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 - You Shall Not Steal
CALL TO WORSHIP
The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters.
Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power. For you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.
(Based on Psalm 24:1-2; Revelation 4:11)
Song: Come Praise and Glorify our God
Song: Look and See
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
We've just sung that God is glorious and majestic, yet so often we don't give him the glory he deserves. We take the glory that is his and give it to so many other things, ourselves, our families, our work. Take a moment to reflect on that now, to think of the ways you give God's glory to other things. The truth of the Gospel is that even though we fail time and time again, God doesn't fail us. We can come again in repentance and find true forgiveness, true redemption.
Song: O For a Thousand Tongues
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Gary Aston preached to us from Exodus 20:15, helping us to see what the Bible teaches about theft. 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: There is a Fountain
Song: Hallelujah What a Saviour
Thank you Father God that you are a generous God. Thank you that for our sake, you sent Jesus, to become poor, so that through his poverty we might become rich. Help us to be a generous people, who give you the glory and honour you deserve in all that we do. Amen.
(Based on 2 Corinthians 8:8-9)
Song: Revelation Song
Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might
and honor and glory and blessing! …To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be
blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever!
Peace be with you.
And also with you.