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
CALL TO WORSHIP
Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.
Song: Behold our God
Song: All Praise to Him
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
As we hear and sing of the glory and majesty of God, we are humbled before him. When we see his holiness we are reminded of our brokenness. Our sin separates us from God and means that on our own we have no hope of living up to his standard. Each week when we gather, we take a moment to confess our sin before God, to come before him in humility. Let’s do that now as we pray these words of confession.
Lord, may we have the eyes to see your holiness and see our failing. May we know the depths of our sin and the heights of your holiness.
Forgive us for sinning against you, and forgive us for sinning against one another. Through the blood of Jesus, we plead for mercy and grace, knowing that because of Jesus, you welcome and forgive sinners like us. It’s through his name we ask all these things, Amen.
Song: Come Ye Sinners
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
This week we started a new summer series in the book of Micah. On Sunday Tom Ingleby preached to us from Micah 1. 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: Nothing but the Blood
Song: Lamb of God
Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases, who redeems us from the pit and crowns us with love and compassion.
He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
(Based on Psalm 103:1-12)
Song: Saviour of the World
Go in the knowledge that you have been saved from death by the sacrifice of Christ. Trust in the Spirit’s guidance and the promise of eternity, made possible by the one who has brought you from death to life. Go in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.