Duty Elder: Justus Masa Reader: Enid Meredith Organ: Ingeborg Maiwald
Duty Elder: Justus Masa
Reader: Enid Meredith
Organ: Ingeborg Maiwald
Watchword for the Week
Jesus says, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32)
(Moravian Daily Texts 2016)
WELCOME and CALL to WORSHIP
(Based on verses from Psalm 50)
The Almighty God, the LORD, speaks; he calls the whole earth from east to west.
God shines from Zion, the city perfect in its beauty.
Our God is coming, but not in silence; a raging fire is in front of him, a furious storm is around him.
He calls heaven and earth as witnesses to see him judge his people.
He says, “Gather my faithful people to me, those who made a covenant with me.
Let them give thanks and honour me, for I will surely save all who obey me.”
Hymn 130 # Ye servants of God
“Forgotten Favourites” are marked with a hashtag (#)
(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)
PRAYER of APPROACH
In the name of the Father; in the name of the Son; in the name of the Holy Spirit, Three in One:
God, make us holy, Christ, make us holy, Spirit, make us holy, Three, all-holy.
Count us not as nothing, O God; count us not as nothing, O Christ, count us not as nothing, O kind Spirit, nor abandon us to eternal loss.
We confess our sins to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Compassionate God of life, your kindly pardon give: for our careless talk, our broken oath, our empty speech; for all that we have left undone; for all that we have done amiss.
ASSURANCE of FORGIVENESS
Jesus, only begotten Son of God the Father, you gave the blood of your body to save us from the grave; as we receive the word and knowledge of your forgiveness, shield us, encircle us, each day, each night, each dark, each light. Uphold us, be our treasure, our triumph everlasting; strong Son of God most high. Amen.
Hymn 153 * Great is thy faithfulness
People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 NT p. 284 (282)
St. Luke 12:32-40 NT p. 95
People may stand for the Gospel reading.
The word of God: Thanks be to God!
Hymn 237 * Look forward in faith
SERMON Rev. James Brown
APOSTLES’ CREED (No. 628)
Hymn 616 There’s a spirit in the air
(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)
(Hymn of the Month, August 2016)
Each thing we have received came from you. Each thing for which we hope will come from you. Each thing we enjoy is of your giving. Each thing for which we ask comes from your disposing. Amen.
INSTITUTION and THANKSGIVING
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 our thanks and praise.
Living God, we acclaim you, majestic in holiness, worthy of praise, worker of wonders. … Therefore with all your people, and with the whole company of heaven, we praise you in the angels’ hymn:
Hymn 769 * Holy, holy, holy
Now we celebrate the feast of our redemption…
… and is worshipped and glorified with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God for ever. Amen.
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.
BREAKING of BREAD
Jesus, Lamb of God: have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins: have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world: grant us peace.
COMMUNION (please come forward to share)
Hymn 661 Eat this bread, drink this cup;
come to me and never be hungry.
Eat this bread, drink this cup;
trust in me and you will not thirst.
SHARING GOD’S PEACE
Hymn 511 # Your hand, O God, has guided
BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)