Watchword for the Week
I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters;
in the midst of the congregation, I will praise you.
(Moravian Daily Texts 2015)
WELCOME and CALL to WORSHIP
When the LORD brought us back to Jerusalem,
it was like a dream!
How we laughed, how we sang for joy!
Then the other nations said about us,
“The LORD did great things for them.”
Indeed he did great things for us;
How happy we were!
LORD, make us prosperous again, just as the
rain brings water back to dry riverbeds.
Let those who wept as they sowed their seed
gather the harvest with joy!
Those who wept as they went out carrying the
seed will come back singing for joy,
as they bring in the harvest.
Hymn 233 * Come, you thankful people, come
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PRAYER of APPROACH
Choir “Almighty God, who hast me brought”
Thomas Ford (1580-1648)
WORDS of ASSURANCE
God pours out mercy until our hearts overflow.
God’s hope is more than we can ever imagine.
Thank you, God, for wonder, for joy, for new
life, for all good gifts. Amen.
SHARING GOD’S PEACE