Watchword for the Week
So let us not grow weary in doing what is right.
(Moravian Daily Texts 2016)
WELCOME and CALL to WORSHIP
(Based on verses from Psalm 30)
I praise you, LORD, because you have saved me.
I cried out to you for help, O LORD my God,
and you restored my life.
Sing praises to the LORD, all his faithful people!
Remember what the Holy One has done,
and give him thanks!
His anger lasts only a moment,
his goodness for a lifetime.
Tears may flow in the night,
but joy comes in the morning.
You have changed my sadness into a joyful
dance; you have taken away my sorrow
and surrounded me with joy.
I will therefore not be silent;
I will sing praise to you.
LORD, you are my God,
I will give you thanks for ever.
Hymn 159 Lord, for the years…
(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)
PRAYER of ADORATION and CONFESSION
God of good news,
your kingdom has come near to us, and so we
You have shown us your love,
your glory, your compassion;
you have healed us, inspired us,
and called us your own.
We have such good news to proclaim –
Good news which has the power
to transform our world.
And yet so often we grow weary,
we stumble and fall,
we fail to believe in your promises,
we give up when times get tough.
Forgive us when we are fearful;
renew us when we are tired;
show us again where you would have us go.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Hymn 641 * Seek ye first the kingdom of God
People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)
DECLARATION of FORGIVENESS
God is your strength and your helper,
the one who transforms mourning to dancing,
who brings you up from the depths.
who clothes you in righteousness.
In Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
Thanks be to God! Amen!
Galatians 6:7-16 NT p. 239 (238)
St. Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 NT p. 90
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 Rev. James Brown
Hymn 710 * ‘I have a dream’, a man once said
(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)
Lord Jesus Christ, we long to find in
ourselves a passion like yours for the Father
and a love like yours for humankind.
May your Spirit dwell within us,
and your compassion move in our hearts,
that the driving force of our being
may be the pure flame of your love.
We ask it in your name and for your sake.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (see Notices overleaf)
PRAYERS for OTHERS
Response: Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to us:
O Lord, be our helper.
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.
The Lord be with you, and also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give God thanks and praise.
It is right to praise you… with all who love Jesus
and honour his name we praise you, singing the
hymn of your everlasting glory:
Hymn 769 * Holy, holy, holy
BREAKING the BREAD
INVITATION and COMMUNION
(Please come forward to share)
SHARING GOD’S PEACE
Hymn 251 * I, the Lord of sea and sky
BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)