Opening Prayer

Almighty God,Cross of light
Creator and sustainer of all things in heaven and on earth;
we thank you for all the gifts you have given to us and to this parish.
Please help us to use them in your service
and in the service of all people.
May we be a welcoming and loving community,
united in worshipping you and open to your guiding Spirit.
We ask these things in the name of your Son our Saviour, Jesus Christ.