Sunday 31st October 2021

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WELCOME  by Josh Milsom



King of Kings, majesty
God of heaven living in me.
Gentle Saviour, closest friend,
strong deliverer, beginning and end.
All within me falls at your throne.

Your majesty, I can but bow. I lay my all before you now.
In royal robes I don’t deserve, I live to serve your majesty.

Earth and heaven worship you.
Love eternal, faithful and true,
who bought the nations, ransomed souls,
brought this sinner near to your throne.
All within me cries out in praise!



Helen helps us think about light and darkness.



Light of the world you stepped down into darkness,
opened my eyes, let me see
beauty that made this heart adore You, hope of a life spent with You.

So here I am to worship, here I am to bow down,
here I am to say that You’re my God;
You’re altogether gracious, altogether worthy,
altogether wonderful to me.

King of all days, oh so highly exalted, glorious in heaven above;
humbly You came to the earth You created, all for love’s sake became poor.

So here I am to worship…

And I’ll never know how much it cost
to see my sin upon that cross. (repeat)


Our children and young people go out to their groups


PRAYERS                 led by Angela Godfrey



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.

This is our God, the Servant King…

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

This is our God, the Servant King…

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.

This is our God, the Servant King…



1 Corinthians 4                  read by Angela Godfrey 

1 This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by any human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgement before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then each one will receive his commendation from God.

I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favour of one against another. For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?

Already you have all you want! Already you have become rich! Without us you have become kings! And would that you did reign, so that we might share the rule with you! For I think that God has exhibited us apostles as last of all, like men sentenced to death, because we have become a spectacle to the world, to angels, and to men. 10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honour, but we in disrepute. 11 To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless, 12 and we labour, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; 13 when slandered, we entreat. We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things.

14 I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. 15 For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 16 I urge you, then, be imitators of me. 17 That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church. 18 Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power. 20 For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. 21 What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?


BIBLE TALK                       by Richard Hopkins

  • View your leaders correctly
  • Don’t think too much of yourselves
  • Humbly follow the right examples



In Philippians 1 we are told to ‘let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ’.  We confess that often we do not live in this way.

Despite our encouragement in Christ and comfort from his love, we do not love as we should.

Lord please forgive us, and help us to live like Jesus. 

We often act from rivalry and conceit, and consider ourselves more important than others.

Lord please forgive us, and help us to live like Jesus.

We look to our own interests, ignoring the interests of others.

Lord please forgive us, and help us to live like Jesus.

We do not share the mind of Jesus in how we live and act. 

Lord please forgive us, and help us to live like Jesus.

Our Lord Jesus humbled himself by being obedient to death, even death on the cross.

His death has won full and free forgiveness for all who trust in him.

Thank you lord Jesus for dying for us. Amen.




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.


O Church arise and put your armour on;
hear the call of Christ our captain.
For now the weak can say that they are strong
in the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth,
we’ll stand against the devil’s lies;
an army bold, whose battle-cry is love,
reaching out to those in darkness.

Our call to war, to love the captive soul,
but to rage against the captor;
and with the sword that makes the wounded whole,
we will fight with faith and valour.
When faced with trials on every side
we know the outcome is secure,
and Christ will have the prize for which he died,
an inheritance of nations.

Come see the cross, where love and mercy meet
as the Son of God is stricken;
then see his foes lie crushed beneath his feet,
for the conqueror has risen!
And as the stone is rolled away,
and Christ emerges from the grave,
this victory march continues till the day
every eye and heart shall see Him.

So Spirit come put strength in every stride,
give grace for every hurdle,
that we may run with faith to win the prize
of a servant good and faithful.
As saints of old still line the way,
retelling triumphs of His grace,
we hear their calls, and hunger for the day
when with Christ we stand in glory.






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