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Order of Service 20/09

Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship: Psalm 27:1-4
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn 31 All Creatures of Our God and King
Scripture Reading: John 15:12-27
Hymn 229 And Can It Be
Pastoral Prayer
Sermon: 1 Samuel 20/ Psalm 26
Hymn 250 May the Mind of Christ My Saviour
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Order of Service 13/09

The truth that God is our protector is an enormous comfort. The protection is rooted in God’s being, and extends to His plan for us. We reflect on this and celebrate it today. Psalm 3 calls us to worship, where David exults in the protecting hand of God. “O Worship the King” is a hymn of praise to our “Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days”.

Psalm 91 is a well-known (and sometimes misquoted) psalm on God’s omnipotent protection of His children. We then sing a paraphrase of Psalm 23, where God’s shepherding protection of His people is celebrated. Our prayers turn to our spiritual growth and the evangelism of our neighbours, and for the nation of Somalia.

We then study God’s Word, and close with the doxology.

Prelude
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship: Psalm 3
Prayer of Invocation
Hymn 29 O Worship the King
Scripture Reading: Psalm 91
Song 17 Good Shepherd Of My Soul
Pastoral Prayer
Sermon: Psalm 59/ 1 Samuel 19
Hymn 1 13 Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
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Order of Service 06/09

Being treated unfairly is part and parcel of the life of a believer. Both 1 Samuel 19 and Psalm 59 deal with the response of the believer to this. We are called to worship by Psalm 121, which reminds us of where our help truly comes from. We ask for God’s grace over our worship and then offer up our adoration in “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty”. Our first Scripture reading is in Psalm 59, which David wrote when pursued by Saul.

We then remind ourselves that “What God Ordains Is Always Good”, singing the essence of Romans 8:28. Our New Covenant reading is 2 Corinthians 4:7-18, where we learn of how suffering and pain is turned around in the life of a believer.

Our corporate prayer includes prayer for our church’s financial integrity and provision. We remember the sick and afflicted, as well as our authorities. We pray for Afghanistan: for its unreached people groups, for the church and its persecuted believers there. We ask for illumination in the Word.

We then study the Scriptures together. We close with a hymn of confession, repentance and consecration: O Great God. We close with the benediction of 2 Corinthians 13:14.

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Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 121

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 57 Praise to the Lord the Almighty

Scripture Reading: Psalm 59

Song 36 What God Ordains Is Always Good

Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon: 1 Samuel 19/ Psalm 59

Song 27 O Great God

Benediction: 2 Corinthians 13:14

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Order of Service 30/08

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 111

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 10 Come, Thou Almighty King

Scripture Reading: Psalm 12

Song 21 In Christ Alone

Scripture Reading: Proverbs 4:1-27

Pastoral Prayer

Song 31 Speak O Lord

Sermon: Psalm 12/ 1 Samuel 18

Benediction: Hymn 13 Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

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Order of Service 23/08

We are called into worship this morning with a psalm David wrote when his distresses and problems began – Psalm 5. David’s attitude sums up what ours should be: “But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.” (Ps. 5:7)

Our first hymn, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty reminds us of God’s matchless wisdom, and infinite goodness and greatness.

Our first Scripture reading is the psalm that accompanies the period of David’s life described in 1 Samuel 18, Psalm 12. We follow that up with the joyful song that reminds us that though our sins are many, His Mercy is More. We then read the account of David’s life in 1 Samuel 18. Our corporate prayer today focuses on our supported missionaries, while remembering our regular prayers for authorities, Christian ministry, the building up of God’s people, the sick and afflicted, and all men, specifically the Burmese people.

The hymn “O Word of God Incarnate” prepares us for our time in the Word. We then seek to receive the Word of God as it truly is: God’s Word and not the word of men (1 Thes 2:13). We close with Jude 24-25 as our benediction.

