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Sunday 26th September 2021


Welcome to our virtual service!

We’re really glad you can join us for this service. Everything you need for the service is on this webpage. Simply press the play button on the live stream below. You might like to print out the service sheet below.

Today’s service sheet can be downloaded here

 

This week’s service should be streaming live from 10:30 and can be accessed here. It is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. If you’re viewing on a phone or tablet, you may need to use headphones to access the sound.

 

WELCOME

 

SONG

Come and stand before your maker full of wonder, full of fear;
Come behold his power and glory yet with confidence draw near,
For the one who holds the heavens and commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us with an unrelenting love.

Rejoice!
Come and lift your hands and raise your voice;
He is worthy of all praise, Rejoice!
Sing the mercies of your King and with trembling, rejoice.

We are children of the promise, the beloved of the Lord.
Won with everlasting kindness, bought with sacrificial blood.
Bringing reconciliation to a world that longs to know
The affections of a father who will never let them go.

Rejoice…

All our sickness, all our sorrows Jesus carried up the hill.
He has walked this path before us, he is walking with us still;
Turning tragedy to triumph, turning agony to praise,
There is blessing in the battle so take heart and stand amazed.

Rejoice!
When you cry to Him, He hears your voice;
He will wipe away your tears, Rejoice!
In the midst of suffering, He will help you sing

Rejoice…

 

BIBLE READING

Luke 7:1-10

7 When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum. 2 There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was ill and about to die. 3 The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 When they came to Jesus, they pleaded earnestly with him, ‘This man deserves to have you do this, 5 because he loves our nation and has built our synagogue.’ 6 So Jesus went with them.

He was not far from the house when the centurion sent friends to say to him: ‘Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. 7 That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed. 8 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, “Go”, and he goes; and that one, “Come”, and he comes. I say to my servant, “Do this”, and he does it.’

9 When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, ‘I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.’ 10 Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well.

 

SONG

Jesus is the King, ruler over everything
Jesus is the one, promised one the Son of God
Jesus is the Lord, he’s the one you can’t ignore
Jesus, Jesus, he is the King. He is the King

He commanded the fisherman
Hey come follow me, and they did and they did
And they did because…

Jesus is the King…

He commanded the evil ones
Hey come out of him, and they did and they did
And they did because…

Jesus is the King…

He commanded the wind and waves
Hey be still be still, and they did and they did
And they did because…

Jesus is the King…

He promised that three days after death
He’d rise again, and He did and He did and He did because…

Jesus is the King…

 

 

BIBLE TALK by Richard Hopkins

Sermon outline:

See the power of Jesus

Copy the faith of the centurion
▪ Ask humbly
▪ Ask confidently

 

SONG

By faith we see the hand of God in the light of creation’s grand design,
in the lives of those who prove His faithfulness,
who walk by faith and not by sight.

By faith our fathers roamed the earth,
with the power of His promise in their hearts
of a holy city built by God’s own hand; a place where peace and justice reign.

We will stand as children of the promise.
We will fix our eyes on Him, our soul’s reward,
till the race is finished and the work is done, we’ll walk by faith and not by sight.

By faith the prophets saw a day when the longed-for Messiah would appear
with the power to break the chains of sin and death
and rise triumphant from the grave.

By faith the church was called to go in the power of the Spirit to the lost,
to deliver captives and to preach good news in every corner of the earth.

We will stand…

By faith this mountain shall be moved and the power of the gospel shall prevail.
For we know in Christ all things are possible for all who call upon His name.

We will stand…

 

PRAYERS led by Helen and guests.
During the prayers please join in with the words in bold if you are able.

 

Lord Jesus, we know that if you say it:
It will happen! Amen.

 

SONG

Everyone needs compassion,
love that’s never failing: let mercy fall on me.
Everyone needs forgiveness,
the kindness of a Saviour, the hope of nations.

Saviour, he can move the mountains.
My God is mighty to save, he is mighty to save.
Forever – author of salvation.
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

So take me as you find me,
all my fears and failures: fill my life again.
I give my life to follow
everything I believe in; now I surrender.

