Today’s worship team:

Preacher: Rev. Mokoko Simon Elive

Azire PC, Bamenda, Cameroon

Duty Elder: Derick Fonjong

Reader: Michelle Mizuno-Wiedner

Music: Ingeborg Maiwald (Organ)

ECC Choir / Dani Simanjuntak

Joyful Singers



Watchword for the Week

Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time

is favourable or unfavourable; convince, rebuke, and

encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching.

(2 Timothy 4:2)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2016)



(Psalm 119:97-104)

How I love your law!

I think about it all day long

Your commandment is with me all the time

and makes me wiser than my enemies.

I understand more than all my teachers,

because I meditate on your instructions.

I have greater wisdom than those who are

old, because I obey your commands.

I have avoided all evil conduct,

because I want to obey your word.

I have not neglected your instructions,

for you yourself are my teacher.

How sweet is the taste of your instructions –

sweeter even than honey!

I gain wisdom from your laws,

and so I hate all bad conduct.

Hymn 251 * I, the Lord of sea and sky

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


God, you call us to see and hear and understand;

to open our eyes and ears and hearts;

to be aware. Forgive us for our false pride and

complacency, for our unthinking consumerism.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Forgive us for our insularity,

for our reluctance to accept new ways.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Forgive us for our complaining,

for growing bitter and sorry for ourselves,

for becoming hardened and indifferent

to the pain of others.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

God, make us aware; make us repentant. We

turn to you; heal us of our privileged blindness,

and make us whole. Amen.

Hymn 267 Blest be God for ever

(Hymn of the Month, October 2016)

WORDS of ASSURANCE (responsive)

In the midst of hunger and war,

we celebrate the promise

of plenty and peace.

In the midst of oppression and tyranny,

we celebrate the promise

of service and freedom.

In the midst of doubt and despair,

we celebrate the promise

of faith and hope.

In the midst of fear and betrayal,

we celebrate the promise

of joy and loyalty.

In the midst of hatred and death,

we celebrate the promise

of love and life.

In the midst of sin and decay,

we celebrate the promise

of salvation and renewal.

In the midst of death on every side,

we celebrate the promise

of the living Christ.

CHOIR ANTHEM Praise His Holy Name!

Keith Hampton



(Children may join the Kids’ Church programme)


Jeremiah 31:27-34 OT p. 767 (768)

2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5 NT p. 269 (268)

Hymn 779 * Listen now for the gospel

St. Luke 18:1-8 NT p. 103

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 720 There is a longing in our hearts

(Hymn of the Month, July 2016)

SERMON Rev. Simon Elive Mokoko

(Azire Presbyterian Church, Bamenda, Cameroon)

Hymn 528 * Make me a channel of your peace

OFFERING Joyful Singers Medley

Please bring your offerings forward and place

them in the basket at the sanctuary steps.


Forgiven and freed, we live by love and in

love bring our offerings to you, O God.

Multiply these gifts to build justice, make

community, spread hope and peace where

there is little now.

And so may Christ truly find faith on earth

and in us. Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS (See Notices overleaf)


Lord, in your mercy: hear our prayer.

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, and the power, and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn 146 * From all that dwell below the skies

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)