Watchword for the Week
If we walk in the light as God is in the light, we have
fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus
his Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
(Moravian Daily Texts 2015)
OPENING RESPONSES (from Psalm 133)
Behold how good and pleasant it is
for God’s people to dwell together in unity!
It is like the precious anointing ointment
running down from Aaron’s head and beard,
running down to the skirts of his garments!
It is like the dew on Mount Hermon, which
descended upon the mountains of Zion.
For there the Lord has promised his blessing –
even life for evermore!
Hymn 153 * Great is thy faithfulness
People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)
PRAYER of APPROACH
Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are
open, all desires known, and from whom no
secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts of our
hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you and worthily
magnify your holy name: through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
Hymn 556 * I need thee every hour
ASSURANCE of FORGIVENESS
(1 John 1:5, 7)
“God is light and there is no darkness at all in
him… If we walk in the light, just as he is in the
light, then we have fellowship with one another,
and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us
from all sin.” Thanks be to God. Amen.
Chorus This little light of mine
This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine; (3x)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!
Jesus is the light, I’m gonna let it shine…
Everywhere I go, I’m gonna let it shine…
Now we share God’s peace…
(Continue singing as we pass the Peace)
SHARING GOD’S PEACE
(Children may gather at the table in the rear of the church)
1 John 1:5 – 2:2 NT p. 303 (300)
Hymn 561 * Blessed assurance
St. John 20:19-31 NT p. 145
People may stand for the Gospel reading.
The Word of God. Thanks be to God!
Hymn 554 * Rock of ages
(Tune: Toplady, Pilgrim Hymnal 358)
SERMON Rev. Dr. Robert Haworth
Joyful Singers “Open the eyes of my heart”
OFFERING Joyful Singers’ medley
(Come forward and place offerings in the basket)
Receive these, our gifts, O God, as a sign of
our belief in the presence of the risen Christ.
We testify that all are included in your reign
of justice and we send our gifts to your
Church and into your world to do good and
serve others. Amen.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (see Notices overleaf)
Hymn 547 * What a friend we have in Jesus
PRAYERS for OTHERS
Response Open our eyes:
to see things your way, Lord.
Solo “The Lord’s Prayer”
Hymn 512 * To God be the glory
Joyful Singers “God be with you will we meet”