Watchword for the Week

Lay aside immaturity, and live,

and walk in the way of insight.

(Proverbs 9:6)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2018)



(Verses from Psalm 111 – New Revised Standard Version)

Praise the LORD! I will give thanks

to the LORD with my whole heart, in the

company of the upright, in the congregation.

Great are the works of the LORD,

studied by all who delight in them.

Full of honour and majesty is his work,

and his righteousness endures forever.

He has gained renown by his wonderful

deeds; the LORD is gracious and merciful.

He provides food for those who fear him;

he is ever mindful of his covenant.

The works of his hands are faithful and just;

all his precepts are trustworthy.

He sent redemption to his people;

he has commanded his covenant forever.

Holy and awesome is his name.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;

all those who practice it have a good

understanding. His praise endures forever.

Hymn 175 * Praise, I will praise you, Lord

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


God of life, do not darken the light to us.

God of life, do not limit your joy in us.

God of life, do not shut your door to us.

God of life, do not refuse us your mercy.

O God of life, eternity cannot hold you,

nor can our little words catch

the magnificence of your kindness.

Yet in the space of our small hearts and in

silence you can come close and repair us.


O God of life, grant us your forgiveness

for our careless thoughts,

for our thoughtless deeds,

for our empty speech

and the words with which we wounded.


O God of life, grant us your forgiveness

for our false desires,

for our hateful actions,

for our wastefulness

and for all we left untended.


O loving Christ,

hanged on a tree yet risen in the morning,

scatter the sin from our souls

as the mist from the hills;

begin what we do,

inform what we say,

redeem who we are.

In you we place our hope,

our great hope, our living hope,

this day and for evermore.


Hymn 256 May the God of hope go with us

(Hymn of the Month, August 2018)


The peace of God, the peace of God’s people,

the peace of Mary mild, the loving one,

and of Christ, King of human hearts,

God’s own peace …

Be upon each thing our eyes take in;

be upon each thing our ears take in;

be upon our bodies which come from earth;

be upon our souls which come from heaven,

evermore and evermore. Amen.


Hymn 169 * Praise the Lord with the sound


(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


Ephesians 5:15-20 NT p. 244

St. John 6:51-58 NT p. 125

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 185 * Come, children, join and sing

SERMON Rev. James Brown

Hymn 510 * Jesus calls us here to meet him

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)


Father of mercies, receive the offerings

which, out of the thankfulness of our hearts,

we present to you in devotion to your most

holy name; receive us by your Spirit that our

gifts may be signs of our consecration and

willingness to serve you; through Jesus

Christ, your Son, our Lord. Amen.


Lord, in your mercy, hear our 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 159 Lord, for the years your love

(Hymn of the Month, August 2012)

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)