The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
This is your day
and we shall praise you!
This is your day
and we shall declare your name!
This is your day,
and we shall worship
a risen Saviour and our King! Amen.
We welcome you to worship with us with this written service.
Keit Koti – Yesterday the Netherlands celebrated the legal abolition of slavery in the Netherlands with a ceremony in which King Willem spoke:
“On this day that we remember the Dutch history of slavery, I ask forgiveness for this crime against humanity,” he said.
The ceremony marked the 160th anniversary of the legal abolition of slavery in the Netherlands, including its former colonies in the Caribbean.
Let us pray:
God of freedom, God of beauty, God of truth, you help set the captives free. In the darker moments, when clouds gather and the heaviness seems overwhelming, remind us of your love, carrying the weight of so much in that cross, embracing the world with arms outstretched that we might know freedom from the chains which constrain us. Bring us to your light, Amen.
Opening Hymn NEH 636
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things eternal; grant this, heavenly Father, for our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Hymn NEH 626
Closing Hymn NEH 626
The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.
Opening Call to Prayer from John Birch at https://www.faithandworship.com/