Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and of one another:
Most Merciful God: We confess That we are captive to sin And cannot free ourselves. We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed, By what we have done and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole hearts; We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, So that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, To the glory of your holy name. AMEN
Gathering Hymn: LBW 479
My Faith looks up to thee, Thou lamb of Calvary, Saviour Divine! Now hear me while I pray, Take all my guilt away, Oh let me from this day be wholly thine!
May thy rich grace impart Strength to my fainting heart, My zeal inspire; As thou hast died for me, Oh may my love to thee Pure, warm and changless be, A living fire!
Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22 O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble 3 and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some were sick through their sinful ways, and because of their iniquities endured affliction; 18 they loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. 19 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress; 20 he sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from destruction. 21 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. 22 And let them offer thanksgiving sacrifices, and tell of his deeds with songs of joy.
God loved the world so that he gave His only son the lost to save, That all who would in him believe Should everlasting life receive.
Hymn of the Day: (hymn tune: when I survey)
All glory to the father, Son, And Holy Spirit, three in one! To you, O blessed trinity, Be praise now and eternally!
Create in me a clean heart O lord and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with your free spirit.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit And born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven. And is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, The holy catholic Church, The communion of saints, The forgiveness of sins The resurrection of the body And the life everlasting. Amen
Sending hymn: LBW 97Christ the life of all the living, Christ the death of death, our foe, Christ yourself for me once giving To the darkest depths of woe; Through your suffering, death and merit, Life eternal I inherit Thousand, thousand thanks are due Dearest Jesus unto you.
Then for all that bought me pardon, For the sorrows deep and sore, For the anguish in the garden, I will thank you ever more; Thank you for the groaning, sighing, For the bleeding and the dying, For that last triumphant cry, Praise you ever more on high.
Go in peace; Share the good news R/ Thanks be to God