The fourteenth Sunday after Trinity 13th September

The service this week is led by the Sunday Housegroup

Introduction

Father you are the God of yesterday, today and tomorrow, and we know you have great things for us. Give us the courage to listen to you, through this service, to follow you and pick up the baton and to go forward Amen.


Hymn:  God Will Make a Way


Confession and Absolution

We give thanks that because of Jesus’ death on the cross when we come to God in true repentance and confess to him what we have done wrong he will forgive us, so in confession to our Father God we pray:

Lord we want to meet with you today. Show us whether our hands are clean and our hearts are pure …

Thank you that through the blood of Jesus we can be made holy. Forgive us cleanse us and fill us again with your Spirit.

Lord, we thank you that it is by faith that we can encounter you. Lord increase our faith. When we are seized with alarm or struck with fear help us to keep on believing. Amen


Reading Joshua 1:1-11


Reading Ephesians 1:1-13


Talk: Reflection



Hymn: My Jesus, My Saviour (Shout to the Lord)


We Declare our Faith in God

We believe in God the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son, who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us with power from on high.
We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.


We bring our requests to God

Jenny will lead us in our prayers of intercession. The response used for our prayers will be: Lord in your mercy  Hear our prayer


Lord’s Prayer

We end with the Prayer that Jesus taught us, known as The Lord’s 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.


Hymn: Christ Our Hope In Life And Death



Blessing

As we go forward into the coming days, let’s remember that we have a God who loves us and promises to be with us in all our circumstances, just as he was with Joshua.

A verse of Scripture in closing:
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.