November 20th Sunday Service

We welcome you to this service of worship on the Lord’s Day.
This morning’s service will be a laity service.

Welcome & Announcements

The Call to Worship:
Come to worship Jesus Christ, Alpha and Omega, the One who is, Who was, and is to come (Rev. 1:8).
We come to worship the One Who rules justly (2 Samuel 23:34)
Come to worship Jesus Christ, the faithful witness
The firstborn of the dead,
The ruler of the kings of the earth! (Rev. 1:5)
Bread of Heaven, God with us! (John 6:51, Mt. 1:23.)
Good Shepherd, True Vine! (John 10:11, John 15:1.)
Eternal Word, Great I AM (John 1, John 8:58).
Wonderful Counsellor, Prince of Peace! (Isaiah 9:6.)
All: We come to worship Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords! (Rev. 19.16.) To Him be glory and dominion forever and ever! Amen. (Rev. 1:6.)

Hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven #407
1. Praise, my soul, the King of heaven; to his feet thy tribute bring; ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, who like me his praise should sing? Praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise the everlasting King.

2. Praise him for his grace and favour to our fathers in distress;
praise him, still the same forever, slow to chide and swift to bless; praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, glorious in his faithfulness.

3. Father-like he tends and spares us; well our feeble frame he knows; in his hands he gently bears us, rescues us from all our foes: praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, widely as his mercy flows.

4. Frail as summer’s flower we flourish; blows the wind and it is gone, but, while mortals rise and perish, God endures unchanging on: praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise the high eternal One.

5. Angels, help us to adore him, ye behold him face to face;
sun and moon, bow down before him, dwellers all in time and space, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise him, praise with us the God of grace.

Prayer of Adoration, Confession and Assurance of Pardon

 Hymn: Shine, Jesus, shine (Lord, the light of your love is shining) #376
1. Lord, the light of your love is shining in the midst of the darkness, shining; Jesus, Light of the World, shine upon us.
Set us free by the truth you now bring us. Shine on me; shine on me.
Chorus:
Shine, Jesus, shine; fill this land with the Father’s glory;
blaze, Spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire. Flow, river, flow;
flood the nations with grace and mercy; send forth your word, Lord, and let there be light!

2. Lord, I come to your awesome presence, from the shadows into your radiance; by your blood I may enter your brightness. Search me, try me, consume all my darkness. Shine on me; shine on me.
Chorus

3.  As we gaze on your kingly brightness, so our faces display your likeness, ever-changing from glory to glory: mirrored here may our lives tell your story. Shine on me; shine on me.
Chorus

Children’s Time

 Scripture Reading: Revelation 1:1-20

Sermon:   “The Glorified King”

Hymn: Thine be the glory #258
1. Thine be the glory, risen, conquering son, endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won; angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away, kept the folded grave clothes, where thy body lay.
Refrain~
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering son;
endless is the victory thou o’er death hast won.

2. Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
for her Lord now liveth; death has lost its sting.
Refrain

3. No more we doubt thee, glorious prince of life;
life is nought without thee: aid us in our strife;
make us more than conquerors, through thy deathless love:
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above.
Refrain

Offering: (Please click here to see how you can give your offering)

Doxology & Dedication

The Prayers of the People & 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: All glory, laud and honour #214
1. All glory, laud and honour to thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!
Thou art the King of Israel, thou David’s royal son,
who in the Lord’s name comest, the King and blessed one.

2. All glory, laud and honour to thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!
The people of the Hebrews with palms before thee went;
our praise and prayer and anthems before thee we present.

3. All glory, laud and honour to thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!
To thee before thy passion they sang their hymns of praise;
to thee, now high exalted, our melody we raise.

4. All glory, laud and honour to thee, Redeemer, King,
to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!
Thou didst accept their praises, accept the prayers we bring,
who in all good delightest, thou good and gracious king.

Benediction

Choral Amen:  Amen, Amen, A—men

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.