Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here
(You are invited to have a candle ready to light.)
To begin play “In Christ Alone”” https://youtu.be/khJEVVa6Bl8
Then say – I light this candle as a sign of God’s Spirit at work in the world, may its light brighten my spirit, may the light of God shining through me brighten the world. Light the candle and pray- Miraculous God, come to me now, even as your Son came to those first disciples. Speak your peace to my heart. Touch me with your Holy Spirit. Reveal your word, that I may hear your message this day, and live as your disciples in the days and years to come. In Christ’s name, I pray. Amen.
Play – “What Wondrous Love Is This” https://youtu.be/DsVnvN3EVxY
Read the Scripture Reading- Mark 10:35-45
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you. And he said to them, “What
is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory. But Jesus said to them, “You do not
know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
Play “Jesus Christ Is Waiting” https://youtu.be/uVb9DVQmkFo
Play – “ “Will You Come and Follow Me”https://youtu.be/LM65ryt6kcI
Then pray the Lord’s Prayer- Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Play – “Ain’t That Just Like God” https://youtu.be/JutwP9GbEfQ
To end this time of worship say- Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart, be all else but naught to me, save that thou art; be thou our best thought in the day and the night, both waking and sleeping, thy presence my light. Amen.