‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.’
These words from Lamentations will greet us this Sunday morning, words that we need to hear when we feel the despair portrayed in this statute, words that can reanimate and renew our lives, words that point us to the fullness of the grace of God we are exploring these weeks of Epiphany.
We may not be able to gather together in the sanctuary this Sunday, but we will begin this week together in praise of God. Classic hymns (from ‘New every morning is the love’ to ‘God moves in a mysterious way’ and ‘You that know the Lord is gracious’) along with a contribution by the Hall Family Quartet will help our souls to sing. And three passages of scripture will speak of God’s grace, from the mark of Cain that preserves life even for the life-taker (Genesis 4) to Paul’s thanksgiving that in Christ … ‘we do not lose heart (for) our inner nature is being renewed day by day’ (2 Corinthians 4).
The service will be available online just after 10:15 a.m. at https://youtu.be/lTh72vYqPy0. Recordings of previous services can be found at our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzEy41z3sqfRm8X_lLfKGUA
You are invited to have a look at the printed Order of Service below, and the announcements, including several online opportunities for Christian growth. These include two services celebrating the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, one Sunday afternoon and another early Monday morning.
May the grace of Christ be with you!