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Order of Service 21/04

Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 118:24-29

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 167 Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:1-12

Hymn 170 Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven

Scripture Reading: John 20:1-18

Pastoral Prayer

Offering: Congregational Song: Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Sermon: Matthew 28:11-15: The Resurrection Hoax

Hymn 169 Thine Be the Glory

Benediction

Postlude

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Good Friday Service 19/04

Welcome

Call to Worship: 159 Responsive Reading Isaiah 53:1, 4-6

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 153 Throned Upon the Awful Tree (HENDON)

Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-24

Hymn 154 Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Hymn 150 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 2:21-25

Sermon: The Two Trees

Hymn 147 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

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Order of Service 31/03

Perhaps no passage in Hebrews is more central and practical than the words of 10:19-24. In some ways, they are a summary of true faith, and biblical religion: love God, endure, love the brethren. 

God’s gracious call to draw near comes from Psalm 22:22-23, where we are called and welcomed to praise, glorify and fear Yahweh. We then sing this, to the uplifting melody of “FOREST GREEN”. 

From God’s call to ours: we call upon [“invoke”] God to assist us to praise. Our praise is always a response, so we read from His Word in Psalm 73. Here Asaph resolves to draw near to God, as Hebrews 10:22 tells us to do.

We then sing the song “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery”, which recounts our new and living way to God: “Christ the great and sure fulfilment of the Law, in Him we stand”.

Our New Testament reading is similarly the climax of the book of James: calling on people to forsake their sin, draw near to God and He will draw near to us.  Our response is further prayer, the song “My God I Love Thee”, and our offerings. 

Our time of hearing with obedient hearts follows, and we respond to Hebrews 10:19-24 with “Be Thou My Vision”. 

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 22:22-23

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 19 Amid the Thronging Worshippers

Scripture Reading: Psalm 73

Song Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery

Scripture Reading: James 4:1-10

Pastoral Prayer

Offering: Congregational Hymn 234 My God I Love Thee

Sermon: Hebrews 10:19-24: The Heart of Biblical Religion

Hymn 246 Be Thou My Vision

Benediction

Postlude

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Order of Service 24/03

Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 40

Prayer of Invocation

Song 21 In Christ Alone

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 1:10-20

Song 19 How Deep the Father’s Love

Scripture Reading: John 19:16-30

Pastoral Prayer

Offering: Congregational Hymn 239 Blessed Jesus At Thy Word

Sermon: Hebrews 10:1-18: Final Sacrifice

Hymn 166 Hark! The Voice of Love and Mercy (REGENT SQUARE)

Benediction

Postlude

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Order of Service 17/03

A Creator of such glory deserves praise from every creature. We are called into worship, alongside ever created thing in Psalm 148. We turn this into song with “All Creatures of our God and King”.

Our reading in the Tanakh is from Isaiah 53, where Messiah is predicted to bear the transgressions of Israel, and of others. We then praise the Messiah in “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”.

Our New Covenant reading takes us to the moment when Jesus inaugurated the new covenant, using words which Moses used when instantiating the old covenant. 

It is then our time to pray and give, followed by a time of receiving the Word. Our text in Hebrews 9:15-28 explores how Jesus mediates the new covenant to us, with its full and final forgiveness. We close with the implications of this, in the song, “Complete in Thee”.

 

Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 148

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 31 All Creatures of Our God and King

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 53:1-12

Hymn 180 Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

Scripture Reading: Luke 22:1-20

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 12: Glory Be to the Father

Offering

Sermon: Hebrews 9:15-28: The Last Will and Testament of Jesus the Messiah

Song 20 Complete in Thee

Benediction

Postlude

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Order of Service 10/03

Prelude

Call to Worship: Romans 11:32-36

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 54 Give Praise to God

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Dedication

Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:1-14

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory: Congregational Song 36 What God Ordains is Always Good

Sermon: 1 Peter 1:1-2

Song 16 God of Grace

Postlude

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