Opening Prayer: Ephesians 1: 3-14

Merciful God,
we come before You with praise and thanksgiving!
Through Jesus Christ,
you have lavished on us every spiritual blessing
    we could possibly imagine!

Before the world was created,
you already knew us and loved us.
You adopted us as your own children,
and redeemed us through the blood of Christ.

Even more, you have made us your heirs,
and given us your own Spirit as a sign and guarantee.
How we praise you!

Open our hearts and minds to your presence among us here.
May our worship this morning bring you honour and glory,
for you alone are worthy of our praise. Amen.