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 - THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring for ever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey.
Song: O God of our Salvation
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
Father God, in a world filled with sin and darkness, we confess our own weakness, the sin in our own hearts, and our need for a Saviour.
Help us to see the seriousness of our sin, that it cost Jesus his life. In our confession, lead us to repentance and draw our eyes back to Christ.
Cause us to trust, rest in, and join with your Spirit’s reconciling and restoring work in our lives. Amen.
Song: A Mighty Fortress is our God
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Gary Aston introduced us to the 10 Commandments this week from Exodus 19-20:17. 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: How Deep the Father's Love for Us
Song: Hallelujah What a Saviour
Father God, help us to remember that we are only made right with you by placing our faith in Jesus Christ.
Help us to love you with all of our hearts, minds and souls, loving others as we love ourselves as a response to the grace shown to us in Christ. And would we know and enjoy the freedom of serving you in all of our lives. Amen.
Song: This I Believe
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, with thankfulness. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.