This weeks service

Morning Service 19 September 2021

The congregation are asked to stand as the Bible is placed into the pulpit

Welcome & Intimations

Call to Worship

Hymn: CH4 9 O God, My Refuge, Keep Me Safe

1. O God, my refuge, keep me safe:

on you my good depends;

O LORD, you are my Lord alone,

your saints my choicest friends.

2. The LORD is my inheritance,

a prize beyond compare;

his word instructs me day and night,

his own beloved heir.

3. At all times I have set the LORD

before my face to stand;

no trial, no pain can shake my hope

with him at my right hand.

4. My heart and soul rejoice in you

and in your power to save:

you will not leave your Holy One

to perish in the grave.

5. You lead me to the path of life:

before your face to stand

and drink my fill of endless joys

that flow at your right hand.

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

and Lord’s Prayer

Reading 1: Psalm 91:1-7, 14-16
1  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2  I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.’
3  Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare

and from the deadly pestilence.
4  He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

5  You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6  nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7  A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.

14  ‘Because he loves me,’ says the LORD, ‘I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15  He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honour him.

16  With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.’

Reading 2: Mark 4:35-40
35  That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other
side.’  36  Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat.
There were also other boats with him.  37  A furious squall came up, and the waves
broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  38  Jesus was in the stern, sleeping
on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, don’t you care if we
drown?’
39  He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind
died down and it was completely calm.
40  He said to his disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’

Hymn: CH4 55 Safe in the Shadow of the Lord

1. Safe in the shadow of the Lord,

beneath his hand and power,

I trust in him,

I trust in him,

my fortress and my tower.

2. My hope is set on God alone,

though Satan spreads his snare,

I trust in him,

I trust in him,

to keep me in his care.

3. From fears and phantoms of the night,

from foes about my way,

I trust in him,

I trust in him,

by darkness as by day.

4. His holy angels keep my feet

secure from every stone;

I trust in him,

I trust in him,

and unafraid go on.

5. Strong in the everlasting Name,

and in my Father’s care,

I trust in him,

I trust in him,

who hears and answers prayer.

6. Safe in the shadow of the Lord,

possessed by love divine,

I trust in him,

I trust in him,

and meet his love with mine.

Sermon:

“Refuge”

Hymn: CH4 161 O God Our Help in Ages Past

1. O God, our help in ages past,

our hope for years to come,

our shelter from the stormy blast,

and our eternal home!

2. Under the shadow of Thy throne

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

sufficient is Thine arm alone’

and our defence is sure.

3. Before the hills in order stood,

or earth received her frame,

from everlasting thou art God,

to endless years the same.

4. A thousand ages in thy sight

are like an evening gone;

short as the watch that ends the night

before the rising sun.

5. Time, like an ever rolling stream,

bears all its suns away;

they fly forgotten as a dream

dies at the opening day.

6. O, God our help in ages past,

our hope for years to come,

be Thou our guide while troubles last,

and our eternal home.

Offering Brought Forward

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession

Hymn: CH4 167 Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah

1. Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah,

pilgrim through this barren land;

I am weak, but Thou art mighty,

hold me with Thy pow’rful hand.

Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven,

Feed me till I want is o’er.

2. Open now the crystal fountain,

whence the healing stream doth flow;

let the fire and cloudy pillar

lead me all my journey through.

Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,

be Thou still my Strength and Shield.

3. When I tread the verge of Jordan,

bid my anxious fears subside;

death of death and hell’s Destruction,

land me safe on Canaan’s side!

Songs of praises, songs of praises,

I will ever give to Thee.

Benediction

Threefold Amen

May the God of peace go with us
As we travel from this place.
May the love of Jesus keep us
Firm in hope and full of grace.

The congregation are asked to stand
as the Bible is removed from the pulpit

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