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Service for June 28, 2020

(Recorded previously on June 25)

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Samuel Wesley, 1760-1837

(Born in Bristol, Wesley was the son of the noted hymnodist Charles Wesley and nephew of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church).


Slow Movement in F

By Samuel Wesley



God is here! As we his people
Meet to offer praise and prayer,
May we find in fuller measure
What it is in Christ we share.
Here, as in the world around us,
All our varied skills and arts
Wait the coming of His Spirit
Into open minds and hearts

Here are symbols to remind us
of our lifelong need of grace;
here are table, font and pulpit,
here the cross has central place.
Here in honesty of preaching,
here in silence, as in speech,
here in newness and renewal
God the Spirit comes to each.


Here our children find a welcome
in the Shepherd's flock and fold;
here as bread and wine are taken,
Christ sustains us as of old.
Here the servants of the Servant
seek in worship to explore
what it means in daily living
to believe and to adore.

Lord of all, of Church and Kingdom,
in an age of change and doubt,
keep us faithful to the gospel,
help us work your purpose out.
Here, in this day's dedication,
all we have to give, receive;
we who cannot live without you,
we adore you! We believe.

-- Gathering Prayer --




We Are One (VU 402)

We are one as we come,
As we come, joyful to be here,
In the praise on our lips
There's a sense that God is near.
We are one as we sing,
As we seek, we are found;
And we come needful of God's grace
As we meet, together in this place.

We are one as we share,
As we share brokenness and fear,
In the touch of a hand,
There's a sense that God is here.
We are one as we care,
As we heal, we are healed;
And we share warmth in God's embrace
As we pray together in this place.


We are one as we feast,
As we feast, peace becomes the sign;
In the bread and the wine
There's a sense of love divine.
We are one as we come,
As we feed, we are fed;
And we feel God's refreshing grace
As we meet at table in this place.

We are one as we hear,
As we hear, heart and hand unite;
In the word we receive
There's a sense that God is light.
We are one as we leave,
As we love, we are loved;
And we seek justice in God's ways
As we move together from this place.



Though Ancient Walls (VU 691)

Though ancient walls may still stand proud
And racial strife be fact,
Though boundaries may be lines of hate,
Proclaim God's saving act!

Walls that divide are broken down,
Christ is our unity!
Chains that enslave are thrown aside;
Christ is our Liberty!


(Breaking the BerlinWall)


When vested power stands firm entrenched
And breaks another's back,
When waste and want live side by side,
It's Gospel that we lack.


The church divided seeks that grace,
That newness we proclaim;
A unity of serving love
That lives praise to God's name!

This broken world seeks lasting health
And vital unity.
God's people by God's Word renewed,
Cast off all slavery!


Postlude: La Careta

by Gioachino Antonio Rossini
(1792 – 1868)

And so we file out for Coffee!
Whilst we hear some hymns being played...



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