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 - I AM
CALL TO WORSHIP
Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever! Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise?
I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders;you have made known your might among the peoples.
(Based on Psalm 77 and 106)
Song: Behold our God
Song: This is Amazing Grace
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
So often we fail to worship God because we are too busy worshipping other things. We choose to please others over pleasing God and fail to believe his promises to us. Take a moment to reflect on that now, to confess to God your tendency to choose other things over him. Let's pray these words together:
Father God, forgive us when we fear others above you, choosing their approval over yours. Forgive us when we treat your word lightly and fail to believe your promises to us. Help us to know that your promises still stand and remind us of your mercy and grace shown towards us in Christ. Amen.
The truth of the gospel is that God stepped down into this world so that we could be raised up. Jesus gave up the glories of heaven so that we could be saved. Let's sing out now with full assurance in the God who has redeemed us.
Song: Saviour of the World
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Gary Aston preached to us from Exodus 3 this week pointing us to the God who reveals. 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 (My Chains are Gone)
Song: O God of Our Salvation
Thank you Heavenly Father for your redemption shown to us in Jesus. Help us to receive this and respond in worship of you. Help us, by your Spirit, to offer our lives as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to you. Amen.
Song: Revelation Song
To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.