Latest Service - Emmanuel Church Bramcote

Sunday 29th January 2023


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WELCOME

 

SONG

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! (repeat)

And when I think that God his son not 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:

When burdens press, and seem beyond endurance,
Bowed down with grief, to Him I lift my face;
And then in love He brings me sweet assurance:
‘My child! for thee sufficient is my grace.’

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
and there proclaim, ‘My God, how great thou art!’

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

Our children and young people leave us to go to their groups

 

SONGS

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea,
creation’s revealing Your majesty.
From the colours of fall to the fragrance of spring,
every creature unique in the song that it sings. All exclaiming:

Indescribable, uncontainable,
you placed the stars in the sky
and you know them by name:
you are amazing, God.

All powerful, untameable;
awestruck, we fall to our knees
as we humbly proclaim:
you are amazing, God.

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go,
or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow?
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light,
yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night?
None can fathom:

Indescribable, uncontainable, you placed the stars in the sky
and you know them by name: you are amazing, God.
Incomparable, unchangeable, you see the depths of my heart
and you love me the same. You are amazing, God.

 

PRAYERS

 

SONG

As the heavens are higher than the earth
so his ways are higher than the ways of this world,
and his thoughts run deeper than the mind of man;
Father, break into our darkened hearts.

Come and drink the river of his Word
if you thirst for water that can satisfy;
come and join the banquet at the Master’s feast
where his love and faithfulness provide.

I will trust in you as you speak to me,
I will turn to you as you call my name,
as the rain gives life on this arid ground,
so your Word will bring your children home.

Come and listen to his gentle voice
for the words he speaks to us are Spirit and life;
come and seek your Saviour while he may be found,
sure that Jesus’ words can never lie.

 

BIBLE READING

Psalm 19

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God,
    and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
    and night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words,
    whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.
In them he has set a tent for the sun,
    which comes out like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,
    and, like a strong man, runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
    and its circuit to the end of them,
    and there is nothing hidden from its heat.
The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
the testimony of the Lord is sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
    enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is clean,
    enduring for ever;
the rules of the Lord are true,
    and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey
    and drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors?
    Declare me innocent from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins;
    let them not have dominion over me!
Then I shall be blameless,
    and innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable in your sight,
    Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONG

From the breaking of the dawn
to the setting of the sun,
I will stand on every promise of your word.
Words of power, strong to save,
that will never pass away;
I will stand on every promise of your word.
For your covenant is sure,
and on this I am secure:
I can stand on every promise of your word.

When I stumble and I sin,
condemnation pressing in,
I will stand on every promise of your word.
You are faithful to forgive,
that in freedom I might live,
so I stand on every promise of your word.
Guilt to innocence restored;
you remember sins no more.
So I’ll stand on every promise of your word.

When I’m faced with anguished choice,
I will listen to your voice,
and I’ll stand on every promise of your word.
Through this dark and troubled land,
you will guide me with your hand
as I stand on every promise of your word.
And you’ve promised to complete
every work begun in me
so I’ll stand on every promise of your word.

Hope that lifts me from despair;
love that casts out every fear
as I stand on every promise of your word.

Not forsaken, not alone,
for the Comforter has come.
And I stand on every promise of your word.
Grace sufficient, grace for me,
grace for all who will believe.
We will stand on every promise of your word.

How firm a foundation you saints of the Lord
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say than to you than he has said,
to you who to Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition, in sickness, in health,
in poverty’s vale or abounding in wealth,
at home and abroad, on the land, on the sea,
as days may demand, shall your strength ever be.

Fear not, I am with you. Oh be not dismayed,
for I am your God and will still give you aid.
I’ll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,
upheld by my gracious, omnipotent hand.

When through fiery trials your pathway shall lie,
my grace all-sufficient shall be your supply.
The flame shall not hurt you, my only design:
your dross to consume and your gold to refine.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I cannot desert to his foes.
The soul, though all Hell should endeavour to shake,
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake!
I’ll never, no never, no never forsake!

