To you, O Lord, we bring a treasure, greater than the mountains, deeper than the ocean and more glorious than the sun; a gift outweighing all creation, even the gift of our heart, to be laid at your feet, to be placed on your breast, to be embraced by your Spirit. Amen.Mechtild of Magdeburg (c. 1210-1280)
Prayer for our church
God of love, we pray for this church
where your love has been known for many years.
We pray that we will welcome everyone in Jesus’ name
and that, as your love pours in,
it will overflow to our neighbours.
May each person come to know that they are loved by you
and to love you in return.
May all grow in faith as we learn and pray together,
and may our faith be seen in action. Amen.
“Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.”
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” (v.15)
“Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” (v. 1)
“Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come and my deliverance be revealed.” (v. 1)
"Lift up your voice like a trumpet.” (v. 1)
“Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.” (v. 3)
“The nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish; those nations shall be utterly laid waste” (v. 12)
"The LORD will be your everlasting light" (v. 20)