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Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 5

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 57 Praise to the Lord the Almighty

Scripture Reading: Psalm 12

Song His Mercy is More

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 18:1-30

Pastoral Prayer

240 O Word of God Incarnate

Sermon: 1 Samuel 18/ Psalm 12

Benediction: Jude 24-25

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Order of Service 09/08

As we continue to study our zeal for God’s name, and joy in His justice, we begin with a psalm that celebrates both: Psalm 96. Our first hymn, Now Thank We All Our God trusts both in God’s goodness to supply us, and also in His ability to free us from the sin of this world in justice. We read of David’s zeal for God’s name in 1 Samuel 17, and then turn to our hymn of the month, Sing Hallelujah, Praise the Lord.
Psalm 9 is both a description of rejoicing in God’s justice, and detailing that justice. We see similar themes in the hymn “Stand Up and Praise the Lord”.
Our corporate prayer includes prayers for the Tunisian Arabs, for women, for God’s work in our church and nation.
We then turn to God’s Word to consider it carefully.
We close with a benediction from 1 Peter 5.

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 96

Hymn 56 Now Thank We All Our God

Prayer of Invocation

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17:1-30

Hymn 21 Sing Hallelujah, Praise the Lord!

Scripture Reading: Psalm 9

Hymn 27 Stand Up and Bless the Lord

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon: Rejoicing in Justice/ Zeal For His Name

Benediction: 1 Peter 5:10

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Order of Service 02/08

Both the account of David and Goliath and Psalm 9 deal with our zeal for the name of the Lord. Are we possessed of great zeal to defend the honour of God’s reputation?
Psalm 20 is a call for deliverance, showing ultimate trust in the name of the Lord.
We begin with our hymn of the month, the beautiful Moravian hymn, “Sing Hallelujah Praise the Lord!”. We then turn to one of our sermon texts, Psalm 9.
Our zeal for God’s name can be expressed in “Jesus the Name High Over All”.
We then read of the one man in all Israel whose zeal for God’s name led him to risk all in facing a giant, in 1 Samuel 17.
This kind of militant zeal for God is captured in Luther’s hymn “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”.
In prayer, we ask God for grace to be disciplers of one another, while remembering the sick, the church, and all men – specifically the Thai people.

We turn then to hear God’s Word, to grow in zeal for God’s name.
We close with a benediction that prays we would glorify the name of the Lord Jesus.

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Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 20

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 21 Sing Hallelujah Praise the Lord!

Scripture Reading: Psalm 9

Hymn 195 Jesus the Name High Over All

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17:1-30

Hymn 302 A Mighty Fortress is our God

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon: 1 Samuel 17/ Psalm 9

Corporate Benediction: 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

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Order of Service 12/07

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Responsive Call to Worship: Psalm 148

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 20 Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

Nicene Creed

Scripture Reading: Psalm 19

Hymn 51 The Heavens Declare Thy Glory Lord

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 16:14-23

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon: 1 Samuel 16:14-23/ Psalm 19

Benediction: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

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Order of Service 05/07

As we continue to consider the themes of humility and pride in Psalm 8 and 1 Samuel 16, we are welcomed into worship by Psalm 75, which reminds us that exaltation comes from God alone.
The hymn “Jesus Shall Reign” reflects on the glories of the future when the Messiah-King will rule the Earth. We then read of the anointing of the forgotten son of Jesse. We can marvel at how God turns the world’s values upside down, especially seen in Jesus, whose head was “Once Crowned With Thorns” but is crowned with glory now. This hymn reflects on the juxtaposition of shame a glory, suffering and joy, death and life.
We then read the Psalm David wrote shortly before or after his anointing, as he reflects on God’s mysterious ways of displaying His glory.
We pray together, asking for ordinate loves, for the salvation of our neighbours, and a gospel witness to the Turkish people.
We take several moments to prepare our hearts, and then consider God’s Word together.
We close with a corporate benediction from 1 Timothy 6.

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Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 75

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 105 Jesus Shall Reign

Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Hymn 189 The Head that Once Was Crowned with Thorns

Scripture Reading: Psalm 8

Pastoral Prayer

Musical Meditation

Sermon: Psalm 8/ 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Corporate Benediction: 1 Tim 6:15-16

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Order of Service 28/06

Prelude

Welcome and Announcements

Call to Worship: Psalm 2

Prayer of Invocation

Responsive Scripture Reading: Psalm 72

Hymn 98 Hail to the Lords’ Anointed

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Hymn 26 O Lord Our Lord in All the Earth

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn 150 When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Sermon: 1 Samuel 16:1-13/ Psalm 8

Benediction/ Reflection

Postlude