Today’s worship team:
Duty elder: Debbie Hubweber
Reader: Herold Dehling
Liturgy: James Brown
Sermon: Jade Ableitner
Organ: Erwin Mosel )
Watchword for the Week

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;

teach me your paths.

(Psalm 25:4)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2019)



Let us worship God our Creator

with all our hearts.

Let us give thanks for God the Son

with all our minds.

Let us welcome the Holy Spirit

with all our strength.

Let us love our neighbour

as ourselves. Amen.

Hymn 528 * Make me a channel of your peace

People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)

(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


God of grace and truth,

we give thanks for life in all its fullness.

Not an easy life,

but a life full of support and encouragement

to confront difficulties and challenges.

Hymn 767 Hallelujah, hallelujah

Not a pain-free life,

but a life full of love and care

to comfort in suffering.

♫ Hallelujah, hallelujah…

Not a life of luxury,

but a life with enough

for freedom from fear.

♫ Hallelujah, hallelujah…

Not a life of possession,

but a life full of wonder

to delight in each day.

♫ Hallelujah, hallelujah…

Not a driven life,

but a life freely-given

and free to receive.

♫ Hallelujah, hallelujah…

Not a life without meaning,

but a life of being needed

and not taken for granted.

♫ Hallelujah, hallelujah…

Not a quiet life,

but a life full of passion

for justice and joy.

♫ Hallelujah, hallelujah…

For fullness of life, we give thanks, O God,

and as we pray for ourselves,

we pray for all people, made in your image

to know life in all its fullness. Amen.


This, then, is the good news: We share in the

promises God made to all people. God who

gave us life gives us new life that we may live

out his love. Thanks be to God. Amen.


Hymn 547 * What a friend we have in Jesus


Psalm 82 OT p. 588 (587)

St. Luke 10:25-37 NT p. 91

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 544 * When I needed a neighbour

SERMON Inconvenient Love

1/3 “You don’t mean him!?”

Hymn 685 * For everyone born, a place

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)


God of grace and compassion, may our gifts

enable your church to be a place where

strangers become friends,

outcasts are welcomed,

seekers receive,

and doubters find faith.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS See also Notices overleaf


Hymn 532 * Lord, you have come to the seashore

(Hymn of the Month, July 2019)


Response: God of justice, show yourself.

The LORD’S PRAYER Hymn 652 Second Form (b)

(Please pray in your own preferred language / version.)

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be

thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be

done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this

day our daily bread; and forgive us our

trespasses as we forgive those who trespass

against us. And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. For thine is the

kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever

and ever. Amen.

Hymn 739 * The Church’s one foundation

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)