- The sessions from the online annual Assembly Canopy will be available on the BUS website and the BUS YouTube channel.
- Baptist Union of Scotland Prayer Livestream – The monthly prayer livestream takes place on Sunday, 6 December, 7.00–7.30pm. You can access the prayer livestream by going to the Baptist Union of Scotland YouTube channel.
JAM young adults Ignite Live have a separate programme at 11:30am. Please contact Gary Torbet on email@example.com for more details.
Call to Worship
1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, 3 for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4 How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a foreign land?Psalm 137: 1-4
1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? 3 My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long, “Where is your God?” 4 These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty Onewith shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng. 5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.Psalm 42: 1-5
As we come to worship this morning, we like the Israelites can ask “How can we sing the song, while in a foreign land?”
They had lost their freedom, their economy – and The Temple, their place of worship, it is a song of homesickness.
As we contemplate today in our Act of Remembrance, coming through in particular the 2nd World War – and now all our struggles amidst COVID
Like the Psalmist in Psalm 42 says “Why are you so downcast my soul. Put your hope in God. For I will yet praise him, my Saviour and my God”
Help me/us to follow you in this strange, new, uncertain landscape that I find myself in.
Jesus I choose to follow you again in the potential of this present moment – because whatever the circumstances – I can trust your faithfulness!
We shall begin our worship today by singing about and focussing on God’s faithfulness and love
We thank you that we have the freedom that we can come to you in worship, but help us Father to become aware again today that we can only come into your Holy presence – because of your son Jesus – and his sacrifice on the cross.
How amazing is your grace and mercy to us “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
We confess to you afresh, when we fail to acknowledge you in our lives, in our actions, and our lips – your Lordship over us.
We thank you God – that as we remember today the sacrifices of those who have given their lives in war & conflicts, and as we have this continuous struggle with the pandemic – That you are always faithful to us.
We can we see and experience this in so many ways, but ultimately in how you sent Jesus to die for us.
Help us afresh today to choose to follow you, to choose to sing our praises to you.
This is love, not that we loved God, but that He first loved us.
Come by your Holy Spirit, touch our lives today, break us free from wrong thinking about you, about ourselves and others – to live for you in these times. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
All Age talk – God’s love is immeasurable!
A measuring cup, a tape measure, and a watch
“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 (NIV)
One of my favourite Bible verses begins, “For God so loved the world.” I was thinking about that verse and wondering — just how great is God’s love and how could we measure it? This morning I brought several things that we often use in measuring other things. I thought they might help us measure God’s love.
Sometimes we use a measuring cup to measure things. If I were making some cookies, I would use a measuring cup to make sure that I put in exactly the right amount of flour, sugar, and milk. I wonder if we might use a measuring cup to measure God’s love? The Bible says, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want….my cup runneth over.” (Psalm 23:1,5) Well, if our cup runs over with God’s love, I don’t guess we could use a measuring cup to measure it.
If we were building something, we might use a tape measure to measure the length, width, and height of different things. I wonder if we might use a tape measure to measure God’s love? The Bible tells us that “God’s love is higher than the heavens.”(Psalm 108:4) If God’s love is higher than the heavens, I don’t think we could use a tape measure to measure it, could we?
We use a watch to measure time. There will probably be some people here this morning who will use their watch to measure how long the pastor’s sermon lasts. I wonder if we could use a watch to measure how long God’s love will last. The Bible tells us that “God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting.” (Psalm 103:17) Wow! If God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting, I don’t guess we could measure it with a watch.
“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.” How do you measure a love like that? We can’t measure it — we don’t need to — but we do need to experience it.
My prayer for you today is, “That you may understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience it, though it is so great you will never fully understand it.” (Ephesians 3:18-19)
Heavenly Father, we thank you for your love — a love so great that you gave your one and only Son so that we could have eternal life. Amen.
