Watchword for the Week

For no one can lay any foundation other than the one

that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.

(1 Corinthians 3:11)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2017)



(Psalm 119:33-40) … the 5th letter = ה (He)

Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees;

then I will keep them to the end.

Give me understanding, and I will keep

your law and obey it with all my heart.

Direct me in the path of your commands,

for there I find delight.

Turn my heart towards your statutes

and not towards selfish gain.

Turn my eyes away from worthless things;

renew my life according to your word.

Fulfil your promise to your servant,

so that you may be feared.

Take away the disgrace I dread,

for your laws are good.

How I long for your precepts!

Renew my life in your righteousness.

Hymn 212 * Morning has broken

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


Journeying God, you give us a map for our

journey with a road over the mountains

and a path beside the cool waters.

You give us a map

with a road that leads to life.

Forgive us when we turn aside from your way

when we prefer to take shortcuts,

when our eyes deceive us, and we are

taken in by the vanities of the world.

Turn our hearts to you, we pray,

and away from temptation.

Fill us with compassion

for our companions on the way.

Come to our aid

when we are weak,

when we are weary,

when we lose our way.

Wherever we walk, guide us;

wherever we walk, guard us,

for our heart’s longing is for you,

and in your righteousness we find life.



God loves us and teaches us to love even

imperfect people like ourselves. May we

therefore seek to love all those around us.

God teaches us to deny ourselves, even walking

the extra mile with us. May we therefore seek

to give ourselves to others as generously as

Jesus has been given to us. Amen.



(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


Leviticus 19:1-2 + 9-18 OT p. 118

Chorus * Dependable, reliable God

Dependable, reliable God. (2x)

I will do as you say; you are worthy to be

praised, dependable, reliable God.

St. Matthew 5:38-48 NT p. 8

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 97 * O God, you search me

(Hymn of the Month, February 2017)

SERMON Rev. James Brown

Hymn 528 * Make me a channel of your peace

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)


In a world where many leave their homes to

seek a place of safety, give us a spirit of

welcome and generosity. In a world where

many suffer from violence, give us the hearts

of peacemakers. In a world where many live in

poverty, open our hands to share. Open our

hearts to love friends and strangers, the

loving and the unkind, the angry and the

hurt, the suffering and the good. In Jesus’

name. Amen.


Sung response (Hymn 805)

Lord of Creation, let your kingdom come!

Your will be done on earth, O Lord.

The LORD’S PRAYER (French)

(Please use your preferred language for praying.)

English words at: Hymn 652, Second Form (b)

Notre Père qui es aux cieux, que ton nom

soit sanctifié, que ton règne vienne, que ta

volonté soit faite, sur la terre comme au ciel.

Donne-nous aujourd’hui notre pain de ce

jour. Pardonne-nous nos offenses, comme

nous pardonnons aussi à ceux qui nous ont

offensés. Et ne nous soumets pas à la

tentation, mais délivre-nous du mal.

Car c’est à toi qu’appartiennent le règne, la

puissance et la gloire pour les siècles des

siècles. Ainsi soit-il.

Hymn 739 * The Church’s one foundation

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)