Welcome to the Sunday Gathering recap (songs, hymns, liturgy and sermon). This blog gives you an opportunity to reflect on what you heard in the gathering or catch up if you weren’t able to be with us.
*The indented sections are responses read aloud by the congregation during the Gathering
CALL TO WORSHIP
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts and of your faithfulness.
We speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty and we will meditate on your wonderful works. We tell of the power of your awesome works and we will proclaim your great deeds.
We will join with all generations as we celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Based on Psalm 145:3-7
Song: Come Thou Fount
Song: All Creatures of our God and King
Song: This is Amazing Grace
We celebrated with four families in Redeemer in this Child Dedication at the gift of new life. The parents dedicated themselves to their God-given responsibility as parents. It was a great opportunity to pray for these parents and commit their children to God. We acknowledged that children are a gift from God and that they are precious in his sight.
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
This week we had Christopher De La Hoyde joining us to speak about the advancement of the gospel in French-speaking Europe. He also preached to us from John 10: 7-18. Listen to that sermon here:
Every week we want to respond to what God has done for us in Jesus. One of the great ways he has provided for us to remember the truth of the gospel is giving us communion. As we take the bread and wine we remember what Jesus has done for us.
POST COMMUNION READING
Jesus’ death brings us life and this meal reminds us that we are fed by Jesus and forgiven because of Jesus.
We rejoice that You have died, rose again, and are now with the Father advocating for us. Amen.
With our money, time, and talent we give generously, knowing that through Your Son, Jesus, You have generously given to us.
We rejoice that You have given everything and we joyfully give everything back to Your care. Amen.
Song: Here is Love
Song: Hallelujah What a Saviour
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, you are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.
Song: O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing
Go as the family of God, adopted through the Son, empowered by the Holy Spirit living as a child of God.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.