Watchword for the Week Jesus says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) (Moravian Daily Texts 2018)
Watchword for the Week
Jesus says, “My grace is sufficient for you,
for power is made perfect in weakness.”
(2 Corinthians 12:9)
(Moravian Daily Texts 2018)
WELCOME and CALL to WORSHIP
(Verses from Psalm 48 – New International Version)
God is the LORD and most worthy of praise,
in the city of God, his most holy mountain.
It is beautiful in its loftiness,
the joy of the whole earth.
Within your temple, O God,
we meditate on your unfailing love.
Like your name, O God, your praise
reaches to the ends of the earth;
your right hand is filled with righteousness.
Walk around Zion, go round her, count her
towers, consider well her ramparts, that you
may tell of them to the next generation.
For this God is our God for ever and ever;
he will be our guide even to the end.
Hymn 356 * Meekness and majesty
People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)
PRAYER of APPROACH
… the narrow road, we have often stumbled.
By the power of your Spirit, set us on our feet,
take from us the burdens of our wrongs,
and empower us to live as you will for us.
This we ask, trusting in the forgiveness of
Jesus Christ, our certain hope. Amen.
Hymn 493 * It’s me, it’s me, O Lord
ASSURANCE of FORGIVENESS
Hear and believe this good news:
Jesus, the Christ, son of Mary, Son of the Most
High God, was broken and poured out for our
salvation. In Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
Hymn 204 * I am the Church!
I am the Church! You are the Church!
We are the Church together!
All who follow Jesus, all around the world,
yes, we’re the Church together.
celebrating the lives of Favour and Ruth Okonkwo
MEDLEY of CHORUSES
SHARING GOD’S PEACE
(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)
2 Corinthians 12:2-10 NT p. 231
St. Mark 6:1-13 NT p. 52
People may stand for the Gospel reading.
The word of God: Thanks be to God!
Hymn 539 I want Jesus to walk with me
(Hymn of the Month, July 2018)
SERMON Rev. James Brown
Hymn 516 * We are marching in the light
INVITATION to the OFFERING
OFFERING (You are invited to bring offerings to
the basket at the front steps and present them there)
Gracious God, Three in One,
we thank you for the suffering and longsuffering
love of Jesus Christ,
and for your presence with us
in times of joy and of sorrow,
sickness and health,
faithfulness and brokenness.
We bring these offerings
as signs of our gratitude
and as tools in the ministry of the church.
Use them and us to make known
the good news of your healing love
and renewing power,
in the name of Jesus Christ.
NOTICES and PRAYERS for OTHERS
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 646 Forth in the peace of Christ we go
BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)