Reflect (March 17, 2019)

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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


JOHN 10

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

CHILD DEDICATION

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:

COMMUNION

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

COMMITMENT READING

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.

(Ephesians 2:19-20)

Song: O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

BENEDICTION

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.

TCH Church Plant in Leicester

A few weeks ago, Pete and Anna Petra joined us from The Crowded House in Loughborough, sharing their vision and plans to church plant in North West Leicester. 

Leicester is the 13th largest city in the UK. While the South of the city is well served with churches, the North is a very different story. In the North West, a largely deprived area of nearly 50,000 people, there is knowledge of only one evangelical church. It is an area of great gospel need. The Crowded House church in Loughborough is sending a small team of 4 adults to plant an Acts 29 church in the North West of Leicester on an estate called Mowmacre Hill.

The team's prayer is that the Lord would give them growth so that they might be able to multiply ‘gospel communities’ - smaller groups of Christian missionaries - across the estates of the North West. Longer term, they hope to play a part in seeing a church established in a Muslim-majority area in the North East of the city. 

Here are some helpful ways you can pray for the Petras and the team: 

Pray that by May 2018 they would: 

  • Have a team of 15-20 adults
  • Be living locally
  • Be doing discipleship and evangelism together in day-to-day life

Also continue to pray for:

  • Housing 
  • Team members
  • Finances
  • People to come to know and honour Christ as Lord

If you would like to find out more about how you can support the team in this vision contact info@redeeemerleeds.co.uk