Draw Crowds

July 2018 Post-Pentecost Worship Planning Series

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost 2018, Year B

Today’s service focuses on the crowds that flocked to Jesus wherever he went. They sought healing from him, just by being in his presence or touching the hem of his robe. This movement of crowds following Jesus from place to place inspired this week’s ritual action. We suggest a “movement song” (a congregational song that both encourages us and enables us to move as we sing) that can be sung as a response in the midst of ritual, or even as a song that is sung in the midst of the sending as people go into the world.

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Offertory Prayer

God of grace and love, we ask your forgiveness when our churches, in short-sightedness, meanness or petty arguments, have turned crowds of people away from you. As we offer ourselves and our gifts to the growing of your Kingdom, remind us we need to be helping those who are wounded and in need of healing come close to Jesus — to touch you and be touched. In his holy name, we pray. Amen. (Mark 6:53-56)

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