 

CLOSING PRAYER

If you’d like to think a bit more about what you’ve heard, why not come to Emmanuel some other time?

We meet every Sunday at 10.30am in Bramcote College. We’d love to see you there!

See our website for more details: www.bramcote.church

 

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 22nd January 2023


Welcome to our livestream!

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WELCOME 

 

SONG

You were the Word at the beginning
One with God the Lord most high.
Your hidden glory in creation,
Now revealed in You our Christ.

What a beautiful name it is,
what a beautiful name it is
The name of Jesus Christ, my king.
What a beautiful name it is
Nothing compares to this.
What a beautiful name it is, the name of Jesus

It was for Your sake that You came down
For the sake of Your good name.
Our sin was great Your love was greater
What could separate us now?

What a wonderful name it is…

Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You.
You silenced the boast of sin and grave.
The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory,
for You are raised to life again.

You have no rival, you have no equal
now and forever God You reign
Yours is the Kingdom, Yours is the glory.
Yours is the name above all names!

What a powerful name it is,
what a powerful name it is
The name of Jesus Christ, my king.
What a powerful name it is
Nothing can stand against!
What a powerful name it is, the name of Jesus
What a powerful name it is, the name of Jesus
What a powerful name it is, the name of Jesus

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

 

BITESIZE
We hear from our mission partner Lydia about an opportunity to welcome international students.

 

Our children and young people leave us to go to their groups

 

PRAYERS

 

SONGS

Jesus is Lord – the cry that echoes through creation;
resplendent power, eternal Word, our Rock.
The Son of God,
the King whose glory fills the heavens,
yet bids us come to taste this living Bread.

Jesus is Lord –
whose voice sustains the stars and planets,
yet in His wisdom laid aside His crown.
Jesus the Man,
who washed our feet, who bore our suffering
became a curse to bring salvation’s plan.

Jesus is Lord – the tomb is gloriously empty!
Not even death could crush this King of love!
The price is paid,
the chains are loosed, and we’re forgiven,
and we can run into the arms of God.

‘Jesus is Lord’ – a shout of joy, a cry of anguish,
as He returns, and every knee bows low.
Then every eye and every heart will see His glory,
the Judge of all will take His children home.


All glory to the King of ages,
All glory to the King of kings.
His name is love, His name is Jesus,
Enthroned above in majesty.

Into this world You came to save us,
You bore the cross, You took my sin
You shone Your light into my darkness
Unveiled the truth, this mystery.

You are my God, You are my Saviour
You are the Rock on which I stand.

Ever faithful God, I cling to You,
In every way You’ve shown that You are good.
There’s no other love compares with You,
Forever strong, forever true,
Ever faithful God, I cling to You.

You are the end of all my searching,
You pour Your grace on all my need.
Unfailing love, unending mercy
Are found in You, the Prince of Peace.

You are my God, You are my Saviour
Eternal One, the Great I Am.

 

BIBLE READINGS

Psalm 18

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who addressed the words of this song to the Lord on the day when the Lord rescued him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. He said:

