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
BELONGING - Belonging to God
CALL TO WORSHIP
Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness. The LORD is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. The LORD is good to everyone. He shows compassion to all he has made.
Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise!
(Based on Psalm 145:3,8-9)
Song: 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
Song: This is Amazing Grace
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
Father God, forgive us for turning from you and not loving you as we should. We confess that we put so many other things at the centre of our lives, other than you. Thank you that we can bring our sin to you and find forgiveness in Jesus. Amen.
God showed his great love for us by sending Jesus to die for us while we were still sinners.
Song: You Alone Can Rescue
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
This Sunday was our International Student Service and the beginning of our Belonging series. This week Gary Aston preached to us on what it means to belong to God from John 14:1-11. 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 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
Song: Saviour of the World