Saviour, he can move the mountains…

Shine your light and let the whole world see.
We’re singing for the glory of the risen King!
(repeat)

 

CLOSING PRAYER

 

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Sunday 19th September 2021


Welcome to our virtual service!

We’re really glad you can join us for this service. Everything you need for the service is on this webpage. Simply press the play button on the live stream below. You might like to print out the service sheet below.

Today’s service sheet can be downloaded here

 

This week’s service should be streaming live from 10:30 and can be accessed here. It is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. If you’re viewing on a phone or tablet, you may need to use headphones to access the sound.

 

WELCOME by Brian Kruger

SONG

You have called us out of darkest night
Into Your glorious light
That we may sing the wonders of
The risen Christ

May our every breath retell the grace
That broke into our strife
With boundless love and deepest joy
With endless life

May the peoples praise You
Let the nations be glad
All Your blessing comes that we may praise
May praise the Name of Jesus

All the earth is Yours and all within
Each harvest is Your own
And from Your hand we give to You
To make Christ known

May the seeds of mercy grow in us
For those who have not heard
May songs of praise build lives of grace
To spread Your Word

May the peoples praise…

This our holy privilege to declare
Your praises and Your name
To every nation, tribe and tongue,
Your church proclaims

May the peoples praise…

Holy, holy is the Lord Almighty
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb Who was slain
Holy, holy is the Lord Almighty
All creation praise Your glorious Name

May the peoples praise…

 

BITESIZE
We now hear what Suze will be doing this time tomorrow…

 

SONG

Lord I come before your throne of grace
I find rest in Your presence
and fullness of joy.
In worship and wonder
I behold Your face,
singing, ‘What a faithful God have I.’

What a faithful God have I,
what a faithful God.
What a faithful God have I, faithful in every way.

Lord of mercy, you have heard my cry;
through the storm You’re the beacon,
my song in the night.
In the shelter of your wings,
hear my heart’s reply,
singing, ‘What a faithful God have I.’

What a faithful God have I…..

Lord all sovereign,
granting peace from heaven,
let me comfort those who suffer
with the comfort you have given.
I will tell of your great love
for as long as I live,
singing, ‘What a faithful God have I.’

What a faithful God have I…

 

eKIDS

Ekids leave us go to their groups.

 

PRAYERS led by Josh & Becca Milsom

 

SONG

Strength will rise
as we wait upon the Lord,
we will wait upon the Lord,
we will wait upon the Lord. (repeat)

Our God, you reign forever.
Our hope, our strong deliverer.

You are the everlasting God,
the everlasting God.
You do not faint, you won’t grow weary.
You’re the defender of the weak,
you comfort those in need,
you lift us up on wings like eagles.

 

BIBLE READING by Nina Sedgwick

Habakkuk 3

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth.

Lord, I have heard of your fame;
    I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.
Repeat them in our day,
    in our time make them known;
    in wrath remember mercy.

God came from Teman,
    the Holy One from Mount Paran.
His glory covered the heavens
    and his praise filled the earth.
His splendor was like the sunrise;
    rays flashed from his hand,
    where his power was hidden.
Plague went before him;
    pestilence followed his steps.
He stood, and shook the earth;
    he looked, and made the nations tremble.
The ancient mountains crumbled
    and the age-old hills collapsed—
    but he marches on forever.
I saw the tents of Cushan in distress,
    the dwellings of Midian in anguish.

Were you angry with the rivers, Lord?
    Was your wrath against the streams?
Did you rage against the sea
    when you rode your horses
    and your chariots to victory?
You uncovered your bow,
    you called for many arrows.
You split the earth with rivers;
10     the mountains saw you and writhed.
Torrents of water swept by;
    the deep roared
    and lifted its waves on high.