1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. 3The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: “LORD, save me!” 5 The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. 6 The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me. 7 Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
8 For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9 that I may walk before the LORDin the land of the living. 10 I trusted in the LORD when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”; 11 in my alarm I said, “Everyone is a liar.” 12 What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. 14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORDin the presence of all his people. 15 Precious in the sight of the LORDis the death of his faithful servants.
16 Truly I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains. 17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD. 18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people, 19 in the courts of the house of the LORD— in your midst, Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.Psalm 116
Prayers for Others
Today we remember those who ‘for our tomorrow, gave their today’. We pray for those on active service in many parts of the world. We long, dear Lord, to see an end to conflict and instead see a healing balm of peace overflow in the world. We pray for those who have served our country in past years in the Armed Forces, who now live with the physical, mental or emotional injuries suffered in the course of fulfilling their duties. We pray that You would strengthen and encourage them at this time, and reassure them that they have not been forgotten.
We continue to remember in our prayers the many conflicts around the world that continue to cause such suffering to ordinary people in places like Nagorno-Karabakh, Syria and Yemen or those who suffer from the constant violence caused by Islamist militias in northern Nigeria and other countries in the region.
We also pray for scientists working on a vaccine for Covid-19 and we pray for breakthroughs in this area. We continue to pray for frontline workers in all settings, particularly in hospitals, and especially for any who may be experiencing anxiety or burnout.
We also bring before You:
We pray for the Mission Initiative Group of the Baptist Union of Scotland as they meet online this week to discuss ways in which they can support churches in their local mission.
We pray also for the following churches:
Sanquhar (St Ninians) BC – We give thanks for the fellowship in Sanquhar and pray for them as they seek to continue worshipping and witnessing for Jesus in this part of Dumfries & Galloway.
Selkirk BC – We give thanks to God for the thirteen years of ministry they have enjoyed under Rev Brian Talbot who moved on at the end of September. We pray for them as they put a new leadership structure in place, and that God strengthens the whole church, and draws them together during this period of vacancy
Rutherglen Baptist Community Church – We give thanks for the fellowship in Rutherglen and pray for the church as they seek to be salt and light to the town.
Saltcoats (South Beach) BC – We’re thankful to God that He is ever present and faithful when our current circumstances are ever changing in these times of pandemic! We pray for them as they seek to refresh their vision & strategy. Their new vision statement declares: “By the grace of God, we aim to be a community that is epitomised by joy, love and rest.” May God help them to be such a people!
We also remember in our prayers other people with particular needs that are connected to our own families or congregation: Lord today we particularly want to remember Nicola L and her family as her dad came through major surgery successfully on 3 November. We pray for wisdom for the medical team that will assist him in his recovery process and Your peace for the family through this difficult time. We pray also for Betty W as she recuperates in Royal Victoria Hospital after surgery. We continue to pray for a restoration of health and strength for Anne M and thank God for some improvements in her situation.
We continue to remember others going through cancer treatments or facing other health problems at this time. We remember particularly the Steer’s niece Rachel and Ann W’s sister Margaret. We ask for Your strength for them as they face uncertain futures despite the blessings we have of an excellent National Health Service.
We continue to remember all the members of our congregation and members of some of our families in residential care or confined to their homes through age or infirmity or who are currently unwell and signed off from their work. We pray that You would meet with them where they are and assure them that they are remembered.
In addition, we bring our own and other needs on our hearts to You today…, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, Amen.
Before we come to listen to God’s Word let us sing: ‘Abide with me’
Psalm 116 God’s deliverance: From the storm to the sunshine
The book of Psalms has been the main songbook of the Jewish people in worship over the centuries as well as an important contributor to Christian acts of worship over the last two thousand years. Although the singing in the Jerusalem Temple may have been more choral like in a cathedral, rather than the full congregational participation in Evangelical Churches today, it is so natural for us to use these songs in church worship services as the first followers of Jesus who started the Christian Church were all Jewish.
The Psalms contain such a rich mixture of emotions that they appeal to believers going through the full range of experiences of life from the heights of happiness to the depths of despair. Some Psalms have been associated with particular acts of worship.
