Sunday 25 July 2021

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Generous God, you nourish us with the words of life and the bread of blessing:
Strengthen us to live confidently in your goodness,
Facing our fears and sharing our bread;
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, now and forever. Amen

THE GOSPEL according to John 6: 1-21
5 When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?”
6 He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.”
15 When Jesus realised that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,
17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing.
19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified.
20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”
21 Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

Author of life, Saviour of the nations
COVID is humbling, your grace is sufficient.
The deaths, we mourn;
For the recoveries, we give thanks;
The compassionate care, we applaud;
For the vaccines, we are grateful;
For compliance, we plead;
For the common good, we pray;
In the healing name of Jesus. Amen
© Rodney Whiteman

Go out, remembering all God has done for you.
Break down the walls of hostility,
Proclaim peace,
Have compassion for all,
And don’t forget to take time for yourself also.
And may God be with you wherever you go;
May Christ Jesus heal you and replenish you;
And may the Holy Spirit encircle you and strengthen you.

Go in peace with courage, to love and serve the Lord. Amen, Amen, Amen
In the name of Christ. Amen. Amen, Amen.

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