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
REDEEMER VISION - Servants
CALL TO WORSHIP
Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them he remains faithful for ever. He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
The Lord reigns for ever, for all generations. Praise the Lord.
(Based on Psalm 146)
Song: 10,00 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
Heavenly Father, we've already heard that you are a compassionate and trustworthy God, you are the giver of all good gifts, yet so often we are ungrateful for these gifts. We use them for selfish gain. We are selfish with our time, money and resources. Please forgive us for this we pray. Remind us of your generosity, shown to us in Christ, when he gave himself up for us. Help us to show that generosity towards others in how we love and care for them. Amen.
Song: You Alone Can Rescue
PASSING OF THE PEACE
SERVE THE CITY INTERVIEWS
We heard from a few individuals about the different projects involved in Saturday's Serve the City project day, taking time in groups to pray for these things.
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Gary Aston preached to us this week, helping us to think through our identity as servants from Jesus' words in Matthew 5:38-42. 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
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.