

Waste places of Jerusalem break forth with joy,

We are redeemed, redeemed.

The Lord has saved and comforted His people

Our God reigns, Our God reigns!

Our God reigns, Our God reigns,

Our God reigns, Our God reigns.

 

Ends of the earth, see the salvation of your God,

Jesus is Lord, is Lord.

Before the nations He has bared His holy arm:

Our God reigns, Our God reigns!

Our God reigns, Our God reigns,

Our God reigns, Our God reigns.

Call to Worship

Kia ora, te whānau, 
welcome to you my sisters and brothers.

Welcome to you, for we are Christ’s body, Christ’s work in the world.
Welcome to you whose baptism makes you salt of the earth and light to the world.
Rejoice and be glad.
Praise God who gives us forgiveness and hope.

Amen.
Christ is our light

the joy of our salvation.

Praise and glory to Christ, God’s new beginning for humanity
making ritual water gospel wine, cleansing all our worship.

 

Love and loyalty to Christ, who gives us the gospel.
Praise to Christ who calls us to holiness.

Let us pray

We come seeking forgiveness for all we have failed to be and do
as members of Christ’s body.

 

Pause to give yourself a moment for quiet reflection.

In God there is foregiveness

Loving and all-seeing God
forgive us where we have failed to support one another
and to be what we claim to be.
Forgive us where we have failed to serve you;
and where our thoughts and actions have been
contrary to yours we ask your pardon.

An Assurance of Forgiveness

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The Sentence for the Day

 

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you;  I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.

The Prayer for the Day (Collect)

 

Let us pray together.
 

God of hospitality, even a glass of water given in your name is rewarded beyond measure.  So fill our hearts with love that we welcome all in your name.  For you are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.     Amen.

A reading from The Old testament

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00:00 / 02:30

A reading from The New Testament

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00:00 / 00:57

Pause for a moment of silent reflection.

The Gradual Hymn

 

Let us continue by watching, and please do feel free to sing along with, "My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less."

When you are ready - click the "play" button on the video window, below:

The Gospel Reading, Matthew 16:13-19 (Peter's Declaration About Jesus)

(click the "play" button, below:)

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00:00 / 01:23

Thoughts and Questions
for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

(click the "play" button, below:)

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00:00 / 10:56

If you prefer to read the full sermon notes rather than to listen then please CLICK HERE.

Pause and Reflect

 

Just take a moment now to pause. Bow your head, close your eyes.
 

Reflect upon how firmly YOU believe and affirm with love Peter’s declaration of faith in Jesus, not just as Messiah, but as the Son of God?

An Affirmation of Our Faith
 

Let us affirm our faith by listening as a "Liturgical Affirmation" is read to us.
(click the "play" button below when you are ready to listen) 

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00:00 / 01:02

Let us pray for the Church and for the World, giving thanks for God's goodness

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Let us pray together and aloud:

 

Praise to you, abundant God,
for when we ask, you give;
when we seek, you show the way.
When we knock, you answer.
Praise to you for your unfailing grace.
Make us now your faithful people. Amen.

The Peace

 

I say to you all:

The Peace of God be always with you.

 

Please respond aloud:

 

And also with you.

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The Lord's Prayer

 

Remembering that we are confident to pray this day, and every day, because Jesus Christ has taught us:
 

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.   Amen.

The Risen Lord Christ

 

May the Risen Lord Christ turn His face towards you. May the Risen Lord Christ cause His light to shine upon you. May the Risen Lord Christ grant you His peace. Amen

A Closing Hymn

 

Let us continue by watching, and please do feel free to sing along with the call to follow in the footsteps of Saints Peter and Paul, "Here I Am Lord."

When you are ready - click the "play" button on the video window, below:

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I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard My people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.
I who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear My light to them?
Whom shall I send?

Chorus:
Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain,
I have born my peoples pain.
I have wept for love of them, They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone,
Give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak My word to them,

Whom shall I send?

Chorus

I, the Lord of wind and flame,
I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them,
My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide,
Till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give My life to them,
Whom shall I send?

Chorus

Dismissal

 

Go now to love and serve The Lord,

Go in peace.

 

Amen, we go in the name of Christ.

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