Watchword for the Week
So then you are no longer strangers or aliens,
but you are citizens with the saints
and members of the household of God.
(Moravian Daily Texts 2018)
WELCOME and OPENING RESPONSES
(based on 1st Corinthians, Chapter 12)
Leader: Christ is like a single body
which has many parts.
ALL: It is still one body
though every part is different.
Leader: Therefore the foot cannot say,
Men: I am not part of the body;
Leader: nor can the ear say,
Women: I am not part of the body.
Leader: The eye cannot say to the hand,
Men: I don’t need you;
Leader: nor can the head say to the feet,
Women: I don’t need you.
Leader: If one part suffers,
ALL: all parts share the pain.
Leader: If one part is praised,
ALL: all parts share the joy.
Leader: Together we are Christ’s body:
ALL: each one of us is a part of it.
Hymn 624 In Christ there is no east or west
People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)
PRAYER of APPROACH
Hymn 539 I want Jesus to walk with me
(Hymn of the Month, July 2018)
ASSURANCE of FORGIVENESS
Ever present God, you promise us there is no
place we can go where you will not be with us;
no prayers we can offer that you will not hear;
no stumbling words or random thoughts that will
not make sense to you; no empty silence that
will not be filled with our groans and our
pleadings. You are ever near us.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
SHARING GOD’S PEACE
(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)
Ephesians 2:11-22 NT p. 242 (241)
St. Mark 6:30-34 + 53-56 NT p. 53
People may stand for the Gospel reading.
The word of God: Thanks be to God!
Hymn 198 * Let us build a house
SERMON Rev. James Brown
Hymn 594 1-4 Come, Holy Spirit, come!
(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)
The riches we have received we gladly share,
in pursuit of peace in the world.
May your blessing, O God,
go with these gifts, and with each of us,
as hope across borders that would divide.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (See Notices overleaf)
PRAYERS for OTHERS
Sung response: (Hymn 801 *)
Be present with us, O God.
Ubi caritas et amor,
ubi caritas, Deus ibi est.
(Where there is charity and love, God is there.)
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 200 * Christ is made the sure foundation
BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)