acknowledgement of country, welcome
call to worship & prayer of Confession
Song TiS 561 Who would true valour see
Bible Readings: 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49 & Mark 4:35-41
Song God who made each great wide ocean
Introduction to the reflection
Let us acknowledge all our offerings.
Merciful God,we thank you for the many ways
that gifts are offered in your service;
we especially thank you for fathers and elders
whose love and wisdom
have touched our lives and our church.
Help the elders among us
nurture the young in our midst,
just as Saul took a chance on young David.
Help the young among us
honour their elders,
even as they are true to their own callings.
Accept our gifts, we pray,
and bless now this morning’s offerings,
that we might do your will
in this place and in all the world.