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Seeing Clearly (preparing for MGPC 17/12/17)

Song: Blessed Be Your Name
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Your Love So High
Prayer Of Confession
Song: When Zion’s Captive Ones Returned
Affirming our Faith: Heidelberg Catechism 1
Song: Now To The King Of Heaven
Bible Reading: Micah 6: 1 – 16 – Micah as covenant prosecutor indicts Israel for unfaithful to the terms of the covenant, summoning witnesses (verses 1,2), pronouncing covenant curses (verses 9-16), and reminding them of God’s grace (verses 3-5) and His simple requirements: justice, kindness, and humility (verses 6-8).
Bible Memorisation: Mark 5:19b
Song: As With Gladness
Bible Reading: Mark 8:22-30
Sermon: Seeing Clearly
Song: I Cannot Tell (Tithes & free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: In Christ Alone


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No Sign? (preparing for MGPC 10/12/17)

Song: This Is Amazing Grace
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: The Saving One
Prayer Of Confession
Song: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Now To Him Who Loved Us
Bible Reading: Micah 5:1-15 – Micah prophecies of the birth of Messiah in Bethlehem (verses 1-6) and of preserving and purging of His remnant (verses 7-15).
Bible Memorisation: Mark 3:35
Song: Tell Out My Soul
Bible Reading: Mark 8:1-21
Sermon: No Sign?
The Lord’s Supper (gf bread) Guests who are members of any Christian church are invited to share in the supper. If you are uncertain about your situation don’t feel under compulsion to participate. Talk to one of our elders or pastors after the service.
Song: Guide Me, O Great Jehovah (Tithes & free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Jesus, Thank you


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Restoration (preparing for MGPC 3/12/17)

Song: Your Love So High
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: All I Have Is Christ
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Amazing Grace
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Worship, Honour, Glory Blessing
Bible Reading: Micah 4:1-13 – Micah’s message shifts from impending judgment to the latter days, when the remnant shall be rescued and Messiah’s rule established.
Bible Memorisation: Mark 2:17
Song: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Bible Reading: Mark 7:31-37
Sermon: Restoration
*Song: Come, O Long Expected Jesus (Tithes & free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: How Great is Our God


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Unexpected Faith (preparing for MGPC 26/11/17)

Song: My Lighthouse
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Cornerstone
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Jesus Saves Us O’er The Tumult
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Now To The King Of Heaven
Bible Reading: Micah 3:1-12 – Micah denounces the political and religious leadership of Israel.
Bible Memorisation: Mark 7:15
Song: All People That On Earth Do Dwell (Psalm 100)
Bible Reading: Mark 7:24-30
Sermon: Unexpected Faith
Song: At The Name Of Jesus (Tithes & free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Behold Our God


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Joy Comes To Church

Something from last Sunday that has been so encouraging and challenging:

One of our senior members had a stroke six months ago.
She and her husband have been active Christians all their lives.
Last Sunday the wheelchair taxi pulled up and her wheelchair emerged.
Coming through the door for the first time in months she burst into tears.
It took a little while, but she gathered herself and assured those who were asking that there was nothing wrong to cause her tears, it was just that she was so happy to come to church.

Psalm 122:1
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”


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Clean Where It Matters (preparing for MGPC 19/11/17)

Song: This I Believe
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: The Saving One
Prayer Of Confession
Song: My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Now To The King Of Heaven
Bible Reading: Micah 2:1-13 – Micah denounces the greedy landowners (verses 1-5) and the false prophets who would have him silenced (verses 6-11). Yet, he says, the LORD will preserve a remnant (verses 12-13).
Bible Memorisation: Mark 7:15
Song: I Lift My Eyes To You
Bible Reading: Mark 7:1-23
Sermon: Clean Where It Matters
Song: This Is My Father’s World (Tithes & free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: My Lighthouse


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Understanding The Loaves (preparing for MGPC 12/11/17)

Song: Cornerstone
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: One True God
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Because He Lives
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Now To Him Who Loved Us
Bible Reading: Micah 1:1-16 – Micah announces God’s judgment upon Samaria (Israel) (verses 2-7) and upon Judah (verses 8-16).
Bible Memorisation: Mark 7:15
Song: Jesus Loves Me
Bible Reading: Mark 6:45-56
Sermon: Understanding The Loaves
The Lord’s Supper (gf bread)
Song: May The Mind Of Christ My Saviour (Tithes & free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: This I Believe