How to Participate
Use the order of service below to pray, read from God’s Word, sing, and hear this week’s sermon.
Order of Service for Sunday 29th March 2020
- Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer
- Take a minute in silence
to search your own heart and confess your sins (thought, word, and deed) before God.
- Prayer – Take time to read and pray slowly
Most merciful God, whose Son Jesus Christ was tempted in every way, yet without sin,
we confess before You our own sinfulness;
we have hungered after that which does not satisfy;
we have compromised with evil;
we have doubted Your power to protect us.
Forgive us for our lack of faith; have mercy on our weakness.
Restore in us such trust and love that we may walk in Your ways and delight in doing Your will.
We ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
- Assurance of pardon
Having confessed our sins, let us be assured from Psalm 130:
If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness, therefore you are feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.
My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.
He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.
- I will wait for you (Psalm 130)
- Scripture Reading : Psalm 113
1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, you his servants; praise the name of the LORD.
2 Let the name of the LORD be praised, both now and forevermore.
3 From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised.
4 The LORD is exalted over all the nations, his glory above the heavens.
5 Who is like the LORD our God, the One who sits enthroned on high,
6 who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?
7 He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;
8 he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.
9 He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children.
Praise the LORD.
- Sermon: Psalm 113
Almighty God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, keep on teaching us as we read your word.
Grant that we might know you better. Stretch our minds and deepen our faith.
Fill us with praise in good times and bad. Loosen our tongues and help us tell of your greatness.
Give us power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Take away all doubt and fear. Strengthen us to live for you in every trial.
Build us together in faith and love, and make us a blessing to our neighbours.
Father please uphold all those who work on the ‘front line’ in our health service.
Grant, in your mercy, a vaccine for the virus.
Give wisdom to the leaders of our land.
And Lord, have mercy.
How long, O Lord, will the lives of many unborn be discarded…
even as we take pride in every good work to protect the weak and vulnerable at this time?
Lord, have mercy.
We pray too for the work of the Delhi Bible Institute, in north India.
In the overwhelming chaos of these days, please help the churches to serve the poor and the needy.
And continue to work powerfully, by your Spirit, to bring the gospel to millions who have never heard.
Build your church. Build it here in Ireland, and all over the world. Plant many new churches in our city.
Come and have your way among us.
We ask all this in the name that is above all names, our Lord Jesus Christ.
- My heart is filled with thankfulness
- The grace
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us all, evermore. Amen