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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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God Is The Lord Of Time, Even Our Time, Even On Sundays (via Megan Hill)

Megan Hill reflects on how the unique rhythms of Sunday teach witness to those who observe them of God’s rule over us in everything.

God Is the Lord of Time
On Sundays, we acknowledge that God is the author and ruler of time itself. At creation, God made time. He separated light from dark and established the daily cycle of morning and evening (Gen. 1:3-5). At creation, God also organized those days into a pattern of six and one (Gen. 2:1-3): six days for ordinary work and recreation, one day for rest (Ex. 20:11).
As tempting as it might seem to believe we are masters of our own time—carefully manipulating an interlocking puzzle of Google calendar entries—we are not. God is the one who created time, who set us in it and bound us by it, and God is the one who rightfully directs us how to use it. When we submit to his pattern of six and one, we acknowledge that God is the Lord of time.
For our children, too, the disruption of Sunday is a chance to remember that even our schedules are under the Lord’s authority. Once a week, the Lord breaks into our routine and reminds us that naptimes and snacktimes are not ultimate, nor are they determined by our own desires. In all things, we serve the Lord.

Read the rest at Christward Collective.


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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