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 - 4
CALL TO WORSHIP
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all our iniquity, who heals all our diseases, who redeems our lives from the pit, who crowns us with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies us with good so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; Bless the Lord, O my soul! (Adapted from Psalm 103)
Song: Behold Our God
Song: I Stand Amazed
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
Sovereign Lord, you have been so gracious with us in revealing to us your glory and generously giving us so many gifts. We confess that, in response, we are greedy and selfish with the things that you have given to us. We know that all of these, including money, time, and gifts, are given to us that we may glorify you. Yet so often we use them all for our own gain.
Forgive us for our sin and by Your Holy Spirit, empower us to surrender all we are to You and to use all we have for Your glory. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Song: Grace Alone
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Tom Thrower preached on Amos 6, looking at materialism and how Christians should respond to it. 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: Here Is Love
Song: Nothing But The blood
Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-20)
Song: Be Thou My Vision
God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things, at all times, you may abound in every good work.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.