25. 30/08/2020 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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25. 30/08/2020

Special Service
Audio service - 30/08/2020

  • Opening words

  • Hymn

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
bow down before him, his glory proclaim;
with gold of obedience and incense of lowliness,
kneel and adore him; the Lord is his name.

2. Low at his feet lay your burden of carefulness,
high on his heart he will bear it for you,
comfort your sorrows and answer your prayerfulness,
showing the pathway your feet should pursue.

3. Fear not to enter his courts in the slenderness
of the poor wealth you would count as your own;
truth in its beauty and love in its tenderness,
these are the offerings to bring to his throne.

4. These, though we bring them in trembling and fearfulness,
he will accept for the name that is dear;
mornings of joy give for evenings of tearfulness,
trust for our trembling and hope for our fear.

5. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness,
bow down before him, his glory proclaim;
with gold of obedience and incense of lowliness,
kneel and adore him; the Lord is his name.

  • Reading N°1

Psalm 122
I was glad when they said to me,
   “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”
2  Our feet have been standing
   within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3  Jerusalem—built as a city
   that is bound firmly together,
4  to which the tribes go up,
         the tribes of the LORD,
   as was decreed for Israel,
         to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5  There thrones for judgment were set,
   the thrones of the house of David.
6 ¶  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
   “May they be secure who love you!
7  Peace be within your walls
   and security within your towers!”
8  For my brothers and companions’ sake
   I will say, “Peace be within you!”
9  For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
   I will seek your good.

Psalm 133
Behold, how good and pleasant it is
   when brothers dwell in unity!
2  It is like the precious oil on the head,
         running down on the beard,
   on the beard of Aaron,
         running down on the collar of his robes!
3  It is like the dew of Hermon,
         which falls on the mountains of Zion!
   For there the LORD has commanded the blessing,
         life forevermore.

  • Hymn

I greet my sure redeemer and my king.
You are my trust; accept the love I bring.
What pain you suffered, Jesus, for my sake;
I pray you from our hearts all cares to take.

2. You are the King of mercy and of grace,
reigning omnipotent in every place;
so come, and our whole being move, we pray;
shine on us with the light of your pure day.

3. You are the life by which alone we live
and all our substance and our strength receive.
O comfort us in death’s approaching hour,
strong-hearted then to face it by your power.

4. You have the true and perfect gentleness.
You have no harshness and no bitterness.
Lord, grant to us the grace in you we see,
that we may live in perfect unity.

5. Our hope is founded on your holy word.
Our faith is built on every promise, Lord.
Grant us your peace; make us so strong and pure
that we may conquerors be, all ills endure.

  • Reading N°2

Philippians 2:1-11

1  So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,
2  complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.
3  Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
4  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
5  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
6  who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
7  but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
8  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
9  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,
10  so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11  and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

  • Hymn

BLEST be the tie that binds
our hearts in Christian love;
the fellowship of kindred minds
is like to that above.

2 Before our Father’s throne
we pour our ardent prayers;
our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
our comforts and our cares.

3 We share our mutual woes,
our mutual burdens bear;
and often for each other flows
the sympathizing tear.

4 When for awhile we part,
this thought will soothe our pain,
that we shall still be joined in heart,
and hope to meet again.

5 This glorious hope revives
our courage by the way,
while each in expectation lives,
and longs to see the day.

6 From sorrow, toil, and pain,
and sin we shall be free;
and perfect love and friendship reign
through all eternity.

  • Prayer

  • Hymn

BLESSÈD Jesus, at Your word
we are gathered all to hear You;
let our minds and wills be stirred
now to seek and love and fear You;
by Your teachings true and holy,
drawn from earth to love You solely.

2 All our knowledge, sense and sight,
lie in deepest darkness shrouded,
till Your Spirit breaks our night
with the beams of truth unclouded;
You alone to God can win us;
You must work all good within us.

3 Glorious Lord, Yourself impart,
Light of Light, from God proceeding,
open now our mind and heart,
help us by Your Spirit’s pleading.
Hear the cry Your church now raises;
Lord, accept our prayers and praises.

  • Sermon

  • Hymn

JESUS, Lord, we look to Thee,
let us in Thy Name agree;
show Thyself the Prince of peace;
bid all strife for ever cease.

2 By Thy reconciling love
every stumbling-block remove;
each to each unite, endear,
come, and spread Thy banner here.

3 Make us of one heart and mind,
courteous, pitiful, and kind,
lowly, meek, in thought and word,
altogether like our Lord.

4 Let us for each other care,
each the other’s burden bear,
to Thy church the pattern give,
show how true believers live.

5 Free from anger and from pride,
let us thus in God abide;
all the depths of love express,
all the heights of holiness.

6 Let us then with joy remove
to the family above;
on the wings of angels fly,
show how true believers die.

  • Closing blessing.

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