The Wilderness

The Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 26, 2022

Please silence all phones and other electronic devices before the service begins. Hearing Impaired guests: Hearing Loop Installed. Switch hearing aid to T-coil.

The Word of God

The Wilderness Musicians

The Priest welcomes people to set intentions for revival.



Presider  In the name of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity.
People  Amen.


Presider  God is with you.
People  And also with you.
Presider  Let us pray.
Sovereign God, ruler of our hearts, you call us to obedience and sustain us in freedom. Keep us true to the way of your Son, that we may leave behind all that hinders us and, with eyes fixed on him, walk surely in the path of the kingdom. Grant this through our Savior Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in union with the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
People  Amen.



Come, thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace!
Streams of mercy never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! O fix me on it, mount of God’s unchanging love.


Refrain  Jesus is on the mainline
Tell Him what you want (3x)
You can call Him up and tell Him what you want
The line ain’t never busy
Tell Him what you want (3x)
You can call Him up and tell Him what you want

If you want revival
Tell Him what you want (3x)
You can call Him up and tell Him what you want.


Breathe on me, Breath of God, fill me with life anew, that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure, until with thee I will one will to do or to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine, till all this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.

All sit.

Luke 9:51-62

Presider  The Good News of our Savior Jesus Christ according to Luke.
People  Praise and glory to Christ.

As the time approached when Jesus was to be taken up into heaven, he determined to go to Jerusalem. He sent messengers on ahead of him. Along the way, they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for his arrival, but the Samaritan villagers refused to welcome him because he was determined to go to Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to consume them?” But Jesus turned and spoke sternly to them, and they went on to another village. As Jesus and his disciples traveled along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and the birds in the sky have nests, but the Human One has no place to lay his head.” Then Jesus said to someone else, “Follow me.” He replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead. But you go and spread the news of God’s kingdom.” Someone else said to Jesus, “I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say good-bye to those in my house.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts a hand on the plow and looks back is fit for God’s kingdom.”

Presider  Good News from the Lord.
People  Praise to Christ, the Word.

The People are seated.




I need you, you need me
We’re all a part of God’s body
Stand with me, agree with me
We’re all a part of God’s body
It is His will that every need be supplied
You are important to me, I need you to survive
You are important to me, I need you to survive



Presider  O mystery at the center of creation who gives the rainbow as a sign of promise: Bless, preserve, and keep these, your LGBTQI + children. Shield their joy, defend their hope, and guard them by your love.
People  Amen.

Presider  Christ’s peace is with you.
People  And also with you.

The People greet one another with a sign of Peace and are then seated for announcements.

The Liturgy of the Table

The Wilderness Musicians

All stand.


Presider  God is with you.
People  And also with you.
Presider  Lift up your hearts.
People  We lift them to the Lord.
Presider  Let us give thanks to our Lord God.
People  It is right to give our thanks and praise.
God of our weary years, God of our silent tears: In the life, death, and resurrection of your Christ, you have brought us this far along the way. In times of bitterness you did not abandon us, but guided us into the path of love and light. In every age you sent prophets to make known your loving will for all humanity.

The cry of the poor has become your own cry; our hunger and thirst for justice is your own desire. In the fullness of time, you sent your chosen servant to preach good news to the afflicted, to break bread with the outcast and despised, and to ransom those in bondage to prejudice and sin.

In concert with choirs of martyrs, angels,
and saints that praise your name night and day we sing,


Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your Glory.
Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name,
who comes in the name, of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna in the highest!

The Presider continues.

In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.

Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me. For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

People  Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

Remembering, therefore, his death and resurrection, we await the day when Jesus shall return to free the whole earth from the bonds of enslavement and death. Come, Lord Jesus! And let the church say, Amen.

People  Amen.

Send your Holy Spirit, our advocate, to make this bread and wine the Body and Blood of our Son and fill the hearts of all who share this bread and cup with courage and wisdom to pursue love and justice in all the world.

Come, Spirit of freedom! And let the church say, Amen.

People  Amen.

Join our prayers and praise with your prophets
and martyrs of every age,
that, rejoicing in the hope of the resurrection,
we might live in the freedom and hope of your Son.

Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, Holy God, now and forever.

The musicians and people sing



As Jesus taught his friends, we now pray,

Presider and People

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.


The Presider breaks the consecrated bread and says,

The disciples knew the Lord Jesus in the breaking of the Bread.

The Presider and assistant break the Bread and fill the chalices with Wine.


The Table now is ready. Feast on Christ.

Following the invitation to Communion, the Ministers and People receive the Sacrament.

The Wilderness Musicians

All stand.



Let us pray.

Presider and People

Giver of every good gift: Thank you for feeding us with the Bread and Cup of life in you. Make us instruments of your healing power in the world you made. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.



You have received the Body of Christ, now become the Body of Christ, broken, poured out, and risen for the life of the world. And the blessing of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity be upon you and remain with you always.

People  Amen.


1. Spirit of mercy, truth and love, O shed thine influence from above; and still from age to ange convey, the wonders of this sacred day.*

2. In every clime, by every tongue, be God’s amazing glory sung; let all the listening earth be taught the deeds our great Redeemer wrought.*

3. Unfailing Comfort, heavenly Guide, still o’er thy holy Church preside; O shed thine influence from above, Spirit of mercy, truth and love.

*Refrain: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


Presider  Go in peace.
People  Thanks be to God.