Watchword for the Week
So then, you are no longer strangers and aliens,
but you are citizens with the saints and
members of the household of God.
(Moravian Daily Texts 2015)
WELCOME and CALL to WORSHIP
God’s Word comes freely,
offering life in all its fullness;
May we be open to receive
what He longs to give us.
God calls us by name,
inviting us to walk ‘the narrow way’;
May we be willing to follow
wherever His spirit leads.
God assures us He is with us
every step of the journey;
May we trust His promise
and know His presence among us.
Hymn 530 * One more step along the world
People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)
PRAYER of APPROACH
In the quiet of the morning
and the peace of this holy place,
we call to mind, O God, that you are humbly,
invisibly present in the life of the world,
and with us in and through and under
all experience of living.
You are the beyond in the midst,
the other who meets us on the way,
the kindly light that draws us to each other.
You are the love that underpins all human loving,
the love that bears all things,
endures all things and hopes all things,
the love that never gives up on us
and refuses to let us go.
This we know through him
who is your way of being in the world,
Jesus from Nazareth, the man for others.
He seeks to lead us to that abundant life
which is your purpose for all of our living,
so may we fix our eyes on him,
take his yoke upon us and learn from him.
We gather here again to immerse ourselves in
his story, so that the story of who we are
cannot be told apart from his influence upon
our lives, and the story of who we may yet
become is open to his creative, life giving spirit,
today and all the days of our lives,
for your love’s sake. Amen.
WORDS of ASSURANCE
With peace, Christ has broken down the walls
that divide; we are reconciled to God and
integrated into God’s household as forgiven
people. This will be our strength as we join
together to build a loving community of faith.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
Hymn * Bind us together, Lord (SGP 13)
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together
with cords that cannot be broken.
Bind us together, Lord, bind us together,
O bind us together with love.
There is only one God. There is only one King.
There is only one body; that is why we sing:
SHARING GOD’S PEACE
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