Introduction and Call to Worship
As we come together in worship, let us recall the gifts and opportunities we have been given by God. Let us remind ourselves that the Lord is loving and generous and seeks us to play our part in resourcing his Church and making proper use of our talents.
First Reading Zephaniah 1:7. 12-18
The prophet announces that the day of the Lord is close. This will be a day when the Lord will execute judgement on all the earth, and f
Introduction and Call to Worship Today, Remembrance Sunday we recall those who have lived and died in the service of others – especially those from this community of Thorpe. We also confess our part in conflicts both in our lives and in the wider world and we pray for those who suffer because of war. We do all this in the context of worshipping God, who calls us to peace, justice and grace – the 5 marks of our mission. Today’s Readings First Reading Wisdom 6:12-16 Some beauti
Introduction and Call to Worship On All Saints’ Day we rejoice that we belong with the people of God down the ages and across the world. Let us join our hearts with theirs as we worship the Lord of light and life. Today’s Readings First Reading Micah 3. 5-12 The prophet condemns false prophets for misleading the people and predicting thru in of Jerusalem as judgement by God for their sins. Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 2.9-13 St Paul and friends work so they have enough mone
Today’s Readings First Reading Lamentations 3. 17-26, 31-33 We see the agony of the nation of Israel and their grief focussed in on a single individual. In amidst the darkness, crushed and downtrodden, there is still light and hope. Faith rekindles at the thought of God’s love and mercy. Psalm 23 God provides all that his people need. He is the Good Shepherd. He leads us through life, through the valley of death into new life again. He secures us from harm. Second R