Cafe Church - 01/09/19

Sunday 1st September 2019 - 10am Worship

A Service of the Word

for

Reader Sunday

 

PREPARATION

 

Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and with the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

and also with you.

 

This is the day that the Lord has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 

Hymn 470 – I, the Lord of sea and sky

 

CONFESSION

 

We confess to you our selfishness and lack of love:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

We confess to you our fear and failure in sharing our faith:

fill us with your Spirit.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

We confess to you our stubbornness and lack of trust:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

May God who loved the world so much

that he sent his Son to be our Saviour

forgive us our sins

and make us holy to serve him in the world,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

Reading – Ephesians 4:1-16

 

Reflection

 

Hymn 393 – Brother, sister, let me serve you

 

Reading – Matthew 4:18-22

 

Reflection

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Father,

source of all being and life,

the one for whom we exist?

We believe and trust in him.

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Son,

who took our human nature,

died for us and rose again?

We believe and trust in him.

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,

who gives life to the people of God

and makes Christ known in the world?

We believe and trust in him.

 

This is the faith of the Church.

This is our faith.

We believe and trust in one God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

Hymn 622 – Will you come and follow me

 

PRAYERS - including the Lord’s Prayer

 

Hymn 612 – We have a gospel to proclaim

 

CONCLUSION

 

Lord, make me a blessing.

Those that I meet, make me a blessing.

As I walk down the street, make me a blessing.

This day, even this hour, make me a blessing.

It lies in your power, make me a blessing.

At work and at home, make me a blessing.

Wherever I roam, make me a blessing.

That people may see

I am a blessing,

For you are with me.