Morning Service, 10.30am: 

ORDER OF SERVICE 21ST MAY 2017

WELCOME &
CALL TO WORSHIP

♫ SONG: See what a morning, gloriously bright
With a dawning of hope in Jerusalem;
Folded the grave-clothes, tomb filled with light,
As the angels announce Christ is risen!
See God’s Salvation plan, wrought in love,
Born in pain, paid in sacrifice,
Fulfilled in Christ the man,
For he lives, Christ is risen from the dead.

See Mary weeping, “Where is he laid?”
As in sorrow she turns from the empty tomb;
Hears a voice speaking, calling her name;
It’s the Master, the Lord raised to life again!
The voice that spans the years, speaking life,
Stirring hope, bringing peace to us,
Will sound till he appears,
For he lives, Christ is risen from dead.

One with the Father, Ancient of Days,
Through the Spirit who clothes faith with certainty
Honour and blessing, glory and praise
To the King crowned with pow’r and authority!
And we are raised with him, death is dead,
Love has won, Christ has conquered;
And we shall reign with him,
For he lives Christ is risen from the dead.

Townsend & Getty © 2003 Thankyou Music
PRAYERS

♫ SONG: King of the ages, Almighty God,
Perfect love, ever just and true.
Who will not fear you and bring you praise?
All the nations will come to you.

Your ways of love have won my heart,
And brought me joy unending.
Your saving pow’r at work in me,
Bringing peace and the hope of glory.
Chorus

Your arms of love are reaching out,
To ev’ry soul that seeks you;
Your light will shine in all the earth,
Bringing grace and a great salvation.
Chorus

The day will come when you appear,
And ev’ry eye shall see you.
Then we shall rise with hearts ablaze,
With a song we will sing for ever.

Words & music © Townend & Getty

CRÈCHE, CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S GROUPS

♫ SINGING GROUP (WITH OFFERING):

All around the world the Kingdom cry resounds
From mountain town to desert plain,
From city to the shore.
Truth will not be bound by walls upon the earth.
From every nation, tribe and tongue
God calls His people forth

All praise to the King
Of the new Jerusalem
Where all of the saints W
ith one voice will worship the Lamb
Will forever worship the Lamb

Restless is the world, unchanging is His Word
Unshaken is our confidence
In Christ the Risen Lord
All who bear His name unite to breathe as one
We share the joys and pains we face
And pray ‘His Kingdom come’

Boldly we proclaim the power of the cross
In every language, art and deed
We tell the wonder of grace
Then when Christ returns, His church will rise adorned
With treasure brought from every land
To glorify the Lord

— Words and Music by Keith & Kristyn Getty & Fionan De Barra

♫ SONG: Jesus, hope of the nations;
Jesus, comfort for all who mourn,
You are the source of heaven’s hope on earth.

Jesus, light in the darkness,
Jesus, truth in each circumstance
You are the source of heaven’s light on earth.

In history you lived and died,
You broke the chains, you rose to life.
You are the hope, living in us
You are the rock in whom we trust,
You are the light, shining for all the world to see.
You rose from the dead conquering fear,
Our Prince of Peace drawing us near,
Jesus our hope, living for all who will receive;
Lord, we believe.
Copyright Brian Doerksen
READING: EPHESIANS 2:11-22

TALK

♫ SONG: Here is bread. Here is wine:
Christ is with us, he is with us
Break the bread, drink the wine
Christ is with us here.

Here is grace, here is peace,
Christ is with us, he is with us;
Know his grace, find his peace
Feast on Jesus here.

In this bread there is healing,
In this cup there’s life forever;
In this moment, by the Spirit
Christ is with us here.

Here we are, joined in one,
Christ is with us, he is with us;
We’ll proclaim, till he comes
Jesus crucified.
Chorus
(WT 141)

Kendrick © 1992 Make Way Music

COMMUNION

♫ SONG: God is Love: let heav’n adore him;
God is Love: let earth rejoice;
let creation sing before him,
and exalt him with one voice.
He who laid the earth’s foundation,
he who spread the heav’ns above,
he who breathes through all creation,
he is Love, eternal Love.
God is Love: and he enfoldeth
all the world in one embrace;
with unfailing grasp he holdeth
every child of every race.
And when human hearts are breaking
under sorrow’s iron rod,
then they find that selfsame aching
deep within the heart of God.

God is Love: and though with blindness
sin afflicts the souls of all,
God’s eternal loving-kindness
holds and guides us when we fall.
Sin and death and hell shall never
o’er us final triumph gain;
God is Love, so Love for ever
o’er the universe must reign.
(BPW 374)

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #644

BLESSING