Welcome and Call to Worship

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

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.

HymnLord for the years

  1. Lord, for the years
    Your love has kept and guided,
    urged and inspired us,
    cheered us on our way,
    sought us and saved us,
    pardoned and provided:
    Lord of the years,
    we bring our thanks today.

  2. Lord, for that word,
    the word of life which fires us,
    speaks to our hearts
    and sets our souls ablaze,
    teaches and trains,
    rebukes us and inspires us:
    Lord of the word,
    receive Your people’s praise.

  3. Lord, for our land
    in this our generation,
    spirits oppressed by pleasure,
    wealth and care:
    for young and old,
    for commonwealth and nation,
    Lord of our land,
    be pleased to hear our prayer.

  4. Lord, for our world where men
    disown and doubt You,
    loveless in strength,
    and comfortless in pain,
    hungry and helpless,
    lost indeed without You:
    Lord of the world,
    we pray that Christ may reign.

  5. Lord, for ourselves;
    in living power remake us –
    self on the cross
    and Christ upon the throne,
    past put behind us,
    for the future take us:
    Lord of our lives,
    to live for Christ alone.

ScriptureEphesians 1: 3-14


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Prayer of Intercession


HymnGreat is thy faithfulness

  1. Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father,
    there is no shadow of turning with Thee;
    Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not,
    as Thou hast been Thou for ever wilt be.

    Great is Thy faithfulness,
    great is Thy faithfulness;
    morning by morning
    new mercies I see;
    all I have needed
    Thy hand hath provided -
    great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

  2. Summer and winter, and spring-time and harvest,
    sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
    join with all nature in manifold witness
    to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.
    Great is Thy faithfulness ...

  3. Pardon for sin, and a peace that endureth,
    Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
    strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
    blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!
    Great is Thy faithfulness ...