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
EXODUS - Promises Kept
CALL TO WORSHIP
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!
Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. (Based on Revelation 4:8-11)
Song: How Great Thou Art
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
So often we sing of God's greatness and majesty, yet we don't really believe he is a good God. We don't live our lives as though he is in control and fail to trust his timing in our lives. Take a moment to reflect on this now, to confess to him where you fail to believe God's goodness or that he will fulfill his promises. Let's pray these words together now...
All-knowing Lord, you see what is in my heart. All-powerful Lord, I don't have the power to accomplish what needs to be done, so I offer my requests to you. All-wise Lord, I know you hear and will act, but I also know I must wait on your wise timing. Amen.
Song: Grace Alone
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
This week marked the start of our new sermon series in the book of Exodus. Gary Aston preached to us from the opening two chapters, exploring the hearing of God and the salvation of God. 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: Nothing but the Blood
Song: Look What God Has Done
Thank you Father God that in Christ, we are your people. Thank you that you hear our groaning and remember your promises to us. We praise you that you see us and know us intimately. Amen.
(Based on Exodus 2:23-24)
Song: New Again
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.