Sorry this is a little late - been busy this week.
Father of the fatherless we gather as your children today to celebrate your love and grace given freely to each one of us. We come in a sense like the prodigal son returning to the family, we come with thanksgiving in our hearts in much the same way the father and the lost son had.
May it be dear Lord that we will be prepared for you to speak to us and to minister to us as our brother/sister leads us in worship and brings your word to us.
Bless each one of us and help us to go into the coming week restored and refreshed because we have joined in fellowship with the living God.
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen