Gracious God, on this June morning we gather here briefly to thank you for your continual presence and to commit this mornings worship to you in the name of Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. We celebrated Pentecost last Sunday, Lord, the birthday of your church and also the birthday of our United Church, and we pray that the Holy Spirit may continue in strength and power as we move forward in your name. So be with Stephen leading our worship, with the choir singing, and all who are taking part, and we pray that the grace and companionship of Christ be continually renewed in us in the weeks ahead. We ask these things in Jesus' name.
Based on Readings for the week: Proverbs 8:1-4,21-31; John 16:12-15.