Today’s worship team:

Preacher: Pastorin Stefani Haferung

Duty elder: Justus Masa

Reader: Eric Obimdi

Organ: Ingeborg Maiwald

Watchword for the Week

We know that a person is justified not by the

works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ.

(Galatians 2:16)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2016)



We gather today in the presence of the God of

relationships, who invites us into community.

We gather today in the presence of the God of

love, who grants us ears to hear.

We gather today in the presence of the God of

justice, who grants us courage to act and

speak when we see a need.

Come, let us worship God.

Hymn 623 * Here in this place / Gather us in

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


Welcoming God, as another day breaks,

we come together into this space and we are all

welcome. From different places we come,

in the whole creation you come

and we know your Spirit is here.

May we travel together through this new day.

There are many resources in our world, yet

there is little equality with how they are shared.

Forgive us, we pray.

There are times when we move in

and take that which was not given to us.

Forgive us, we pray.

When we believe that our need is greater or we

are more deserving, forgive us, we pray.

When we choose to ignore the cries of the

oppressed, forgive us, we pray.

When it is easier to turn our backs than stand

with those working for justice,

forgive us, we pray.

Help us to be more like Jesus, who called the

little ones to come to him because that is part of

the realm of God. Help us be justice makers and

stand with and on behalf of all who are

oppressed, downtrodden, and ignored. Amen.


Hymn 564 Jesus loves me


We are loved – even when we don’t take a

stand as we should. We are loved – when we

make mistakes or turn our backs. We are loved

– through all our weakness. We are loved!

Thanks be to God. Amen.


(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


Galatians 2:15-21 NT p. 235

St. Luke 7:36 – 8:3 NT p. 85

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 800 * Thuma mina (Send me, Lord)

(Hymn of the Month, June 2016)

SERMON Pastorin Stefani Haferung

(Ev. Pauluskirche)

Hymn 172 * Sing for God’s glory

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)


God of justice,

as we bring you our offering today,

we bring more than our money.

As we move through our community

give us hearts to hear the cries of need.

As we see news-stories of the marginalized,

help us speak out against injustice.

In response to your grace,

may we offer all we can to all your creation.




Work in us, Lord:

work in us for good.

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, and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn 685 * For everyone born a place

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)