21st April 2024
10:00am Service

To God be the glory!
great things he has done;
so loved he the world
that he gave us his Son
who yielded his life
an atonement for sin,
and opened the life-gate
that all may go in.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
let the earth hear his voice;
praise the Lord, praise the Lord!
let the people rejoice:
Come to the Father
through Jesus the Son,
Give him the glory,
great things he has done.

O perfect redemption,
the purchase of blood!
To every believer
the promise of God:
the vilest offender
who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus
a pardon receives.

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!…

Great things he has taught us,
great things he has done,
and great our rejoicing
through Jesus the Son:
but purer and higher
and greater will be
our wonder, our gladness,
when Jesus we see!

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord!…


CONFESSION
Leader: Heavenly Father, you made us your children, but this week we often failed to live as your children should. For Jesus’ sake,
Together: Father, forgive us.
Leader: Heavenly Father, your Son gave up everything for us, but this week we often lived as if you weren’t our Saviour. For Jesus’ sake,
Together: Father, forgive us.
Leader: Heavenly Father, you gave us your Spirit so that we might live for you, but this
week we often lived only for ourselves. For Jesus’ sake,
Together: Father, forgive us. Amen.
Leader: ‘For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.’ Mark 10:45 NIV


As far as east is from the west
As high the sky is from the depths
As long as now till yesterday
Our sins are cast away
So far away

Up higher than the stars we see
And wider than the galaxy
From ocean’s depths to heav’n above
So great is Jesus’ love
His love for us

My sin on Christ, he died for me
The guiltless judged, the guilty free


Who, O Lord, could save themselves,
their own soul could heal?
Our shame was deeper than the sea;
your grace is deeper still.

You alone can rescue,
you alone can save.
You alone can lift us from the grave.
You came down to find us,
led us out of death.
To you alone belongs the highest praise.

You, O Lord, have made a way,
the great divide you healed.
For when our hearts were far away
your love went further still.

You alone can rescue…


LORD’S SUPPER
Leader: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. (1 Timothy 1:15)

If anybody sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; he is the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 2:1-2)

Together: We do not presume
to come to this your table, merciful Lord,
trusting in our own righteousness,
but in your abundant and great mercies.
We are not worthy even to
gather up the crumbs under your table.
But you are the same Lord
who delights in showing mercy.
Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,
so to eat this bread and drink this wine
that our bodies and souls may be made
clean by Christ’s body and blood
and that we may evermore dwell in him,
and he in us. Amen.

Leader: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we thank you that in your tender mercy you gave your only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; he made there a full atonement for the sins of the whole world, offering once for all his one sacrifice of himself; He instituted, and in his holy gospel commanded us to continue, a perpetual memory of his precious death until he comes again.

Leader: In the same night that he was betrayed,
he took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke it,
and gave it to his disciples, saying,

Together: “Take, eat; this is my body
which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.”

Leader: In the same way, after supper
he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying,

Together: “Drink this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.” Amen.


Oh, to see the dawn
of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men,
torn and beaten, then
nailed to a cross of wood.

This, the pow’r of the cross:
Christ became sin for us,
took the blame,
bore the wrath.
We stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh, to see the pain
written on your face,
bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Every bitter thought,
every evil deed
crowning your bloodstained brow.

This, the pow’r of the cross…

Now the daylight flees,
now the ground beneath
quakes as its Maker bows his head.
Curtain torn in two,
dead are raised to life;
‘Finished!’ the victory cry.

This, the pow’r of the cross…

Oh to see my name
written in the wounds
for through your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death,
life is mine to live,
won through your selfless love.

This the power of the cross:
Son of God – slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.


My song is love unknown,
my Saviour’s love for me;
love to the loveless shown
that they might lovely be:
but who am I, that for my sake
my Lord should take frail flesh and die.

He came from heaven’s throne
salvation to bestow;
but they refused, and none
the longed-for Christ would know:
this is my friend, my friend indeed,
who at my need his life did spend.

Sometimes they crowd his way
and his sweet praises sing,
resounding all the day
hosannas to their king:
then ‘crucify’ is all their breath
and for his death they thirst and cry.

Why, what has my Lord done
to cause this rage and spite?
he made the lame to run,
and gave the blind their sight:
what injuries! yet these are why
the Lord most high so cruelly dies.

With angry shouts they have
my dear Lord done away;
a murderer they save,
the prince of life they slay!
yet willingly he bears the shame
that through his name all might be free.

Here might I stay and sing
of him my soul adores;
never was love, dear King,
never was grief like yours!
this is my friend in whose sweet praise
I all my days could gladly spend.


Copyright Information

To God be the glory
Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)
Public Domain

As far as east is from the west (#kids)
Music: © 2009 Philip Percival
Words: © 2009 Simone Richardson
CCL1584

Who O Lord could save themselves
Matt Redman & Jonas Myrin © 2008 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Integrity Music) Atlas Mountain Songs (Admin. by SHOUT! Music Publishing UK)
CCL1584

Oh to see the dawn
Keith Getty & Stuart Townend
©2005 Thank you Music
CCL1584

My song is love unknown
S. Crossman (1624-1683)
© in this version Jubilate Hymns
CCL1584