Welcome to our Sunday morning worship. Psalm 1 promises strength, stability and resource to those delight in God’s way, and Jesus proclaims himself to be that Way, that Truth, that Life (John 14:6) Let’s hear the words of the Psalm and then join together in singing God’s praises:
So now we turn to God with our prayers:
John 14:1-7 Jesus begins a long passage where he prepares his disciples for what is about to happen to him and to them.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Talk by Glyn. If the video doesn’t work for you, there is an audio version below.
We bring our prayers for the church and the world:
And a prayer from Ann Richards – on the eve of another lockdown this is especially appropriate:
Dear Father let your love shine through our eyes, for in this time of
wearing masks we still need to convey to others that our hopes for the
future are founded on your grace and love. We see no end to the
current virus. When we alternate between lockdown, restrictions,
limited freedom, weariness and fear we feel battered. Open our eyes to
your Presence and in our troubles give us Peace. Amen
To close we sing – To God be the glory!
And now we say the grace for each other: