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 - Tabernacle Fills with Glory
CALL TO WORSHIP
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in
the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing
made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
(based on John 1:1-14)
Song: Behold our God
Song: Look and See
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
We've just sung that God is deserving of glory, yet so often we fail to treat him like that. We take the glory and worship that belongs to him and give it to other things. The next song we're going to sing, is a song of confession. It confesses to God that in face of his glory, we have turned away from him. Let's sing this now together as a corporate confession, asking that God would draw us back to him again.
Song: Shine into our Night
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
This week was the last week in our Exodus sermon series. Alex Passmore helped us to see what the Bible teaches on God dwelling with his people. 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: The Power of the Cross
Song: Jesus is the Lord of All
God tells us in his word that he has revealed his glory to us in the face of Jesus Christ. Let's read this words together now, knowing that this is our real and true hope:
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
(2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
Song: Revelation Song
Brothers and Sisters, go, knowing that one day the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.