The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
Sunday 2nd August 2020

Introduction from Elcho Castle

Order of Service

The Call to Worship
Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. 
Hy 192 vv 1, 3 and 5 : Michael : All my hope on God is founded
Prayer of Approach: said together 
Almighty God, to Whom all hearts are open,
all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hidden: 
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Thy Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love Thee, 
and worthily magnify Thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayers of Adoration and Confession
Assurance of Forgiveness
The Lord’s Prayer 
The Old Testament Lesson : Isaiah Chapter 55 vv 1 – 11Read by Sandra Waite
Hymn 120 : Ode to Joy : verses 1 and 2 
The Gospel : St Matthew Chapter 14 vv 13 – 27Read by Wilf Bainbridge
Poetry from our Judaeo-Christian traditions 
Firstly, from the Festival of Tabernacles 
Secondly, from William Cowper : 1731- 1800
Hymn 550 As the deer pants for the water 
The Sermon 
Hymn 565 My life flows on in endless song 
The Benediction