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Near The Kingdom (preparing for MGPC 18/8/19)

Song: Jerusalem
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Your Love Defends Me
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Just As I Am
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 33
Song: Now To The King Of Heaven
Bible Reading: Luke 9: 28-60 – The Transfiguration, and the conclusion of Jesus’ Galilean ministry as He begins, in verse 51, his long journey towards the cross, having “set His face” to Jerusalem.
Bible Memorisation: Mark 12: 17a
Song: To God Be The Glory
Bible Reading: Mark 12: 28-34
Sermon: Near The Kingdom
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Death Was Arrested


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God Of The Living (preparing for MGPC 11/8/19)

Song: Rescuer
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: In Tenderness
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Praise My Soul, The King Of Heaven
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 32
Song: Now To Him Who Loved Us, Gave Us
Bible Reading: Luke 9: 1-27 – Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniac, a woman with an affliction of 12 years duration, and raises Jairus’ daughter from the dead .
Bible Memorisation: Mark 12: 17a
Song: Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus
Bible Reading: Mark 12: 18-27
Sermon: The God Of The Living
Welcome to membership:
The Lord’s Supper (gf bread) Guests who are members of any Christian church are invited to share in the supper.
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: No Other Name


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Worship As Witness Of Jesus Bringing People Together (via David P Barry at Tabletalk)

Worship on Sunday is Christ’s demonstration to the world that salvation is a corporate experience with individual responsibilities, not an individual experience with corporate responsibilities.
From Tabletalk Magazine:

Our worship is meant to be the chief place where we demonstrate love for God and for each other. It is the clearest place where Jesus’ prayer for us is illustrated: that we would be one (17:11, 21–23).
Every part of our worship should reflect the unity that Jesus prayed, lived, died, and rose to accomplish. But, Jesus’ promise that the way we love each other will demonstrate that we are His disciples cuts both ways. If we allow our worship to become reflective of our individuality instead of our unity, we are illustrating to the watching world that Jesus does not bring people together. An “outsider” (to use Paul’s term from 1 Cor. 14:16, 24) should be able to watch the gathered saints confess Christ as one, sing as one, pray as one, and actively listen with a unity in their devotion as Christ their Lord addresses them in the preached Word. He should be able to perceive that there is a singularity of purpose and worship. He should see the power of God to bring different people and personalities and unite them in a holy purpose and holy love.

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Render Unto Caesar (preparing for MGPC 4/8/19)

Song: I Will Glory In My Redeemer
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Be Still For The Presence Of The Lord
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Man Of Sorrows
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 31
Song: May The Grace Of Christ Our Saviour
Bible Reading: Luke 8: 26-56 – Jesus heals the Gerasene demoniac, a woman with an affliction of 12 years duration, and raises Jairus’ daughter from the dead .
Bible Memorisation: Psalm 118: 22-24
Song: You Servants Of God
Bible Reading: Mark 12: 13-17
Sermon: Render Unto Caesar
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Saved My Soul


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Lord Of The Vineyard (preparing for MGPC 28/7/19)

Song: Rescuer
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: No Other Name
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Amazing Grace
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 30
Song: Worship, Honour, Glory, Blessing
Bible Reading: Luke 8: 1-25 – Jesus’ Galilean ministry continues as he teaches in parables and calms a storm.
Bible Memorisation: Psalm 118: 22-24
Song: I Stand Amazed
Bible Reading: Mark 12: 1-12
Sermon: Lord Of The Vineyard
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: From The Day


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A Question Of Authority (preparing for MGPC 21/7/19)

Song: Rescuer
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: This Is Amazing Grace
Prayer Of Confession
Song: God Be Merciful To Me
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 29
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: Luke 7: 24-50 – Jesus reveals the identity of John the Baptist and commends his ministry; a sinful woman is forgiven.
Bible Memorisation: Psalm 118: 22-24
Song: Glory Be To God In Heaven
Bible Reading: Mark 11: 27-33
Sermon: A Question Of Authority
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Cornerstone


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No More Night (preparing for MGPC 14/7/19)

Song: Good And Gracious King
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: One True God
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Blessed Assurance
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 28
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: Luke 7: 1-23 – A centurion’s servant is healed and a widow’s son is raised from the dead; John’s question regarding Jesus’ identity is answered. ”
Bible Memorisation: Psalm 118: 22-24
Song: Make Me A Captive, Lord
Bible Reading: Revelation 21:22 – 22:5
Sermon: No More Night
The Lord’s Supper (gf bread)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: See Him Coming