ONE-OFFS

Reflect (October 6, 2019)

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:

COMMUNION

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

COMMITMENT READING

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.

(Ephesians 2:4-5)

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

BENEDICTION

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.

Reflect (September 15, 2019)

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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


DEALING WITH ANXIETY

CALL TO WORSHIP

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures for ever! 

Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? 

It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. The LORD is our strength and song; he has become our salvation. 

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures for ever! 

(Based on Psalm 118)


Song: Nothing in all the Earth

Song: Jesus

CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE

We've already heard that God is on our side and so we have no need to fear. We've sung that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Yet so often we fail to believe these truths. Sometimes we don't believe God cares for us, when trials come we think he's abandoned us. We can so easily put our trust in other things, instead of the one who has promised to be with us. 

Take some moments in the silence of your heart to speak with God about where you are struggling to trust & believe him. 

Let's pray these words together, asking for God's help in this. 

Father God, help us to cast our worries and anxieties upon you, knowing that you care for us and are sovereign over all. Help us to trust you, even in the most difficult situations, knowing that your ways are greater than ours. Amen.

Song: O God

PASSING OF THE PEACE

PREACHING OF THE WORD

This Sunday Gary preached to us on dealing with anxiety from Matthew 6:25-34. Listen to that sermon here:

COMMUNION

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: Hallelujah What A Saviour

Song: Oceans (where feet may fail)

COMMITMENT READING

The Lord has said to us, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So let's read these words as a commitment with confidence as we prepare to go now:

The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me? The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

(Hebrews 13:6; Psalm 27:1-2)

Song: Nothing in All the Earth

BENEDICTION

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand"

Peace be with you.

And also with you.

Prepare (September 15, 2019)

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This blog gives you a glimpse into the upcoming Sunday Gathering. It's an opportunity to read through the passage we'll be studying together, pray through some of the liturgy we'll be using, and listen to a selection of the songs we’ll be singing


DEALING WITH ANXIETY

SERMON

This week we have a one off gathering before we start our new sermon series. Gary Aston will be preaching to us from Matthew 6:25-34, looking at dealing with anxiety.

LITURGY

COMMITMENT READING

The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me? The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

(Hebrews 13:6; Psalm 27:1-2)

 MUSIC

  • Oh God (Dustin Kensrue): A song that sings of God’s presence with us and closeness to us in the midst of all of life’s circumstances.

  • Nothing in All the Earth (Sovereign Grace):  A new song to us at Redeemer based out of Romans 8:31-39. It speaks of the unbreakable love of God which nothing can separate us from.

Reflect (June 9, 2019)

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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


BAPTISM

CALL TO WORSHIP

Oh come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

In his hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are his also. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture.

(Psalm 95:1-7)

Song: Indescribable

Song: How Great Thou Art

CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE

At this point in our gathering - each week - we have a time of confession. That might seem strange, You might ask why? Well when we see God’s greatness and recognise his glory, we are faced with our own humanity and how short we fall of God’s requirements. So time for confession reminds us of our right place before God, Reminds us of our sinfulness, our need for God’s grace and forgiveness And also God’s provision of this grace through Jesus. Right at the centre of the gospel is confession, repentance. It's a life giving practice Because as we repent, we turn from moving away from God & instead run to him, as we do this we experience God moving towards us in grace. Throughout history, God's people have turned from him, time and time again. We are no different. Even though we've been called to God through the loving mercy of Jesus, we so often turn from him to follow different paths. In his word God tells us that we exchange truths about him for lies and follow paths that twist the truth about Jesus.

Take a moment to reflect on that now, to confess where you see this in your own heart. What are some of the lies you're believing about God today? The truth of the gospel is that there is forgiveness for us to be received through faith in Jesus. In putting our trust in him, we can know freedom from all our sin.

Let's continue to reflect and sing of those truths together now.

Song: You Alone Can Rescue

PASSING OF THE PEACE

PREACHING OF THE WORD

This week Gary Aston preached to us from Luke 19:1-10 as we celebrated 3 baptisms together as a church. Listen to that sermon here:

Song: Nothing but the Blood

Song: In Christ Alone

BAPTISMS

Song: This I Believe

BENEDICTION

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Peace be with you.

And also with you.