In the Church of England 1662 Prayer Book, it is interesting that Psalm 116 was deemed the appropriate song to sing after childbirth (D. Kidner, Psalms 73-150, p. 407). Prior to the availability of modern medical services giving birth was a dangerous and risky process for many women. But this Psalm was written by its unknown author for use during the celebration of the Passover Festival. This was the Festival of Remembrance of the lamb’s blood that was shed for the redemption of the people of God in the Old Testament, prior to leaving Egypt under the leadership of Moses
When was Psalm 116 sung? It was part of the Hallel, Psalms 113-118, that were sung during the Passover feast celebrating God’s miraculous rescue of the Israelites from Egypt. It included the saving of the firstborn through the shedding of the lamb’s blood sprinkled on the doorposts and lintels of Jewish homes (Exodus 12:7, 12-14, 22-23), but Egyptian homes that chose to ignore God’s requirements lost their first-born sons.
In the festival meals over the week or so set aside for the Feast of Unleavened Bread and Passover cups of wine were drunk during these meals mentioned here in Psalm 116:13. For the Jew the cost here is of redemption from slavery and the gaining of physical freedom in Egypt. Jesus in the Upper Room transformed the meaning of the Passover meal by pointing to Himself in place of the lamb as He became the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). The Jewish people at that time of year sacrificed countless numbers of lambs reared mainly around Bethlehem and southern Judea to cover the cost of their sins.
What is our perspective today? From a Christian perspective we remember a Saviour who was betrayed by a friend (Judas); denied by another friend (Peter); deserted by His other friends (disciples); ridiculed by religious leaders; mocked by unbelieving crowds; reviled by a dying thug on a cross besides Him; put on the cross by your sins and mine. At the heart of the gospel are the agonies of the cross –yet out of death came resurrection; out of total despair and darkness came victory and the triumph over death.
Paul in I Corinthians 10:16 wrote: Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? The coming of Jesus marked a transition to a new kind of relationship with God from a land and nation-based faith community to a called-out people living in every country on the planet! It is therefore no longer a territorial faith as O.T. Judaism and Islam down the ages; on the contrary our faith is worked out in the footsteps of the suffering crucified risen and ascended Saviour Christ the Lord. It is in the light of the eternal perspective of Calvary that we can look back and read Psalm 116.
1. An Overview of Psalm 116
(a) Danger (Psalm 116:1-4) 3.The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
(i) Reality (vs3-4) It was not a broken finger nail, or a flat tyre on the car; or a disappointing or frustrating day at work. It was a desperate situation in which loss of life was more likely than not. The prayer was v4 O Lord save me! It was not long prayer. It was an anguished cry. The psalmist was at the end of himself, but he turned to the one who alone could help him; v4 Then I called on the name of the Lord.
(ii) Confidence (vs1-2)1 I love the Lord, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy. 2Because He turned his ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live. The bottom line for the Psalmist is that God hears our prayers. We cannot guarantee the answers, but we can have the assurance that He hears us –all the time not just in a crisis. Let us determine to pray daily and regularly on good days as well as tough ones
(b) Deliverance (Psalm 116:5-9)
(i) Based on the Character of God (v5) 5The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. God unlike humans is consistent with His character in His actions. He is always righteous yet incredibly gracious.
(ii) Evidence of the Goodness of God (vs6-9)6 The Lord protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, He saved me. 7Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. 8For You, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9 that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
Can you and I testify of God’s answers to our prayers? Are there some special moments that caused praise to God to well up inside you as you experienced His amazing love? Sometimes in the midst of the tears because His deliverance is to walk with us through the valley not to lift us out of it.
(c) Devotion (Psalm 116:10-14) it involves
(i) Honesty (vs10-11) 10I believed; therefore I said, I am greatly afflicted. 11And in my dismay I said, All men are liars he does not say I believed, therefore I have no more problems such as ill-health, financial challenges or problems at work. Instead he declares: I am greatly afflicted. The severity of these trials led to a loss of confidence in other people, but although others disappoint us and let us down God never fails us. David in Psalm 27:13 revealed: I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
(ii) Worship (vs12-14) 12How can I repay the Lord for all His goodness to me? 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. 14I will fulfil my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people.
