Watchword for the Week
Jesus says, “Sanctify them in the truth;
your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
(Moravian Daily Texts 2015)
WORDS of WELCOME
CALL to WORSHIP (from Psalm 1)
Blessed are those
who reject the advice of the wicked,
who do not follow the path of sinners,
nor sit in the seat of scoffers.
Instead, they delight in the Law of the Lord,
and meditate on it day and night.
They are like trees planted by streams of water,
yielding fruit in its season,
and whose leaves do not wither.
They succeed in everything they do.
Hymn 157 * Sing of the Lord’s goodness
People’s Choice Hymns are marked with an asterisk (*)
PRAYER of APPROACH and CONFESSION
Eternal God, we come to you with hungry hearts
waiting to be filled with the sense of your
presence; waiting to be filled with the touch
of your Spirit; waiting to be filled with new
energy for service.
Come to us, we pray.
Be with us. Touch us. Empower us as your
people that we might worship you here
and act in the world for Jesus’ sake.
Gracious and most merciful God,
we confess what seems always with us:
broken things within us that never seem to
mend, empty places within us that always
seem to ache, buds within us that never
seem to blossom.
O God of grace, help us to accept ourselves:
mend us, fill us, make us bloom.
For all these things we give you the glory,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
WORDS of ASSURANCE
People of God, let all that would stand in the
way of a restored and happy life be like chaff
blown away by the wind. For God is with you
and you are God’s beloved children. Peace be
with you. Thanks be to God. Amen.
Hymn 169 Praise the Lord with…
(Hymn of the Month, May 2015)
SHARING GOD’S PEACE
(Children may leave for Kids’ Church in the halls next door)
1 John 5:1-5 NT p. 307 (304)
Hymn 577 * Christ be beside me