11 Sun and moon stood still in the heavens
    at the glint of your flying arrows,
    at the lightning of your flashing spear.
12 In wrath you strode through the earth
    and in anger you threshed the nations.
13 You came out to deliver your people,
    to save your anointed one.
You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness,
    you stripped him from head to foot.
14 With his own spear you pierced his head
    when his warriors stormed out to scatter us,
gloating as though about to devour
    the wretched who were in hiding.
15 You trampled the sea with your horses,
    churning the great waters.

16 I heard and my heart pounded,
    my lips quivered at the sound;
decay crept into my bones,
    and my legs trembled.
Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity
    to come on the nation invading us.
17 Though the fig tree does not bud
    and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
    and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
    and no cattle in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.

 

BIBLE TALK by Richard Hopkins

Sermon outline:

However bad life is I will rejoice in God, who strengthens me.

However bad life is……
….I will rejoice in God…
…..who strengthens me.

SONGS

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to His
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing: all is mine!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Saviour He will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed

To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley He will lead
Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave

To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released, I can sing: I am free!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne

To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

 

Christ is my reward and all of my devotion
Now there’s nothing in this world
that could ever satisfy
Through every trial my soul will sing
No turning back I’ve been set free

Christ is enough for me
Christ is enough for me
Everything I need is in You
Everything I need

Christ my all in all, the joy of my salvation.
And this hope will never fail, heaven is our home.
Through every storm my soul will sing:
Jesus is here, to God be the glory.

Christ is enough for me…

I have decided to follow Jesus
No turning back, no turning back (repeat)

The cross before me
The world behind me
No turning back, no turning back (repeat)

Christ is enough for me…

CLOSING PRAYER

 

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Sunday 12th September 2021


Welcome to our virtual service!

We’re really glad you can join us for this service. Everything you need for the service is on this webpage. Simply press the play button on the live stream below. You might like to print out the service sheet below.

Today’s service sheet can be downloaded here

 

This week’s service should be streaming live from 10:30 and can be accessed here. It is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. If you’re viewing on a phone or tablet, you may need to use headphones to access the sound.

 

WELCOME by Ed Bowerman

 

SONG

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou, burning sun with golden beam
Thou, silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son
And praise the Spirit, Three-in-One
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

All the redeemed washed by His blood
Come and rejoice in His great love
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Christ has defeated every sin
Cast all your burdens now on Him
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

He shall return in pow’r to reign
Heaven and earth will join to say
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Then who shall fall on bended knee?
All creatures of our God and King
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

BITESIZE
We hear from Richard and Rich about what Sundays will look live over the next couple of months.

 

SONG

All my days, I will sing this song of gladness,
give my praise to the Fountain of delights.
For in my helplessness you heard my cry,
and waves of mercy poured down on my life.

I will trust in the cross of my Redeemer;
I will sing of the blood that never fails,
of sins forgiven, of conscience cleansed,
of death defeated and life without end.

Beautiful Saviour, Wonderful Counsellor,
clothed in majesty, Lord of history,
You’re the Way, the Truth, the Life.
Star of the Morning. Glorious in holiness.
You’re the Risen One, Heaven’s Champion,
and You reign, You reign over all.

I long to be, where the praise is never ending;
yearn to dwell where the glory never fades,
where countless worshipers will share one song;
and cries of “worthy” will honour the Lamb!

 

eKIDS

Ekids leave us go to their groups.

 

PRAYERS led by Gemma Adam

 

SONG

There is no other name
In heaven can be found
Through whom we are redeemed
Through whom your grace abounds
No other name can save, but Jesus Christ our Lord.

My joy in sorrowʼs tears
My strength to cast out fears
No other name but Jesus, Jesus.
My hope in darkest night
My broken soulʼs delight
No other name but Jesus, Jesus.

There is no victory
But Jesus crucified
No other cure for sin
But that our Saviour died.
No other hope we have
But that he rose again!

No other throne endures
No other song remains
But ʻWorthy is the Lamb
Who was for sinners slain
When every knee shall bow
And tongue confess you are Lord,
You are Lord!

