Sunday 3rd September

Trinity 13 – Windows on the Cross – Reconciliation


Led by Rev Gav

Welcomer – ???

Welcome and Preparation

Song 1 – The Power of Your Love (BT)

Confession and Absolution

Song 2 – Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (BT)

Bible Reading: Matthew 16.21–25
Read by Terry

The gospel reading is from Matthew, Chapter 16, from the 21st verse.
Glory to you O Lord

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. ‘Never, Lord!’ he said. ‘This shall never happen to you!’

Jesus turned and said to Peter, ‘Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling-block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.’

Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.’

This is the gospel of the Lord.
Praise to You O Christ

Talk – Rev Gav

Song 3 – When I Survey (BT)

Led by Lisa-Dawn

Peace and Communion

Eucharistic Minister – TBA

Hymn 4 – During Communion – The Church’s One Foundation (keys)

Saying Thank you

Notices, Dismissal Prayer, and Blessing

Hymn 5 – Lord the light of your love (Shine, Jesus Shine) (BT)

Devotional Bible Reading: Romans 12.9–21
Read by Carys

The devotional Bible Reading is taken from Romans 12, from the 9th verse:

Let your love be genuine and sincere.
Hate what is evil and hold fast to what is good.
Be devoted to each other with mutual affection,
and honour each other above yourselves.
Do not give up but be passionate in your spirituality as you serve the Lord.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.
Share with the church members who are in need,
and extend hospitality to strangers.
Bless those who persecute you.
Bless them and do not curse them.
Rejoice with those who are rejoicing,
and weep with those who are weeping.
Live in harmony with one another;
Do not be proud or aloof,
but be willing to associate with the lowly.
Do not claim to be wiser than you are.
Do not repay evil with evil,
but do your best, in the eyes of everyone, to do the right thing.
If it is possible, so far as it depends on you,
make peace with everyone.
My dear friends, do not take revenge
but leave room for God’s wrath;
for it is written, the Lord says,
‘Vengeance is mine and I will repay’
On the contrary,
“if your enemies are hungry, feed them;
if they are thirsty, give them something to drink;
because when you do this you will heap burning coals on their heads.”

Do not be overcome by evil,
but overcome evil with good.
Now, let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ, Amen.

9am (COE)

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