Sunday 18th July 2021

SONG BEFORE THE SERVICE: LORD, I NEED YOU, OH I NEED YOU

WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP – PSALM 145:10

Leader: All Your Creatures praise You Lord, and Your servants bless You.

AllThey talk of the glory of Your Kingdom and tell of Your might.

Leader: Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom

AllAnd Your dominion stands for all generations.

OPENING HYMN:  GREAT IS THE LORD AND WORTHY OF PRAISE

Leader:   We are the people of God, but Scripture reminds us that we still sin.  We need to confess our failures, knowing that the Lord Jesus intercedes for us with the Father, who freely forgives us, through his infinite goodness and mercy.  So, let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

AllO Lord our God, you know us better than we know ourselves.  As we come before you now, believers and doubters alike, we all share a deep need, for we are all lost without your grace.  Search us, O God, and know our hearts, test us and know our troubled thoughts. Give us true repentance.   Forgive us all our wrongs.  Transform us by your Spirit to live for you each day, to learn to serve each other and, through the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, to come at last to heaven.

Amen.

PEACE OF GOD 

Leader: Through Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. In Christ we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of  his grace.

AllThis is the good news: in Christ we are healed, restored, forgiven!

Leader: The peace of the Lord be always with you. 

AllAnd also with you.

THE NOTICES 

The WhatsApp group will open at 10:30 am today.

TITHING NOTICE

Church Tithing/Donations Details

For Collections of cash: Please contact Fiona Lander, Kevin or Pam, or any committee member.

Ecocash number: 0779702694  (Fiona Lander),

NMB Bank: Byo 210227307

PRAYER BEFORE READING  

All:  O God, by your Spirit tell us what we need to hear, and show us what we ought to do, to obey Jesus Christ our Saviour.  Amen.

read by Pam Cuddington

READING:  Romans 15 vs 1 to 7

1 We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. 2 Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. 3 For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.”[a] 4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.

5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. 

HYMN: PSALM 91 MY DWELLING PLACE

SERMON:  UNITY IN THE CHURCH

HYMN:  JUST AS I AM, OH LAMB OF GOD I COME

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

Led by Jenny Coltart

Father, we pray for the nations of the world, and for their leaders. We pray especially for our own country, Zimbabwe, for all who have authority or influence.

(open prayers)

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Father, we pray for your church throughout the world. We pray especially for your church that meets here at Whitestone Chapel.

(open prayers)

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Father, we pray for all those who are in any kind of sickness, trouble or distress. We pray especially for those known to us.

(open prayers)

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer. Amen.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name: your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.  Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.

Amen.

CLOSING BENEDICTION: NOW UNTO HIM

All:  Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling; and present you faultless before the presence of his Glory, with exceeding joy.  To the only wise, God our Saviour be glory and majesty, dominion and power both now and forever.

Amen.

CLOSING HYMN:  RESTORE, OH LORD, THE HONOUR OF YOUR NAME