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 - Crossing from Death to Life
CALL TO WORSHIP
I will tell of the Lord’s unfailing love. I will praise the Lord for all he has done. I will rejoice in his great goodness to Israel, which he has granted according to his mercy and love.
Even when God's people betrayed him, rebelled against him and grieved His Holy Spirit, he became their Saviour. In his love and mercy he redeemed them. He lifted them up and carried them through all the years.
I will tell of the Lord’s unfailing love. I will praise the Lord for all he has done. I will rejoice in his great goodness to Israel, which he has granted according to his mercy and love. Based on
Song: Look What God Has Done
Song: I Stand Amazed
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
Just like the people of Israel, we have seen God's redemption in our own lives yet we fail to trust God's leading. We question God's wisdom believing we know better. Take a moment to reflect on that now, to confess the ways in which you fail to trust God and his goodness. God tells us in his word that if we choose to follow Christ, we are led by the Spirit of God. Hear these words from Paul to us now:
All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ.
Song: This is Amazing Grace
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Tom Thrower preached to us from Exodus 13&14 helping us to remember the story of the Gospel. 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: Before the Throne of God Above
Song: See His Love
Father God we ask that you would help us to remember. Help us to remember the story of Salvation worked through Jesus Christ, his death and resurrection. Would we know you leading us and since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Amen.
(Based on Galatians 5:25)
Song: Be Thou My Vision (Ascend the Hill arrangement)
Go, knowing that God is present with you by His Spirit, that he is leading you and that he fights for your salvation.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.