Shipley Church Self-Service
Sunday 21st June 2020
Thought for the Week – The very hairs of your head are all numbered
Much has been written about Love. Yet in today’s bible reading we are again reminded that in God’s sight we are worth everything, being precious in body and soul. God’s immeasurable love for us must be the starting point for all our actions. What can it mean to live as people who are so beloved that every hair on our head is counted? (Matthew 10. 26-33) Why should we concern ourselves with our material well-being when – in this lovely passage from the Sermon on the Mount – we can be reassured by a caring God? Why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Matthew 6. 28) Clearly it reads - “acknowledge me and I will not forsake you”.
Hymn for the Day
Lord, for the Years
Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
Urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,
Sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided,
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.
(For all prayers and the Gospel for today please download the attachment at the top right of this page)
We pray for doctors and physicians, as well as nurses, carers and all those who help the sick.
We also remember in our prayers
physicians-of-the-soul, the clergy and others who offer immense solace to those who are ill and to the bereaved</span>