Church at Home – Sunday 18th July

Dear Friends

Welcome to the Church at Home pack for this coming Sunday.

Our reading today is Ephesians 2:11-end, and the theme is “In and Out”.

Order of service

Opening responses

 This is the day that the Lord has made.
 Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
 God in Christ has revealed his glory.
 Come let us worship. 

Song: Now is the time to worship

Prayer of confession

God of healing, God of wholeness, we bring our brokenness, our sinfulness, our fears and despair, and lay them at your feet.

God of healing, God of wholeness, we hold out hearts and hands, minds and souls to feel your touch, and know the peace that only you can bring.

God of healing, God of wholeness, this precious moment in your presence and power grant us faith and confidence that here, broken lives are made whole.

The Lord enriches us with his grace, and nourishes us with his blessing; the Lord accepts our prayers, and absolves us from our offences, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Saviour.
Amen. 

Song: Come all you vagabonds

Reading

Ephesians 2:11-end

Sermon

Some questions to consider….

Here are some questions that you may like to consider as you reflect on the theme:

  • What struck you about the reading and the sermon? Is there anything you disagreed with, found helpful, or would like to explore more?
  • Reflect on the “riches of salvation” that you have received from Jesus. In what ways has knowing and following Jesus enriched your life?
  • Do you have any particular memories of being welcomed into a group of people? How did that make you feel?

Song: Jesus, my passion in life

Prayers

You may like to pray for the following:

  • The easing of lockdown – and especially those who are frustrated at how slow it is, and those who fear that it is all going too quickly.
  • The climate crisis, and the forthcoming COP26 conference, in Glasgow in November.
  • Any situations that you have heard of in the news recently, and for which you want to pray.
  • Those you are aware of who are suffering, through illness, frailty or sadness.

And/or use the Prayer time notes on the church website.

Finish by saying the Lords Prayer:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.  Amen.

Song: Oh, how good it is

Blessing

 May the Christ who died for us, live in us;
 the Christ who loves us, shine through us;
 the Christ who welcomes us, go with us,
 this and every day. 

Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

‘Coffee and Chat’ time….

A ‘Coffee and Chat’ Zoom Meeting will start at 10:15 for 10:30am on Sunday. More details are available on the St John’s Facebook page and in the note sent to church members.

Blessings,

Jeremy Hicks

If you want to make contact with the church, please look at the Notice/Contacts Sheet.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, 1st August, 2021
  • 9:00 am-9:50 am: Holy Communion

  • 10:30 am-11:00 am: 'Church at Home' Coffee & Chat Zoom Mtg

Monday, 2nd August, 2021
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Church Office Closed

Tuesday, 3rd August, 2021
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Church Office Open

Wednesday, 4th August, 2021
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Church Office Open

Thursday, 5th August, 2021
  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm: Church Office Closed

Sunday, 8th August, 2021
  • 9:00 am-9:50 am: Holy Communion

  • 10:30 am-11:00 am: 'Church at Home' Coffee & Chat Zoom Mtg

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