Watchword for the Week:
The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger
and abounding in steadfast love.
(Psalm 145:8, NRSV)
(Moravian Daily Texts)


Introduction & Welcome:

Hymn: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Church Hymnary, No. 124)

Reading: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Reflection: We sang a dirge and you did not mourn

Hymn: I, the Lord of sea and sky (Church Hymnary, No. 251)

Prayers for Others

Blessing & More:


During the summer months, a Bible study series is planned on the Parables in Matthew’s Gospel. Sessions will be online, with the option of outdoor sessions for those who prefer to meet in person. The scheduled start for the series is in July (i.e. this month). Please contact Pastor Jimmy if you are interested in participating. More information will be available soon.

Sanctuary First is a Scottish-based pioneer digital ministry that is passionate about developing new ways for people to connect with God, spirituality, and one another. Visit the website for daily worship, prayers, pastoral guidance, and other resources.

The World Council of Churches’ ecumenical prayer cycle this week’s focuses on the North-East African countries Eritrea and Ethiopia.
The Pauluskirche is still not open for gathered worship, but it remains open from Tuesday to Friday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. till noon for individual and private prayer. Please observe standard precautions such as physical distancing when you enter the church.

Our weekly offerings during worship are our congregation’s main source of income. The corona crisis has put a stop to this, so please consider making donations by bank transfer in order that the ECC may continue to cover ongoing costs. Bank account details are shown below. Thank you.



Bank Account “Englische Gemeinde”
IBAN: DE89 4305 0001 0001 4132 36
(Sparkasse Bochum)

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