Watchword for the Week

Jesus says,

”I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one

comes to the Father except through me”

(John 14:6)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2017)



(Verses from Psalm 31)

I come to you, LORD, for protection;

never let me be defeated.

You are a righteous God; save me, I pray!

Hear me! Save me now!

Be my refuge to protect me;

my defence to save me.

You are my refuge and defence; guide me

and lead me as you have promised.

Keep me safe from the trap that has

been set for me; shelter me from danger.

I place myself in your care.

You will save me, Lord;

you are a faithful God.

I am always in your care;

save me from my enemies,

from those who persecute me.

Look on your servant with kindness;

save me in your constant love!

Hymn 200 * Christ is made the sure foundation

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


Gracious God, as we gather now in this place at

this time, may our senses be alive to your

presence among us. We bring our sight

and our sense of smell, our hearing,

our sense of taste and our touch.

We bring our hearts and minds and spirits.

Open us up to your presence here we pray.

We remember and claim the promise of Jesus

that where two or three gather in his name, he is

there with them, and we believe that through the

Holy Spirit, that promise is fulfilled for us now.

Our worship reminds us of who you are, the

creator God, who made heaven and earth, who

came to us in the person of Jesus, your son to

reveal your mercy and love.

And our worship reminds us of we are –

your children, forgiven, cared for,

and given our purpose in you.

Great giver of life, we confess that when we try

to find our purpose in the things we accomplish,

or the possessions we own or in the labels

others give us, we are disappointed.

So we return to you again and ask you to renew

in us the sense of what you have created us to

  1. In the great stories of the Bible and in the

presence of the living Jesus, help us to rediscover

our deepest calling so that we may

live as your people in a needy world. Amen.


Jesus said, “Do not be troubled. Trust in God.

Trust also in me.” We can trust in Jesus always,

for he offers mercy and forgiveness to us over

and over again. We are forgiven, and loved by

God. Thanks be to God. Amen.


Hymn 204 v. 1+2+5* I am the Church!


(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


1 Peter 2:2-10 NT p. 295 (293)

St. John 14:1-14 NT p. 137

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 259 v. 1+2+5 Beauty for brokenness

(Hymn of the Month, March 2017)

SERMON Rev. James Brown

Hymn 414 Come, you faithful, raise the strain

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)

(Hymn of the Month, May 2017)


We bring ourselves, Creator God: living

stones that you can build into vessels of

healing and transformation for our world.

Use us, and the gifts we bring, to make a

difference in the lives of others.

We pray in Christ’s name. Amen.


Response: You are my strong rock,

my strong rock and my shelter.

The LORD’S PRAYER (Portuguese)

(Please use your preferred language for praying.)

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

Pai nosso, que estais no céu, santificado seja o

Vosso nome; venha a nós o Vosso reino; seja

feita a Vossa vontade, assim na terra como no

céu. O pão nosso de cada dia nos dai hoje;

perdoai-nos as nossas offensas, assim como nós

perdoamos a quuem nos tem ofendido; e não nos

deixeis cair em tentação; mas livrai-nos do mal.

Vosso é o Reino e o Poder e a Glória para

sémpre. Amen.

Hymn 739 * The Church’s one foundation

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)