Zoom Worship 8th November

Zoom Worship Audio file.

Order of worship Sunday 8th November 2020

Worship song – Robin Mark: ‘No not by might’

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IJZW0MHLFoSclp5yQPlrPc04lwavCRh7/view

Welcome and lighting of a candle by Jean Burgess

Opening prayer and The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn MP 456 – Make me a channel of your peace

Time of sharing (interactive)

Last post – 2 mins silence – Rousse

OT Bible reading Amos 5:18-24   read by Ian Criddle

NT Bible reading Matthew 5:1-12  read by Ruth Criddle

Reflection

Amazing Grace sung by members of 50 countries affected by Covid –

Sung in their own language

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MEubkzD2wA8f0dgdtypsnCE_vqa9OU_I/view

Prayers for the world

Hymn: God who weeps when we are weeping

Blessing

David at the Organ – Nimrod (Elgar)

 

Make me a channel of Your peace.

Where there is hatred let me bring Your love;

where there is injury, Your pardon, Lord;

and where there’s doubt, true faith in You.

 

O Master, grant that I may never seek

so much to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved, as to love with all my soul.

 

Make me a channel of Your peace.

Where there’s despair in life let me bring hope;

where there is darkness, only light;

and where there’s sadness, ever joy.

O Master . . .

 

Make me a channel of Your peace.

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

in giving of ourselves that we receive;

and in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

 

 

God who weeps when we are weeping,

maker, lover, friend of all,

we commit into your keeping

those who suffer, struggle, fall.

Plant the seeds of peace inside us

in these days of fateful choice;

let your word and wisdom guide us

as we listen for your voice.

 

Christ, enduring hate and violence,

hounded to a martyr’s death,

calmly meeting taunts with silence,

speaking peace with your last breath:

peace, courageous and demanding,

binds us as we walk your way.

May our wills, at your commanding,

turn to acts of peace today.

 

Spirit, strengthen and sustain us

Grant us comfort, hope and light,

lead us in your ways and train us

as we strive for truth and right,

rise above retaliation,

live the peace we long to hear,

look for reconciliation

past our anger, pain and fear.

 

God of every race and nation,

God of mercy, strong and just,

build again in us compassion,

recreate our hope and trust.

Though our lives seem dark and empty,

may we learn to live as one

till, in safety, peace and plenty,

all your work on earth is done.