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
He is far above all rule and authority, power and dominion. He is above every name that is named, not only in this age but in the one to come.
God put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things. He is the head of the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Song: Look What God Has Done
Song: In Tenderness He Sought Me
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
God tells us in His word that all of us have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Daily we
exchange the glory of God and the truth about God for a lie, worshipping the things of this world, rather than God, the creator and sustainer of all.
Take a moment in the quiet of your heart to confess to God the ways you have exchanged that
glory, the ways you have worshipped God's creation rather than him, the creator God.
In the gospel there is hope that when we come to God in true faith and repentance we can
experience real forgiveness because of Christ.
Song: Lead us Back
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Rowan Paterson joined us from Trinity West Church and preached to us from Colossians 1:15-23. Listen to that sermon here:
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: In Christ Alone
Once you were alienated from God, enemies of his. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel.
Song: Before the Throne of God Above
(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.