Trinity-St. Andrew’s United Church, Renfrew
and Bethel-St. Andrew’s United Church, Fitzroy Harbour
Worship Team: Rev. James Murray, Rev. Dr. Christine Johnson, Mike McCormick.
Guest soloist Joy Curry
Sunday, July 5 2020
Prelude – Mike
Call To Worship
J- You who are weary of poverty and struggle, fear and anger.
C- Jesus says “Come to me,”
J- You who are heavy-laden with too much, with too little
C- Jesus says “I will give you relief.”
J- You who struggle with worry and fear
C- Jesus says “Come to me, and I will help you carry your burdens.”
J- We come to God, as we are.
C- For Jesus says to us “Come, and discover rest for your souls.”
Hymn 626 VU I heard the voice of Jesus say
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest;
lay down, O weary one, lay down your head upon my breast.”
I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place, and he has made me glad.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Behold, I freely give
the living water; thirsty one, stoop down and drink, and live.”
I came to Jesus, and I drank of that life-giving stream;
my thirst was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in him.
I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s Light;
look unto me, your morn shall rise, and all your days be bright.”
I looked to Jesus and I found in him my Star, my Sun;
and in that light of life I’ll walk, ’til trav’ling days are done
Scripture: Matthew 11:25-30
Solo : O Beautiful Gaia. Joy Curry
Sermon – “Yoked” James Murray
Pastoral Prayer- Christine
Hymn 510 VU We have this ministry
We have this ministry, and we are not discouraged,
it is by God’s own power that we may live and serve.
Openly we share God’s word, speaking truth as we believe,
praying that the shadowed world may healing light receive.
We have this ministry, O God receive our living.
O Christ, the tree of life, our end and our beginning,
we grow to fullest flower when rooted in your love.
Brothers, sisters, clergy, lay, called to service by your grace,
different cultures, different gifts, the young and old aplace.
We have this ministry, O God receive our giving.
The yoke of Christ is ours, the whole world is our parish,
we daily take the cross, the burden and the joy.
Bearing hurts of those we serve, wounded, bruised, and bowed with pain,
Holy Spirit, bread and wine, we die and rise again.
We have this ministry, O God receive our loving.