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Sunday 17th January

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Theme: God is Trustworthy so His Testimony is True (Ps 111:7)

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Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!

Unnumbered blessings, give my spirit voice;

tender to me the promise of his word;

in God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.


Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his Name!

Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;

his mercy sure, from age to age the same;

his holy Name, the Lord, the Mighty One.


Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might!

Powers and dominions lay their glory by.

Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,

the hungry fed, the humble lifted high.


Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word!

Firm is his promise, and his mercy sure.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

to children's children and for evermore!


Timothy Dudley Smith (b.1926) from Luke 1
Copyright Timothy Dudley Smith


Confession:

Almighty and merciful God, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. O Lord, have mercy upon us. Spare those who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent, according to your promises declared to the world in Christ Jesus, our Lord. And grant, O merciful God, for his sake, that we may live a holy, just, and humble life to the glory of your holy name. Amen.


Family: Would I Lie to You?

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The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want.

He makes me lie in pastures green.

He leads me by the still, still waters,

his goodness restores my soul.


And I will trust in you alone.

And I will trust in you alone,

for your endless mercy follows me,

your goodness will lead me home.


He guides my ways in righteousness,

and he anoints my head with oil,

and my cup, it overflows with joy,

I feast on his pure delights.


And though I walk the darkest path,

I will not fear the evil one,

for you are with me, and your rod and staff

are the comfort I need to know.


Stuart Townend
Copyright 1996 Kingsway's Thankyou Music - SG

Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-22

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Reading: John 5:30-47

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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 of 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) Rejoice! Jesus Truly is the Son of God

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2) Beware the Praises That Come From Men

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How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord,
is laid for your faith in his excellent word!
What more can he say to you than he has said,
you, who unto Jesus for refuge have fled?

In every condition - in sickness and health,
in poverty's vale, or abounding in wealth;
at home or abroad, on the land, on the sea,
as days may demand, shall your strength ever be.

Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayed!
I, I am your God and will still give you aid:
I'll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,
upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.

When through fiery trials your pathway shall lie,
my grace all-sufficient shall be your supply;
the flame shall not hurt you; I only design
your dross to consume, and your gold to refine.

The soul that on Jesus has leaned for repose,
I will not, I cannot, desert to his foes;
that soul, though all Hell should endeavour to shake,
I'll never, no, never, no, never forsake!

R Keen

Copyright Praise 877

3) Rejoice in the God Who Gives His Approval Freely

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Prayers:

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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.

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In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone! - who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save:
Till on that cross as Jesus died,
The wrath of God was satisfied -
For every sin on Him was laid;
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,
For I am His and He is mine -
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
This is the power of Christ in me;
From life's first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
Can ever pluck me from His hand;
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand

Stuart Townend & Keith Getty
Copyright 2001 Thankyou Music -SOF3 1346

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.

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Sunday 10th January

Welcome!

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Theme: Jesus Brings the Words of Eternal Life (John 6:68)


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Prepare our hearts, O God, to hear your Word and obey your will. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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God has spoken-by his prophets,
spoken his unchanging word;
each from age to age proclaiming
God the one, the righteous Lord;
in the world's despair and turmoil
one firm anchor still holds fast:
God is King, his throne eternal,
God the first and God the last.

God has spoken-by Christ Jesus,
Christ, the everlasting Son;
brightness of the Father's glory,
with the Father ever one:
spoken by the Word incarnate,
Life, before all time began,
light of light, to earth descending,
God, revealed as Son of Man.

God is speaking-by his Spirit
speaking to our hearts again;
in the age-long word expounding
God's own message, now as then.
Through the rise and fall of nations
one sure faith is standing fast:
God abides, his word unchanging,
God the first and God the last.

George Briggs
Copyright 1953, 1981, Hymn Society/Hope Publishing 

Confession:

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our neighbour in thought and word and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past and grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your name. Amen.

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You're the word of God the Father
from before the world began;
every star and every planet
has been fashioned by your hand.
All creation holds together
by the power of your voice.
Let the skies declare your glory,
let the land and seas rejoice!