18 1 I love you, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.
4 The cords of death encompassed me;
the torrents of destruction assailed me;
5 the cords of Sheol entangled me;
the snares of death confronted me.
6 In my distress I called upon the Lord;
to my God I cried for help.
From his temple he heard my voice,
and my cry to him reached his ears.
7 Then the earth reeled and rocked;
the foundations also of the mountains trembled
and quaked, because he was angry.
8 Smoke went up from his nostrils,
and devouring fire from his mouth;
glowing coals flamed forth from him.
9 He bowed the heavens and came down;
thick darkness was under his feet.
10 He rode on a cherub and flew;
he came swiftly on the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him,
thick clouds dark with water.
12 Out of the brightness before him
hailstones and coals of fire broke through his clouds.
13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens,
and the Most High uttered his voice,
hailstones and coals of fire.
14 And he sent out his arrows and scattered them;
he flashed forth lightnings and routed them.
15 Then the channels of the sea were seen,
and the foundations of the world were laid bare
at your rebuke, O Lord,
at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
16 He sent from on high, he took me;
he drew me out of many waters.
17 He rescued me from my strong enemy
and from those who hated me,
for they were too mighty for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my calamity,
but the Lord was my support.
19 He brought me out into a broad place;
he rescued me, because he delighted in me.
20 The Lord dealt with me according to my righteousness;
according to the cleanness of my hands he rewarded me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
and have not wickedly departed from my God.
22 For all his rules were before me,
and his statutes I did not put away from me.
23 I was blameless before him,
and I kept myself from my guilt.
24 So the Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.
25 With the merciful you show yourself merciful;
with the blameless man you show yourself blameless;
26 with the purified you show yourself pure;
and with the crooked you make yourself seem tortuous.
27 For you save a humble people,
but the haughty eyes you bring down.
28 For it is you who light my lamp;
the Lord my God lightens my darkness.
29 For by you I can run against a troop,
and by my God I can leap over a wall.
30 This God—his way is perfect;
the word of the Lord proves true;
he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God, but the Lord?
And who is a rock, except our God?—
32 the God who equipped me with strength
and made my way blameless.
33 He made my feet like the feet of a deer
and set me secure on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for war,
so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You have given me the shield of your salvation,
and your right hand supported me,
and your gentleness made me great.
36 You gave a wide place for my steps under me,
and my feet did not slip.
37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them,
and did not turn back till they were consumed.
38 I thrust them through, so that they were not able to rise;
they fell under my feet.
39 For you equipped me with strength for the battle;
you made those who rise against me sink under me.
40 You made my enemies turn their backs to me,
and those who hated me I destroyed.
41 They cried for help, but there was none to save;
they cried to the Lord, but he did not answer them.
42 I beat them fine as dust before the wind;
I cast them out like the mire of the streets.
43 You delivered me from strife with the people;
you made me the head of the nations;
people whom I had not known served me.
44 As soon as they heard of me they obeyed me;
foreigners came cringing to me.
45 Foreigners lost heart
and came trembling out of their fortresses.
46 The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,
and exalted be the God of my salvation—
47 the God who gave me vengeance
and subdued peoples under me,
48 who delivered me from my enemies;
yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me;
you rescued me from the man of violence.
49 For this I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations,
and sing to your name.
50 Great salvation he brings to his king,
and shows steadfast love to his anointed,
to David and his offspring for ever.

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONGS

See what a morning, gloriously bright,
with the dawning of hope in Jerusalem.
Folded the grave-clothes,
tomb filled with light,
as the angels announce Christ is risen!
See God’s salvation plan,
wrought in love, borne in pain,
paid in sacrifice, fulfilled in Christ, the Man,
for he lives: Christ is risen from the dead!

See Mary weeping, ‘Where is he laid?’
as in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb;
hears a voice speaking, calling her name;
it’s the master, the Lord raised to life again!
The voice that spans the years,
speaking life, stirring hope, bringing peace to us,
will sound till he appears,
for He lives, Christ is risen from the dead!

One with the Father, Ancient of Days,
through the Spirit who clothes
faith with certainty,
honour and blessing, glory and praise to the King
crowned with power and authority!
And we are raised with him,
death is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered;
and we shall reign with him,
for He lives, Christ is risen from the dead!


We won’t fear the battle, we won’t fear the night
We will walk the valley with You by our side
You will go before us, You will lead the way
We have found a refuge, only You can save

Sing with joy now, our God is for us
The Father’s love is a strong and mighty fortress
Raise your voice now, no love is greater
Who can stand against us if our God is for us

Even when I stumble, even when I fall
Even when I turn back, still Your love is sure
You will not abandon, You will not forsake
You will cheer me onward with never-ending grace

Sing with joy now…

Neither height nor depth can separate us
Hell and death will not defeat us
He who gave His son to free us
Holds me in His love (repeat)

Sing with joy now…

 

 

CLOSING PRAYER

If you’d like to think a bit more about what you’ve heard, why not come to Emmanuel some other time?

