Online worship resources for Sunday 12 July

Welcome to Richmond Uniting’s Worship resources for Sunday 12 July.

We are currently not worshipping as a gathered community due to the COVID–19 pandemic – but we are still worshipping together in new ways. Below you will find an audio recording that you can be used for worship at home that includes prayer, the bible readings for 12 July and discussion. You can listen to this with others or on your own.

This week, our sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Rev Dr Sally Douglas invites us to engage in contemplative Christian worship. We explore Matthew 13.1-9 through the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, sacred reading.

To read more about this kind of praying with sacred text, Lectio Divina, here is a link to some writing by Richard Rohr: https://cac.org/love-week-2-summary-2016-01-09/

Listen to this week’s service using the embedded player below. You can also copy this link into your podcast player of choice if you would like to receive updates as they are released: https://anchor.fm/s/c70d97c/podcast/rss

In worship this week we are being invited into much more silence than usual and so there are no song suggestions.  However, for some quiet reflective music, you may like to enjoy – or explore praying with – this piece by Jonsi and Alex called Happiness:

Happiness song by Jonsi and Alex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXoyeCI-REk