nd August 2020
Introductory Song: Light of the world
Call to Worship: from Psalm 84
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favour and honour;
no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Lord Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.
Song: Better is one day in your courts
Welcome and Opening Prayer
Young People's Slot: (click to view) (opens in a new window)
Song: Be bold, be strong
Special Feature: Christians Against Poverty Update (click to view) (opens in a new window)
Song: Give thanks with a grateful heart
First Bible Reading:
(2 Corinthians 4: 4-10)
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
Hymn: Name of all majesty
Communion ‘A Celebration of the Lord’s Supper’ (opens in a new window)
Hymn: Name of all majesty
Second Bible Reading:
Psalm 27 (Annabelle & Ann)
Song: The Lord is my salvation (click to view) (opens in a new window)
(Rev Paul Wilson)
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Song: Safe in the shadow of the Lord
(from 1 Timothy 6 vs11-16)
As the people of God let us pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.
Let us fight the good fight of the faith, taking hold of the eternal life to which we have been called.
May we be given grace to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see.
To him be honour and might forever.
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