My joy in sorrowʼs tears
My strength to cast out fears
No other name but Jesus, Jesus.
My hope in darkest night
My broken soulʼs delight
No other name, no other name!

My joy in sorrowʼs tears…

 

BIBLE READING by Rachel Koernich

Romans 5: 1 – 11

5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

 

BIBLE TALK by Rich Adam

 

SONGS

When peace like a river, flows by my way,
or when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, you have taught me to say:
it is well, it is well, with my soul.

It is well (it is well), with my soul (with my soul).
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan may shake me,
though trials may come,
let this sweet assurance control;
that Christ has regarded my helpless state
and has shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

O Lord, it’s for you, for your coming we wait.
The sky, not the grave, is our goal.
The trumpet shall sound, and the Lord shall come down
Blesséd hope, blesséd rest of my soul!

 

The greatest day in history
death is beaten, you have rescued me.
Sing it out, Jesus is alive!
The empty cross, the empty grave
life eternal, you have won the day.
Shout it out, Jesus is alive! He’s alive!

Oh happy day, happy day,
you washed my sin away.
Oh happy day, happy day,
I’ll never be the same –
forever I am changed.

When I stand, in that place,
free at last, meeting face to face.
I am yours, Jesus you are mine.
Endless joy, perfect peace,
earthly pain finally will cease.
Celebrate, Jesus is alive! He’s alive!

Oh what a glorious day,
what a glorious way
that You have saved me.
Oh what a glorious day,
what a glorious name –
you’re Lord and Saviour.

CLOSING PRAYER

 

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Sunday 5th September 2021


Welcome to our virtual service!

We’re really glad you can join us for this service. Everything you need for the service is on this webpage. Simply press the play button on the live stream below. You might like to print out the service sheet below.

Today’s service sheet can be downloaded here

 

This week’s service should be streaming live from 10:30 and can be accessed here. It is best viewed on a laptop or desktop computer. If you’re viewing on a phone or tablet, you may need to use headphones to access the sound.

 

WELCOME by Rich Adam

 

SONG

Come people of the risen king who delight to bring him praise;
come all and tune your hearts to sing to the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth we will lift our eyes to him,
where steady arms of mercy reach to gather children in.

Rejoice, rejoice! Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice; O church of Christ, rejoice!

Come, those whose joy is morning sun, and those weeping through the night;
come, those who tell of battles won, and those struggling in the fight.
For his perfect love will never change, and his mercies never cease,
but follow us through all our days with the certain hope of peace.

Come, young and old from every land – men and women of the faith;
come, those with full or empty hands – find the riches of his grace.
Over all the world, his people sing – shore to shore we hear them call
the truth that cries through every age: ‘our God is all in all!’

 

BITESIZE
We hear what’s happening with eKids at the start of a new term.

 

SONG

Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord! Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;
tender to me the promise of his Word – in God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his name!
Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;
his mercy sure, from age to age the same – his holy name: the Lord, the mighty one.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might! Powers and dominions lay their glory by;
proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,
the hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

Tell out, my soul, the glories of his Word! Firm is his promise and his mercy sure.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord to children’s children and for evermore!

 

PRAYERS led by Rachel & Brian Kruger

 

eKIDS

Ekids leave us go to their groups.

 

SONG

Holy Spirit, living breath of God breathe new life into my willing soul.
Bring the presence of the risen Lord to renew my heart and make me whole.
Cause Your Word to come alive in me. Give me faith for what I cannot see.
Give me passion for Your purity. Holy Spirit, breathe new life in me.

Holy Spirit, come abide within. May Your joy be seen in all I do.
Love enough to cover every sin in each thought and deed and attitude.
Kindness to the greatest and the least, gentleness that sows the path of peace.
Turn my striving into works of grace. Breath of God, show Christ in all I do.

Holy Spirit, from creation’s birth, giving life to all that God has made,
show Your power once again on earth. Cause Your church to hunger for Your ways.
Let the fragrance of our prayers arise. Lead us on the road of sacrifice
that in unity the face of Christ will be clear for all the world to see.

