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If you are from one of our local retirement communities, you may prefer the version of the service here.

For a paper copy of the Service for 9th Aug 2020 click this text

Here are some resources for our younger members:

To Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz - Coloring.pdf

Isaiah 7 - 8 Word Search.pdf


 

Theme: Faithfulness of God (Psalm 100:5)




Great is your faithfulness, O God my Father
you have fulfilled all your promise to me;
you never fail and your love is unchanging
all you have been you for ever will be.

 

Great is your faithfulness, great is your faithfulness,

morning by morning new mercies I see,

all I have needed your hand has provided

great is your faithfulness, Father, to me.

 

Summer and winter, and spring-time and harvest,
sun, moon and stars in their courses above
join with all nature in eloquent witness
to your great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin, and a peace everlasting,
your living presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today, and bright hope for tomorrow
these are the blessings your love will provide.

 

Thomas Chisholm and Jubilate Hymns

Copyright © Hope Publishing SG39

 

Confession:

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you:

God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

(1 John 1:5-7 NIV)

 

Confession:

Almighty and merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you and one another in both word and deed. We recognise that in Jesus Christ our light has come, yet often we choose to walk in the shadows and ignore the light.

Gracious God forgive our sins and remove us from the darkness that shrouds our lives. Transform us by the power of the Holy Spirit that we may rise to the radiance of Christ's glory. Amen.

 

Family: God Loves Us Whether Things are Good or Bad.



The mountain of the Lord will be raised,
the people come to it to learn His ways,
they will not take up sword for He will judge,
the spears to pruning-hooks for all war is done.

The Lord will cleanse with fire all of the stains,
the branch will bear much fruit for those who remain.
For they will holy be; righteous and pure,
the Lord will shelter them – a canopy sure.

Out with the old, in with the new;
The stump that once was burned, now growing true.

The people in the dark will see light;
they will rejoice before the glorious sight.
The yoke that burdens them will no longer tire;
the garment rolled in blood now fuel for the fire.

Wolf lying down with lamb, yearling with beast.
The banner calling all the nations to feast.
The exiles coming home, hostilities ceased;
all corners of the earth, the West to the East.

Out with the old, in with the new;
The stump that once was burned, now growing true.
Surely this is our God; we trusted him and He saved us.
Surely this is the Lord; let us rejoice and be glad. (x 2)

A refuge for the poor, a shelter from storm.
All tears are wiped away, no longer we mourn.
Things planned so long ago – death swallowed up;
the wrath is satisfied, all drunk from the cup.

Out with the old, in with the new;
The stump that once was burned, now growing true (x 2)

Mim Carter ©

 

Reading: Isaiah 7:18-8:18


Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand go God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. 

Amen.

 

1) The Fear of the LORD



By faith we see the hand of God
In the light of creation's grand design
In the lives of those who prove His faithfulness
Who walk by faith and not by sight

By faith our fathers roamed the earth
With the power of His promise in their hearts
Of a holy city built by God's own hand
A place where peace and justice reign

We will stand as children of the promise
We will fix our eyes on Him our soul's reward
Till the race is finished and the work is done
We'll walk by faith and not by sight

By faith the prophets saw a day
When the longed-for Messiah would appear
With the power to break the chains of sin and death
And rise triumphant from the grave

By faith the church was called to go
In the power of the Spirit to the lost
To deliver captives and to preach good news
In every corner of the earth

We will stand...

By faith this mountain shall be moved
And the power of the gospel shall prevail
For we know in Christ all things are possible
For all who call upon His name

We will stand...

 

Keith & Kristyn Getty & Stuart Townend

Copyright © 2009 Thankyou Music

 

2) Fear the LORD because He is Really Scary



God is working his purpose out,
as year succeeds to year:
God is working his purpose out,
and the time is drawing near:
nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled
with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

From utmost east to utmost west,
wherever foot has trod,
by the mouth of many messengers
rings out the voice of God:
Listen to me you continents,
you islands look to me,
that the earth may be filled
with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

We shall march in the strength of God,
with the banner of Christ unfurled,
that the light of the glorious gospel of truth
may shine throughout the world;
we shall fight with sorrow and sin
to set their captives free,
that the earth may be filled
with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

All we can do is nothing worth
unless God blesses the deed;
vainly we hope for the harvest-tide
till God gives life to the seed:
nearer and nearer draws the time,
the time that shall surely be,
when the earth shall be filled
with the glory of God,
as the waters cover the sea.

 

Arthur C Ainger (1841-1919)

Copyright © Jubilate Hymns Ltd - SOF1 135

 

3) Safe in the Mighty Hands of Immanuel


Prayers:


Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name, you kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in Heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but delivery us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen

 


O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great redeemer's praise,
The glories of my God and king,
The triumphs of his grace!

Jesus - the name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
'Tis music in the sinner's ears,
'Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of cancelled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean,
His blood availed for me.

He speaks; and, listening to his voice,
New life the dead receive;
The mournful, broken hearts rejoice;
The humble poor believe.

My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim
and spread through all the earth abroad
the honours of your name.

 

Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Copyright © SG 55(ii)

 

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 1:17 (NIV)

 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

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