Today’s Readings First Reading Genesis 14:17-20 Having proved his military effectiveness in a region controlled by powerful tribal warriors Abram is met by Melchizedek, king and priest of peace. Recognising the moment of powerful mystery, Abram offers worship. Second Reading Revelation 19:6-10 Through the medium of dream-like vision the Spirit reveals ultimate truth with breath-taking clarity. It is here that God has made peace with us through Jesus and seeks complete union.
Advent 4, Year B, Sunday 20th December 2020 Introduction and Call to Worship: We gather online and in Church in communion with the Church throughout the world, with our hearts crying aloud, maranatha, Come Lord Jesus! As we prepare to make room in our lives for God made incarnate in the child of Bethlehem, let us make those preparations with confidence in God’s love poured out for us anew. Today’s Bible Readings First Reading 2 Samuel 7:1-11. 16 God promises to build David a
Epiphany of our Lord 2021 Introduction and Call to Worship As we come to worship God on this Epiphany Sunday, let us turn our hearts and minds to our guiding star, who is Jesus Christ. Today’s Readings First Reading Isaiah 60:1-6 Isaiah speaks of God’s glory arising among his people and the peoples of the earth coming to praise him. Second Reading Ephesians 3:1-12 Paul speaks about the mystery of Christ which was formerly hidden but now has been made known, which allows the G
The Baptism of Christ – 10 January 2021 Introduction and Call to Worship John meets the promised Messiah, Jesus our Lord at the river Jordan as the Spirit descends upon the ‘Emmanuel’ like a dove. Today we pray that the same spirit of God will come down upon us in our homes as we worship – that we may be filled with grace, the gift of the Spirit. Today’s Readings First Reading Genesis 1:1-5 In the opening words of the Bible we hear of God creating the heavens and the earth. S
Second Sunday of Epiphany – 17th January 2021 Introduction and Call to Worship God has revealed himself in Jesus, who calls each one of us to service and to ‘follow him.’ As we gather from home or in Church in worship, may we be willing to examine our own vocation and call and give thanks to God for those serving the nation and our community at this time. Today's Readings First Reading 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20] Samuel was only a boy, and did not yet know God, but he was called
John 1:10-18 10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him. 12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s