Call to worship:
Children’s Chorus: You shall go out with joy
Listen to Meekness and Majesty performed by Kirsty, Margaret and Ian, Gary, Isabel, Claire, Margaret and Frances
Reading: Galatians Ch 5 v16-26 read by Debbie
Reading: Matthew Ch 11 v25-30 read by Debbie
Living a Fruitful Life: The Fruit of the Spirit (7): “Gentleness”
Prayer: Pray over what you have heard: Pray asking the Holy Spirit to gift us the fruit of Gentleness as a Christian in our life and for us to nurture this gift. A prayer from one of the early Church Fathers: Clement of Alexandria: “ Be kind to Your little children, Lord. Be a gentle teacher, patient with our weakness and stupidity. And give us the strength and discernment to do what You tell us, and so grow in Your likeness. May we all live in the peace that comes from You. May we journey towards Your city, sailing through the waters of sin untouched by the waves, borne serenely along by the Holy Spirit. Night and day may we give you praise and thanks, because You have shown us that all things belong to You, and all blessings are gifts from You. To You, the essence of wisdom, the foundation of truth, be glory for evermore.
We continue to remember those from our church family in hospital, at home who are ill, and those anxious about going out after Lockdown. Please remember in prayer the Task Group as it goes about planning for re-opening the Church for worship on Sunday 16th August and as we inform the congregation by letter how we are to meet.
Free viewing of the film: Tortured for Christ: True story of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand 14 years in prison
Children and Family resources: Free viewing of Torchlighter series: Stories of the heroes of faith