Sunday 22nd May 2022

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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!




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.



To the parents
Do you acknowledge that Jesse is a gift of God’s love and grace to you, and do you wish to give thanks to God and ask for his blessing?
Simon & Sarah: We do.

All: God our creator, we thank you for the precious gift of family life,
and for giving to Simon and Sarah, the gift of Jesse.
As we pray for him 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 Jesse.

Heavenly Father, we praise you for the gift of this child; surround him with your blessing, that he may know your love, be protected from evil, and know your goodness all of his days. May he 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?
Simon & Sarah: We do.

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

To the godparents:
Will you partner with Simon and Sarah in their role as parents, encouraging them, holding them accountable, confronting their sin and praying for them? And will you commit to pray for Jesse, that he 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.

May God the Father give to Simon and Sarah the grace to love and care for Jesse. May God give them wisdom, patience and faith, help them to provide for his 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.



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.


Our children and young people now go to groups.







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 (x3)


Acts 12:1-19

About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. He killed James the brother of John with the sword, and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread. And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people. So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.

Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands. And the angel said to him, “Dress yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said to him, “Wrap your cloak round you and follow me.” And he went out and followed him. He did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. 10 When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel left him. 11 When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”

12 When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. 13 And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 Recognizing Peter’s voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and reported that Peter was standing at the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!” 16 But Peter continued knocking, and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed. 17 But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Tell these things to James and to the brothers.” Then he departed and went to another place.

18 Now when day came, there was no little disturbance among the soldiers over what had become of Peter. 19 And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and ordered that they should be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent time there.





All hail the power of Jesus’ name
Let kings before him fall,
his power and majesty proclaim
and crown him, crown him, crown him,
crown him Lord of all

Come crown him, moon and stars of night;
he made you, great and small.
Bright sun, praise him who gave you light
and crown him, crown him, crown him,
crown him Lord of all.

Crown him, you martyrs spurning pain,
who witnessed to his call.
Now sing your victory song again
and crown him, crown him, crown him,
crown him Lord of all.

Let all who trust in Christ exclaim
in wonder, to recall
the one who bore our sin and shame,
and crown him, crown him, crown him,
crown him Lord of all.

Then in that final judgement hour
when all rebellions fall,
we’ll rise in his triumphant power
and crown him, crown him, crown him,
crown him Lord of all.


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.



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