Isaiah 2:2-4 “He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nations will not take up swords against nations, nor will they train for war any more.”

Let there be love shared among us
Let there be love in our eyes
May now Your love sweep this nation.
Cause us O Lord — to arise
Give us a fresh understanding
Filled with your love that is real,
Let there be love shared among us,
Let there be love

Let there be peace shared among us
Let there be peace in our eyes
May now Your peace sweep this nation.
Cause us O Lord — to arise
Give us a fresh understanding
Filled with your love that is real,
Let there be peace shared among us,
Let there be peace

Let there be hope shared among us
Let there be hope in our eyes
May now Your hope sweep this nation.
Cause us O Lord — to arise
Give us a fresh understanding
Filled with your love that is real,
Let there be hope shared among us,
Let there be hope

Let there be joy shared among us
Let there be joy in our eyes
May now Your joy sweep this nation.
Cause us O Lord — to arise
Give us a fresh understanding
Filled with your love that is real,
Let there be joy shared among us,
Let there be joy

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love

— 1 Corinthians 13

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Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church

Sutton Methodist Church, in the Hull East circuit, seeks to serve God and the community by making the ministry of Jesus Christ relevant for the 21st century. Through our Worship; Learning; Caring; Service and Evangelism, lived out in many varied ways, we believe we offer something for all the community. Whatever your age Sutton Methodist Church would welcome you into its ‘Family’ through any of the activities you see mentioned on this website.