Sunday, 27th November 10.30 am Order of Service

Live stream link: https://www.youtube.com/@ugchurch466/streams

PRISONERS’ WEEK SERVICE

Theme: A Story of Grace

WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP

God of Justice, God of Grace

Set us free today

Lord of the rich and Lord of the poor

Open our lives to your Grace

Spirit of Love, Spirit of Truth

Fill up our hearts with Praise.

For by grace are you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: It is God’s gift not of works lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2 verse 8

HYMN And can it be

Prayer.

Prisoners’ Week Prayer Video

https://www.prisonersweek.org.uk/blog/prayer-video

The Prisoners Week Prayer

Lord, you offer freedom to all people.

We pray for those who are held in prison.

Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist.

Support with your love: prisoners, their families and friends,

prison staff, chaplains and all who care.

Heal those who have been wounded by the activities of others,

especially the victims of crime.

Help us to forgive one another, to act justly, to love mercy,

and walk humbly together with Christ

in his strength and in his Spirit,

now and every day. Amen.

Children’s Talk

Song 540 The price is paid

READING Ephesians 2:1-10.

As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

SERMON

Tam’s Story

Hymn 19 Amazing Grace

Video Reflection. – Sarah’s Story

https://www.prisonersweek.org.uk/storiesblog/sarahs-story

PRAYER.

Hymn 44 Blessed Assurance

Benediction.

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