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Daily Bread (preparing for MGPC 10/3/19)

Song: The Saving One
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: This Is Amazing Grace
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 10
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: Zechariah 10: 1-12 – The people, and especially the leaders, of Judah are rebuked for consulting household idols. The LORD promises that He Himself shall shepherd, strengthen, and restore the people of God.
Bible Memorisation: 1 Corinthians 10:13b
Song: Guide Me, O My Great Jehovah
Bible Reading: John 6: 25-40
Sermon: Daily Bread
The Lord’s Supper (gf bread)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: The Love Of The Father


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Your Will Be Done (preparing for MGPC 3/3/19)

Song: Your Love Defends me
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Jerusalem
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Trust And Obey
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 9
Song: Now To The King Of Heaven
Bible Reading: Zechariah 9:1-17 – The LORD promises Jerusalem blessing instead of judgment, feasts instead of fasts, and Gentile pilgrimages in quest of the God of Israel instead of Gentile invasions.
Bible Memorisation: 1 Corinthians 10:13b
Song: At The Name Of Jesus
Bible Reading: Romans 12: 1-2
Sermon: Your Will Be Done
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Man Of Sorrows


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The Sound Of Hope (preparing for worship at MGPC 16/4/17)

Song: Man Of Sorrows
Welcome: Mark Lewis
Call to Worship
Song: Low In Grave He Lay
Prayer Of Confession
Song: We’re Not Alone (Never Alone)
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 3: 1 – 18 – The Apostle Paul commends new covenant ministry not through external criteria (“the letter”), but through the witness of the internal transformation of believers in Christ through the Holy Spirit.
Bible Memorisation: Proverbs 3: 5 and 6
Song: Yours Is The Glory!
Bible Reading: Ephesians 6: 21 – 24
Sermon: The Sound Of Hope (Gary Ware)
Song: How Can It Be? (Christ Is Risen)
Announcements: Mark Lewis
Pastoral Prayer: Mark Lewis
Tithes & free will offerings
Closing Blessing
Song: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today


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Joseph, Did You Know? (preparing for mgpc 25/12/16)

Songs of preparation: What Child Is This, Who Laid to Rest and How Suddenly A Baby Cries.
Call to worship:
Praise: O Come All Ye Faithful.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Child In The Manger; The Apostles’ Creed; O Glorious God To You We Bring.
Christmas reading: Isaiah 52: 7 – 10 – The salvation of Zion is promised.
Bible Memorisation: Isaiah 53 : 7
Praise: Come On Ring Those Bells.
Christmas reading: Matthew 1: 18 – 25.
Sermon: Joseph, Did You Know? Joseph responds to God’s revelation of how his deepest needs and desires would be realised through Jesus.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Christians Awake, Salute The Happy Morn.


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Preparing The Way (preparing for mgpc 27/11/16)

Song of preparation: I Was Filled With Joy And Gladness (Psalm 122) and Humble Thyself / Awesome God.
Call to worship:
Praise: O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Daniel 1 – The first chapter describes the occasion of the training of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, outstanding Hebrew youth sent to Babylon to be educated in “the literature and language of the Chaldeans” (v. 4). Despite refusing the king’s food, these Hebrew youths prove superior in appearance and wisdom than all the wise men of Babylon.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 5:4
Praise: Jesus Calls Us O’er The Tumult.
Reading: Romans 15: 4 – 13 & Matthew 3: 1 – 12.
Sermon: Preparing The Way – sermon by Scott Litchfield of Interserve.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Come Set Your Rule And Reign / Build Your Kingdom.


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Investing Wisely (preparing for MGPC 3/8/2014)

I’m on the road tomorrow morning, but mgpc is planned to go like this:

Songs of preparation: Amazing Grace; Saviour, Like A Shepherd Lead Us; and God Is Our Strength And Refuge.
Testimony of assurance and faith: Consider Christ; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 32; and Unto God Be Praise And Honour.
From God’s Word: John 19:1-22; 2 Timothy 1:7 (hint – ‘For God’ ‘For God’ ‘Did Not’ ‘Did Not’…); Speak, O Lord; and a sermon on Matthew 6:19-34 on Investing Wisely.
Pastoral prayer; tithes and offerings; worship concludes singing Let Your Kingdom Come.


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Our Marching Orders (mgpc 5/5/2013)

We conclude our epic journey through Matthew’s Gospel at mgpc tomorrow, preparing to continue on in our own ‘Matthew 29′ with Jesus’ great commission in Matthew 28:16-20.

On a day which also marks the 17th anniversary of the dedication of our present church building our songs of preparation, My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness and Receive The Glory express thanksgiving to God, a theme which will extend into our singing of O God, Give Us Your Blessing (Psalm 67).
The call to worship will come from Psalm 117, after which we’ll read the Ten Commandments. Rock Of Ages will be the song of confession with our affirmation of faith coming in the form of the Apostles’ Creed and Glory To God, The Father, God, The Son.
We’ll experience God’s Word first from Jeremiah 23:1-22 and hear God’s promise to provide shepherds and raise up a righteous branch from David to reign as king.
We’ve A Story To Tell To The Nations will be part response to that promise, and part anticipation for our final reading from Matthew.
After hearing Matthew 28:16-20, Ian Touzel will speak to us of the great commission which Jesus provides for His church.
We’ll share our prayers of thanksgiving and for other’s needs, give our offerings and conclude worship singing Yours Is The Kingdom.