Watchword for the Week

Cast all your anxiety on him,

because he cares for you.

(1 Peter 5:7)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2017)



(Verses from Psalm 68 – New Living Translation)

Let the godly rejoice.

Let them be glad in God’s presence.

Let them be filled with joy.

Sing praises to God and to his name!

Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.

His name is the LORD

rejoice in his presence!

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows –

this is God, whose dwelling is holy.

God places the lonely in families;

he sets the prisoners free

and gives them joy.

Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth.

Sing praises to the LORD. Sing to the one

who rides across the ancient heavens,

his mighty voice thundering from the sky.

Tell everyone about God’s power.

His majesty shines down on Israel;

his strength is mighty in the heavens.

God is awesome in his sanctuary.

The God of Israel gives

power and strength to his people.

Hymn 286 * Tell out, my soul, the greatness…

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


As we worship together, O God,

may we live together.

As we live together, O God,

may we witness together.

As we witness together, O God,

may we journey together.

As we journey together, O God,

may we meet together.

As we meet together, O God,

may we worship together.

And may our worship be in you, O God,

as you are in us.

Hymn 522 v. 1+2* The Church is wherever…

Holy God, your Son our Saviour prayed

for his disciples that they might be one, as you

and he are one. Make us one, we pray.

We confess our divisions and dissensions

and the disunity we have created

within the Body of Christ.

We have not loved one another

as Christ has loved us.

We have failed to put past wrongs behind us

or seek reconciliation and healing.

Forgive our sinful thoughts and actions;

help us to start anew; and sanctify us in the truth

of your living Word, our Saviour Jesus Christ.



Here are words you may trust, words that merit

full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the

world to save sinners. To all who confess their

sins and resolve to lead a new life he says: Your

sins are forgiven, and he also says: Follow me.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

Hymn 522 v. 3+4* The Church is wherever…



(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


Acts 1:6-14 NT p. 148

St. John 7:37-39 NT p. 127

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 448 * Shine, Jesus, shine!

SERMON Pastorin Stefani Haferung

Hymn 414 Come, you faithful, raise the strain

(Offerings are gathered and brought forward)

(Hymn of the Month, May 2017)


For all the gifts we have been given,

we give thanks: The gift of your love,

the gift of Jesus, the gift of life everlasting.

We acknowledge our mission to serve and

so we bring what we can that others may

know your love, too. We pray as the family of

Christ, keen to follow in his Way. Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (See Notices overleaf)


Response: Holy God,

may we live with your life in us.


(Please use your preferred language for praying.)

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

Onze Vader, die in de hemelen zijt,

geheiligd zij uw naam, uw rijk kome. Uw wil

geschiede, op aarde als in de hemel. Geef

ons heden ons dagelijkse brood. En vergeef

ons onze schulden, gelijk ook wij vergeven

aan onze schuldenaren. En leid ons niet in

bekoring, maar verlos ons van het kwade.

Want van U is het Koningrijk en de kracht en

de heerlijkheid in eeuwigheid. Amen.

Hymn 443 * He is Lord, he is Lord

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)