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
REDEEMER VISION - Plant
CALL TO WORSHIP
Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous works among all the peoples!
Blessed be the LORD, who alone does wondrous things. Blessed be his glorious name for ever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory!
(Psalm 72:17-19, 96:1-3)
Song: Look What God Has Done
Song: Come Praise and Glorify
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
Although we can see God's goodness and majesty in creation, God tells us in his word that the world in which we live is a dark place. Sin has distorted the good and perfect creation God has made and it took his own son, Jesus Christ, dying on a cross to bring light into this dark world. Even though as Christians we know this to be true, so often keep this truth to ourselves.
Instead of sharing the light of Jesus with others, we hide it in fear of what others might think. Take a moment to reflect on that now, to confess before God where you see this in your own heart. The only way we can truly and joyfully share the good news with others is if we know more of Jesus light in our own lives. Hear this encouragement to us now:
“You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."
Song: Shine into our Night
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Gary preached to us on the second aspect of our vision: to plant. He took us to different parts of Acts to help us in this. To listen to that sermon click 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: Saviour of the World
After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice,
“Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
Song: Revelation Song
Go in the peace of knowing that one day the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.