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 Bear False Witness
CALL TO WORSHIP
There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours. All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord, and will glorify your name.
For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. Teach us your way, O Lord, that we may walk in your truth.
We give thanks to you, O Lord our God, with our whole hearts, and will glorify your name for ever. For great is your steadfast love towards us. (Psalm 86:8-13)
Song: How Great Thou Art
Song: Fountain of Goodness
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
God tells us in his word that even though we have known him, we haven't given him the glory and honour he deserves. Daily, we exchange the truth about God for a lie, worshipping and serving created things rather than Him, our creator God. Let's pray these words together as a corporate confession to God now:
Heavenly Father, forgive us for exchanging the truth about you for a lie. We ask that you would lead us back to the truth of the Gospel. Help us to abide in your word, knowing that the truth of your word is what sets us free. Amen.
(Based on Romans 1:21-25; John 8:31)
Song: Shine into our Night
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Gary Aston preached to us from Exodus 20:16, helping us to see what the Bible teaches on lying. 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: See His Love
Do not lie to one another, instead put off the old self with its practices and put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
(based on Colossians 3:8-10)
Song: Be Thou My Vision
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.