 

BIBLE READING by Carey Latham

John 16:16-24

16 “A little while, and you will see me no longer; and again a little while, and you will see me.” 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them, “Is this what you are asking yourselves, what I meant by saying, ‘A little while and you will not see me, and again a little while and you will see me’? 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. 21 When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. 22 So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. 23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. 24 Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

 

BIBLE TALK by Richard Hopkins

1) Joy comes in knowing Jesus loves you
2) Joy comes in obeying Jesus
3) Joy comes in knowing Jesus is risen
4) Joy comes in receiving from God

 

SONG

Hallelujah! All I have is Christ Hallelujah! Jesus is my life.

I once was lost in darkest night yet thought I knew the way.
The sin that promised joy and life had led me to the grave.
I had no hope that You would own a rebel to Your will,
and if You had not loved me first, I would refuse You still.

But as I ran my hell-bound race, indifferent to the cost,
You looked upon my helpless state and led me to the cross.

And I beheld God’s love displayed; You suffered in my place.
You bore the wrath reserved for me now all I know is grace!

Hallelujah…

Now Lord I would be Yours alone and live so all might see
the strength to follow Your commands could never come from me.
O Father use my ransomed life in any way You choose,
and let my song forever be my only boast is You!

Hallelujah…

 

CONFESSION

As we come to the Lord’s table we recognise our desperate need
of the work of Jesus for us Father, so much of our lives
revolve around ourselves, rather than you and your priorities.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

Often we worry and stress rather than cling to you and your promises.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

We make plans and try to accomplish them in our own strength
rather than relying on you in prayer.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

We give in when temptations come
rather than trusting that to follow you is better by far.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

We despair at our own sinfulness and wallow in our shame
rather than joyfully accepting the work of Jesus for us.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

We turn to you for forgiveness.
Jesus died for all our sins and we trust in Him.

Let all who believe hear these words of encouragement:
“Since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Amen.

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

The Lord Jesus told us to eat and drink this meal to proclaim his death until he comes again. Heavenly Father, it is our privilege to remind one another that you gave your only Son to die on the cross for our redemption. By his death, as the one perfect sacrifice, Jesus Christ has offered all that was needed to take away the sins of the world. By rising to life, he has assured us of our resurrection to eternal life. By ascending to your right hand in heaven, he has poured out your promised Holy Spirit, equipping us to serve you.

How wonderful you are, our God and Saviour! How rich in mercy! How great the love with which you loved us! You have blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing! Therefore with your whole creation, and with all your people since time began, and with all the thousands upon thousands gathered now around your heavenly throne, we honour and glorify you, saying together:
To him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb,
be blessing and honour and glory and might
for ever and ever. Amen.

 

You’ll be brought a container with a bread wafer and grape juice.
If you would like to be brought a gluten-free wafer, please tell the steward.
As the bread and wine are distributed, we sing of Jesus’ death for us.

 

SONG

Consider Christ the source of our salvation,
that he should take the penalty for me.
Though he was pure, a lamb without a blemish,
he took my sins and nailed them to the tree.

My Lord and God, you are so rich in mercy,
mere words alone are not sufficient thanks.
So take my life, transform, renew and change me
that I might be a living sacrifice.

Consider Christ, that he could trust his Father
in the garden of Gethsemane.
Though full of dread and fearful of the anguish,
he drank the cup that was reserved for me.

Consider Christ, for death he has defeated,
and he arose, appeared for all to see.
And now he sits at God’s right hand in heaven
where he prepares a resting place for me.

 

On the night he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’

We remember Jesus as we eat this bread

In the same way he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’

We remember Jesus as we drink this wine

 

SONG

How can it be, the one who died, has borne our sin through sacrifice
to conquer every sting of death? Sing, sing hallelujah.

For joy awakes as dawning light when Christ’s disciples lift their eyes.
Alive He stands, their Friend and King; Christ, Christ He is risen.