You're the Author of creation
and the Lord of every man
and your cry of love rings out
across the lands.

Yet you left the gaze of angels,
came to seek and save the lost,
and exchanged the joy of Heaven
for the anguish of a cross.
With a prayer you fed the hungry,
with a word you calmed the sea,
yet how silently you suffered
that the guilty may go free.

With a shout you rose victorious
wresting victory from the grave,
and ascended into Heaven
leading captives in your way.
Now you stand before the Father
interceding for your own;
from each tribe and tongue and nation
you are leading sinners home.

Copyright 2002 Thankyou Music - SOF3 1669

Reading: Deuteronomy 8:1-3

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Reading: John 5:19-29

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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 of 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 Son Does All and Only What The Father Does (v19-20)

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O Word of God incarnate,
O wisdom from on high,
O truth unchanged, unchanging,
O light of our dark sky,
We praise thee for the radiance
That from the hallowed page,
A lantern to our footsteps,
Shines on from age to age.

The church from her dear Master
Received the gift divine,
And still that light she lifteth
O'er all the earth to shine;
It is the precious treasury
Where gems of truth are stored;
It is the heaven-drawn picture
Of Christ, the living Word.

It floateth like a banner
Before God's host unfurled;
It shineth like a beacon
Above the shadowed world;
It is the chart and compass
That, o'er life's surging sea,
'Mid mists, and rocks, and quicksands,
Still guides, O Christ, to thee.

O make thy church, dear Saviour,
A lamp of burnished gold,
To bear before the nations
Thy true light, as of old;
O teach thy wandering pilgrims
By this their path to trace,
Till, clouds and darkness ended,
They see thee face to face.

W Walsham How (1823-1897)
Copyright

2) Jesus Gives Life to Those Who Believe His Words (v21-29)

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As the heavens are higher than the Earth,
so his ways are higher than the ways of this world,
and his thoughts run deeper than the mind of man;
Father, break into our darkened hearts.

Come and drink the river of his Word
if you thirst for water that can satisfy;
come and join the banquet at the Master’s feast
where his love and faithfulness provide.

I will trust in you as you speak to me,
I will turn to you as you call my name,
As the rain gives life on this arid ground
so your Word will bring your children home.

Come and listen to his gentle voice
for the words he speaks to us are Spirit and life;
Come and seek your Saviour while he may be found,
sure that Jesus’ words can never lie.

I will trust in you as you speak to me,
I will turn to you as you call my name,
As the rain gives life on this arid ground
so your Word will bring your children home.

Richard Simpkin
Copyright 2002 MMRecords

3) Jesus Judges Those Who Reject His Words (v21-29)

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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.

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Jesus! the name high over all
in hell or earth or sky;
angels and men before it fall
and devils fear and fly,
and devils fear and fly.

Jesus! the name to sinners dear,
the name to sinners given;
it scatters all their guilty fear,
it turns their hell to heaven,
it turns their hell to heaven.

Jesus the prisoner's fetters breaks,
and bruises Satan's head;
power into strengthless souls he speaks
and life into the dead,
and life into the dead.

O that the world might taste and see
the riches of his grace!
The arms of love that welcome me
would all mankind embrace,
would all mankind embrace.

His righteousness alone I show,
his saving grace proclaim;
this is my work on earth below,
to cry: 'Behold the Lamb!'
to cry: 'Behold the Lamb!'

Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His name,
preach him to all, and cry in death,
'Behold, behold the Lamb!'
'Behold, behold the Lamb!'

Charles Wesley
Copyright Praise 625

God the Father, who loved the world so much that he sent his only Son, give you grace to prepare for eternal life. God the Son, who comes to us as Redeemer and Judge, reveal to you the path from darkness to light. God the Holy Spirit, by whose working the virgin, Mary conceived the Christ, help you bear the fruit of holiness. Amen.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.

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Sunday 27th December

imageMorning Prayer December 27th 2020.pdf

Welcome


Theme: What is your life?

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.’

James 4:1-15 (NIV)

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Great and marvellous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty!

Just and true are your ways, King of the ages.

Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name?

