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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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Lord’s Supper Order of Service 03/03

Prelude

Welcome

Call to Worship: Hebrews 10:19-24

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 220 Not All The Blood of Beasts (ST THOMAS)

Hymn 84 Rock of Ages

Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 1:18-24

New Hymn 12: Gloria Patri

Membership

Hymn 212 Christian Hearts in Love United

Conservative Christian Declaration # 13

Scripture Reading: Luke 24:13-35

Homily

Fence, Silent Prayer

Prayer of Consecration

Distribution of Elements – 282 Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands; 287 Jesus Thou Joy

Closing Hymn: 169 Thine Be The Glory

Benediction

Postlude

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Order of Service 03/03

Perhaps no burden is like the burden of guilt. Today we consider how our Lord’s sacrifice is the truly effective remover of guilt and an afflicted conscience. 

Our God calls us into His presence with a promise that it is blessed to approach. We then ask the Lord to enable us to worship. Our first hymn celebrates the truth that only the life and death of Jesus on our behalf can remove condemnation and guilt. Psalm 32 reports this reality from an Old Testament perspective: David knew the pain of guilt, and the pleasure of forgiveness. 

We then sing of our own helplessness to remove our guilt in “Not What These Hands Have Done”. Our New Testament reading teaches us that those in the light, those true children of God, experience continual cleansing, even while they continually confess. 

Ours is the privilege to approach God in intercession. We do so, and then offer tangible expressions of our trust in Him. We turn to His Word, studying Hebrews 9:1-14. We respond with the hymn “And Can It Be”, singing the 3rd and 4th stanzas that delight in forgiveness and cleansing. We depart with God’s blessing. 

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 65:1-5

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 228 Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness

Scripture Reading: Psalm 32:1-5

Hymn 217 Not What These Hands Have Done (TERRA BEATA)

Scripture Reading: 1 John 1:5-2:2

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory

Sermon: Hebrews 9:1-14: Effectual Conscience-Cleansing

Hymn 229 And Can It Be (3 & 4)

Benediction

Postlude

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Order of Service 24/02

If you have ever wondered why our church was named “New Covenant Baptist Church”, then our study in Hebrews 8 will provide many of the answers.

We are called into worship by the psalmist, who asks God to soften and incline his heart, as only the new covenant can do. Asking God for grace to worship, we then sing of our Messiah enthroned in heavenly splendour, singing ” Great High Priest of our profession, through the oil Thou ent’redst in; by Thy mighty intercession grace and mercy Thou dost win.”

We read of the promise of the coming new covenant in Ezekiel 11, and then sing of the marvels of God’s grace in “God of Grace”. Our Scripture in Mark reminds us that new covenant realities could never co-exist in the old wineskins of the old covenant. We then intercede for the church, for ministry, for rulers, for all men, and for special needs.

Our giving is followed by the exposition of Hebrews 8. We conclude with a song about Heaven and being with our heavenly Priest: “To Be With Christ”.

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Prelude

Call to Worship: Psalm 119:33-40

Prayer of Invocation

192 Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour

Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 11:14-25

Song 16 God of Grace

Scripture Reading: Mark 2:18-28

Pastoral Prayer

Offertory

Sermon: Hebrews 8:1-13: New Testament Realities

Song 35 To Be With Christ

Benediction

Postlude

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Order of Service 17/02

Few truths bring greater joy and assurance to a believer than the thought that Jesus continually, and unceasingly prays for us. His eternal presence in Heaven is the unshakeable guarantee that if we are in Him, we are forever and eternally secure.

We begin with a call to worship from Romans 8:28-34, where these magnificent truths are set forth. Calling on God to help us to respond in worship, we then sing “Hail Thou Once Despised Jesus”, where we sing, “We, by faith, do now adore Thee, Seated at Thy Father’s side. There, for us Thou now art pleading, There Thou dost our sorrows share, Ever for us interceding, Till in glory we appear.”

Our first Scripture reading is the first half of Christ’s High Priestly prayer of John 17, where we learn what it is that He prays for His people. We go on to sing “Lamb of God, Thou Now Art Seated”, where we sing “Lord, in all Thy power and glory, Still Thy thoughts and eyes are here; Watching o’er Thy ransomed people, To Thy gracious heart so dear; Thou for us art interceding”.

We then continue our reading of John 17. Following that, we have the privilege of interceding together, and do so, before giving God glory and the firstfruits of our increase.

We meditate together then on Hebrews 7:23-28, where we learn that “while in Heaven He stands, no tongue can bid me thence depart”. We close by singing those words in the hymn “Before the Throne of God Above”.

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Prelude

Call to Worship:  Romans 8:28-34

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 181 Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus! (HYFRYDOL)

Scripture Reading: John 17:1-12

Hymn 187 Lamb of God, Thou Now Art Seated

Scripture Reading:  John 17:13-26

Pastoral Prayer

Doxology

Offertory

Sermon: Hebrews 7:23-28: No Tongue Can Bid Me Thence Depart

Silence

Song 7 Before the Throne of God Above

Benediction

Postlude

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