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Light For The Nations (preparing for mgpc 15/1/17)

Songs of preparation: I Waited For The LORD (Psalm 40)
and Consider Christ.
Call to worship:
Praise: Jesus Shall Reign Where’er The Sun.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: In Christ Alone; Romans 8: 31-39; Unto God Be Praise And Honour.
Continuous reading:Daniel 5: 1 – 31 – Mysterious “handwriting on the wall” condemns King Belshazzar for his sacrilege leading to the fall of Babylon to the Persians in 539 B.C.
Bible Memorisation:
Praise: Our God Is A Great Big God.
Scripture reading: Isaiah 49: 1 – 7.
Sermon: Light For The Nations – In the second of the ‘servant songs’ we hear from one who will be all that Israel is not, and in that faithfulness bring Israel and nations to relationship with God.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Lord, Be My Vision.


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The Voice You Can Hear In Any Storm (preparing for mgpc 8/1/17)

Song 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; Romans 8: 31-39; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Continuous reading: Daniel 4: 28 – 37 – Nebuchadnezzar’s humiliation, foretold in his own dream as interpreted by Daniel, is triggered by his proud failure to recognize the sovereignty of God.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 4:32
Praise: Father We Come To You (Revive Us, O Lord).
Scripture reading: Psalm 29.
Sermon: The Voice You Can Hear In Any Storm – God speaks in command of the storm and his voice can be heard both over and through the tempest. His reign and rule and certain, as is the peace he offers to his people.
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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The School Of Praise (preparing for mgpc 1/1/17)

Songs of preparation: Hallelujah! Praise The LORD’s Name (Psalm 148) and All Glory Be To Christ.
Call to worship:
Praise: O God Our Help In Ages Past.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: The Family Prayer Song; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Continuous reading: Daniel 4: 1 – 27 – Daniel interprets Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream, a prophesy of the King’s humiliation for his failure to recognize the sovereignty of God.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 3:18-19
Praise: Speak, O Lord.
Scripture reading: Psalm 148.
Sermon: The School Of Praise – God’s people recognise that praise is woven into the fabric of the universe, we don’t praise God alone, we’re joining in the chorus.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: O Lord My God – How Great Thou Art.


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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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Immanuel (preparing for mgpc 18/12/16)

Songs of preparation: Did You Know and Hear Us, O Israel’s Shepherd, Joseph’s Guide (Psalm 80).
Call to worship:
Praise: How Great Is Our God.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: O Little Town Of Bethlehem; The Apostles’ Creed; O Glorious God To You We Bring.
Consecutive reading: Daniel 3 – God delivers Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from fiery furnace, into which they were cast for their refusal to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image.
Bible Memorisation: Psalm 16 Verses 8 & 9
Praise: Jesus Saves Jesus Saves (Jingle Bells).
Reading: Isaiah 7: 10 – 16.
Sermon: Immanuel – Instead of richly deserved judgment God promises to send a deliverer who will be unlike any other.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: See There In The Manger Low.


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Spirit-Filled Work (preparing for mgpc 11/12/16)

Songs of preparation: It Came Upon The Midnight Clear.
Call to worship:
Praise: I Praise You, Lord (Psalm 138).
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Tell Out My Soul; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Daniel 2: 25 – 46 – Daniel interprets King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a succession of kingdoms, leading to the establishment of the kingdom of God. Daniel is rewarded with high honours and authority.
Bible Memorisation: Philippians 4: 5b – 7
Praise: Not To Us / Receive The Glory.
Reading: Ephesians 6: 5 – 9.
Sermon: Spirit-Filled Work – The servant life of followers of Jesus is not confined to families and churches but to all of our relationships.
Praise: Here, Now O Lord, I See You Face To Face.
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: As You Go.


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The ‘Buts’ Of The Resurrection (preparing for mgpc 4/12/16)

Songs of preparation: God Give Your Judgments To The King (Psalm 72) and Yours Is The Kingdom.
Call to worship:
Praise: Come, O Long Expected Jesus.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: From The Squalor / Immanuel; The Apostles’ Creed; Now To Him Who Loved Us .
Consecutive reading: Daniel 2: 1 – 24 – Daniel alone, among all the wise men of Babylon, is able to tell King Nebuchadnezzar both his troubling dream and its interpretation.
Bible Memorisation:
Praise: Hosanna.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 1 – 22; 50 – 58.
Sermon: The ‘Buts’ Of The Resurrection – Alan Clarkson.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.