If you are looking for guidance for a longer time of Sunday worship then you are welcome to use this outline as a starting place.

Song of preparation

Opening prayer (adapted from John Wesley)

O God, seeing as there is in Christ Jesus an infinite fullness

of all that we can want or desire, May we all receive from him,

grace upon grace; grace to pardon our sins,

and subdue our iniquities; to justify our persons

and to sanctify our souls; and to complete that holy change,

that renewal of our hearts, Which will enable us to be transformed

into the blessed image in which you created us.

O make us all acceptable to be partakers

of the inheritance of your saints in light. Amen.


Scripture Reading – 2 Corinthians 4: 7 – 15

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.

13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.”[a] Since we have that same spirit of[b] faith, we also believe and therefore speak, 14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself. 15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

Song of response

Prayers for others: Focus on mental health and people struggling with illness

Closing song – Because he lives I can face tomorrow

Benediction and closing prayer:  

O merciful God, whatever You may deny me, do not deny me this love.

Save me from the idolatry of loving the world, or any of the things of the world.

Let me never love any creature but for Your sake and in subordination to Your love.

Take full possession of my heart; raise there Your throne and command there as You do in heaven.

Being created by You, let me live to You;
being created for You,
let me ever act for Your glory;
being redeemed by You,
let me render to You what is Yours
and let my spirit ever cleave to You alone.
– John Wesley