We meet every Sunday at 10.30am in Bramcote College. We’d love to see you there!

See our website for more details: www.bramcote.church

 

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 15th January 2023


Welcome to our livestream!

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

Today’s service should be streaming live from 10:30 AM and can be accessed below.

 

 

Watch the live stream below:

 

WELCOME 

 

SONG

Who else commands all the hosts of heaven?
Who else could make every king bow down?
Who else can whisper and darkness trembles?
Only a Holy God.

What other beauty demands such praises?
What other splendour outshines the sun?
What other majesty rules with justice?
Only a Holy God.

Come and behold Him the One and the Only.
Cry out, sing holy forever a Holy God,
Come and worship the Holy God.

What other glory consumes like fire?
What other power can raise the dead?
What other name remains undefeated?
Only a Holy God.

Come and behold…

Who else could rescue me from my failing?
Who else would offer His only Son?
Who else invites me to call Him Father?
Only a Holy God.
Only my Holy God!

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

 

PRAYERS

 

Our children and young people leave us to go to their groups

 

SONG

I will glory in my redeemer whose priceless blood has ransomed me.
Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails
and hung him on that judgment tree.
I will glory in my Redeemer who crushed the power of sin and death;
my only Saviour before the holy Judge,
the Lamb who is my righteousness, the Lamb who is my righteousness.

I will glory in my Redeemer: my life he bought, my love he owns.
I have no longings for another, I’m satisfied in Him alone.
I will glory in my Redeemer: his faithfulness my standing place.
Though foes are mighty and rush upon me,
my feet are firm, held by his grace, my feet are firm, held by his grace.

I will glory in my Redeemer who carries me on eagle’s wings.
He crowns my life with loving kindness, his triumph song I’ll ever sing.
I will glory in my Redeemer who waits for me at gates of gold.
And when He calls me, it will be paradise
his face forever to behold, his face forever to behold.

 

BIBLE READINGS

Psalm 17

1 Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry!
    Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
From your presence let my vindication come!
    Let your eyes behold the right!
You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night,
    you have tested me, and you will find nothing;
    I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips
    I have avoided the ways of the violent.
My steps have held fast to your paths;
    my feet have not slipped.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
    incline your ear to me; hear my words.
Wondrously show your steadfast love,
    O Saviour of those who seek refuge
    from their adversaries at your right hand.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings,
from the wicked who do me violence,
    my deadly enemies who surround me.
10 They close their hearts to pity;
    with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
11 They have now surrounded our steps;
    they set their eyes to cast us to the ground.
12 He is like a lion eager to tear,
    as a young lion lurking in ambush.
13 Arise, O Lord! Confront him, subdue him!
    Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,
14 from men by your hand, O Lord,
    from men of the world whose portion is in this life.
You fill their womb with treasure;
    they are satisfied with children,
    and they leave their abundance to their infants.
15 As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
    when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.

Revelation 22:1-7

1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign for ever and ever.

And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”

“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONG

There is a hope that burns within my heart,
that gives me strength for every passing day;
a glimpse of glory now revealed in meagre part,
yet drives all doubt away.
I stand in Christ, with sins forgiven;
and Christ in me, the hope of heaven!
My highest calling and my deepest joy,
to make his will my home.

There is a hope that lifts my weary head,
a consolation strong against despair,
that when the world has plunged me
in its deepest pit, I find the Saviour there!
Through present sufferings, future’s fear,
he whispers ‘courage’ in my ear.
For I am safe in everlasting arms,
and they will lead me home.

There is a hope that stands the test of time,
that lifts my eyes beyond the beckoning grave,
to see the matchless beauty of a day divine
when I behold his face!
When sufferings cease and sorrows die,
and every longing satisfied,
then joy unspeakable will flood my soul,
for I am truly home.

