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 - No Other Gods & No Graven Images
CALL TO WORSHIP
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were
created, in heaven and on earth, all things were created through him and for him.
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. In him all the fullness of God was
pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile all things to himself.
Song: How Great is our God
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
Merciful God, we confess that in our longing, we have worshipped the idols of this world instead of worshipping you, the one true God. We realise the sin in our own hearts and ask for your forgiveness and mercy. In your grace, would you direct our eyes back to you.
Song: Lead us Back
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Gary Aston preached to us from Exodus 20:1-6, taking us through the first two commandments. 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: When I Survey
Song: Jesus Paid it All
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at
the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Put idolatry to death and put on the new self.
For we have died, and our lives are hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life
appears, then we also will appear with him in glory.
Song: New Again
To Jesus Christ, who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen
Peace be with you.
And also with you.