Watchword for the Week

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,

so that everyone who believes in him may not perish

but may have eternal life.

(John 3:16)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2017)


ENTRY CHORUSES (all standing)

  1. 1. Dependable, reliable God (2x)

I will do as you say,

you are worthy to be praised,

dependable, reliable God.

  1. The most Excellency is Jesus,

Shout Hallelujah, Amen! (2x)

  1. He is a miracle working God. (2x)

He is the Alpha and the Omega,

He is a miracle working God. Alleluia!


(Verses from Psalm 121)

I lift up my eyes to the hills

from where will my help come?

My help comes from God,

who made heaven and earth.

God will not let your foot be moved.

The one who keeps you will not slumber.

The one who keeps Israel

will neither slumber nor sleep.

God is your keeper,

your shade at your right hand.

The sun will not strike you by day,

nor the moon by night.

God will keep you from all evil.

God will keep your life.

God will keep your going out and your


in from this time on and forevermore.

Hymn 154 * How great thou art

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


Lord God you are here,

you are everywhere we go.

Lord God, you guide us; you protect us.

You are wherever we go.

Lord, we need you, we trust you.

You are wherever we go.

Lord, we love you, we praise you.

You are wherever we go.

Lord God, you love us

more than there are stars in the sky.

We praise you that you care for us

more than there are planets in space.

Your devotion to us is bigger

than the universe itself.

And so this day and always,

we praise and worship you,

honour and serve you, trust and love you.


Hear these words, as if from Jesus himself:

Thank you for talking with me; I have listened to

your questions and concerns. You have heard

my words and my word to you is this: you are

forgiven. For I have been sent into the world not

to condemn it but to save it and I have come to

save you, my child. Receive this forgiveness

and may my spirit birth new life within you.

Thanks be to God. Amen.



Spirit of God in the clear running water,

Blowing to greatness the trees on the hill –

Spirit of God in the finger of morning,

Fill the earth, bring it to birth,

and blow where You will.

Blow, blow, blow till I be,

but breath of the Spirit blowing in me.


(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 NT p. 191

St. John 3:1-17 NT p. 119

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 259 v. 1+2 Beauty for brokenness!

(Hymn of the Month, March 2017)

SERMON Rev. Dr. Robert Haworth

Hymn 555 * Amazing grace

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)


Most merciful and gracious God, from whose

bounty we have all received, accept these

offerings, that they may support your Church

and promote peace and goodwill among all

people, as Jesus taught and lived. Amen.


Sung response (Hymn 805)

O God, may your kingdom come!

Your will be done on earth, O Lord.

The LORD’S PRAYER (sung as a solo)

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

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 251 * Here I am, Lord

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)