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What’s Your Passion? (preparing for mgpc 1/5/2016)

Songs of preparation: Your Hand, O God Has Guided and For All The Saints.
Responsive call to worship:
Praise: All People That On Earth Do Dwell (Ps 100).
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: In Christ Alone; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Hebrews 10: 19-39 – Given the superiority of the new covenant and Christ’s priesthood and sacrifice, believers are urged to “hold fast the confession” and not “shrink back” (verses 23, 37-39).
Praise: Not To Us (Receive The Glory).
Reading: Romans 1: 1-17.
Sermon: What’s Your Passion? – Rod Waterhouse, former pastor, Mount Gambier Presbyterian.
Praise: Rock Of Ages
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Facing A Task Unfinished (We Go To All The World).

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The Water Is Fine

From O Brother Where Art Thou

Delmar O’Donnell: Well that’s it, boys. I’ve been redeemed. The preacher’s done warshed away all my sins and transgressions. It’s the straight and narrow from here on out, and heaven everlasting’s my reward.

Ulysses Everett McGill: Delmar, what are you talking about? We’ve got bigger fish to fry.

Delmar O’Donnell: The preacher says all my sins is warshed away, including that Piggly Wiggly I knocked over in Yazoo.

Ulysses Everett McGill: I thought you said you was innocent of those charges?

Delmar O’Donnell: Well I was lyin’. And the preacher says that that sin’s been warshed away too. Neither God nor man’s got nothin’ on me now. C’mon in boys, the water is fine.

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Footy Tipping 2016 – NRL Round 9 / AFL Round 6

Eight from eight for the NRL may never happen again. 
AFL was looking good, but Fremantle and Richmond seem to have taken 2016 as a sabbatical year.

NRL (last round 8/8; season tally 38/64)
North Queensland
New Zealand

AFL (last round 7/9; season tally 31/45)
North Melbourne
West Coast

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He Will Hold Me Fast by Norton Hall Band

Here’s another version of He Will Hold Me Fast that popped up on a couple of blogs in my feed reader today.