Today's Service

Sunday 19th July 2020




Introit: I watch the sunrise. (WBC Choral Group)





Welcome and Opening Prayer (Rev Paul Wilson)





First Bible Reading: Psalm 8 (Anne)





Hymn: O Lord my God (How great Thou art).

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Let’s also pause to reflect on the full words (including the second verse) of his great hymn –

    O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
    Consider all the works Thy Hand hath made,
    I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
    Thy power throughout the universe displayed;

        Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
        Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
        How great Thou art! How great Thou art!


    When through the woods and forest glades I wander
    I hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,
    When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
    And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze,

        Then sings my soul...

    And when I think that God His Son sparing,
    Sent Him to die – I scarce can take it in,
    That on the cross my burden gladly bearing,
    He bled and died to take away my sin:

        Then sings my soul...

    When Christ shall come, with shouts of acclamation,
    And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
    Then shall I bow in humble adoration
    And there proclaim, my God, how great Thou art!
        Then sings my soul...





Young People's Slot: (Anne)

A Psalm of David:

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Song: Over all the earth.





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Song: Let the heavens rejoice. (Randy Rothwell)


    Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad,
    Let the seas resound with a mighty roar;
    Let the trees of the forest clap their hands,
    Let the earth be filled with the glory of the Lord.

    All of creation is boldly proclaiming
    The wonderful things He has done;
    Let's join with all nations
    in one declaration, proclaiming the goodness of God.

    Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad...

    The heavens above are declaring His splendour
    His power cannot be denied,
    For all of creation is loudly confessing
    That Jesus, our Lord, is alive.

    Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad...






Video: The Wonder of Space





Second Bible Reading: Psalm 19

A Psalm of David.

  1. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
  2. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.
  3. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them.
  4. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
  5. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
  6. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth.

  7. The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
  8. The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
  9. The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.
  10. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.

  11. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
  12. But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
  13. Keep your servant also from wilful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
  14. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.




Family Prayers: (Margaret)





Song: Strength will rise





Address: (Rev Paul Wilson)


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Hymn: Jesus is King





Benediction:

    Romans 15vs 4-6:

    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance
    taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
    May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other
    that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Amen.




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