Where do you go to withdraw?

Welcome to a gathering of St. Mark’s Church (Sunday worship under one roof) Sunday, 2nd August, 2020.

Service led by Sandra Wright-Taylor

Something to Ponder  Where do you go to withdraw?

GATHERING AS PART OF THE FAMILY OF GOD

Welcome

Lighting the Christ Candle

Call to Worship

Why have you come to this place?
We have come to find Jesus.
Why have you come today?
We are tired in body and spirit.
Jesus bids you sit and be at ease.
We are hungry with nothing to eat.
Come and eat your fill.
But there are only five barley loaves and two fish.
There is plenty for all.
Will we find wholeness here?
Jesus gathers the fragments of our lives,
that nothing may be lost.

Singing            ‘Come to the Waters You Who Are Thirsty’

Prayers on the Way and Lord’s Prayer

Notices and Celebrations

Delight and Awe

Singing            ‘Be Still for the Presence of the Lord’

LISTENING TO GOD’S WORD

Prayer of Illumination

Readings         Isaiah 55: 1-13 and Matthew 14: 13-21 (Read by Catherine Butts)

Reflection       Quiet Places

A Time of Quiet

RESPONDING TO GOD

Singing            ‘Dear Lord and Father of Us All’

Offering and Dedication

Prayers on the Way (Prayers for ourselves and others) Prayers led by Mac Welsh

Singing            ‘Every Day I Will Offer You’

Blessing and Benediction

Singing            ‘Like a Rock’