Call to Worship
We come with our curiosity and questions.
We come seeking answers.
We are grateful for our daily bread, but we yearn for the bread of eternal life.
Let us seek to be fed and filled with God’s life and love.
StF 51 Great is thy faithfulness
Prayer of praise and confession
Loving God we come to offer you our praise for everything that you have done for us and continue to do for us each day. We praise you that no matter what we face and whatever circumstances we find ourselves in, you are always with us walking beside us even when we don’t realise you’re there.
We are sorry for those times when we have let you down. We haven’t always said or done the right thing. We have sometimes hurt others through our words and actions. We are sorry for the times when we have put ourselves first instead of helping those who needed our help. Forgive us and help us to be the people you want us to be.
Thank you for always being there for us no matter what we face. Help us to remember that when we find things hard and we struggle to cope with what life throws at us. Help us to share your love with others each and every day.
We ask these and all our prayers in the name of Jesus. Amen
OT Exodus 16 v 2-4, 9-15
NT John 6 v 24-35
StF 252 Jesus the Lord said: “I am the Bread”
Sermon “I am the Bread of Life”
StF 475 O God of Bethel
We come to pray for your world. A world of hurt and pain. A world where so many are struggling because of war, disaster or poverty. Sometimes we look at your broken world and wonder what we can do to help mend it. Show us Lord how we can play a part in mending your broken and troubled world.
We pray for the church. As we continue to respond to the pandemic and seek to share the good news we ask for your guidance in the weeks and months ahead. Be with all our church leaders as they seek the way forward that they may know your presence with them. We pray for our own individual churches as we all seek the way forward in sharing your gospel with the world.
We pray for all those who are in need of our prayers at this time thinking of those in hospital, those struggling for lots of different reasons due to the impact of the pandemic on their lives. Be with all those who need our prayers right now Lord and give them the strength and peace that they need.
We place into your hands those who have died knowing that you welcome them home into your waiting arms. Be with all who mourn and may they know your peace, love and strength at this difficult time.
We pray for ourselves. You know the challenges that each of us face. We ask that you will give each one of us what we need to face them. When we struggle remind us of your faithfulness to us. Help us to serve you and build your kingdom. We ask these and all our prayers in Jesus’ name Amen.
Our Father in heaven...
StF 465 Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
Sending Out Prayer
Lord Jesus, let us not settle for things that perish
but let us yearn for the day when all will know you.
Let us desire the peace which passes all understanding.
Let us be eager to follow you.
Let us long to share your love with all whom we meet as we travel on.
[Roots 9.8.09 p26]
These are the Worship at Home Services, led by our Minister :-