“Each should give what they have decided in their heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9: 7,8
Faithful One, whose word is life: come with saving power to free our praise, inspire our prayer and shape our lives. For the kingdom of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
Open the Eyes of my Heart
Blessed be Your Name
Lord, when we resist your work within us; Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Jesus, when we prefer not to be changed; Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, when our attitudes are moulded by hardness of heart; Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and keep us in eternal life.
Listen to Bethan’s story as we reflect upon our own lives and how God is asking us to live generously with all that we have.
Bible reading: Luke 18:35-19:10
by David, Bishop of Basingstoke
How can I give financially to the work of St Luke’s?
How can I give my time and skills?
This is a beautiful, moving version of Amazing Grace, sung by people from 50 countries affected by Covid-19.
Prayer of Declaration (Creed)
We believe in God the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.
We believe in God the Son, who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us with power from on high.
We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come;
your will be done;
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.
As we close our worship, let’s be thankful for all we have been given: for life, opportunity, and hope.
Be blessed as you listen to and join in with this song, which reminds us of exactly that.
Prayer of Blessing
May God our Father, whose grace is everlastingly poured into our hearts, fill you with an overflowing love.
May God the Son, through whose death and resurrection we receive life in abundance, shine in your lives.
May God the Holy Spirit, who works in us and through us to redeem God’s world, give you the power and persistence to follow him.
And may Almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ.
Have a blessed and fantastic week in all you think, say and do.
Thank you for joining in our worship.
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