Sunday, 13th February 3.00pm Invermoriston Ecumenical Service

Invermoriston Millennium Hall

Welcome

Hymn Love Divine, all loves excelling

  1. Love divine, all loves excelling,
    Joy of Heav’n to earth come down;
    Fix in us thy humble dwelling;
    All thy faithful mercies crown!
    Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
    Pure unbounded love Thou art;
    Visit us with Thy salvation,
    Enter every trembling heart.
  1. Breathe, O breathe Thy loving Spirit
    Into every troubled breast!
    Let us all in Thee inherit;
    Let us find that second rest.
    Take away our bent to sinning;
    Alpha and Omega be;
    End of faith, as its beginning,
    Set our hearts at liberty.
  1. Come, Almighty to deliver,
    Let us all Thy life receive;
    Suddenly return, and never,
    Nevermore Thy temples leave.
    Thee we would be always blessing,
    Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
    Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
    Glory in Thy perfect love.
  2. Finish, then, Thy new creation;
    Pure and spotless let us be;
    Let us see Thy great salvation
    Perfectly restored in Thee;
    Changed from glory into glory,
    Till in Heav’n we take our place,
    Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
    Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Prayer

Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:31b – 13:7 and vs 13

And yet I will show you the most excellent way.

13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Hymn I was sinking deep in sin (Love lifted me)

  1. I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
    Very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more,
    But the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry,
    From the waters lifted me, now safe am I.
    • Refrain:
      Love lifted me!
      Love lifted me!
      When nothing else could help,
      Love lifted me!
  1. All my heart to Him I give, ever to Him I’ll cling,
    In His blessed presence live, ever His praises sing,
    Love so mighty and so true, merits my soul’s best songs,
    Faithful, loving service, too, to Him belongs.
  1. Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves,
    He will lift you by His love, out of the angry waves;
    He’s the Master of the sea, billows His will obey,
    He your Saviour wants to be, be saved today.

Prayers of Intercession

Hymn A new commandment I give unto you

A new commandment, I give unto you

That you love one another, as I have loved you.

That you love one another, as I have loved you.

By this, shall all know that you are my disciples,

If you have love one for another.

By this, shall all know you are my disciples,

If you have love one for another.

Talk – Love

Hymn (Praise 586) Let love be found among us (Tune Morning Light)

Let love be found among us,
a love from God alone,
the hallmark of the children
whom God delights to own.
We claim that God has called us-
no idle boast or fraud
if love directs our actions
and proves we know the Lord!

2. The reason God has loved us
is simply sovereign choice;
our love is but an echo
to his resounding voice:
for God is love, and showed it
by giving us his Son:
through him our past is pardoned-
a new life has begun.

3. How deeply God has loved us,
accepting us as friends-
so let us show each other
this love which never ends;
for though we cannot find him
with sight or touch or sound,
yet God himself is present
where love is truly found.

Benediction

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