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Blessed Meekness (preparing for MGPC 16/2/20)

Song: From The Day
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Rescuer
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Take My Life And Let It Be
Affirming our Faith
Song: Unto God Be Praise And Honour
Bible Reading: Acts 1:15-26 – A replacement for Judas Iscariot is selected.
Bible Memorisation: Matthew 5:3-6
Song: Holy, Holy, Holy
Bible Reading: Psalm 37:1-19
Sermon: Blessed Meekness
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: This Is Amazing Grace


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Lives Changed By Jesus 2 (preparing for MGPC 12/1/20)

Song: No Other Name
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Good And Gracious King
Prayer Of Confession
Song: How Great Thou Art
Affirming our Faith
Song: May The Grace Of Christ Our Saviour
Bible Reading: Luke 23: 1-25 Jesus is tried, condemned, and sentenced by Pilate.
Bible Memorisation: John 3:16-17
Song: All Creatures Of Our God And King
Bible Reading: Acts 9: 1-22
Sermon: Lives Changed By Jesus 2
The Lord’s Supper (gf bread)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: The Love Of The Father


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To Rome And Beyond (preparing for mgpc 24/7/2016)

Song of preparation: This Life I Live and Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.
Call to worship:
Praise: Crown Him With Many Crowns.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: You Gave Your Life (If Christ Be God); Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1 ; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 2 – The Apostle Paul continues to provide reasons why he did not make an intended visit to Corinth. He explains that out of love he sent a letter of rebuke instead, to which the Corinthians correctly responded with church discipline.
Bible Memorisation: Acts 26:18.
Praise: Love Divine All Loves Excelling.
Reading: Acts 28: 1 – 28.
Sermon: To Rome And Beyond – The concluding accounts in the book of Acts remind us again that the focus is on God’s purpose to spread the good news about Jesus across the world.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Arise My Soul Arise.


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Secure In The Storm (preparing for mgpc 10/7/2016)

Song of preparation: God Is In His Congregation (Psalm 82).
Call to worship:
Praise: Humble Thyself / Awesome God.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: He Will Hold Me Fast; The Apostle’s Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 – The Apostle’s salutation.
Bible Memorisation: Philippians 4:8.
Praise: Take My Life And Let It Be.
Reading: Acts 27:1 – 28:10.
Sermon: Secure In The Storm – Having been preserved through human threat and opposition, Paul is secure through natural disaster and feral fauna thanks to God’s power.
Praise: To God Be The Glory.
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: As You Go.


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Almost Persuaded (preparing for mgpc 3/7/2016)

Songs of preparation: O LORD, I Will Exalt You (Psalm 30) and Lord I Lift Your Name On High.
Call to worship:
Praise: Praise To The Lord The Almighty.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: I Will Glory In My Redeemer; Apostle’s Creed; Now To The King Of Heaven.
Consecutive reading: Malachi 2:17–3:12 – The LORD answers the accusation that it is useless to serve Him by promising that those who fear Him shall be spared on the day of the LORD , and promising again a Messenger, an Elijah, ultimately fulfilled in John the Baptist (Matthew 11:14; 17:10; Mark 9:11-3; Luke 1:17), who will call for repentance before that great day.
Scripture memorisation: Philippians 4:5b-7
Praise: Come Set Your Rule And Reign (Build Your Kingdom Here).
Reading: Acts 25:13 – 26:32.
Sermon: Almost Persuaded – The Gospel is the rational summation of the Scriptures, and it is never simply explained – it is shared with the expectation of a response.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: I Will Sing The Wondrous Story.


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Accusation and Appeal (preparing for mgpc 26/6/2016)

Songs of preparation: The LORD’s Deeds I Remember (Psalm 77) and Put A New Song In My Heart.
Call to worship:
Praise: Praise my soul, the King of heaven.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: My Hope Rests Firm; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1; Now To Him Who Loved Us.
Consecutive reading: Malachi 2:17–3:12 – The LORD answers the cynical charge that He fails to distinguish between good and evil and is guilty of injustice (2:17) by warning of a coming purge through His Messenger (3:1-5), and identifying the true source of Israel’s deprivations, its faithlessness (3:6-12).
Scripture memorisation: Acts 26:18
Praise: King Of Kings, Majesty.
Reading: Acts 25: 1-12.
Sermon: Accusation and Appeal – Faithfulness to the Gospel may bring times when our lives are disrupted in all sorts of ways, but the Gospel will spread through faithful trust in God.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross.


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The Deadly Delay (preparing for mgpc 12/6/2016)

Song of preparation: Listen To My Words, O LORD (Psalm 5).
Call to worship:
Praise: All Creatures Of Our God And King.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: From The Highest Of Heights (Indescribable); The Apostle’s Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Malachi 1 – The LORD affirms His love for His people (1:1-5), but rebukes the priests of profaning the altar with impure offerings (1:6-14).
Bible Memorisation: Acts 26:18.
Praise: Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God.
Reading: Acts 24: 1-27.
Sermon: The Deadly Delay – A judge receives a telling testimony with vital implications for his own life, but finds himself under judgement as he defers a response to the Gospel.
Praise: Here Is Love.
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Blessed Assurance.