Watchword for the Week

The Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations.

(Psalm 100:5)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2017)



(Verses from Psalm 116)

I love the LORD, because he hears me;

he listens to my prayers.

He listens to me every time I call to him.

What can I offer the LORD

for all his goodness to me?

I will bring a wine offering to the LORD,

to thank him for saving me.

In the assembly of all his people

I will give him what I have promised.

I am your servant, Lord;

I serve you, just as my mother did.

You saved me from death.

I will give you a sacrifice of thanksgiving

and offer my prayer to you.

In the assembly of all your people,

in the sanctuary of your Temple,

I will give you what I have promised.

Praise the LORD!

Hymn 175 * Praise, I will praise you, Lord

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


From “A Wee Worship Book” (Wild Goose Resource Group)

From before the world began

and after the end of eternity, you are God.

From the sea bursting from its womb

to the wind ceasing from its chase, you are God.

In the vastness of the universe and

the forgotten corners of our hearts, you are God.

You are our God, and we bless you.

Because the world is beautiful,

and beauty is a tender thing,

and we are caretakers of creation,

we need you, God. We need you, God.

Because human knowledge seems endless,

“the world is our oyster”,

and we do not know what we do not know,

we need you, God. We need you, God.

Because we can live without you

and are free to go against you

and could worship our wisdom alone,

we need you, God. We need you, God.

Because you came among us

and sat beside us,

and heard us speak and saw us ignore you,

and healed our pain and let us wound you,

and loved us to the end

and triumphed over all our hatred

we need you, God. We need you, God.

Because you, not we, are God,

we need you, God. We need you, God.



Listen, for the God who created us says,

“Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by name: you are mine. You

are precious to me. I love you, I honour you,

I am with you.” Thanks be to God. Amen.

Hymn 191 * Do not be afraid



(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


Genesis 18:1-15 OT p. 17

St. Matthew 9:35 – 10:8 NT p. 14

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 665 One bread, one body, one Lord

(Hymn of the Month, June 2017)

SERMON Pastorin Birgit Weinbrenner

Hymn 527 * Lord, make us servants

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)


Maker of all, we are your children,

the creatures of your kindness,

the bearers of your image.

This day, we will walk by your light, follow

your Son, and live by your Spirit.

This day, we will not offer to you offerings

that cost us nothing. For this is the day that

the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be

glad in it. Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (See Notices overleaf)


Response: You, O Lord,

you are our hope and joy.


(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 519 * Love divine, all loves excelling

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)