Western Heritage Sunday
Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here
Imagine A Faith Community of Compassion – Caring, Sharing God’s Love in the World
Out of imagination comes compassion. Out of compassion comes awareness. Out of awareness comes action.
To begin pray this prayer written by Roy Rogers- Lord, I reckon I’m not much just by myself. I fail to do a lot of things I ought to do. But Lord, when trails are steep and passes high, help me ride it straight the whole way through. And when in the falling dusk I get that final call, I do not care how many flowers they send. Above all else, the happiest trail would be for You to say to me, “Let’s ride, my friend.” Amen.
Play- Jesus, Hold My Hand https://youtu.be/ZBoqyO8n0rI
Read the Scripture Reading- Philippians 2:1-10 (attached)
Watch the video Compassion https://youtu.be/qJEtyAiAQik
Play Try A Little Kindness https://youtu.be/KKyPBJKTccc
Pray- Compassionate God, You have compassion enough for all. Lord in your mercy, have compassion for us. Lord, out of your compassion you care for those who are harassed, helpless, and lost. Sometimes we feel that way ourselves. Lord in your mercy, have compassion for us. And Lord in your having compassion for us teach us to have compassion for others as you do.Help us to show compassion in action the way you did. Amen.
A Cowboy Blessing- May the rains fall on your pastures and the grass grow belly high. May your calves get fat and sassy and none of your cows be dry. May your horses be sure footed and blessed with good cow sense. May your neighbours lend a hand when it’s time to fix the fence. May the sun shine on your crops when you harvest in the fall. May your handshake be considered your word by one and all. When your life is filled with laughter or when it’s sad and grey,may those you love be with you to share each blessed day. Amen.