Wesley Church

Hymns and readings

If you were unable to get to church last Sunday ... here are the hymns and readings. (Hymn book is Singing the Faith unless otherwise specified.)

Sunday 15 September
Theme: The Second Coming
HYMN 350 I cannot tell why He whom angels worship
Reading: John 14:1-4, 27
HYMN 531 What a friend we have in Jesus
Readings: Acts 3:19-21, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18; 5:1-4
Sermon
SONG: Swing low, sweet chariot
The Apostles Creed
HYMN When peace, like a river, attendeth my way
Prayers
HYMN (Worship Songs 118) These are the days of Elijah

Sunday 8 September
HYMN 103 God is love, let Heaven adore him
Zimbabwe song
HYMN 242 A new commandment I give unto you
Reading: 1 Corinthians 13
HYMN 379 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
Sermon
Prayers
HYMN 585 God, whose love is all around us
Communion
HYMN 661 Give me the faith which can remove

Sunday 1 September
Theme: Dreams and visions
HYMN 409 Let us build a house where love can dwell
Reading: Genesis 37:1-11
HYMN 462 Come with me, come wander
Reading: Genesis 37:12-30
HYMN 51 Great is thy faithfulness

Sermon: Joseph believes God's vision for him in spite of adversity
HYMN 662 Have you heard God's voice
Prayers
HYMN 545 Be thou my vision

Sunday 25 August
HYMN 726 Come to us, creative Spirit
All-age
HYMN 249 Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
Reading: Isaiah 58:9b-14
Meditation: Doing God's Will
Reading: Luke 3:10-17
HYMN 106 God whose almighty Word
Sermon
HYMN 681 Community of Christ
Prayers
HYMN 557 Let him to whom we now belong
Blessing


Sunday 18 August
Theme: Love in action
HYMN 257 Love divine, all loves excelling
All-age: 'Potatoes for Ethiopia': Junior Church's summer project
HYMN 705 It is God who holds the nations
Reading: 1 John 4:7-21 + reflection
HYMN 706 Longing for light
Reading: Ecclesiastes 4: 1-12 + reflection
HYMN 693 Beauty for brokenness
Prayers
Reading: James 2:14-24 + reflection
HYMN 707 Make me a channel of your peace

Sunday 11 August

Call to worship:
   Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens,
   your faithfulness to the skies.
   Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
   your justice like the great deep.
   You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.
   How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
   ..... For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
HYMN 58 Lord, I come before your throne of grace
HYMN 66 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
Responsive Prayers:
   Glory to the Father, Glory to the Son
   and the Holy Spirit now and for ever and ever, world without end, Amen.
   O Lord, we give you thanks:
   We adore and glorify you.
   O Lord, we subject ourselves to you:
   We put our trust in you.
   We give thanks to you, O Lord:
   and serve your Holy name.
   We worship you, to whom all knees bow in worship and all tongues serve:
   You are God of Gods: Lord of Lords, and Kings of Kings.
   You are the creator of all.
HYMN 3 Eternal God, your love's tremendous glory
Reading: Luke 12:22-34
Sermon
HYMN 558 Lord, you have come to the seashore
Prayers
HYMN 588 I come with joy, a child of God
Communion
HYMN 661 Give me the faith which can remove

Sunday 4 August
Bible month: Colossians 4
HYMN 57 Let all the world in every corner sing
HYMN 363 My Jesus, my Saviour
Reading: Colossians 3:18 - 4:1
HYMN 620 Thou God of truth and love
Reading: Colossians 4:2-6
HYMN 531 What a Friend we have in Jesus
Reading: Colossians 4:7-18
Prayers
HYMN 351 In Christ alone

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