Opening sentences

In the face of a world too often false and ugly
we gather as seekers of truth and beauty.
Before a world too often unloving
we gather as a community of love.
In faith, let us reason.
In spirit, let us relish paradox.
Let us bring forth our best, to bestow like seed in an empty land.
We gather to nurture our souls in a puzzling, even dangerous world.

Acknowledgement: Rex Hunt Liturgies, 31 May 2020

Sharing of the peace

Regularly in our services we have a time to share the Peace, to say to others in the Church, “the Peace of Christ be with you”. Today we invite you to contact someone outside of your bubble and greet them with a “Wishing you the blessings of Sunday. The Peace of Christ be with you.”