Readings from our tradition

Read by Ryan Nicholls from NRSV Bible, Matthew 28: 16 – 20 and then 2 Corinthians 13: 11 – 13

Poem - God our father, mother, lover

Read by Charlie Barker:

Jocelyn Marshall.
(from "Hope is Our Song", #48, 2009)

God our father, mother, lover,
life-source, omnipresent power,
heard in voice of wind and wave-break,
seen in stamen of a flower,
yours the future, past and present,
you the rock on which we stand;
help us work for justice, wholeness,
peace on earth in every land.

Holy Spirit, God in-dwelling,
strong support when courage fails,
guiding us to new endeavour,
giving hope when doubt assails,
may our dreams of liberation,
yearnings for equality,
strivings for a new beginning,
recreate society.