Christ is risen, He is risen indeed! Oh, sing hallelujah!
Join the chorus, sing with the redeemed; Christ is risen, He is risen indeed.

Where doubt and darkness once had been, they saw Him and their hearts believed.
But blessed are those who have not seen, yet sing hallelujah.

Once bound by fear now bold in faith, they preached the truth and power of grace.
And pouring out their lives they gained life, life everlasting.

Christ is risen…

The power that raised Him from the grave now works in us to powerfully save.
He frees our hearts to live His grace; Go tell of His goodness.

Christ is risen…

He’s alive, He’s alive! Heaven’s gates are opened wide.
He’s alive, He’s alive! Now in heaven glorified.

 

CLOSING PRAYER

 

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Sunday 29th August 2021


Welcome to our virtual service!

We’re really glad you can join us for this service. Everything you need for the service is on this webpage. Simply press the play button on the live stream below. You might like to print out the service sheet below and if you have children under the age of 14 with you – there are activities for them which you can also download below.

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Today’s resources for E Kids can be downloaded here

 

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WELCOME by Ed Bowerman

 

SONG

The splendour of the King clothed in majesty;
let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice.
He wraps Himself in light and darkness tries to hide
and trembles at His voice, and trembles at His voice.

How great is our God! Sing with me – how great is our God!
And all will see how great, how great is our God!

And age to age He stands and time is in His hands;
Beginning and the End, Beginning and the End.
The Godhead, three in one; Father, Spirit, Son.
The Lion and the Lamb, the Lion and the Lamb.

Name above all names! Worthy of all praise!
My heart will sing: how great is our God!

 

BITESIZE
We are introduced to our preacher, Tom Coekin!

 

PRAYERS     led by Angela Godfrey 

 

SONG

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord,
we will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord. (repeat)

Our God, you reign forever. Our hope, our strong deliverer.

You are the everlasting God, the everlasting God.
You do not faint, you won’t grow weary.
You’re the defender of the weak, you comfort those in need,
you lift us up on wings like eagles.

 

eKIDS

The children can now leave for their groups, those who haven’t yet started school for ‘Pebbles’, and those up to age 14 for ‘Roborip’. 

 

BIBLE READING by Carey Latham

Acts 9:19b-31

For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus. 20 And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” 21 And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?” 22 But Saul increased all the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus was the Christ.

23 When many days had passed, the Jews plotted to kill him, 24 but their plot became known to Saul. They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him, 25 but his disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a basket.

26 And when he had come to Jerusalem, he attempted to join the disciples. And they were all afraid of him, for they did not believe that he was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles and declared to them how on the road he had seen the Lord, who spoke to him, and how at Damascus he had preached boldly in the name of Jesus. 28 So he went in and out among them at Jerusalem, preaching boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 And he spoke and disputed against the Hellenists. But they were seeking to kill him. 30 And when the brothers learned this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

31 So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it multiplied.

 

 

BIBLE TALK by Tom Coekin

 

SONG

There is no other name in heaven can be found
Through whom we are redeemed through whom your grace abounds
No other name can save but Jesus Christ our Lord.

My joy in sorrowʼs tears, my strength to cast out fears
No other name but Jesus, Jesus.
My hope in darkest night, my broken soulʼs delight
No other name but Jesus, Jesus.

There is no victory, but Jesus crucified
No other cure for sin but that our Saviour died.
No other hope we have but that he rose again!

No other throne endures, no other song remains
But ʻWorthy is the Lamb who was for sinners slain
When every knee shall bow and tongue confess you are Lord, You are Lord!

My joy in sorrowʼs tears, my strength to cast out fears
No other name but Jesus, Jesus.
My hope in darkest night, my broken soulʼs delight
No other name but Jesus, Jesus.

 

SONG

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus’ name.

Christ alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour’s love.
Through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all.

When Darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil

When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh, may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless I stand before the throne.

 

CLOSING PRAYER

 

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.