Sunday, July 30, 2017

 “Safely through another week, God has brought us on our way;

 Let us now a blessing seek, Waiting in His courts today;

 Day of all the week the best, Emblem of eternal rest.”

 May Thy gospel’s joyful sound, Conquer sinners, comfort saints;

 May the fruits of grace abound, Bring relief for all complaints;

 Thus may all our Sabbaths prove, Till we join the Church above.”

                                                                                         John Newton

What a great prayer as we gather here for Christian worship this first day of a new week, the Lord’s Day.  A warm welcome is extended to all who join with us today. We invite our visitors too to stay for a time of refreshments and fellowship following the morning service.  If we can be of help in hosting you over for lunch or after the evening service for supper, please know we would be delighted to do so.  

Quotes to reflect on:

“Being saved is good now, but the best is yet to be.” M.P.V. Barrett

“If we can begin to understand even a little of how great God is and how small human beings are, then the incarnation of the eternal Son of God will not only boggle our minds but will overwhelm our hearts in love for the grace that it reveals.” MPV Barrett

“It is very painful to think that the manner of many observing the Sabbath shows that they have but little delight in Christ, and slender hope of heaven.” John Elias

“Never abandon truth, just because some misapply the truth.” M.P.V. Barrett

A true story of God’s amazing providence:

“The journey [to Mombasa] had various highlights – principally, the excitement as we rounded the easternmost point of Africa.  A radio message requested us to change course to due south, instead of south-west, following the coast.  A sick sailor on an oil-tanker needed urgent medical care, and we were the nearest ship carrying a doctor.  We steamed steadily south to the Equator and next day met the tanker.  We all watched the short, early morning drama of the visit of our doctor in one of the lifeboats, and his return with the sick man suffering from appendicitis.  Then our steamer began a large swing to steam westwards for Mombasa.  Suddenly, the note of the engines changed and there was another alteration of course.  All on deck waited to know the reason.  Eventually we spotted a white fleck on the horizon; we steamed slowly towards it and then watched, fascinated, the real drama as several men were rescued.  Now in the last stages of despair and agonized thirst, they had been adrift from the Seychelles Islands in a small fishing boat with no stores, compass, or sail, for over nine days.  Had we not gone off-course for the oil-tanker, no ship was likely to have seen that tiny distress-signal shirt, and those men must all have perished.  How wonderful are the ways of God, directing a great liner carrying hundreds of passengers to the very spot in the ocean where nine pathetic men so urgently needed help!  The hearts of all of us were strangely moved that day as once again we swung westward and steamed for Mombasa.” (emphasis mine—pho) From book entitled,  Give Me This Mountain –Dr. Helen Roseveare [missionary doctor in the Belgian Congo]

Welcome & Pre Service Singing:  Psalter 268:1

* Silent Prayer

AM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 270

  1. Reading of the Law
  2. Singing:  Psalter 166:1,2,3,4
  3. Scripture Reading: John 13:31-14:31

   Text: Matthew 10:3; Mark3:18, Mark 15:40&47; Luke 6:15-16,

   John 14:22

  1. Prayer
  2. Offering
  3. Prayer

* 9. Singing:  Psalter 304:1,2,3,5,7


     Theme: Learning Gospel lessons from two little known

     Disciples!–James “the less” & Judas Lebbaeus


  1. Singing:  Psalter 333
  2. Thanksgiving Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 406

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology:  Psalter 315

* Indicates Standing

Welcome and Pre Service Singing: Psalter 268:4

* Silent Prayer

PM Service

* 1. Votum and Salutation

* 2. Singing:  Psalter 163

  1. Scripture Reading: Luke 22:13-20; I Corinthians 10:13-17;

   I Corinthians 11:17-34

   Sermon Text: Luke 22:15 &I Cor. 10:16 & I Cor. 11:26 

   (See also HC QA 75-80, p.57-62 and BC,. Art. 35, p. 22-23 in

   back of Psalter.)

  1. Confession of Faith (Front Inside Cover of Psalter)
  2. Singing: Psalter 28
  3. Prayer
  4. Offering
  5. Prayer

*9. Singing:  Psalter 236



  1. Singing: Psalter 312
  2. Prayer
  3. Singing: Psalter 203

* 14. Benediction

* 15. Doxology: Psalter 204:3,4

* Indicates Standing