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
ONE OFF - Conflict
CALL TO WORSHIP
Ascribe to the LORD, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendour of his holiness.
The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is majestic. The LORD rules and reigns as King forever.
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
(based on Psalm 29:1-2,4,10-11)
Song: All Praise to Him
Song: Look and See
CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE
When we're reminded of God's purity and majesty, we are humbled to see our place before him. We see how far we fall from his standards. When we see his love and mercy demonstrated to us, we are reminded that we fail to love one another and are slow to forgive each other. Let's pray these words together now, as a confession to God of this tendency in our hearts.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for mistreating one another, for being impatient with one another and seeking to divide your church rather than unite.
Help us to be kind to one another, forgiving each another just as you have forgiven us in Christ. Amen.
(based on Ephesians 4:32)
While we were still weak and in sin, Jesus died for us. Offering us an invite into relationship with God. Let's sing out in light of that truth together now.
Song: In Tenderness He Sought Me
PASSING OF THE PEACE
PREACHING OF THE WORD
Adam Flynt from the Church of the Eleven22 was with us this Sunday and preached to us on conflict within the church from various Bible passages. 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: How Deep the Father’s Love
Song: In Christ Alone
Without Jesus, we would still know separation from God. We are only restored to God the father, through Christ the son. Let's encourage our hearts with this truth as we prepare to go now:
Because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions, it is by grace we have been saved.
The gift of grace, we've received in Christ and the love God has shown us is everlasting. Let's sing out together the truth of that now.
Song: Nothing in All the Earth
Brothers and sisters, continue to have unity of mind, loving one another just as Christ loves the church. Go in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.