The Feast of Mary Magdalene

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

This week, due to the Heat Emergency in Philadelphia, we worship via the internet. You are invited to play the media and follow the words below for each section. Stay cool today. Stay hydrated. Check on friends and neighbors who may need some extra care in this heat.

See you in church next week!

SERVICE OF THE WORD

Gathering

Invocation

In the name of the Father, and of the + Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Prayer of the Day

Let us pray: Almighty God,…one God, now and forever. Amen.

 Word

First Reading: Ruth 1:6-18

Word of God, Word of Life.

Thanks be to God.

 

Second Reading: Acts 13:26-33a

Word of God, Word of Life.

Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel: John 20:1-2, 11-18

Word of God, Word of Life.

Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon

Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

   creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,

   who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

   born of the virgin Mary,

   suffered under Pontius Pilate,

   was crucified, died, and was buried;

   he descended to the dead.*

   On the third day he rose again;

   he ascended into heaven,

   he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

   and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

   the holy catholic church,

   the communion of saints,

   the forgiveness of sins,

   the resurrection of the body,

   and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Prayer of Intercession

At each ellipsis (…) you are invited to name aloud or silently your own cares in that petition. Also, please leave a comment with your prayer concerns so that, even across the distance, we can hold one another in prayer.

Let us pray.

Mighty God of mercy, we thank you for the resurrection dawn, bringing the glory of our risen Lord who makes every day new.

Especially we thank you—

for the sustaining goodness of your creation . . .

for the new creation in Christ and all gifts of healing and forgiveness . . .

for the gifts of relationship with others . . .

for the communion of faith in your church . . .

 

Merciful God of might, renew this weary world, heal the hurts of all your children, and bring about your peace for all in Christ Jesus, the living Lord.

Especially we pray—

for those who govern nations of the world . . .

for the people in countries ravaged by strife or warfare . . .

for all who work for peace and international harmony . . .

for all who strive to save the earth from carelessness and destruction . . .

for the church of Jesus Christ in every land . . .

 

Collect and Thanksgiving for the Word

O God of justice and love, we give thanks to you that you illumine our way through life with the words of your Son. Give us the light we need, awaken us to the needs of others, and at the end bring all the world to your feast; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory forever.

Amen.

 

Lord’s Prayer

Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus 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 forever. Amen.

Sending

Blessing

 

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2 thoughts on “The Feast of Mary Magdalene

  1. For those who do not have respite from the heat. For those who work on behalf of others regardless of the weather or the danger. For those experiencing a variety of extremes, particularly heat and natural disasters.

    For those whose stories are untold and those whose stories are stolen from them. For those who still wait for recognition of their need: those suffering from poisoned water and those suffering from hurricanes long past.

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  2. Pastor Jay, thanks so much for providing this online worship service during this severe heatwave. Very much appreciated. John L.

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