Theme for June 2022: Fire

Baptism by fire

Baptism by fire

  John the Baptist:   “I baptize you with water. But one who is more powerful than I will come, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” Luke 3:16 (NIV)   A prayer God of grace and glory, you call us … Continue reading "Baptism by fire" ...
Fire not ashes

Fire not ashes

  After the fire God of Pentecosts, we have received from you an inheritance of fire, not of ashes. You have breathed your Spirit into us and we have been born anew. And now our raised hands look for your purpose. Our feet look for your path. We look to spend our inheritance as fools … Continue reading "Fire not ashes" ...
Come Spirit like fire

Come Spirit like fire

Come, Holy Spirit Come Spirit like rain, refresh, renew, revitalise. Come Spirit like fire, embolden, enlighten, enable. Come Spirit like a mighty wind, move, challenge, enkindle. Come Spirit like wave, move, tear down, lift up. Come Spirit, come Breath, draw us close, make song, bring intimacy. Come Spirit, come Love, make one, make justice, make … Continue reading "Come Spirit like fire" ...
Fire praise

Fire praise

Whitby sunset  (Photo: Irene Bom) Call to Worship (based on Psalm 148:1, 7-11, 13) Praise the Lord! You creatures of the ocean depths, fire and hail, snow and storm, wind and weather that obey him, mountains and all cedars, wild animals and all livestock, reptiles and birds, kings of the earth and all people! Let … Continue reading "Fire praise" ...