Sunday 17th July 2022

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WELCOME

SONG

Now why this fear and unbelief?
Has not the Father put to grief
his spotless Son for us?
And will the righteous Judge of men
condemn me for that debt of sin
now cancelled at the cross?

Jesus, all my trust is in your blood.
Jesus, you’ve rescued us through your great love!

Complete atonement you have made,
and by your death have fully paid
the debt your people owed.
No wrath remains for us to face.
We’re sheltered by your saving grace
and sprinkled with your blood.

Jesus, all my trust…

How sweet the sound of saving grace.
How sweet the sound of saving grace.
Christ died for me!

Be still, my soul, and know this peace;
the merits of your Great High Priest
have bought your liberty.
Rely then on his precious blood,
don’t fear your banishment from God
since Jesus sets you free.

Jesus, all my trust…

MEN: Jesus, all my trust…
WOMEN: How sweet the sound…

THANKSGIVING
for Zebedee and Simeon Jenkins.

To the parents:
Do you acknowledge that Zebedee and Simeon are gifts of God’s love and grace to you, and do you wish to give thanks to God and ask for his blessing?
Paul & Abi:We do.

All: God our creator, we thank you for the precious gift of family life,
and for giving to Paul and Abi, the gifts of Zebedee and Simeon.
As we pray for them, we thank you that we’re known to you by name
and loved by you from all eternity.
We thank you for Jesus Christ, who died and rose again
to bring us eternal life.  Amen.

As Jesus took children in his arms and blessed them, so we now ask God’s blessing on Zebedee and Simeon.

Heavenly Father, we praise you for the gift of these children; surround them with your blessing, that they may know your love, be protected from evil, and know your goodness all of their days.  May they learn to love all that is true, grow in wisdom and strength, and above all, in due time, come to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ.  In his name we pray.  Amen.

It says in Deuteronomy: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.

To the parents
Do you trust in God’s promises in his Word, made to you and all who believe?
Paul & Abi: We do.

Will you live out the gospel in your home by bringing up Zebedee and Simeon in the training and instruction of the Lord, disciplining them and showing them grace, praying for them and teaching them to pray, and modeling for them a life lived for others in service of God and the gospel?
Paul & Abi: With the help of God, we will.

To the godparents:
Will you partner with Paul and Abi in their role as parents, encouraging them, holding them accountable, confronting their sin and praying for them?  And will you commit to pray for Zebedee and Simeon, that they will grow to love Jesus and trust in him?
Godparents: With the help of God, we will.

To the supporting friends, family and congregation:
Will you do all that you can to help and support this family?
All: With the help of God, we will.


BLESSING

May God the Father give to Paul and Abi the grace to love and care for Zebedee and Simeon. May God give them wisdom, patience and faith, help them to provide for their needs and, by their example, reveal the love and truth that are in Jesus Christ.

The Lord bless you and keep you.  The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you.  The Lord look kindly on you and give you peace. And the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among us and remain with us always. Amen.


SONGS

Our God is a great big God, Our God is a great big God
Our God is a great big God, And He holds us in His hands

He’s higher than a skyscraper, He’s deeper than a submarine
He’s wider than the universe, And beyond my wildest dreams

He’s known me and He’s loved me since before the world began
How wonderful to be a part of God’s amazing plan

What love could remember, no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all-knowing, He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn’
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more.

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father so tender is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

What riches of kindness lavished on us
His blood was the payment, His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

 

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

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS


PRAYERS


SONG

The Lord is gracious and compassionate
slow to anger and rich in love. (repeat)

The Lord is good to all,
he has compassion on all that he has made.

As far as the east is from the west,
that’s how far he has removed
our transgressions from us. (repeat)

Praise the Lord, O my soul, Praise the Lord. (repeat)


BIBLE READING

Jonah 3

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth. Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them.

The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he issued a proclamation and published through Nineveh, “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything. Let them not feed or drink water, but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them call out mightily to God. Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish.”

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.


BIBLE TALK

 

SONGS

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!

Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father.
There is no shadow of turning with thee.
Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not.
As thou hast been, thou forever wilt be.

Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
sun, moon and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in manifold witness
to thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow;
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

CLOSING PRAYER

 

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