 

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 fear those who oppose us
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

We praise and thank you, heavenly Father,
for our Saviour Jesus Christ,
that he came at just the right time,
while we were still weak,
and died for the ungodly.

Thank you that his death in our place
while we were still sinners
shows your love for us.
Thank you that his death
has dealt with all our guilt and sin.

 

SONG and DISTRIBUTION

Turn your eyes upon Jesus!
Look full in His wonderful face!
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

Turn your eyes to the hillside,
Where justice and mercy embraced.
There the Son of God gave His life for us
And our measureless debt was erased.

Jesus, to You we lift our eyes! Jesus, our glory and our prize!
We adore You, behold You, our Saviour ever true!
Oh Jesus, we turn our eyes to You!

Turn your eyes to the morning
And see Christ the Lion awake.
What a glorious dawn, fear of death is gone,
For we carry His life in our veins!

Turn your eyes to the heavens,
Our King will return for His own.
Every knee will bow, every tongue will shout,
‘All glory to Jesus alone!’

We remember that death for us as we take bread,
just as he did on the night he was betrayed;
we give thanks, and share it together,
remembering that Jesus said:
‘This is my body broken for you’
We eat remembering Jesus’ body broken for us.

In the same way, we take this cup, and drink from it,
remembering that Jesus said:
‘This cup poured out for you
is the new covenant in my blood.’
We drink remembering Jesus’ blood shed for us.

We have eaten and drunk to proclaim Jesus’ death until his coming, when we shall see his face:
Amen. Come Lord Jesus.

 

SONG

I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene,
and wonder how he could love me, a sinner, condemned, unclean.

How marvellous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:
How marvellous! How wonderful is my Saviour’s love for me!

For me it was in the garden he prayed, ‘Not my will, but thine.’
He had no tears for his own griefs but sweat drops of blood for mine.

In pity angels beheld him and came from the world of light,
to comfort him in the sorrows he bore for my soul that night.

He took my sins and my sorrows, he made them his very own;
he bore the burden of Calvary, and suffered and died alone.

When with the ransomed in glory his face I at last shall see,
’twill be my joy through the ages to sing of his love for me.

 

CLOSING PRAYER

If you’d like to think a bit more about what you’ve heard, why not come to Emmanuel some other time?

We meet every Sunday at 10.30am in Bramcote College. We’d love to see you there!

See our website for more details: www.bramcote.church

 

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 8th January 2023


Welcome to our livestream!

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

Today’s service should be streaming live from 10:30 AM and can be accessed below.

 

 

Watch the live stream below:

 

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…

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

 

BITESIZE

Interview with our visiting speaker, Richard Underwood

 

SONGS

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me lie in pastures green.
He leads me by the still, still waters,
his goodness restores my soul.

And I will trust in you alone.
(I will trust, I will trust in you)
And I will trust in you alone,
(I will trust, I will trust in you)
for your endless mercy follows me,
your goodness will lead me home.

He guides my ways in righteousness,
and He anoints my head with oil,
and my cup, it overflows with joy,
I feast on His pure delights.

And though I walk the darkest path,
I will not fear the evil one,
for you are with me and your rod and staff
are the comfort I need to know.

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!

 

Our children and young people go out to their groups

 

PRAYERS

 

SONG

Come you weary heart now to Jesus
Come you anxious soul now and see
There is perfect love and comfort in your tears
Rest here in His wondrous peace.
Come find what this world cannot offer
Come and find your joy here complete.
Taste the living water, never thirst again
Rest here in His wondrous peace.

Oh the goodness, the goodness of Jesus
Satisfied he is all that I need.
May it be, come what may,
That I rest all my days in the goodness of Jesus.

Come and find your hope now in Jesus
He is all He said He would be.
Grace is overflowing from the Saviour’s heart
Rest here in His wondrous peace.

