Children’s Worship

This Morning Prayer liturgy is wrapped around a hymn. Our Scripture reading connects with the hymn, and we study the hymn further during Work Time.

Sunday, September 6

Prepare:

Select these roles before you begin. If you have only a few participants or few readers, one person can fill all the roles:

Catechist: all liturgy not specified as as a leader (below) or ALL
Sun: Call to Worship
Jerusalem Cross: The Prayers
3D Cross: Collect
Bell: Blessing

The Season:

The season is Ordinary Time. The color for Ordinary Time is green. You might find a green cloth to set up your worship space, and place it like a tablecloth or drape it, like a banner.

We greet one another:

Catechist: The Light of Christ
Family: Thanks be to God.

We prepare:

[We sing this song together.]
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Lord, prepare me, to be a sanctuary,
pure and holy, tried and true,
and with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
sanctuary, oh for you.

We confess:

Catechist: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.

[We silently consider the ways we have displeased God and have not loved our neighbors, friends, and family.]

Catechist: Almighty God, have mercy on us, forgive us all our sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Amen.

[We sing this song together.]
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Take, O take me as I am;
Summon out what I shall be.
Set your seal upon my heart;
And live in me.

We worship:

Leader: Lord, open our lips

All: And our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

All: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

Leader: The earth is the Lord’s for He made it; come let us adore him.

[We sing our hymn together.]

“All the Way My Saviour Leads Me”
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music notation & lyrics

Venite (Psalm 95:1-7)
[Venite means, “Come!” and is a call to worship.]

All:
Come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.

In his hands are the caverns of the earth,
and the heights of the hills are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands have molded the dry land.

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee,
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God,
And we are people of his pasture
and the sheep of his hand.
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

All: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.

We listen:

[The Catechist reads the passage.]
Psalm 23

We recite the Creed:

All:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord.
I believe in the Holy Spirit.
I believe. Amen.

We pray:

Leader: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

Leader: Let us pray.

All:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,

thy kingdom come,
they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

[We sing the Doxology together.]

All:
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Leader: Save your people, Lord, and bless your inheritance;
All: Govern and uphold them, now and always.
Leader: Day by day we bless you;
All: We praise your Name for ever.
Leader: Lord, keep us from all sin today.
All: Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.
Leader: Lord, show us your love and mercy;
All: For we put our trust in you.
Leader: In you, Lord, is our hope;
All: And we shall never hope in vain.

Leader: Heavenly Father, in you we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray you so to guide and govern us by your Holy Spirit, that in all the cares and occupations of our life we may not forget you, but may remember that we are ever walking in your sight; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All: Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace: So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your Name. Amen.

[We sing this song, 3 times, as a round.]
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All:
Love, love, love, love
Christians this is your call:
Love your neighbor as yourself,
For God is love.

Catechist: Almighty God, you have given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to you; and you have promised through your well-beloved Son that when two or three are gathered together in his Name you will be in the midst of them: Fulfill now, O Lord, our desires and petitions as may be best for us; granting us in this world knowledge of your truth, and in the age to come life everlasting. Amen.

Leader: Let us bless the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.

All: May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. (Romans 15:13)

[We sing together, 3 times, as a round.]
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All:
Jubilate Deo
Jubilate Deo

Alleluia

We work:

How would you like to respond to our hymn today?

  • Make art:
    Are there things from the hymn you might draw, paint, or sculpt?
    What does a shepherd do?
    What can you make that relates to sheep?
  • Research the hymn:
    Who wrote the music?
    Who wrote the lyrics?
    When did they live?
    What prompted them to write this hymn?
  • Read the passage from the Bible.

A Blessing:

Use a blessing of your choosing, or make the sign of the cross on the children’s foreheads and say these words from Numbers 6:24-26:

“May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”