Communion Sunday 7 April 2002
Welcome and announcements
Doxology Hymn 89: Glory be to God in heaven: (verse 1)
Call to worship and Greeting
Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name. For you are great and do marvellous deeds; you alone are God.
Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits a before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
Hymn no 2 “From all that dwell below the skies”
Prayer of adoration and Confession of sins
The heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones. For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings? In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him. O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you. You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them. with your strong arm you scattered your enemies. The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it. You created the north and the south; Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you. Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD. They rejoice in your name all day long; For you are their glory and strength, Indeed, our shield c belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Declaration of pardoning
“I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. I will not accuse forever, nor will I always be angry, for then the spirit of man would grow faint before me—the breath of man that I have created.
Hymn no 438: “ Children of the heavenly King”
Offering and Dedication
While the Offering is taken up, all (remaining seated) sing) Hymn no 237 (verses 1, 2, 3, 6) ““The head that once was crowned with thorns”
Prayer of Intercession
Old Testament: Psalm 116:7-14
New Testament: 1Cor 11:17-34