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AM Order Of Service (19/7)

By Iain Clements, 18 Jul 2020

We are able to begin meeting together, but as some are still shielding we will continue to provide an online alternative. We are exploring the possibility of live-streaming the services themselves, hopefully we'll make progress on this over the next week or so.

In the meantime here is the order of service we will be using when we are together along with a pre-recorded video of the sermon. We are unable to sing when we are together which is why there are no hymns.

CALL TO WORSHIP (SAID BY MINISTER)

Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters; and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Why do you spend your money
for that which is not bread,
and your labour for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me,
and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.

(Isaiah 55:1-4)


CORPORATE PRAISE - SCRIPTURE READING

Leader:

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

Together:

He will not let your foot be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Leader:

The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
tHe sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.

Together:

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
He will keep your life.
The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in.
From this time forth and for evermore.

(Psalm 121)


PRAYER OF WORSHIP AND INTERCESSION (LED BY MINISTER)


READING

And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:32-45)
SERMON

Mark 10:32-45 from Latimer Congregational Church on Vimeo.



CONFESSION OF FAITH
Leader:
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible.

Together:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of the Father before all worlds;
God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God;
begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father,
by whom all things were made.

Leader:
Who, for us men and for our salvation,
came down from heaven
and was incarnate
by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary,
and was made man;
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate;

Together:
He suffered and was buried;
and the third day he rose again,
according to the Scriptures;
and ascended into heaven,
and sits on the right hand of the Father,

Leader:
And he shall come again, with glory,
to judge the living and the dead;
whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The Lord and Giver of life;
Who proceeds from the Father and the Son;
Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;
Who spoke by the prophets.

Together:
And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;
And I look for the resurrection of the dead,
And the life of the world to come.
Amen

CONFESSION OF SIN (SAID TOGETHER)

Leader:

Lord Jesus, we have sinned times without number,
and been guilty of pride and unbelief,
and of neglect to seek you in my daily life.

Together:

My sins and shortcomings present me with a list of accusations,
but I thank you that they will not stand against me,
for all have been laid on Christ.

Leader:

Deliver me from every evil habit,
every interest of former sins,
everything that dims the brightness of your grace in me,
everything that prevents me taking delight in you.

Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON (SAID BY MINISTER)

If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

(1 John 1:8-9)


BENEDICTION

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

(Numbers 6:24-26)