All hail the power of Jesus Name Let angels prostrate fall Bring forth the royal diadem And crown him, crown him, crown him, crown him, Lord of all.
Crown Him, ye martyrs of your God, Who from His altar call Extol the stem of Jesses rod And crown him…
Ye seed of Israels chosen race And ransomed from the fall Hail Him who saves you by his grace And crown him …
Let every kindred, every tribe On this terrestrial ball To him all majesty ascribe And crown him … O that, with yonder sacred throng We at His feet may fall Join the everlasting song and crown him …
Luke. 13:18-21 Then Jesus asked, What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to?
It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches.
Again he asked, What shall I compare the kingdom of God to?
It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.
Jesus be the centre, Be my source, be my light. Jesus Jesus be the centre, Be my hope, be my song. Jesus
chorus Be the fire in my heart, Be the wind in these sails, Be the reason that I live; Jesus, Jesus.
Jesus be my vision, Be my path, be my guide. Jesus.. Jesus be the centre, Be my source, be my light. Jesus
P Partnership I Influence N Numbers C Commitment
Inner City Partnership Priority Ministries St. Annes Pastoral Care Development St. Agnes Race/Black Communities St. AgnesDeveloping Worship ECFC Enabling Every Member Ministry ECFC MultiFaith/Cross Cultural Mission St. LukesNew Ways of Being Church All ChurchesPartnership with local community Youth and childrens work Soul Food/Real Food
St. Lukes Vision A place of faith, hope, love and spiritual growth with a kind welcoming heart in and for the community.
Friendly, caring and open to all, inclusive. Way to grow in Numbers A place that feels like Home – like a family Vibrant, friendly and joyful – to be helpful to each other and to those in need. To be a reaching out church. Welcoming pleasant place for children and young people. A mini-mix for teenagers. Place where people will want to come again and again.
Friendly, caring and open to all, inclusive. Way to grow in numbers Refurbishment to create access for all and flexible space. Different types of services – healing, community activity, café services, mens breakfasts, midweek coffee and bible study, parents and young childrens groups, jumble sales.
A place of prayer and spiritual growth (individually and collectively) Ways to grow in Commitment A prayerful and peaceful place Open to listen to what people have to say. A place of kindness and empathy To be a growing church spiritually and in numbers. Have vision, willingness and faith to try new things and take on new projects.
A place of prayer and spiritual growth (individually and collectively) Ways to grow in Commitment Regular Prayer in church – morning prayer Groups to meet and pray in church – JUICE to lead prayer sessions in church. All members encouraged to join some prayer and support group.
Working with the community – formally recognised as being in the local partnership. Many people in the congregation not living in Barton Hill. How do we engage with local, possibly from different religions and encourage them to come to the church? How do we make friends with our neighbours? To be the centre of the community. Ways of growing in partnership and influence
Continue to lead the crypt partnership which may be expanded. St. Lukes to try and be represented in committee which will replace the C@H Board. (Debbie already part of discussions.) Individual members taking part in local action groups Church being willing to take part in community events organised by other agencies. Regularly re-assess where we are heading to ensure that we remain relevant.
Closing worship and Act of Commitment Leader:Jesus says, I am the Way for you. All:And so we come to follow Christ. Leader:Jesus says, I am the Truth for you. All:And so we come to dwell in the light. Leader:Jesus says, I am the life for you All:And so we come, Leaving behind all else to which we cling.
Gracious God, Grant us the imagination to see fresh possibilities for growth and the passion to bring them to birth. Deepen our commitment to your ways; Expand our partnership in your cause; Increase our influence for your purpose; And add to the numbers of those who acclaim you as Lord.
Lead us from the fear of failure to that confidence that flows from faith and to lives of fruitfulness and joy. In the power of your Spirit help us create communities of wholeness with Christ at the centre; for in his holy name we ask. Amen.
Blessing Jesus said, I am with you always. May God the Creator bless you. May God the Son walk with you. May God the Spirit lead your lives with love. Amen