Theme: Ephesians 2:19-21

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. (NIV)



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Philippians 4 21-23 Word Search

Philippians 4 21-23 Crossword

Come, let us bow down in worship,

let us kneel before the LORD our Maker;

for he is our God

and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.


Psalm 95:6-7, NIV



We are his kingdom, we are his bride

For us he paid the price

For us he bled and died

We are his people, his treasured prize

For us he conquered sin

For he is risen


With thankfulness we will sing

With thankfulness we will sing

So we declare the praises,

Of Jesus, Saviour and King

He is the cornerstone, Hallelujah

And now we stand as his church

Until the day when he comes in glory, Hallelujah


We are a priesthood, beloved ones

He draws the scattered near

He builds his kingdom here

A holy nation, now set apart

To be his hands and feet

To speak his mercy


Alanna Glover & Liv Chapman

©2016 Alanna Glover & Liv Chapman

Based on 1 Peter 2:4-10



Most merciful God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have sinned in thought, word and deed. We have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be; that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen.



Glorious things of you are spoken,

Zion, city of our God;

he whose word cannot be broken

formed you for his own abode:

on the rock of ages founded,

what can shake your sure repose?

With salvation's walls surrounded,

you may smile at all your foes.


See, the streams of living waters

springing from eternal love!

Well supply your sons and daughters

and all fear of want remove:

who can faint, while such a river

ever flows their thirst to assuage?

Grace, which like the Lord the giver

never fails from age to age.


Round each habitation hovering

see the cloud and fire appear

for a glory and a covering,

showing that the Lord is near:

thus deriving, from their banner,

light by night and shade by day;

safe they feed upon the manna

which he gives them when they pray.


J Newton


Family Slot: Looking Forward to Heaven

There is a higher throne

Than all this world has known

Where faithful ones from every tongue

Will one day come

Before the Son we'll stand

Made faultless through the Lamb

Believing hearts find promised grace

Salvation comes


Hear heaven's voices sing

Their thunderous anthem rings

Through emerald courts and sapphire skies

Their praises rise

All glory, wisdom, power

Strength, thanks and honour are

To God our King who reigns on high

For evermore


And there we'll find our home

Our life before the throne

We'll honour Him in perfect song

Where we belong

He'll wipe each tear-stained eye

As thirst and hunger die

The Lamb comes as our Shepherd King

We'll reign with him.


Kristyn Lennox & Kieth Getty

©Keith Getty & Kristyn Lennox




Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess to the glory of God: Jesus Christ is Lord!


Reading: Philippians 4:21-23

21Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who arewith me send greetings. 22All God’s people here send you greetings,especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. NIV)

Clear here to listen to today's Bible reading



1)          Gospel Greetings



Church of God, elect and glorious,

holy nation, chosen race;

called as God's own special people,

royal priests and heirs of grace:

know the purpose of your calling,

show to all his mighty deeds;

tell of love which knows no limits,

grace which meets all human needs.


Church of God, elect and holy,

be the people he intends;

strong in faith and swift to answer

each command your master sends:

royal priests, fulfil your calling

through your sacrifice and prayer;

give your lives in joyful service-

sing his praise, his love declare.


James E Seddon (1915-1983) from 1 Peter 2

©The Representatives of the late James Edward Seddon/Admin by the Jubilate Group


2) Gospel Partnership

Amazing grace how sweet the sound

that saved a wretch like me!

I once was lost, but now am found,

was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

and grace my fears relieved;

how precious did that grace appear

the hour I first believed!


Through many dangers, toils and snares

I have already come:

'tis grace has brought me safe thus far,

and grace will lead me home.


When we've been there ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun

We've no less days to sing God's praise

Than when we've first begun.


John Newton


3) Gospel Grace



Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your 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 deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.


O church, arise, and put your armour on;

Hear the call of Christ our Captain.

For now the weak can say that they are strong

In the strength that God has given.

With shield of faith and belt of truth,

We'll stand against the devil's lies;

An army bold, whose battle cry is Love,

Reaching out to those in darkness.


Our call to war, to love the captive soul

But to rage against the captor;

And with the sword that makes the wounded whole,

We will fight with faith and valour.

When faced with trials on every side

We know the outcome is secure,

And Christ will have the prize for which He died,

An inheritance of nations.


Come see the cross, where love and mercy meet,

As the Son of God is stricken;

Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet,

For the Conqueror has risen!

And as the stone is rolled away,

And Christ emerges from the grave,

This victory march continues till the day

Every eye and heart shall see Him.


So Spirit, come, put strength in every stride,

Give grace for every hurdle,

That we may run with faith to win the prize

Of a servant good and faithful.

As saints of old still line the way,

Retelling triumphs of His grace,

We hear their calls and hunger for the day

When with Christ we stand in glory.


Stuart Townend & Keith Getty

©2005 Thankyou Music


The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, remain with you always. Amen.


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.


Next week we are starting our series on the book of Isaiah together! To help get to grips with the first thirty nine chapters the video from the Bible Project below is extremely useful. We would recommend you give it a watch in your own time. See you next week!

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