Week Two
Sunday Morning

Greeting and Doxology

My strength, my song is the Lord, who has become my Savior.

Give thanks, the
Lord is good,
God’s love
is for ever!
Now let Is
rael say,
“God’s love
is for ever!”

Let the house of
Aaron say,
“God’s love
is for ever!”
Let all who revere
the Lord say,
“God’s love
is for ever!”

In distress I called
to the Lord,
who answered and
set me free.
The Lord is with me, I fear not.
What can they
do to me?
The Lord my help is with me,
I can
face my foes.

Better to trust
in the Lord
than rely on
human help.
Better to trust
in the Lord
than rely on gen
erous hearts.

The nations surrounded me;
in God’s name,
I will crush them!
Surrounded me completely;
in God’s name,
I will crush them!
Surrounded me like bees,
blazed in the
brushwood fire;
in God’s name,
I will crush them!

I was
pushed to falling,
but the Lord
gave me help.
My strength, my song
is the Lord,
who has be
come my savior.

Glad songs of
victory sound
within the tents
of the just.
With right
hand raised high,
the Lord
strikes with force.

I shall not
die but live
to tell the
Lord’s great deeds.
The Lord punished
me severely,
but did not
let me die.

Open the gates of justice,
let me praise
God within them.
This is the Lord’s own gate,
only the
just will enter.
I thank you for you
answered me,
and you be
came my savior.

The stone the build
ers rejected
has become the
This is the work
of the Lord,
how wonderful
in our eyes.

This I the day the
Lord made,
let us rejoice
and be glad.
Lord, give
us the victory!
Lord, grant
us success!

Blest is the one who comes,
who comes in the name
of the Lord.
We bless you from the
Lord’s house.
The Lord God
is our light:
adorn the al
tar with branches.

I will thank
you, my God,
I will
praise you highly.
Give thanks, the
Lord is good,
God’s love
is for ever!

READING Ezekiel 36:25-27, 28b

I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all you uncleannesses, and from all you idols I will cleanse you. A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances. You shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Grant to me a new heart and a new spirit, that I may celebrate your love.

Praise the Lord, the
God of Israel,
who shepherds the people and
sets them free.

God raises from David’s house
a child with
power to save.
Through the holy prophets
God promised in
ages past
to save us from enemy hands,
from the grip of
all who hate us.

The Lord favored our ancestors
recalling the
sacred covenant,
the pledge to our an
cestor Abraham,
to free us
from our enemies,
so we might worship without fear
and be holy and just
all our days.

And you child, will be called
Prophet of
the Most High,
for you will come to prepare
a pathway
for the Lord
by teaching the peo
ple salvation
through forgiveness
of their sin.

Out of God’s
deepest mercy
a dawn will come
from on high,
light for those sha
dowed by death,
a guide for our feet on the
way to peace.

Creator God, on the seventh day you rested, pausing to enjoy the wonderful works of your hand. Today we pause, cherishing this sabbath, and offering you the praise and desire of our hearts:
Creator God, hear our prayer!

For all with whom we work, minister or collaborate, that they may be renewed by your creative energy, we pray:
For all who struggle to understand and live the call to be good stewards of the planet Earth,
we pray:
For all who labor for daily existence, especially those who are physically or emotionally burdened, we pray:
For all who do not experience the joy of God’s love, or the faithfulness of family and friends,
we pray;
For those searching for meaningful work, and for those who are unable to work because of injury, we pray:



God of love and compassion, your love is like the sun which banishes the darkness. Each day
the morning light reminds us of your faithfulness and mercy. This day let us join our hearts
with those of all our brothers and sisters in praising your goodness. You who are our saving
God, act once more to free your people from the slavery of injustice, oppression, poverty and prejudice. We ask this with confidence in your promises. Amen.

May God’s blessing be upon us. Amen
May God’s light lead us in the way of Righteousness. Amen.
May our lives be patterned on Christ Jesus. Amen.