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Hear All The People

Open Our Eyes

Third Sunday After Pentecost, Year A

This is the third Sunday after Pentecost. It is also the Summer Solstice, or the first day of summer. And, of course, it is Father’s Day.

Color: Green

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.

In This Series...


Trinity Sunday, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Second Sunday After Pentecost, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Third Sunday After Pentecost, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, Year A - Lectionary Planning Notes