Worship Services

Below you will find this Sunday’s service that will help you worship from your own home.

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Service for week beginning September 19th

 ‘In the past you were spiritually dead because of your disobedience and sins.’ Ephesians 2.1

Light candle and say the prayer

Welcoming God,

we come to you with open hearts and with open hands.

We come with our faith and hope, and with our doubts and fears.

Send your Holy Spirit to work among us,

filling us and changing us to become more like Jesus. Amen.

Play and sing along with this hymn, 130 Ye servants of God

Spend a few moments in prayer as you approach God

Read Ephesians 2.1-10 – In the past you were spiritually dead because of your disobedience and sins. 2 At that time you followed the world’s evil way; you obeyed the ruler of the spiritual powers in space, the spirit who now controls the people who disobey God. 3 Actually all of us were like them and lived according to our natural desires, doing whatever suited the wishes of our own bodies and minds. In our natural condition we, like everyone else, were destined to suffer God’s anger. 4 But God’s mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, 5 that while we were spiritually dead in our disobedience he brought us to life with Christ. It is by God’s grace that you have been saved. 6 In our union with Christ Jesus he raised us up with him to rule with him in the heavenly world. 7 He did this to demonstrate for all time to come the extraordinary greatness of his grace in the love he showed us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by God’s grace that you have been saved through faith. It is not the result of your own efforts, 9 but God’s gift, so that no one can boast about it.10 God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.

Hymn 540 I heard the voice of Jesus say

‘In the past you were spiritually dead because of your disobedience and sins.’ Ephesians 2.1

154 O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder

Benediction

Go into your week with your ears open

to the sound of God’s voice calling your name.

Go into your week with your eyes open

to see the face of Jesus in unexpected places.

Go into your week with your heart open

to receive the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Peace.

Amen