For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you!

from Revelation 15:3-4, NIV


Hark, the herald-angels sing
glory to the new-born King,
peace on earth, and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled.
Joyful, all ye nations, rise,
join the triumph of the skies;
with the angelic host proclaim,
'Christ is born in Bethlehem.'
Hark, the herald-angels sing
glory to the new-born King.

Christ, by highest heaven adored,
Christ, the everlasting Lord,
late in time behold him come,
offspring of a Virgin's womb.
Veiled in flesh the Godhead see
hail, the incarnate Deity,
pleased as man with man to dwell,
Jesus, our Emmanuel.
Hark, the herald-angels sing
glory to the new-born King. 

Hail, the heaven-born Prince of Peace:
hail, the Sun of Righteousness.
Light and life to all he brings,
risen with healing in his wings. 
Mild he lays his glory by,
born that man no more may die,
born to raise the sons of earth,
born to give them second birth.
Hark, the herald-angels sing
glory to the new-born King. 

Charles Wesley (1707-1788), George Whitfield (1714-1770), Martin Madan (1726-1790) SG 352 

Confession

Our heavenly Father thank you that you love us and care for us all the time. We know that this week we have not always lived the way you tell us. We have done wrong things and not done all the good things we should have done. Only you can save us, so please forgive us and help us to live as your friends. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen 


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The world belongs to God.
He spoke and there it was.
Though it was very good
it all went bad because
the man that God had made,
and the woman there with him,
turned their back on God to get
a deadly taste of sin. But... 

Jesus saves! Jesus saves! Jesus is the Way.
Jesus is the saviour - You can come to him today. Hey! Jesus saves! Jesus saves people from their sin.
You will find forgiveness when you put your trust in him.

Well if you look around
you’ll see how sin has spread:
turning light to dark
and living things to dead.
But God still rules the world,
he always had a plan
to send his Son to save us
in the likeness of a man. So...

Well if you come to God
(you still have time you know)
he’ll wash your sinful heart
and make it white as snow.
Come, taste eternal life:
death will have no sting.
All who trust in Jesus are
the children of the King! So... 

Colin Buchanan © 2004 Rondor Music

Reading: Proverbs 16:1-6

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1 To humans belong the plans of the heart,
but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue.
2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them,
but motives are weighed by the LORD.
3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans.
4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end –
even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart.Be sure of this: they will not go unpunished.
6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided. (NIV) 

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 of 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. 

Apostles' Creed 

1. God's Perfect Plans and Promises

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What a friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear! 
What a privilege to carry 
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, 
O what needless pain we bear -
 All because we do not carry 
Everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations? 
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged: 
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a friend so faithful, 
Who will all our sorrows share? 
Jesus knows our every weakness - 
Take it to the Lord in prayer!

Are we weak and heavy-laden, 
Burdened with a load of care?
Jesus is our mighty Saviour
He will listen to our prayer!
Do your friends despise, forsake you? 
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He'll take and shield you, 
Find your strength and comfort there. 

Joseph M Scriven 1819 - 86 Praise 614 


2. Commit Your Plans to Prayer

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John S Dwight (1813-1893)

3. Look to the Cross and It will be Well with You

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Prayers

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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. 

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See him lying on a bed of straw:
a draughty stable with an open door;
Mary cradling the babe she bore-
the prince of glory is his name.

O now carry me to Bethlehem
to see the Lord of love again:
just as poor as was the stable then, 
the prince of glory when he came.

Star of silver, sweep across the skies,
show where Jesus in the manger lies;
shepherds, swiftly from your stupor rise
to see the saviour of the world!

Angels, sing again the song you sang,
sing the glory of God's gracious plan;
sing that Bethl'em's little baby can
be the saviour of us all. 

Mine are riches from your poverty,
From your innocence, eternity;
Mine forgiveness by your death for me,
child of sorrow for my joy.

Michael Perry (1942-1996) © Mrs B Perry/Jubilate Hymns 

May the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the perseverance of the wise men, the obedience of Joseph and Mary, and the peace of the Christ child be yours this Christmas; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.

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