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.
The Lion Roars - 3
CALL TO WORSHIP
The Lord is our light and our salvation so why should we be afraid? The Lord is our fortress, protecting us from danger, so why should we tremble? Though a mighty army may surround us, we will not be afraid. Even if we are attacked, we can remain confident.
The one thing I ask of the Lord, the thing I seek most, is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me in his sanctuary. He will place me out of reach, high upon a rock. (Psalm 27:1-5, NLT)
Song: Come Thou Fount
Song: Fountain of Goodness
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
Heavenly Father, we confess to you that so often we say we love you with our mouths, but our hearts and our lives tell a different story. Our actions often deny you and we live as though we don't know you.
Thank you that in Jesus we see what you are like. When Peter denied Him, Jesus was kind, tender and gracious in his response of forgiveness. Thank you that because of the cross, you respond to us in the same way.
Song: Come Ye Sinners Poor & Needy
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Alex Passmore preached to us from Amos 5, on what it means to seek God and live. Click here to listen to that sermon.
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 the 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: How Deep the Father's Love For Us
Song: Jesus Paid It All
Thank you Jesus that because you have sought us, we can know and experience relationship with the Father. Help us, heavenly Father, by your Spirit, to look to Christ, the author and finisher of our faith. Would you help us to know what it looks like to seek good and not evil, leaning wholly on the Spirit for His help.
Song: This I Believe
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.