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Online Service - Sunday 2nd August 2020Psalms

This Sunday we continue our sermon series, looking at Psalms. We will be worshipping together, even though we can't physically be together in the same building, at 10.30am via our service online.

Please find below the service information, including song lyrics so you can follow and join in wherever you are, alternatively click here for the service sheet.If you have one, it would be good to have a Bible close to hand, for the reading which is Psalm 94, or you can access the Bible reading online here

Please let those without internet access know that they can listen along on the telephone by calling 01772 347858.

10.30am Sunday 2nd August


Welcome and Introduction

Opening Prayer
Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen

Song: A Mighty Fortress is our God
A mighty Fortress is our God,
A Bulwark never failing;
Our Helper He amid the flood
Of mortal ills prevailing:
For still our ancient foe
Doth seek to work us woe;
His craft and pow’r are great,
And, armed with cruel hate,
On earth is not his equal.

Did we in our own strength confide,
Our striving would be losing;
Were not the right Man on our side,
The Man of God’s own choosing:
Dost ask who that may be?
Christ Jesus, it is He;
Lord Sabaoth His Name,
From age to age the same,
And He must win the battle.

And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us:
The Prince of Darkness grim,
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! his doom is sure,
One little word shall fell him.

That word above all earthly powers,
No thanks to them, abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours
Through Him who with us sideth:
Let goods and kindred go,
This mortal life also;
The body they may kill:
God’s truth abideth still,
His Kingdom is forever,
His Kingdom is forever.

Words and music by Martin Luther (1529) Public domain

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Apostles' 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, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


Bible Reading - Psalm 94


Leader: The Bible says that when the Lord Jesus returns to this world to save and to judge He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of our hearts”. (1 Cor. 4:5) So in the light of that let’s now confess our sins to God:

All: Almighty and merciful God, you are the fountain of all goodness, and you know the thoughts of our hearts. So we confess that we have sinned against you, and done that which is evil in your sight. Wash us, we implore you, from the stain of our past sin. Give us grace to turn from those things which have tempted us away from you and enable us to love you with an undivided heart. By your Holy Spirit give us power over the world, the flesh and the devil, that we may live to serve you, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Leader: Father, we thank you that because of Jesus’ death and resurrection, if we trust in you, you have forgiven our sins, and we’re receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken. We praise you in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Song: Before the throne of God above
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea
A great High Priest whose name is love
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands
My name is written on His heart
I know that while in heav'n He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end to all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God the Just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there, the risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless Righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM
The King of glory and of grace
One with Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased with His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Saviour and my God
With Christ my Saviour and my God

One with Himself, I cannot die
My soul is purchased by His blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ my Saviour and my God
With Christ my Saviour and my God

Original words by Charlie Lees Bancroft (1841-1892), music and alt. words by Vikki Cook.
© 1997 Sovereign Grace Worship (ASCAP). Sovereign Grace Worship

Closing Prayer

All songs reproduced with permission CCLI no. 2277
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