Nov 21 – Rev Robin Ross

Christ The King Sunday

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day. This morning we welcome the Rev. Robin Ross to lead us in Worship.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship and Invocation Prayer:

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
Forever and ever. Amen

Hymn: The Love of God Comes Close 474
1. The love of God comes close
where stands an open door,
to let the stranger in,
to mingle rich and poor.
The love of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the love of God is here to stay.

2. The peace of God comes close
to those caught in the storm,
forgoing lives of ease
to ease the lives forlorn.
The peace of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the peace of God is here to stay.

3. The joy of God comes close
where faith encounters fears,
where heights and depths of life
are found through smiles and tears.
The joy of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the joy of God is here to stay.

4. The grace of God comes close
to those whose grace is spent,
when hearts are tired or sore
and hope is bruised and bent.
The grace of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the grace of God is here to stay.

5. The Son of God comes close
where people praise his name,
where bread and wine are blest
and shared as when he came.
The Son of God is here to stay,
embracing those who walk the Way;
the Son of God is here to stay.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

Scripture Reading: Kings 20:18-30 – Luke 9:28-43a

 Sermon: “A Faith For The Valleys”

Hymn: Let Christian Faith and Hope Dispel 368
1. Let Christian faith and hope dispel
the fears of guilt and woe;
the Lord Almighty is our friend,
and who can prove a foe?

2. The Saviour died, but rose again
triumphant from the grave,
and pleads our cause at God’s right hand,
omnipotent to save.

3. Who then can e’er divide us more
from Jesus’ saving love,
or break the sacred chain that binds
the earth to heaven above?

4. Let troubles rise and terrors frown,
and days of darkness fall;
through Christ all dangers we’ll defy,
and more than conquer all.

5. Nor death, nor life, nor earth, nor hell,
nor time’s destroying sway
can e’er erase us from his heart,
or make his love decay.

6. Each future period that will bless
as it has blessed the past;
Christ loved us from the first of time;
Christ loves us to the last.

Offering:  (Plates are at the Entrance and Exit)

Doxology & Dedication

Hymn: In The Bulb There Is a Flower 674
1. In the bulb there is a flower,
in the seed, an apple tree,
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

2. There’s a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness,
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

3. In our end is our beginning,
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing,
in our life, eternity,
in our death, a resurrection,
at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

Benediction

MAY THE LORD, MIGHTY LORD
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.
Grant us peace, perfect, peace, Courage in every endeavour.
Open your eyes and see his face, Know his grace forever.
May the Lord, mighty Lord, Bless and keep us forever.

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men