Reflect (June 12, 2016)

Welcome to the recap (songs, hymns, liturgy and sermon) from Sunday’s gathering. This blog is designed to give 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.

The New Story Of Work


Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvellous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.

He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!(Psalm 98:1-4) 

Song: All Creatures of our God and King

Song: I stand Amazed

Confession and Assurance

So often we fail to believe the gospel in our lives. We forget our identity is in Christ and run to so many other things to find it. Heavenly father, forgive us for finding our identity and worth in what we do. Remind us that we can't earn our salvation, that we are not justified by our works but by faith in Christ. 

Help us by your Spirit to find our identity and worth in you and we pray that this would free us to do all things for your glory, to enjoy our work lived out in worship of you. 

The assurance of the gospel is that because of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross we have been adopted into God's family. Our identity is as children of God, not because of anything we've done but because of everything that Christ has done.

Song: Grace Alone

Passing of the Peace

Preaching of the Word

This week Gary Aston preached on the new story of work we find in scripture, touching on various passages, especially Colossians 3:12 - 4:4. 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 the 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: This I Believe

Commitment Reading

Christ has redeemed our work through his work on the cross. This means we can delight in our work just as God does. Hear these words of encouragement to us.

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.                                               Colossians 3:1-4

Song: Before the Throne of God Above


Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Peace be with you.

And also with you.