Invitation to Worship:
Leader: God of all creation, on the seventh day you rested
All: You call us to do the same.
Leader: God of all knowledge, the Sabbath was given to humanity as a gift
All: You call us to rest, invite us to recharge, challenge us to be renewed.
Leader: God of all our lives.
All: Be with us this day. Amen.
Opening Prayer: Carolyn Winfrey Gillette
O God, you made the Sabbath day,
Your gift, your law, your healing way.
You also made, within each heart
A longing for this day apart.
You gave your children, long-oppressed,
Your freeing gift of Sabbath rest.
You give us Sabbath freedom, too:
Our lives are more than work we do!
Life’s sacred rhythm seems long gone;
The world, unblinking, carries on.
Your Spirit calls us! Slow our pace
That we may hear your word of grace.
Christ Jesus lives! He makes us new!
On Sundays now, we worship you.
With hearts uplifted, joy restored,
Your church goes out to serve you, Lord.
Scripture: Luke 6:1-10
Message: Jesus on a ‘crop-tour’