Welcome to the Church of Christ the Cornerstone where five denominations work together, sharing the same space and a commitment to serve the people of Milton Keynes. We are a diverse community discovering and growing in the Christian faith. We experience God's love and are challenged to live that love and share it with the wider community.
Lord, we thank you for sending us your son. We thank you for the people who brought each one of us to you: for those who have taken time with us in so many ways, encouraged us in bad times as well as in good times. We thank you and pray for an opportunity to do the same whenever and wherever we can in Jesus’ name.
We thank you, God, that Jesus identified with us by being baptised himself.
He didn’t need to, but he wanted to.
We thank you that John did as Jesus asked, even though he didn’t really understand.
And then the Spirit came and revealed Him to us.
Today, we too come to the river praying with longing and open hearts.
Come to us, loving God, so we too can receive your spirit.
God of all places and people, you bow towards us,
listening, attentive; knowing the language of our hearts,
for your ear is tuned to our silences.
We pray that in the year ahead
we may grow as a community
both in grace and in deeper appreciation
of each other.
Almighty God, you have given your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and to be born this day of Mary: Grant that we, who have been born again and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom with you and the same Spirit be honour and glory, now and for ever.