Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost – 19 Aug – John 6:53-59 ~ I will raise him up on the last day

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

Opening Prayer

Wise and gracious God, you spread a table before us and nourish your people with the word of life and the bread from heaven. In our sharing of these holy gifts, show us our unity in you and give us a taste of the life to come. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.
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“Praise the Lord Who Heals the Broken Hearted (Psalm 147)” – Bill Monaghan


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Gospel Reading: John 6:53-59 (NLT)

So Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you. But anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise that person at the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Anyone who eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. I live because of the living Father who sent me; in the same way, anyone who feeds on me will live because of me. I am the true bread that came down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will not die as your ancestors did (even though they ate the manna) but will live forever.”

He said these things while he was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
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Prayers of Intercession:

O Lord our God, those who revere you lack nothing; hear our prayers as we approach your throne of grace –

+ For all believing pastors and priests serving your people this weekend, that they may offer the word of life and the bread of heaven…. Lord, hear us.
+ For all believers who come to your table this weekend, that we may be nourished in faith and assured of eternal life…. Lord, hear us.
+ For all believing families, that our commitment to you and one another may be deepened…. Lord, hear us.
+ For all believers who are brokenhearted and cast down, that our wounds may be healed and our spirits lifted…. Lord, hear us.
+ For all believers who are dislocated and dispossessed, that we may receive solace and the necessities of life…. Lord, hear us.
+ For all believers who have died, especially our loved ones, that they may live forever in your presence…. Lord, hear us.
+ For unbelievers in every tribe and nation, that your Spirit might lead them to Christ, the Bread of Life, and that our lives might bear witness to his presence in us…. Lord, hear us.

Lord our God, those who seek you lack no blessing: hear these prayers we offer in faith, and continue to help us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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“Come To The Table” – Sidewalk Prophets


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Blessing – Ephesians 3:20-21

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

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



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