Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, from the New Testament, again provides the main source for this week’s service and sermon – 15 August 2021 – the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.
Looking again at matters of time – the Greek word kairos makes a return – Rev. Geoff McKee considers time management issues for Christians and what we can do the ensure we are making the most of our lives from God’s perspective.
Below, you will find the main scripture for this week, the video service with prayes, songs and the sermon from Geoff. We conclude with a Musical Selection chosed by our organist and Musical Director, Katherine Robertson.
Main reading for this week
Ephesians 5:15-20 (New International Version)
15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Order of Service
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Praise: CH4 599 Holy Spirit, hear us
Prayers of Adoration and Confession
Praise: MP366 Jesus is King
Readings: Proverbs 9:1-6 and Psalm 34:9-14
Praise: MP1183 Holy Spirit, living breath of God
Readings: Ephesians 5:15-20 and John 6:51-58
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Praise: MP664 The Spirit lives
Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me by CityAlight.