 

BIBLE READING
John 13:1-17

Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it round his waist. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped round him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterwards you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONG

From heaven you came helpless babe entered our world, your glory veiled;
not to be served but to serve, and give Your life that we might live.

This is our God, the Servant King. He calls us now to follow Him,
to bring our lives as a daily offering of worship to the Servant King.

There in the garden of tears, my heavy load he chose to bear.
His heart with sorrow was torn, ‘Yet not My will but Yours,’ he said.

Come see His hands and His feet, the scars that speak of sacrifice.
Hands that flung stars into space to cruel nails surrendered.

So let us learn how to serve, and in our lives enthrone Him;
each other’s needs to prefer, for it is Christ we’re serving.

 

If you’d like to think a bit more about what you’ve heard, why not come to Emmanuel some other time?

We meet every Sunday at 10.30am in Bramcote College. We’d love to see you there!

See our website for more details: www.bramcote.church

 

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 1st January 2023 – New Year’s Day


Welcome to our livestream!

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.

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Today’s service should be streaming live from 11:00 AM and can be accessed here.
(Please note the later start time from the usual 10:30 AM)

 

 

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WELCOME 

 

SONG

Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
urged and inspired us, cheered us in our way,
sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.

Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,
speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the word, receive your people’s praise.

Lord, for our land in this our generation,
spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:
for young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.

Lord, for our world where men disown and doubt you,
loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,
hungry and helpless, lost indeed without you;
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.

Lord, for ourselves, in living power remake us
self on the cross and Christ upon the throne,
past put behind us, for the future take us;
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

 

QUIZ

What can you remember from 2022?

 

SONGS

Give thanks to the Lord our God and King
his love endures forever.
For He is good,
he is above all things:
his love endures forever.
Sing praise, sing praise,
sing praise, sing praise.

With a mighty hand
and an outstretched arm:
his love endures forever.
For the life
that’s been reborn:
his love endures forever.
Sing praise, sing praise,
sing praise, sing praise.

Forever God is faithful;
forever God is strong.
Forever God is with us, forever.
(repeat)
Forever.

From the rising
to the setting sun:
his love endures forever.
By the grace of God,
we will carry on:
his love endures forever.
Sing praise, sing praise,
sing praise, sing praise.

Grace unmeasured vast and free
that knew me from eternity;
that called me out before my birth
to bring you glory on this earth.

Grace amazing, pure and deep
that saw me in my misery;
that took my curse and owned my blame
so I could bear your righteous name.

Grace (grace, grace)
paid for my sins and brought me to life.
Grace (grace, grace)
clothes me with power to do what is right.
Grace (grace, grace)
will lead me to heaven where I’ll see your face,
and never cease to thank You for your grace.

Grace abounding, strong and true
that makes me long to be like you;
that turns me from my selfish pride
to love the cross on which you died.

Grace unending all my days,
you’ll give me strength to run this race.
And when my years on earth are through,
the praise will all belong to you.

 

BIBLE TALK

1 Samuel 7:12 :
Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”

 

ACTIVITY

Making ‘Stones of help’

 

PRAYER

 

SONG

Come, thou fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace.
Streams of mercy never ceasing
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it,
mount of thy redeeming love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer.
Here by thy great help I’ve come,
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God.
He, to rescue me from danger,
interposed His precious blood.

Oh to grace how great a debtor
daily I’m constrained to be!
Let thy goodness, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee.
Prone to wander, Lord I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love.
Here’s my heart, oh take and seal it,
seal it for thy courts above.

How His kindness yet pursues me,
mortal tongue can never tell.
Clothed in flesh, till death shall loose me,
I cannot proclaim it well.
Oh that day when freed from sinning,
I shall see Thy lovely face;
when I’m clothed in blood-washed linen
how I’ll sing Thy sovereign grace!

If you’d like to think a bit more about what you’ve heard, why not come to Emmanuel some other time?

We meet every Sunday at 10.30am in Bramcote College. We’d love to see you there!

See our website for more details: www.bramcote.church

 

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.