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WE GATHER TO WORSHIP GOD (From Psalm 66:1-4)
Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of Gods name;
give to the LORD gloriouspraise.
How awesome are your deeds! 
So great is your strength that your enemies cower before you. 
All the earth should bow before you 
        and sing your praise –
        praises your name in song.Psalm 66:5-12
Come and see what God has done: awesome deeds in our world
God turned the sea into dry land; 
        our ancestors passed through the river on foot. 
So, let us rejoiced in the LORD,
who rules by this might forever, who keeps watch on the nations –
        let not the rebellious exalt themselves.
Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of God’s praise be heard;
it is God who has kept us among the living, 
        and has not let our feet slip. 
For you, O God, have tested us; refined us as silver is refined.
You brought us into a net, 
and burdened our backs with distress. 
But you caused a man to ride at our head;
        we went through fire and through water; 
        yet you have brought us out to abundance.

Holy source of life,
whom all the earth worships
and to whom we sing glorious praise;
we bring our gifts
our hearts and our hands,
By your Spirit of grace
enlarge our loving and serving
in the way of Jesus,
whom we seek to follow. Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2013.

A CREATIVE MOMENT – Jeremiah 29:4-7
Create a focus with such home/community-building items as a set of builder’s house plans, a few hiouse bricks, hammer, nails, saw, marriage certificate, vegetables, flowers, information brochures on community welfare programs, public transport time-tables etc – and other items which are approproate for your situation.
Supplement these with large posters or projected images relating to the theme.
Include aspects of the life of your community in the Prayers of the People. Project related images during the prayers.

(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

Compassionate mystery we name God
inspire us and encourage us,
as followers of Jesus,
to renew this earth
through compassion, truth, justice;
to be youe spirit of grace
to those around us
who are hurting, grieving, yearning;
whose trouble are known only to you;
or who have no one. Amen
         (The Prayers of the People continue)

Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

All who love and serve your city TIS 634
Have faith in God my heart TIS 619
Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us TIS 526
Now is eternal life TIS 385
Praise, my soul, the king of heaven; TIS 134
Rejoice, the Lord is King TIS 216
Sing Praise to God who reigns above, TIS 110
Take up your cross the Saviour said TIS 583
Thank you for giving me the morning TIS 162
When I survey the wondrous cross TIS 342
Your hand O God has guided TIS 456
JEREMIAH 29:1, 4-7
All who love and serve your city TIS 634
Sing praise to God who reigns above TIS 110
PSALM 66:1-12
From all that dwell below the skies TIS 72
The Lord is king, let earth rejoice TIS 55
Joyfully shout, all you on earth TIS 36
2 TIMOTHY 2:8-15
Glorious things of you are spoken TIS 446
Hail the day that sees him rise TIS 369
Have faith in God, my heart TIS 619
In the cross of Christ I glory TIS 349
Stand up, stand up for Jesus TIS 592
The head that once was crowned with thorns TIS 378
The King of Glory comes TIS 279
This day God gives me TIS 642
This, this is the God we adore TIS 220
In you is gladness TIS 200
We have a gospel to proclaim TIS 245
God of grace and God of glory TIS 611
LUKE 17:11-19
Give thanks with a grateful heart TIS 717
Now thank we all our God TIS 106
O Christ the healer, we have come TIS 638
What shall we offer our good Lord TIS 439

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