Watchword for the Week

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the

glory of his name; give to him glorious praise.

(Psalm 66:1-2)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2017)


INTROIT “Halleluia”


(Verses from Psalm 66)

Praise God with shouts of joy, all people!

Sing to the glory of his name; offer him

glorious praise! Say to God,

How wonderful are the things you do!

Your power is so great that your enemies

bow down in fear before you.

Everyone on earth worships you;

they sing praises to your name.

Come and see what God has done,

his wonderful acts for all people.

He changed the sea into dry land;

our ancestors crossed the river on foot.

There we rejoiced because of what he did.

Praise God, all nations;

let your praise be heard!

Hymn 153 * Great is thy faithfulness

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


All: Eternal and loving God, we come

before you in awe, for you have

promised never to leave us. Even

when we feel most lost and alone,

still you are with us, as comforter,

advocate, and friend. Always help us

to know and celebrate your presence.

Leader: Forgiving God, unseen yet known, we

hear the world speak in power and

greed. Yet we hear you speak to us in

love and grace. May our lives be the

echo of your voice.

All: When we are persuaded by the want

that leads to hurt, the hankering that

leads to greed, the yearning that

leads to selfishness:

Right: forgive us for following the wrong way;

may we turn again and follow you.

All: When we are persuaded by the spin

that becomes truth, the belief that

becomes dogma, the fears that

become intolerance:

Left: forgive us for following the wrong way;

may we turn again and follow you.

Leader: Our God, seeing and forgiving, knowing

and loving,

All: we turn from following the wrong way

and face you with our confessions.

Hear us. Forgive us. Amen.


No one has seen God.

Yet Jesus has shown us God. Jesus is the

assurance of God’s forgiveness. So know,

friends, that through faith in Jesus all our sins

are forgiven. Thanks be to God. Amen.


Chorus * Lord of the dance

Refrain: Dance, then, wherever you may be;

I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,

and I’ll lead you all, wherever you

may be, and I’ll lead you all

in the Dance, said he.


(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


Epistle: 1 Peter 3:13-22 NT p. 297 (295)

Gospel: St. John 14:15-21 NT p. 138

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 443 * He is Lord! He is Lord!

SERMON Rev. Dr. Robert Haworth

Hymn 414 Come, you faithful, raise the strain

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)

(Hymn of the Month, May 2017)


Eternal God, whose children we are, receive

these gifts we offer. May they help to bring

others closer to you and work for love,

justice, and peace in our world. Amen

ANNOUNCEMENTS (See Notices overleaf)



(sung response: Hymn 805)

Lord, our God:

Your will be done on earth, O Lord.

The LORD’S PRAYER (Lithuanian)

(Please use your preferred language for praying.)

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

Téve musu esi danguje’.

Teesie šventas tavo Vardas.

Teateinie tavo karalysté.

Teesie tavo valia, kaip danguje,

taip ir ant `z´emés. Kasdienés musu duonos

duok mums šiandien. Ir atleisk mums musu

kaltes, kaip ir mes atleid`z´iame savo

kaltininkams. Ir nevesk mus i pagunda, bet

gelbék mus nuo pikto. Amen.

Hymn 516 * We are marching in the light…

1) We are marching in the light of God

2) Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkos

3) We are singing… 4) We are dancing…

5) Siyahamb’…

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)