Sunday Worship 29th March -Called, Enriched, Sustained, Faithful

Following the Government announcements our church will not be open on Sundays until further notice. We pray that the situation will be resolved as soon as possible and not be too prolonged, but we have a duty of care towards our friends and neighbours.

Mike Furborough's has prepared the service he intended for next Sunday which he kindly sent to Julie our Pastor.

May God keep you safe.

Blaby Congregational Church 29 March 2020 10:00

Call to worship

God calls you by name, and He calls me.

Jesus blesses you today, and He blesses me.

The Holy Spirit fills you today, and He fills me.

For we are God’s people.

We are God’s Church. Let us worship Him

Amen!

Man calling

Hymn: 93 Come let us join our cheerful songs with angels round the throne

The Bible speaks of cheerfulness, and it’s an interesting word. Centuries ago, it came from a word for the human face. Then it grew to mean the emotions and inner attitudes that often show themselves in our faces. “A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance” (Prov. 15:13)

Prayers

Thank you, God, for your gifts of grace and peace –

which we celebrate today.

For your gifts of strength and courage –

which we celebrate today.

For gathering us together in this place –

where we celebrate today.

For welcoming us into your church family –

where we are united today.

In Jesus’ name.

Amen.

A Prayer of Confession

Forgive me, Lord Jesus, when I fail to recognise your presence in those around me and within my own heart. Give me the faith and the confidence to believe that I, and we, are your people, your saints – blessed and commissioned to do your work, to share your love, and to build up your kingdom in this place and wherever you inspire us to go. Forgive me and bless me, Lord Jesus.

Amen.

God of the Church,

you have put a new song on our lips.

You have raised us up and called us to be your people –

and our desire is to do your will.

So, with our whole heart

we proclaim your faithfulness, love and truth.

In Jesus’ name.

Amen.

Gracious God,

for ordinary people who do extraordinary things in your name:

we praise you.

For those who have encouraged us to use our gifts:

we praise you.

For those who have reflected your love

and drawn us to Jesus:

we praise you.

For those who have restored our dignity

and helped us to

feel connected:

we praise you.

For those who have opened the doors of your Church

and invited us in:

we praise you.

In Jesus’ name,

we praise you. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

Bible Reading: Psalm 40 vs 1-5

Hymn: 333 In loving kindness Jesus came..

Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians vs 1-9

Hymn: 32 An Army of Ordinary people

1. An army of Ordinary People

A kingdom where love is the key

A city, a light to the nations

Heirs to the promise are we

A people whose life is in Jesus

A nation together we stand

Only through grace are we worthy

Inheritors of the land