Sunday Worship Liturgy

May 3, 2020


Today we are celebrating Communion.  You are welcome to meditate at home,

or participate with bread and grape juice to remember the Lord's sacrifice for us.



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Call to Worship

Matthew 11:28-29

Led by Eugene



Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden,

and I will give you rest. 

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me,

for I am gentle and lowly in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls.


Painting:  Makoto Fujimura, ISCP Performance, Taylor; Clayton and Lydia Fujimura Trust, Gold, Platinum Powder on Senju Paper, 48 x 60", 2007.

I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)

Led by Eugene



I stand amazed in the presence

Of Jesus the Nazarene

And wonder how He could love me

A sinner condemned unclean


How marvelous how wonderful
And my song shall ever be
How marvelous how wonderful
Is my Saviour's love for me


He took my sins and my sorrows

He made them His very own

He bore the burden to Calvary

And suffered and died alone


How marvelous how wonderful

And my song shall ever be

How marvelous how wonderful

Is my Saviour's love for me


And with the ransomed in glory

His face I at last shall see

It will be my joy through the ages

To sing of His love for me


How marvelous how wonderful

And my song shall ever be

How marvelous how wonderful

Is my Saviour's love for me



Charles Hutchinson Gabriel | Chris Tomlin

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Lament:  Psalm 13

Led by Eugene


How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day?

How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death, lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,” lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.



Photo: Ian Ferguson, March & February 2020 East Gippsland, Australia after brush fires

Lord From Sorrows Deep I Call

Led by Brendan & Eugene



Lord from sorrows deep I call

When my hope is shaken

Torn and ruined from the fall

Hear my desperation


For so long I’ve pled and prayed

God come to my rescue

Even so the thorn remains

Still my heart will praise You


Storms within my troubled soul

Questions without answers

On my faith these billows roll

God be now my shelter


Why are you cast down my soul

Hope in Him who saves you

When the fires have all grown cold

Cause this heart to praise You


Oh my soul put your hope in God

My help my rock I will praise Him

Sing oh sing through the raging storm

You're still my God my salvation


Should my life be torn from me

Every worldly pleasure

When all I possess is grief

God be then my treasure


Be my vision in the night

Be my hope and refuge

'Til my faith is turned to sight

Lord my heart will praise You



Oh my soul put your hope in God

My help my rock I will praise Him

Sing oh sing through the raging storm

You're still my God my salvation


Oh my soul put your hope in God

My help my rock I will praise Him

Sing oh sing through the raging storm

You're still my God my salvation



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Assurance:  Lamentations 3:21-26

Led by Eugene


But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;
great
is your faithfulness.

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.




Photo: Ian Ferguson, March & February 2020 East Gippsland, Australia after brush fires

Great Are You Lord

Led by Oscar


You give life

You are love

You bring light to the darkness


You give hope

You restore

Every heart that is broken

And great are You Lord


It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise

We pour out our praise


It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise to You only


You give life

You are love

You bring light to the darkness


You give hope

You restore

Every heart that is broken

And great are You Lord


It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise

We pour out our praise


It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise to You only


It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise

We pour out our praise


It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise to You only


It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise to You only


And all the earth will shout Your praise

Our hearts will cry these bones will sing

Great are You Lord


And all the earth will shout Your praise

Our hearts will cry these bones will sing

Great are You Lord


And all the earth will shout Your praise

Our hearts will cry these bones will sing

Great are You Lord


It's Your breath

In our lungs

It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise to You only

So we pour out our praise

We pour out our praise


It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise

We pour out our praise


It's Your breath

In our lungs

So we pour out our praise to You only





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Children's Time

Led by Pastor Karen



Scripture Reading

Read by Beatrice Lew



Lamentations 1:1-5

How lonely sits the city that was full of people!

How like a widow has she become, she who was great among the nations!

She who was a princess among the provinces has become a slave.


She weeps bitterly in the night, with tears on her cheeks;

among all her lovers she has none to comfort her;

all her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies.


Judah has gone into exile because of affliction and hard servitude;

she dwells now among the nations, but finds no resting place;

her pursuers have all overtaken her in the midst of her distress.


