Prepare (July 24, 2016)

This blog gives you a glimpse into the upcoming Sunday Gathering. It's an opportunity to read through the passage we'll be studying together, pray through some of the liturgy we'll be using, and listen to a selection of the songs we’ll be singing.

When The Darkness Swallows You


This week Gary Aston will be looking at Psalms 39 and 88 as he teaches us how we are to lament when the darkness of life swallows us.



Heavenly Father, we thank you that the Psalms of Lament teach us that we can bring our anger, fear and despair to you.

Thank you that you understand and that, in Jesus, you know what it is like to be human.

You understand what it is like to be hopeless in the dark, you've been tried and tested in every way as we have.

Help us, when we struggle, to come to you, our wonderful counselor. Amen.                                          

(Adapted from My Rock, My Refuge by Tim Keller)


  • O God (Dustin Kensrue): A reflection on God's closeness to us in the midst of all of our joys and all of our sorrows.

  • Hallelujah What a Saviour: A celebration of the Saviour we have in Jesus Christ, the man of sorrows, who took our pain upon Himself so that we might be healed.