Worship at Home

Worship for the Week Beginning 10th October 2021

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Sunday 10th October

Local Preacher Angela McNally has prepared this week’s message

This short act of worship is for use from home.  Please use this service whenever you like during the week.

Pause to settle yourself in God’s presence, knowing that other people are sharing in worship with you.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Call to Worship:


O Lord, you have always been our home.
Fill us each day with your constant love,
so that we may sing and be glad all our life.

StF 489 All I once held dear

All I once held dear, built my life upon
all this world reveres, and wars to own
all I once thought gain I have counted loss
Spent and worthless now, compared to this.

Knowing You, Jesus
knowing you,
there is no greater thing
You’re my all, you’re the best
you’re my joy, my righteousness
And I love You, Lord.

Now my heart’s desire is to know you more,
to be found in you and known as yours
To possess by faith what I could not earn,
all-surpassing gift of righteousness.
Refrain


Oh, to know the power of your risen life
and to know you in your sufferings,
To become like you in your death, my Lord
so with you to live and never die.

Prayers of praise, adoration & repentance


Dear Lord, heavenly Father, we come before you to worship and praise you, and as we set aside this time to be with you, feeling you are near, we bring to mind with joy all that you are to us, and we are to you. You have given us so much in our lives and we offer thanks to you for all the many blessings you have given us, especially the most precious of gifts, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus.
Help us to remember with gratitude that sacrifice, and in remembering help us to always feel the love you have for each and every one of us.   

As we offer you our praise and thanks it is with sorrow that we bow our heads to confess the times when we have let you down. Times when we have said, done or thought unkind things. Help us merciful Father to think before we speak, before we act.

Help us to control our emotions and to be kinder and more thoughtful, and worthy of the name Christian.  In the name of Jesus we offer these our prayers. 

AMEN.

 

Prayers of intercession:

Dear Lord, merciful God, we bring to you our prayers for all people everywhere. We pray for those who do not know the love that can be shared through knowing you. 

We hold before you all who are lost and in fear – those without a country, livelihood, security, homes, the comfort of warmth and food.  Things which we take for granted.

We pray for those who are in dark places.  Those who are suffering because of physical and mental poor health.  Those who are suffering loss.  Those who are mourning a loss.

Quietly now we think of those we know, and those we do not.  We bring to mind now anything we have seen this week which have touched us and need our prayers. (Our time of quiet prayer).

Comforting God wrap your tender, loving arms around this damaged world of ours, & may we be open to ways we can help by caring, showing and loving those in distress. In the name of Jesus who taught us when we pray to say:

The Lord's Prayer

Please use the version that you prefer

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,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.

Amen.

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
On earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
As we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
And deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours
Now and for ever.

Amen.

StF 243: A rich, young man came seeking

A rich young man came seeking –
God’s kingdom was his aim,
The law had been his guidebook.
His life was free from blame.
But Jesus asked the courage
to give his wealth away.
The young man turned in sorrow,
That price he would not pay.

The rich men’s gifts were lavish
and made for public show.
The widow’s gift was humble
and only God would know,
in giving to the Temple,
although her coins were small,
her gift had so much meaning
because she gave her all.

One boy bought loaves and fishes,
no other food was there,
but Jesus fed the thousands
and still had bread to spare.
The miracle of plenty
soon spread beyond that place
The miracle of plenty
soon spread beyond that place.
That simple gift was offered,
then multiplied by grace.

Closing prayer:
Come from the North. Come from the South, Come from the East.  Come from the West.  Come, you who are first and you who are last, come as you are, come whoever you are, come however you’re feeling, and come with whatever you have.  For all are welcome in the kingdom of God. 

AMEN.

Service prepared by Angela McNally

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