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God’s Mission (preparing for mgpc 7/2/2016)

Songs of preparation: Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven and Be Still, For The Glory Of The Lord.
Call to worship:
Praise: All People That On Earth Do Dwell (Psalm 100).
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: I Will Sing Of My Redeemer; The Apostle’s Creed; Glory To God The Father.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 40:1-4; 43:1-9 – Ezekiel’s prophecy concludes with a vision, even a guided tour, of the restored city of God and temple, which extends over the final nine chapters, portraying an ideal time when God will bless His people and be present among them. (Read 40:1-4.) The remainder of chapters 40–42 describe the temple and its courts. Chapter 43 describes the return of the glory of God to the temple, whose departure had previously been described by Ezekiel (10:18-22; 11:22-24). (Read 43:1-9.).
Memory verse: Acts 14:22
Praise: I Will Glory In My Redeemer.
Reading: Acts 12:25-13:12.
Sermon: God’s Mission.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Yours Is The Kingdom.


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Unwelcome Good News (preparing for mgpc 24/1/2016)

Songs of preparation: God Is Our Strength And Refuge and Glory Of Glories.
Call to worship:
Praise: Build Your Kingdom Here.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: I Stand Amazed In The Presence; The Apostle’s Creed; Praise And Honour To The Father.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 38:1-23 – Prophecies against Gog and Magog, Meshech and Tubal, symbolic of Israel’s enemies, continue from chapter 38, along with the promise of Israel’s restoration from exile.
Memory verse: John 3:16-17
Praise: God Moves In A Mysterious Way.
Reading: Luke 4:14-21.
Sermon: Unwelcome Good News. Jesus’ declaration about the fulfillment of God’s promises tells us something about himself, and reveals something about the people who hear his words.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus.


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Extravagant, Scandalous Grace (preparing for mgpc 17/1/2016)

Songs of preparation: Your Love, LORD (Psalm 36) and As The Deer.
Call to worship:
Praise: Jesus Shall Reign Where’er The Sun.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Consider Christ; The Apostle’s Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 37:1-28 – The vision of the field of dry bones to which the people of God are likened, followed by the joining of two sticks, representing the two kingdoms of Judah and Ephraim (Israel), which shall be reunited under a Davidic King, the Messiah.
Memory verse: John 3:16-17
Praise: Stop! Go! Watch!.
Reading: John 2: 1 – 11.
Sermon: Extravagant, Scandalous Grace. Jesus miracle at the wedding at Cana manifests the kingdom and reveals its character.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Lord, Be My Vision.


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Precious In God’s Eyes (preparing for mgpc 10/1/2016)

Songs of preparation: You Sons Of The Gods (Psalm 29).
Call to worship:
Praise: All Creatures Of Our God And King.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness; The Apostle’s Creed; Now To The King Of Heaven.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 36:22-38 – The Lord GOD declares that He will act to restore Israel for His own name’s sake, sprinkling clean water on the house of Israel, giving it a new heart and a new spirit.
Praise: Revive Us, O Lord.
Reading: Isaiah 43: 1 – 7.
Sermon: Precious In God’s Eyes. How God looks on His people reveals the character of God.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
Praise: According To Your Gracious Word
The Lord’s Supper
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: We Are His Children (Go Forth In His Name).


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Every Spiritual Blessing (preparing for mgpc 3/1/2016)

Songs of preparation: O Praise The LORD, Jerusalem (Psalm 147) and Give Thanks.
Call to worship:
Praise: The Family Prayer Song.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Amazing Grace; The Apostle’s Creed; Now To Him Who Loved Us.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 36:1-21 – Following the prophesy of judgment against Mt. Seir, a prophesy of restoration is directed to the mountains of Israel.
Bible memorisation: holiday review.
Praise: Speak, O Lord.
Reading: Ephesians 1: 3-14.
Sermon: Every Spiritual Blessing. An inventory of the blessings that the Christian has because of Jesus.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: O Lord My God (How Great Thou Art).


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My Father’s Business (preparing for mgpc 27/12/2015)

Songs of preparation: Seek Ye First and Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place (Ps 90).
Call to worship:
Praise: O God, Our Help In Ages Past.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: You Are the Way; The Apostle’s Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 34:20-31 – God promises to restore David as shepherd of Israel, establish a covenant of peace, and send showers of blessings (verse 26).
Bible memorisation: holiday review.
Praise: What A Friend We Have In Jesus.
Reading: Luke 1: 39-55.
Sermon: My Father’s Business. Jesus grows in wisdom and in stature, his parents learn what their son’s chief end is.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: From Heaven You Came (The Servant King).


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The Magnificat (preparing for mgpc 20/12/2015)

Song of preparation: Who Is He In Yonder Stall and Did You Know.
Call to worship:
Praise: How Great Is Our God.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Jesus Saves Jesus Saves; The Apostle’s Creed; O Glorious God To You We Bring.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 34:20-31 – God promises to restore David as shepherd of Israel, establish a covenant of peace, and send showers of blessings (verse 26).
Bible memorisation: holiday review.
Praise: Silent Night! Holy Night!.
Reading: Luke 1: 39-55.
Sermon: The Magnificat. Responses to recognition of God’s promised messiah in the womb.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: See There In The Manger Low.