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Liturgies Online Now Available As Digital Download - YEAR A Liturgies, YEAR B Liturgies, YEAR C Liturgies, or all 3 Years in one complete digital download. These all include complete Orders of Service based on the Common Lectionary for The Liturgical Years in one download.

PLEASE NOTE:  Unfortunately we have discovered that Epiphany weeks 5, 6, and 7 are missing from Year C.  Liturgies will continue from the Transfiguration of Jesus  (Sunday before Lent) .
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Prayer of Approach - Hymns - Prayer of Adoration and Praise - Readings from Old Testament - Epistle - Gospel - A Word with the Young - Prayer of Confession - Sermon - Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession - Offertory Prayer - Benediction

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2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29.

CALL TO WORSHIP:  Based on Psalm 24

LEFT: The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,

RIGHT: the world, and those who live in it;

            L: for the Lord has founded it on the seas,

R: and established it on the rivers.

            L: Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?

R: And who shall stand in the Lord’s holy place?

            L: Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,

R: who do not speak or act in false or deceitful ways .

            L: They will receive blessing from the Lord,

R: blessing from the God of their salvation…

TIS 512/AHB 286: “Ye gates, lift up your heads on high”

TIS 279/AHB 212: “The King of glory comes, the nation rejoices”

TIS 267: “Lift up your heads, you mighty gates”


We rejoice, O God, that the earth and all who live in it are yours. We who live in the world count this a privilege beyond all other. We therefore ponder the question - who can stand before you - for we know that we do not always have clean hands and pure hearts. Yet we also know that you have reached out to us in Jesus and have reconciled us to you and to one another in him. So we lift up our heads and praise you for coming into our hearts through the risen Christ and the power of your Spirit. May this time of worship here today leave no doubt that you are the King of glory not only in our hearts and lives but also in our witness to those around us in this part of the world in which we live. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

TIS 718: “Glory to the King of kings”

SCRIPTURE IN SONG 159: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts”



If there is someone in the congregation with a family tree get them to bring it to church and briefly talk about people in it and how exciting it is to research one’s family tree…

TIS 465/AHB 399: “Father in heaven, grant to your children...” or

TIS 459 “In Christ there is no east or west”


We read in Ephesians that we were chosen by God before the foundation of the world
to be holy and blameless before God in love.

    Such a privilege...

Such a responsibility....

    God chose be holy and blameless.

We do try, but being holy all the time is not easy.

    Forgive us Lord, when we fail….

We also read that we were marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit which is the guarantee of our inheritance as God’s own people...

    Such a privilege...


Hear again the good news: Because of the riches of God’s grace: in Jesus we have received the forgiveness of our trespasses - all gifts of God’s generous and amazing grace. Based on Ephesians 1: 7

    Thanks be to God!


TIS 129/AHB 56 “Amazing grace”




I’m sure that there are times when we cringe over the amount of mail that arrives either in our snail mailbox or email ‘box’ - much of which is about the latest outreach plan which will increase church numbers and budgets - usually dramatically, with new prophets willing to share their non-fail mission plan for the church, lots of programmes designed to build up, reach out, draw in...


So, it is very refreshing to find that Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, speaks of something which we have not done for ourselves, have not achieved by hard work, new programmes, earnest endeavour or burning the midnight oil.  He speaks of our salvation, our relationship to God… 

When we look closely at this first chapter of Ephesians, there is very little of us in it.  The words are mostly about God.  Paul is singing about what God has done, how God has chosen, adopted, forgiven us.


That could be a problem for us because so very often, we're programmed - me to preach, you to listen - to hear from a passage of scripture a message about what we have to do, rather than listening to songs about what God has done.  A lot of church activity is mostly about us, and too little about God…. 

Church, Sunday morning, is not just a time to gather with our moral notepads and to receive our ethical assignment for the week.  Do this.  Don't do that. This wonderfully exuberant passage which begins Paul's letter to the Ephesians, reminds us that church is a place of praise.  Paul ecstatically describes the riches of God's purpose and God's grace… 

TIS 416 “Great God, your Spirit like the wind”

TIS 398/AHB 310 “Come down, O Love divine”








God of extravagant grace who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing - what can we offer in return ? Surely nothing less than a similar extravagance. Bless and accept these gifts and our lives as our response to your gracious acts towards us. May we reflect such graciousness in all our dealings with others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen


TIS 560/AHB 465 “All my hope on God is founded”

TIS 650: “Brother, sister, let me serve you”

TIS 648: “Help us accept each other”




Blessed and enriched with God’s glorious and extravagant grace,

Blessed and accepted as members of God’s family through our Lord Jesus Christ

Blessed, sealed and protected with God’s Holy Spirit.

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