The roads to Zion mourn, for none come to the festival;

all her gates are desolate; her priests groan;

her virgins have been afflicted, and she herself suffers bitterly.


Her foes have become the head; her enemies prosper,

because the Lord has afflicted her for the multitude of her transgressions;

her children have gone away, captives before the foe.



Lamentations 3:19-24

Remember my affliction and my wanderings, the wormwood and the gall!

My soul continually remembers it and is bowed down within me.

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.



Lamentations 5:19-22

But you, O Lord, reign forever; your throne endures to all generations.

Why do you forget us forever, why do you forsake us for so many days?

Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old—

unless you have utterly rejected us,
and
you remain exceedingly angry with us.


Reader:   This is the Word of the Lord.

You:   Thanks be to God.



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Sermon

Introduction on Lamentations:

Restore Us, O Lord!

by Pastor Simon



Communion

Led by Pastor Simon


Today we are celebrating Communion.  You are welcome to meditate at home,

or participate with bread and grape juice to remember the Lord's sacrifice for us.


Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor

Led by Brendan



Christ the sure and steady anchor

In the fury of the storm

When the winds of doubt blow through me

And my sails have all been torn


In the suffering in the sorrow

When my sinking hopes are few

I will hold fast to the anchor

It shall never be removed


Christ the sure and steady anchor

While the tempest rages on

When temptation claims the battle

And it seems the night has won


Deeper still then goes the anchor

Though I justly stand accused

I will hold fast to the anchor

It shall never be removed


Christ the sure and steady anchor

Through the floods of unbelief

Hopeless somehow O my soul now

Lift your eyes to Calvary


This my ballast of assurance

See His love forever proved

All my hope is in the anchor

It shall never be removed


Christ the sure and steady anchor

As we face the wave of death

When these trials give way to glory

As we draw our final breath


We will cross that great horizon

Clouds behind and life secured

And the calm will be the better

For the storms that we endured


Christ the shore of our salvation

Ever faithful ever true

We will hold fast to the anchor

It shall never be removed



Matthew Boswell | Matthew Papa

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Ancient of Days

Led by Eugene and Edwin



Though the nations rage

Kingdoms rise and fall

There is still one King

Reigning over all


So I will not fear

For this truth remains

That my God is the Ancient of Days


None above Him none before Him

All of time in His hands

For His throne it shall remain and ever stand


All the power all the glory

I will trust in His name

For my God is the Ancient of Days


Though the dread of night

Overwhelms my soul

He is here with me

I am not alone


O His love is sure

And He knows my name

For my God is the Ancient of Days


None above Him none before Him

All of time in His hands

For His throne it shall remain and ever stand


All the power all the glory

I will trust in His name

For my God is the Ancient of Days


Though I may not see

What the future brings

I will watch and wait

For the Saviour king


Then my joy complete

Standing face to face

In the presence of the Ancient of Days


None above Him none before Him

All of time in His hands

For His throne it shall remain and ever stand


All the power all the glory

I will trust in His name

For my God is the Ancient of Days

For my God is the Ancient of Days



Jesse Reeves | Jonny Robinson | Michael Farren | Rich Thompson

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A little something new as we begin this sermon series on the Book of Lamentations. 

While most of the book is filled with sorrowful lament and grief poured out,

at the very heart of the book is this remarkable declaration of

the Lord's love and faithfulness.

So beginning today, and through this sermon series, we will sing a short chorus preceding Doxology.

The words of the song are the very words of Lamentations 3:22-23.

Let us proclaim the Lord's love and faithfulness over and over,

impressing God's Word in our hearts.

The Steadfast Love

& Doxology

Led by Brendan


The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases

His mercies never come to an end

They are new every morning

New every morning

Great is Thy faithfulness, O Lord

Great is Thy faithfulness


Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow

Praise Him, all creatures here below

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost

Amen.



“The Steadfast Love”

Edith McNeill

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Photo: Ian Ferguson, March & February 2020 East Gippsland, Australia after brush fires

Benediction

Led by Pastor Jason




Photo: Ian Ferguson, March & February 2020 East Gippsland, Australia after brush fires

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