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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.


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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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Grace Filled Family Life (preparing for mgpc 20/11/16)

Song of preparation: Christ Whose Glory Fills The Skies and Give Thanks.
Call to worship:
Praise: Jesus Shall Reign.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Put A New Song In My Heart; The Apostles’ Creed; Unto God Be Praise And Honour.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 16 – Final instructions and greetings.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 5:4
Praise: Fairest Lord Jesus.
Reading: Ephesians 6: 1 – 4.
Sermon: Grace Filled Family Life – The way in which Spirit-filled mutual submission is expressed between children and parents.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: All My Days / Beautiful Saviour.


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Servant Marriage (preparing for mgpc 13/11/16)

Song of preparation: Oh, The Splendour Of His Greatness.
Call to worship:
Praise: What Friend We Have In Jesus.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Just As I Am; The Apostles; Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 35 – 58 – h.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 5:4
Praise: Sing Unto The Lord A New Song (Psalm 96).
Reading: Ephesians 5: 22 – 33.
Sermon: Servant Marriage – Marriage is the highest expression of servant heartedness. Christian husbands and wives will show this in their relationship.
Praise: Behold The Lamb (Communion Song)
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Joy To The World.


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Redeeming Time (preparing for mgpc 6/11/16)

Song of preparation: By Faith and All Who Would Valiant Be.
Call to worship:
Praise: To The LORD O Sing A New Song (Psalm 98).
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Create In Me A Clean Heart; The Nicene Creed; Worship, Honour, Glory, Blessing.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 1 – 34 – The certainty and centrality of the resurrection of Christ to the Christian faith.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 5:4
Praise: Be Strong And Courageous.
Reading: Ephesians 5: 15 – 21.
Sermon: Redeeming Time – Knowing the season of God’s redemptive purpose in which we live, Christians consciously live in such a way so as to see that purpose come to pass.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: For All The Saints.


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The Fruit Of The Light (preparing for mgpc 30/10/16)

Song of preparation: O How I Love Your Law! (Psalm 119) and Meekness & Majesty.
Call to worship:
Praise: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.
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: 1 Corinthians 14: 26 – 40 – Order and decorum in public worship.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 4:32
Praise: Sola (By Your Word Alone).
Reading: Ephesians 5: 3 – 14.
Sermon: The Fruit Of The Light – The Christian life takes no tolerance of darkness, but rather celebrates truth and purity to dispel darkness.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: And Can It Be That I Should Gain.