Welcome to our Sunday morning worship. Today we begin a new series on Paul’s little letter to the churches in Galatia, part of modern Turkey. It is brief but explosive and massively influenced Martin Luther and through his writing the beginnings of Methodism. Its central theme is the freedom we have in Jesus, which in these locked-down days is good news. But we begin as always with singing God’s praises:
Now let’s bring our prayers to God:
Our (very short) reading is the opening of Paul’s letter to the Galatians – it’s astonishing how much he packs into these few verses – Galatians 1:1-5
Paul, an apostle—not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers who are with me,
To the churches of Galatia:
3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Talk by Glyn – All you need is need.
Here’s the audio version, in case the video doesn’t work for you:
A hymn by the converted slave-captain John Newton – Amazing grace!
We bring our prayers for the church and the world:
Our closing song – “Jesus the name high over all …”
Let’s close by saying the Grace for each other: