It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises
to your name, O Most High. (Psalm 92:1)
(Moravian Daily Texts 2018)
WELCOME and CALL to WORSHIP
(Verses from Psalm 20 – New International Version)
May the LORD answer you
when you are in distress;
may the name of the
God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he answers them from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name
of the LORD our God.
Hymn 175 * Praise, I will praise you, Lord
People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)
PRAYER of APPROACH
God, you are the gardener of all creation.
You planted this world with the seeds of your
love and grow them with your faithfulness.
We are your harvest;
we find our meaning and sustenance in you.
May our minds listen to you calling;
may our hearts be attuned to your will;
may our feet follow you in the world,
through Jesus Christ,
the Word become flesh. Amen.
Holy God, the parable of the mustard seed
teaches us that a little faith can produce
great work in your kingdom.
Yet we are too timid to bear
the fruit of your righteousness,
for we walk by sight and not by faith.
Forgive us, Lord;
we do not uphold the poor and oppressed;
we do not advocate for the
powerless or the voiceless;
we do not sacrifice ourselves
for the needs of our neighbours.
Renew us with the love of Christ
so that we live no longer for ourselves,
but for Christ who became
the seed of your righteousness in us.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Hymn 417 Now the green blade rises
WORDS of AFFIRMATION
If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
everything old has passed away;
see, everything has become new!
Praise be to God for the mercy and grace
that forgives our sins. Alleluia. Amen.
SHARING GOD’S PEACE
(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)
1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 OT p. 281 (280)
St. Mark 4:26-34 NT p. 50
People may stand for the Gospel reading.
The word of God: Thanks be to God!
Hymn 233 * Come, you thankful people, come
SERMON Pastorin Stefani Haferung
Hymn 235 God is working his purpose out
(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)
(Hymn of the Month, June 2018)
Bless, O God, the gifts that we bring this
day, that they may be a sign of our
commitment to your kingdom and a pledge
of our love for you and your world.
Multiply the work done by our time,
treasures, and talents, that your presence
and compassion may be known
in all the earth. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (See Notices overleaf)
PRAYERS for OTHERS
Response: Lord of heaven:
let the kingdom grow.
The LORD’S PRAYER
(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 530 * One more step along the world
BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)