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Today's

theme:

Have faith,

not

fear!

 

 

 

 

 

The collect for the third Sunday after Trinity:


God our saviour,
look on this wounded world
in pity and in power;
hold us fast to your promises of peace
won for us by your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.

 

 

Please click below for today's introduction, by the Rev Rodney Green:

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A familiar hymn about the amazing grace of God, shown to us in Jesus: 

 

 

Today's New Testament reading is from 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13: 

As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain. For he says,
   ‘At an acceptable time I have listened to you, and on a day of salvation I have helped you.’
See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation! 

We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, beatings, imprisonments, riots, labours, sleepless nights, hunger; by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love, truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; in honour and dishonour, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and see—we are alive; as punished, and yet not killed; as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

We have spoken frankly to you Corinthians; our heart is wide open to you. There is no restriction in our affections, but only in yours. In return—I speak as to children—open wide your hearts also.

 

Today's Gospel is Mark 4: 35-end

When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us go across to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?’ And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?’

 

Today's Message is from the Rev Debra Blair:

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And here's a song about trusting in Jesus, the one who will hold on to us through all the storms of life:

 

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Please click here for today's prayers:

 

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THE LORD'S 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.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

 

And finally a song from Emu Music, reminding us that Jesus is our light in the darkness because of his unrelenting love:

  

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Please click below for the conclusion to our worship:

 

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'Won my heart' by Emu Music, © 2016 Liv Chapman & Alanna Glover , CCLI Song Number: 7081708

 

 


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