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
ROMANS - Unbreakable
CALL TO WORSHIP
Praise the LORD! Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever! Who can utter the mighty deeds of the LORD, or declare all his praise?
I will remember the deeds of the LORD; I will remember your wonderful deeds of long ago. I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders;you have made known your might among the peoples.
(Based on Psalm 77 and 106)
Song: O God of our Salvation
Song: How Great is Our God
Before a Holy God, we’re small, we’re weak, and we’re in need of mercy.We’re far from holy, far from perfect, and we’re burdened with uncountable flaws and weaknesses. We've all fallen short of God's standard and yet there is hope for us in our sin. Hear this reminder that through Jesus we have been made right with God, despite our sin and failures. Join with me in the underlined portions.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous.
He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin.
We are made right with God through faith in Jesus Christ and we are justified by his gift of grace.
(Based on Romans 3:22-26)
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
This week Gary Aston preached to us the last in our Romans series for a while from Romans 8:28-39. 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
Song: O God
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Song: Man of Sorrows
(May) Christ dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.