This service was designed for a local congregation to use when no preacher was available.
The format of the central message is three Bible readings each followed by a short story.
The intention of these stories is to get people thinking about the impact that we have
as Christians on other people.
The three stories can each be read on their own page
and Faith) or the scripts can be downloaded
The full service, along with prayers, hymns, readings and guideline notes is
laid out in the downloaded script here,
but the following outline gives you the rough idea.
Order of Service
Call to Worship
Hymn “Jesus, the name high over all”
Prayers of Praise and Confession / Lord's Prayer
Hymn “It passeth knowledge, that dear love of thine”
Reading: 2 Kings 5:1-14
The Story of Norman (“If only my master would see the prophet”)
Hymn “God’s spirit is in my heart (Go tell everyone)”
Reading: Luke 10:25-37
The Story of Samantha (“Which of these three do you think was a neighbour?”)
Reading: Acts 2:44-47
The Story of Faith (“enjoying the favour of all the people”)
Quiet Reflection (with questions to guide congregation)
Hymn “Make me a channel of your peace”
Offertory and Offertory Prayer
Prayer of dedication
Prayers for others
Hymn “Lord, thy church on earth is seeking”