In our reading from 2 Corinthians this morning, we heard the Apostle Paul say this: "Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift." I looked on the internet for some ideas of gifts that might be called indescribable. There I found a small tin of car polish costing £65,000. There was mention of a gold and silver toilet seat inlaid with precious stones for £150,000. A £9,000 Frisbee, a £6,000 mousetrap. And a £14,000 baby’s dummy, which hopefully stops the baby crying!
StF 331 King of Kings Majesty
A prayer of adoration
Lord God, you uphold those who are falling and raise up those who are bowed down. In our weakness and weariness we come in to your house. Lift our eyes and broaden our horizons that we may set our minds on the things which are above, in the peace and joy of your presence and worship you with glad and praising hearts, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Lord God, we know that we have not always been truly thankful of your gift of Jesus to our lives and we have not always followed his example – forgive us. And even though sometimes, life is complicated, choices are difficult and we face hard decisions. Help us to choose the right way. Help us to see the truth. Help us to follow the way you have shown us in Jesus For this we ask in his name. Amen
Readings: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 NIV Translation
Message -The Indescribable Gift
Intersessions (From the Methodist Church Worship at Home website)
We represent God, the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ our Saviour. We pray today for those struggling in the aftermath of the pandemic with mental health, bereavement, economic downturn, and … (name your situation). We have lost family members and friends, and as a nation we have lost any economic stability we thought was possible. May we be salt to those around us.
In the name of Christ. Amen
We pray for the results of global warming throughout the world: forest fires, mud slides, flooding, higher than usual temperatures, volcanic eruptions and much more. May we be salt to those around us.
In the name of Christ. Amen
The Lords 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. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.
StF 586 Here Is bread, Here is Wine
StF 564 O Thou Who Camest From Above (Tune : Wilton)
Dismissal and Blessing
God, whose overflowing grace has blessed us all our days, we give ourselves to you again. Use us for your kingdoms sake and grant us that peace, beyond our understanding, which guards our hearts and minds in Jesus Christ our Lord.
And may the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you and remain with you always. Amen
These are the Worship at Home Services, led by our Minister :-