Reflect (September 23, 2018)

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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


CHILD DEDICATION

CALL TO WORSHIP

O LORD, you have searched us, and you know us. You know when we sit and when we rise; you perceive our thoughts from afar.

You discern our going out and our lying down, you are familiar with all our ways.

For you created our inmost beings; you knit us together in our mother’s wombs.

We praise you because we are fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful.

(Based on Psalm 139)

Song: All Creatures of our God and King

Song: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

SongGrace Alone

CHILD DEDICATION

We celebrated with two families in Redeemer in our first Child Dedication. 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 was our first Child Dedication gathering. Tom Thrower gave us a shorter message on why we have a Child Dedication. Listen to that message 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: Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

COMMITMENT READING

Father God help us to know true joy, contentment and satisfaction in you. Help us to treasure the good news of Jesus above everything else, looking past our current situations to see your plans and purposes in this world. Amen

Song: It is Well

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.

Prepare (September 23, 2018)

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This blog gives you a glimpse into the upcoming Sunday Gathering. It's an opportunity to read through the passage we'll be studying together, pray through some of the liturgy we'll be using, and listen to a selection of the songs we’ll be singing


CHILD DEDICATION

SERMON

This Sunday is our first Child Dedication gathering in which Tom Thrower will be preaching a shorter message to us from Psalm 127:3. We will be celebrating the gift of children with two of our families at Redeemer.

LITURGY

CALL TO WORSHIP

O LORD, you have searched us, and you know us. You know when we sit and when we rise; you perceive our thoughts from afar.

You discern our going out and our lying down, you are familiar with all our ways.

For you created our inmost beings; you knit us together in our mother’s wombs.

We praise you because we are fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful.

(Based on Psalm 139)

MUSIC

  • All Creatures of our God and King: A song of praise and worship of our God, the author and sustainer of life.

  • Be Thou My Vision: A song that asks for God to direct our eyes towards him, that he would be our vision in all that we do.