Sunday Club Presentation Family Service, 27th June, 10.30am Order of Service

WELCOME

SONG. Thank You.

Thank you for every new good morning,

Thank you for every fresh new day,

Thank you that I may cast my burdens,

Wholly on to you.

Thank you for every friend I have Lord,

Thank you for every one I know,

Thank you when I can feel forgiveness,

To my greatest foe.

Thank you for leisure and employment,

Thank you for every heartfelt joy,

Thank you for all that makes me happy,

And for melody

Thank you for every shade and sorrow,

Thank you for comfort in your Word

Thank you that I am guided by you,

Everywhere I go.

Thank you for grace to know your gospel,

Thank you for all your Spirit’s power,

Thank you for your unfailing love,

Which reaches far and near.

Thank you for free and full salvation,

Thank you for grace to hold it fast,

Thank you, O Lord I want to thank you,

That I’m free to thank.

Thank you, O Lord I want to thank you,

That I’m free to thank.

TALK 1 – JADE

PRAYERS

NEW GLASSES FOR Rodger

Rodger: School was terrible today!

Hugh: Why?

Rodger: (Very upset.) There were peas in the soup at lunch; the teacher gave us tons of homework; and we couldn;’t even play football at playtime – the ball was flat!

Hugh: (Shakes head.) You had a pretty rough day!

Rodger: And tonight it’s my turn to help with dishes. (Sigh.)

Hugh: It won’t take long. (Pause. Look straight at him.)

Rodger, you haven’t noticed my new glasses yet. (Both puppets stop walking and he looks at her carefully.)

Rodger: I noticed, but I think glasses look dumb.

Hugh: (Proudly.) They make me look sophisticated, and I think they’re wonderful!

Rodger: How come you’re always happy about everything?

Hugh: Because I try to be thankful for everything.

Rodger: But everything always goes wrong for me! There’s nothing to be thankful for.

Hugh: There’s always something to be thankful. You just have to look for it.

Rodger: How about homework?

Hugh: It helps us learn more.

Rodger: Washing dishes?

Hugh: Well, I’m thankful we have food to put on the plates, which is what makes them need washing . . . and that someone cooks it for us . . . and for water to the wash dishes . . .

Rodger: O.K, O.K., I get it.

Hugh: It’s all in the way you see things. You can complain, or you can be thankful.

Rodger: How could I be thankful when the football was flat today?

Hugh: You fixed it with that little pump, didn’t you?

Rodger: Yeah.

Hugh: Then, be thankful you didn’t have to use your mouth!

Rodger: Oh, Hugh!

Hugh: Rodger, I think you need a pair of new glasses, too.

Rodger: But my eyes are perfect!

Hugh: Oh, these should go on the inside – on your heart.

Rodger: Glasses on your heart? That’s crazy!

Hugh: All you ever see are things to complain about. I wish you had a special pair of glasses that would make you see things to be thankful for.

Rodger: I guess I could try to see things like you do.

Hugh: It would be like having that special pair of glasses, and things would look better to you.

Rodger: (Looks carefully at Hugh.) You know, Hugh, your new glasses don’t really look dumb. I think I actually like you those glasses.

Hugh: And I’m going to like you in your new glasses, too!

(Both they nod to each other in agreement and exit to right.)

THE END

SONG Thank You, Lord, for this fine day

1 Thank you, Lord, for this fine day,

Thank You, Lord, for this fine day,

Thank You, Lord, for this fine day,

Right where we are.

Alleluia, praise the Lord!

Alleluia, praise the Lord!

Alleluia, praise the Lord,

Right where we are.

2 Thank You, Lord, for loving us … (etc.)

Refrain

3 Thank You, Lord, for giving us peace … (etc.)

Refrain

4 Thank You, Lord, for setting us free … (etc.)

Refrain

Diane Davis Andrew © 1971

READING GENESIS 46:28 – 47:12

28 Now Jacob sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to get directions to Goshen. When they arrived in the region of Goshen, 29 Joseph had his chariot made ready and went to Goshen to meet his father Israel. As soon as Joseph appeared before him, he threw his arms around his father and wept for a long time.

30 Israel said to Joseph, “Now I am ready to die, since I have seen for myself that you are still alive.”

47:5 Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Your father and your brothers have come to you, 6 and the land of Egypt is before you; settle your father and your brothers in the best part of the land. Let them live in Goshen. And if you know of any among them with special ability, put them in charge of my own livestock.”

11 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, the district of Rameses, as Pharaoh directed. 12 Joseph also provided his father and his brothers and all his father’s household with food, according to the number of their children.

SERMON Settling in Goshen

28-34 We have been reading a very exciting story in the Bible about a man called Jacob and his big family – he had 12 sons. Today we read that one of his boys, Judah, led the family to a lovely part of the world to their new home. One of Judah’s brothers, Joseph, now prime Minister in Egypt, made all the special arrangements to get them to Goshen – this lovely land.

47:1-12 And so we find Jacob’s family living safely in the land of Goshen while there was severe famine in all the surrounding countries. The Egyptian king, Pharaoh also put the brothers in charge of his own animals.

The heart of this story is to show that Jacob “blessed Pharaoh” (vv. 7, 10) when he was brought before him. God had promised that Jacobs family would be a blessing for the world – and this started happening with King Pharaoh.

God has made promises. It has taken a long time, but God is now seen to be working out those promises.

Along the way, in our lives, we are going to encounter bumps on the road, sometimes God’s seems to be very slow in honouring His promises; BUT we remind ourselves this morning of the long term plan of God which must and will prevail – even against all the odds. God is still the King.

Book Presentation to Sunday Club

SONG

1 Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am God.

2 I am the Lord who saves and heals.

I am the Lord who saves and heals.

I am the Lord who saves and heals.

3 In you, O Lord, I put my trust.

In you, O Lord, I put my trust.

In you, O Lord, I put my trust.

Anonymous based on Psalm 46 vs 10-11

Benediction

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