Sunday 8 August 2021

SONG BEFORE THE SERVICE: REND COLLECTION, BUILD YOUR CHURCH

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:  ALL CREATURES OF OUR GOD AND KING

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. 

Ecocash number: 0779702694  (Fiona Lander)

NMB Bank: Byo 210227307

Church Income and Expenditure August 2021

The Chapel Committee have requested that the congregation be made aware of Church monthly Income and Expenditure and so these figures are published today along with an anticipated new monthly budget . (Note RTGS income and expenditure figures are combined into US$ figures at ROE 130:1). 

 We need a minimum of USD 2000.00 per month to meet our commitments. 

July Income US$1,643.00
July  ExpenditureUS$2,188.50
DeficitUS$545.50
August Proposed BudgetUS$2,609.00

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.

READING:  Romans 16:1-16

read by Pam Cuddington

Personal Greetings

16:1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. I ask you to receive her in the Lord in a way worthy of his people and to give her any help she may need from you, for she has been the benefactor of many people, including me.

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.

Greet also the church that meets at their house.

Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.

Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.

Greet Andronicus and Junia, my fellow Jews who have been in prison with me. They are outstanding among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.

Greet Ampliatus, my dear friend in the Lord.

Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my dear friend Stachys.

10 Greet Apelles, whose fidelity to Christ has stood the test.

Greet those who belong to the household of Aristobulus.

11 Greet Herodion, my fellow Jew.

Greet those in the household of Narcissus who are in the Lord.

12 Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord.

Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman who has worked very hard in the Lord.

13 Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother, who has been a mother to me, too.

14 Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas and the other brothers and sisters with them.

15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the Lord’s people who are with them.

16 Greet one another with a holy kiss.

All the churches of Christ send greetings

HYMN:  BETTER IS ONE DAY IN YOUR COURTS

SERMON:  GREET EACH OTHER WITH A HOLY KISS

HYMN:  YOUR EYE IS ON THE SPARROW

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

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:  LOVE DIVINE ALL LOVE EXCELLING