Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Hymn: Father, Lord of All Creation...
Let us draw near to ask our Father for forgiveness:
Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have sinned in thought, word and deed. We have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen.
May the God of love bring us back to himself, forgive us our sins, and assure us of his eternal love in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Lord is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Prayer for the day: God of truth, help us to keep your law of love and to walk in ways of wisdom, that we may find true life in Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.
We are precious in Our Father’s sight. Jesus said that even the hairs of our heads are all counted. We are told not to be afraid. Hold on to this. Be strong, take heart.
Please see the message from the vicar.
In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful. In the Lord I will rejoice. Look to God, do not be afraid...
Let us join in prayer asking for our Father’s love to be known in the Church: we pray for Cate as she goes to be licensed on Saturday; in the world; by our neighbours, families and friends: we pray for fathers and all those with a positive paternal influence on us; and by all people who are sick or suffering. We pray for the departed, including Margaret Goody, Jean Hidnett, Alan Stables, and John from Brackendale House. May all who mourn be comforted. Lord of the Church, hear our prayer, and make us one in heart and mind to serve you with joy forever. Amen.
Let us pray for the coming of God’s kingdom in the prayer that Jesus taught us:
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 and ever. Amen.
Hymn: Father I Place into Your Hands the things I cannot do...
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore.
Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord, in the name of Christ. Amen.