Invitation to  Worship

Come, let us sing to  Adonai, let us praise the God of all creation!


O Holy One,+ open my lips.

~And my mouth will proclaim your praise.


Let everything that lives and that breathes-

~give praise to Adonai, alleluia!


Sunday Morning Hymn

Sing with all who love God’s glory,
sing the resurrection song!
Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story,
to the former days belong.
All around the clouds are breaking,
soon the storms of time shall cease;
In God’s likeness, we awaking,
know  the everlasting peace.



O what glory, far exceeding
all that eye has yet perceived!
Holiest hearts for ages waiting,
never that full joy conceived.
God has promised, Christ prepares it,
On that day our welcome waits;
Every humble spirit shares it,
Christ has passed th’eternal gates.



Life eternal! O what wonders
Crowd on faith; what joy unknown,
When, amidst earth’s closing thunders,
Saints shall stand before the throne!
O to enter that bright portal,
See that glowing firmament
Know with You,  O God immortal,
“Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”
Words: William J Irons, alt.; Music: Beethoven; Melody: Hymn to Joy 87.87.D





With all my heart I long for you in the night, Adonai;

I seek you eagerly when morning breaks.

Psalm 62/63

O God, you are my God, for you I long for you my soul is thirsting.

My body pines for you like a dry weary land without water;

So I gaze on you in your holy place to see your strength and your glory.


For your love is better than life, my lips will speak your praise.

So I will bless you all my life, in your name I will lift up my hands.

My soul shall be filled as with a banquet, my mouth shall praise you with joy.


On my bed I remember you.  On you I muse through the night,

for you have been my help; in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.

My soul clings to you; your right hand holds me fast.


Glory to the ABBA and to the WORD

and to the BREATH of Love.

As always before, 

so now and evermore. Amen.

With all my heart I long for you in the night, Adonai;

I seek you eagerly when morning breaks.


 READING   Proverbs 31: 12-13, 19-20, 31

The woman who reveres Adonai brings good, and not evil,
all the days of her life.
She obtains wool and flax and works with loving hands.
She puts her hands to the distaff, and her fingers ply the spindle.
She reaches out her hands to the poor, and extends her arms to the needy.
Give her a reward for her labors, and let her works praise her at the city gates.


R.  Adonai, how great are your works * how deep are your designs. V. In wisdom, you have made them all. *How deep are your designs.   V. Glory to the Abba and to the Word and to the Holy Breath of Love.

Canticle of Zachariah


‘Good and faithful servant, you have been faithful in little things,
Come, share your master’s joy.’


Blessed + be Adonai, the God of Israel,

Who visits this people to set us free

Raising for us a sign of salvation

In the house and family of David.


God promised throughout past ages

In words of holy prophets

To save us from our enemies,

And from the control of our oppressors.


Adonai favored our ancestors

And remembered the sacred covenant.

The pledge to Abraham and Sarah

Is now renewed for us;


That freed from the grip of our foes

We might worship without fear

And be both just and holy

For the rest of our days.


And you, child, called “prophet of the Most High,”

Will go ahead to prepare the way,

By teaching this people of salvation

Through forgiveness of their sins.


For the loving compassion of the Holy One

As the Rising Sun will shine upon us

To illumine the darkness and dispel death’s shadow

To guide our feet on the way of peace.


Glory to the ONE and to the WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

‘Good and faithful servant, you have been faithful in little things,
Come, share your master’s joy.’




Litany of Intercession

Lord Jesus, you are the rising Sun, the firstfruits of the future resurrection.
 – grant that we may not sit in the shadow of death but walk in the light of life.


Show us your goodness, present in every creature,
 – that we may contemplate your glory everywhere.


Do not allow us to be overcome by evil today.
– but grant that we may overcome evil through the power of good.


You have blessed each of us with gifts and talents;

~free us to use them to join you in building your reign on earth as it is in heaven.


Send forth your Spirit of Life and Compassion;

~ and renew the face of the Earth.



Prayer of Jesus

Our Father…



Closing Prayer & Blessing

God of Light and Lover of all Creation,
grant us the joy of using our gifts and talents to serve you and each other,

and free us to love what you invite us to do, so that we may enjoy the fullness of life.

We ask this in the name of Jesus, who lives and loves with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  ~Amen.


May the God who blesses creation with times and seasons + bless us with reverence and love for all people and all Earthkind.  ~Amen 


Let us bless Adonai.     ~Thanks be to God.