Order of Service
This Sunday's Order of Service for Morning Worship and Evening Worship (when it is happening) with activities for the week and beyond.
24 October 2021 10.30 am Morning Worship led by Andy Bevan
Notices and welcome
Call to worship: Hear the assurance given by our Lord as His word is brought into our midst.
I am the light of the world. No follower of mine shall walk in the darkness; he shall have the light of life.
Opening prayer: Please join in saying the words in bold print
Let us come and worship the living God - and the Saviour of the world.
Let us come and worship the one who died – and was raised again.
Let us come and worship the Spirit who renews and empowers us - to be God’s people and to offer him our thanks, our praise and our worship. Amen
Hymn: Jesus, stand among us
Prayers of adoration and confession
Lord, we have not come to sing hymns; we have not come to say prayers; we have not come to be with each other.
Lord, we have come simply to worship you; we have come to acknowledge your worth; we have come to offer adoration, thanksgiving and praise.
Lord, please listen to our hymns, receive our prayers, and enjoy your children being together – But these are only the vehicles of our heartfelt praise and adoration as we worship you.
Father, we acknowledge that you have given us everything we need for life and for living. You have filled our hearts with hope, peace and joy. You gave us your Son as our Saviour and Lord and you gave us your Spirit to make our lives new.
Forgive us Lord, that we live as though we had received nothing and deny others the opportunity to know you.
Forgive us Lord, for the poverty of our vision and our failure to share the riches of Christ.
Forgive us Lord, whenever we consider life to be empty, boring, meaningless and futile and we close our hearts and minds to the wonders of your grace.
Forgive us Lord, for those times when we fail to live as your people of grace.
We ask Lord God, that you will use our lives to create pictures of your love. We ask this in name of Jesus Christ, our living Lord. Amen
Offertory Prayer – the Offertory will continue to be collected in a basket at the entrance of the church.
We pray the Lord’s Prayer together concluding with the Grace
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and ever more. Amen
The Blind Men and the Elephant
Hymn: As man and woman we were made
Old Testament reading: Job 42:1 - 6
Gospel reading: Mark 10: 46-52
Solo by Kirsty
Reflection: We explore the link between our Old Testament and Gospel readings – separated though they are by a thousand years in their time of writing – and their message for us today.
Do we truly see God’s message for us?
Do we really seek God’s pathway for us?
Do we see the reality before us as God would like us to see it?
Concluding with listening, again, to the final verse from our previous hymn.
And Jesus died to live again;
So praise the love that, come what may,
Can bring the dawn and clear the skies,
and waits to wipe all tears away;
and let us hope for what shall be,
believing where we cannot see.
Solo by Kirsty
Intercessions: Lord come as the light.
Each prayer will end with the call:
Lord in the darkness
Please reply with: come as the light
Hymn: I, the Lord of sea and sky
Hymn: Day by Day