Primary Themes: family, mission/ministry beyond the sanctuary, The Trinity, Holy Spirit, dove, gold unadorned cross, brokenness, images of the earth/world/creation, praying hands, disciples
Week 3: Matthew 10:24-39, "Hear All The People"
TIME OF GATHERING OR CENTERING
“I Lift Up My Hands” Zion Still Sings, 5
“Father, I Love You” Israel Houghton Ricardo Sanchez
CALL TO PRAYER / RESPONSE TO PRAYER
“Lord, Listen to Your Children” TFWS 2207
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: In a day when so many men are absent, we cherish the love of our fathers.
Many: Thank God for fathers who comfort and encourage.
One: Thank God for fathers who build character and inspire us to greatness.
Many: Thank God for fathers who teach morality and model decency.
One: Thank God for fathers who lovingly convince boys to become men.
Many: Thank God for brave fathers who have the courage to resist being absent.
ALL: Lord, on this Father’s Day, may we encourage more men in our community to pick up the mantle of fatherhood!
Written by Kwasi L. Kena, The Africana Worship Book: Year A, p. 209. © 2006 Discipleship Resources. Used by permission.