Watchword for the Week

The Lord is good to all, and his compassion is over all

that he has made. (Psalm 145:9)

(Moravian Daily Texts 2014)



This is the place and this is the time;

here and now God waits

to break into our experience:

to change our minds,

to change our lives,

to change our ways.

To make us see the world

and the whole of life in a new light.

To fill us with hope, joy,

and certainty for the future.

This is the place, as are all places;

this is the time, as are all times.

O God of this place and every place;

God of this time and all time;

here and now, we praise you.

Hymn 623 Here in this place / Gather us in

(Hymn of the Month, November 2012)

(Children may gather at the large table for Kids’ Church)


In the name of the Father;

in the name of the Son;

in the name of the Holy Spirit, Three in One:

God, make us holy,

Christ, make us holy,

Spirit, make us holy, Three, all-holy.

Count us not as nothing, O God;

count us not as nothing, O Christ,

count us not as nothing, O kind Spirit,

nor abandon us to eternal loss.

We confess our sins to you,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Compassionate God of life,

your kindly pardon give:

for our careless talk,

our broken oath, our empty speech;

for all that we have left undone;

for all that we have done amiss.


Jesus, only begotten Son of God the Father, you

gave the blood of your body to save us from the

grave; as we receive the word and knowledge of

your forgiveness, shield us, encircle us, each

day, each night, each dark, each light. Uphold

us, be our treasure, our triumph everlasting;

strong Son of God most high. Amen.

Hymn 106 Bring to the Lord a glad new song

(Hymn of the Month, August 2014)


Genesis 32:22-31 OT p. 35

St. Matthew 14:13-21 NT p. 22

People may stand for the Gospel reading.

The word of God: Thanks be to God!

Hymn 212 * Morning has broken

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

SERMON Rev. James Brown

The APOSTLES’ CREED (Hymnary No. 628)

Hymn 673 * Let us talents and tongues employ

(Offerings are gathered)

Hymn 807 * Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise him, all creatures here below;

Praise him above, ye heavenly hosts;

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

(Offerings are brought forward)


Each thing we have received came from you.

Each thing for which we hope will come from

you. Each thing we enjoy is of your giving.

Each thing for which we ask comes from

your disposing. Amen.


The Lord be with you, and also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

… with the whole company of heaven we praise

you in the angels’ hymn:

Hymn 769 * Holy, holy, holy

Now we celebrate the feast of our redemption…

… and is worshipped and glorified with you and

the Holy Spirit, one God for ever. Amen.

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.


Jesus, Lamb of God: have mercy on us.

Jesus, bearer of our sins: have mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world: grant us peace.

COMMUNION (please come forward to share)

Hymn 661 Eat this bread, drink this wine;

come to me and never be hungry.

Eat this bread, drink this cup;

trust in me and you will not thirst.



Hymn 266 God the Omnipotent!

BLESSING and Threefold Amen (No. 819)