Call to Worship:
Children’s Chorus: Make me a channel
Reading: 2 Timothy Ch 2 v1-13 read by Fraser
A Good Soldier:
Pray over what you have heard: Give thanks today for the sacrifices made in times of war to stand for freedom and justice. Remember the work of Erskine and charities supporting veterans and ex-service personnel. Pray for chaplains as they minister to those serving in the armed forces and their families. Pray for one area of the world where there is military conflict or tension. Ask the Lord to make us Peacemakers and “as far as it depends on us to live at peace with everyone” (Romans Ch 12 v18). Pray for our nation as it continues through the current crisis, decision makers, those overwhelmed or struggling with life and a lack of peace. Pray for the peace of His Church. Pray that we may be good, faithful “soldiers of Christ Jesus”.
O church arise and put your armour on
Blessing: “The peace of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of our Saviour Jesus Christ, and the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you. Amen.”