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Order of Service 23/09

As we return to Hebrews 4, we continue with the writer’s explanation of why unbelief brought about a denial of rest to those under Moses. The rest that faith in Jesus brings must be our pursuit. 

Psalm 95 reminds us of this incident. We turn to the hymn “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”, where Wesley calls on Christ to “Let us find our rest in Thee”. Our reading in Revelation describes the kind of rest available to God’s people. 

The beautiful modern hymn “For All The Saints”, who from their labours rest, captures the ideas of Revelation 14. Our second reading from Matthew 11 has Christ offering a special kind of rest to those burdened down by Pharisaical laws. 

We take our own burdens to the Lord in prayer, and then turn to God in our sacrificial giving and sacrificial hearing. Our hymn as we give is the beautiful “Jesus, Lover of My Soul, which is a stirring description of all the rest we find in Christ. 

As we hear and meditate on Hebrews 4:1-11, we respond to Christ as the “Good Shepherd of My Soul”, who makes us lie down in green pastures. 

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 95

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 91 Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Scripture Reading: Revelation 14:12-13

Hymn 293 For All the Saints

Scripture Reading: Matthew 11:25-30

Pastoral Prayer

Offering: Congregational Hymn: 321 Jesus, Lover of My Soul

Sermon: Hebrews 4:1-11: The Rest of Faith

Song 17 Good Shepherd of My Soul

Postlude

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Order of Service 16/09

In Hebrews 3:1-6, the author transitions from the comparing Jesus to angels in the office of king to comparing Jesus to Moses in the office of prophet. We remind ourselves of the privilege of hearing the prophetic Word of God by reading Psalm 119:17-18 and singing “Speak, O Lord”.
Our anthem of praise for this ever-speaking God is “Praise to the Almighty”.

Our Old Testament reading explains what a true prophet was to be. We then sing a prayer taken from “Vally of Vision”, “O Great God”. John 6 reminds us of the great power of the greatest prophet of all, and how the people of Israel recognised Him in that office. We then offer God both our petitions and our gifts, and turn to compare Jesus and Moses. We close with a hymn of joy to Jesus, the “Word of God Incarnate”.

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 119:17-18

Song 31 Speak O Lord

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 57 Praise to the Almighty

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-22

Song 27 O Great God

Scripture Reading: John 6:1-14

Pastoral Prayer

Offering

Sermon: Hebrews 3:1-6: A Prophet Superior to Moses

Hymn 240 O Word of God Incarnate

Postlude

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Order of Service 09/09

As we continue to review portions from Hebrews, we return to the author’s first proof that Jesus is the Finisher of the Faith: that Jesus is a King superior even to the kingly beings called angels. 

We begin with Psalm 97, which in verse 7 calls on all “elohim” (a word that can mean God, gods or angels) to worship Yahweh. “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” calls on angels to fall flat before Him (“prostrate”) in absolute devotion and worship. 

We then read of one appearance of these great beings in Ezekiel 1, marvelling at their power and beauty. Yet we take up the song shared by angels and the redeemed in Heaven in Revelation 4:11: “Thou Art Worthy”. 

Our New Testament reading speaks of Christ’s absolute supremacy over the entire angelic order. We pray, and then turn our hearts to both giving and receiving, while we sing “At His feet the six winged seraph, Cherubim with sleepless eye, Veil their faces to the presence,As with ceaseless voice they cry: Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia, Lord Most High!” We then hear God’s Word, and respond with “Rejoice the Lord is King!”

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 97

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 191 ll Hail the Power of Jesus Name

Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 1:4-14

Song 33 Thou Art Worthy

Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:13-20

Pastoral Prayer

Offering Congregational Song 107 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Sermon: Hebrews 1:5-2:8: A King Superior to Angels

Hymn 184 Rejoice the Lord is King

Postlude

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Lord’s Supper Order of Service 02/09

Welcome

Call to Worship: Revelation 5:1-14

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn of Adoration: Hymn 189 The Head That Once Was Crowned

Scripture Reading: Leviticus 16:1-23

Hymn of Confession: Hymn 84 Rock of Ages

Prayer of Confession

Hymn of Assurance of Pardon: Song 20 Complete in Thee

Pastoral Prayer

Doxology

Testimonies of Salvation 

Fence & Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 11:26-32

Prayer of Consecration

Distribution of Elements – Hymn 212 Here is Love; Hymn 150 When I Survey

Closing Hymn: 345 May The Grace

Benediction

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Order of Service 02/09

Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 135:1-5

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 3 Holy, Holy, Holy

Scripture Reading: Romans 10:1-17

Hymn 61 Great is Thy Faithfulness

Prayer for Illumination

Offering Congregational Song 31 Speak O Lord

Sermon: Amir Tsarfati

Hymn 246 Be Thou My Vision

Postlude

 

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