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Liturgy - Worship

'Oh come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. '
(Psalm 95)

All: You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour
and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created
and have their being

You are worthy indeed Lord to receive not just the worship and praise
of our lips, but also of our hearts and souls.
You created all things for a purpose, and we are part of your purpose
in this place and at this moment in time.

All: Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks
honour and power and strength
be to our God for ever and ever. Amen

As we draw close to you, Lord, and the brightness of your love
we are made only too aware of our own shortcomings.
You planted a garden and set us within to tend and care for it
created minds to appreciate and voices to raise in worship.
All: Forgive our neglect of your garden.

Increase our awareness of the beauty of your creation
and our willingness to praise its creator
Through your Son Jesus Christ you opened up the way
for all to know and worship you.
All: Forgive us for those times when we ignored opportunities
to share the Good News of your Love and Grace with others

Through the indwelling of your Spirit you empower your Church
All: Forgive our uncertainty and lack of faith
that often causes us to limit your power in this present age.
As we draw close to you in worship, Lord, we trust in your unfailing love;
your forgiving love; your restoring love.

"For the Lord is a great God, the great King above all gods.
In his hands are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. (Psalm 95)

In the beauty of this moment
All: We worship you
In the fellowship of your people
All: We worship you
In the presence of your Spirit
All: We worship you
In the company of all creation
All: We worship you
Father, Son, Holy Spirit, Glorious Trinity
All: We worship you

Enfold us in your love
The warmth of your love
The comfort of your love
The reassurance of your love
The healing of your love
Enfold us in your love
All: That we might share that same love through our lives

Let us have a time of quiet. A precious moment or two to think about the God we serve, the God we worship, the God we love
Let us think about Jesus. His life, His mission, His death and Resurrection
Let us think about the Holy Spirit. His power, wisdom and presence in our lives

As part of our act of worship we use those words which Jesus himself taught his disciples to pray
All: Our Father…

Father God, we join with the Psalmist in declaring 'O Lord God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O Lord, and your faithfulness surrounds you.'

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