The promises made were kept. Too often we say Lord if you help me get out of this crisis or answer this prayer in this particular fashion then I will do ….for you. There was a story told of an unknown rabbi earnestly praying in his car for a parking space as he travelled towards a busy car park.
On his arrival he immediately saw a space and exclaimed: ‘It’s okay Lord you don’t need to do anything I’ve found one myself.’ Jesus in Luke 17:11-19 healed ten men who were lepers, healings confirmed by the priests.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him –and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, ‘Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no-one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner? (Luke 17:15-18) Are you / Am I among the nine or are we like the one thankful worshipper?
(d) Delight (Psalm 116:15-19)
(i) Recognition (v15) Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. In the valley of the shadow we can live for long years with our trials. Our heartaches do not go away with prescription medication and may not either with the laying on of hands in prayer. God’s healing and deliverance can sometimes be by taking us from this life into His nearer presence. After all this life is preparation for a more glorious eternity. Too often in the West we are so comfortable that we don’t want God to disturb us. Our faith has to be as real at the bedside as a loved one departs this life as when we are singing joyful songs in church and in many more other contexts as well.
(ii) Response (vs16-18) O Lord, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have freed me from my chains.17I will sacrifice a thank- offering to You and call on the name of the Lord. 18 I will fulfil my vows to the Lord in the presence of all His people, 19 in the courts of the house of the Lord — in Your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord.
In Philippians 4:6 it states: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. May the Lord enable us always to be a thankful people who will seek to cultivate the habit each day of thanking God for something –even if the blessing is something small.
2. Living in the Light of this Gospel as Christians
Does it work in practice? This is a question people are thinking sometimes when we share our faith with them. The answer of course is ‘yes’, but not always in the ways we hope for or indeed were praying for. Here are some examples.
(a) Deliverance from Terrorists Sarah Carson was an American missionary in Haiti in the 1980s. She faced a paramilitary death squad who had invaded her family home, angry at American military intervention in their country. Prior to that home visit all the younger male members of the church including her husband had been abducted by this group and taken to an unknown destination. She was frightened, but welcomed them in which surprised the terrorists.
She read aloud verses from the Bible concerning Jesus’ love for enemies as stated in the Sermon on the Mount. ‘That’s impossible’ burst out the leader of the group. She replied that humanly it was not possible but with God’s help it was and insisted that even if he killed her she would still love him. The man was so astonished and impressed that he disobeyed orders and allowed her to live.
On the following Sunday in full combat gear, complete with weapons, this man and his death squad turned up at church. Sarah was leading the service in the absence of her husband and invited them to the front of the church for a welcome –normal practice for guests in that culture. The men were nervous suspecting a trap and went forward with guns ready for action.
Eventually an old man went up to the leader of the group and as was the custom gave him a hug and said; ‘We don’t like what you have done to our village, but God loves you and you are welcome here’. A line formed of the rest of the congregation, including the women whose eyes were red with crying for lost husbands, who hugged the terrorists in turn. The leader then took the pulpit –overwhelmed by what he had experienced and confessed he had been an atheist, but could no longer deny the existence of God having witnessed Christians loving their enemies. He promised to take care of any future needs of that village and to do all in his powers to get the hostages returned.
(b) Deliverance from Evil Governments Ugandan pastor Kefa Sempangi obtained a Ph.D. in art history in the UK. He returned to his country at independence excited at the future for his country. However during the reign of terror organised by President Idi Amin the country was brutalised by the regular killings and torture of his political opponents; wealth and possessions of members of tribes other than the ones associated with Amin were taken at will.
During this time Sempangi became pastor of a large Christian congregation. The church spent much time debating and praying concerning how to respond to their government. They rejected violence, instead preaching the gospel and caring for the poor and needy remained top priorities.
In the week after Easter Sunday 1973 Sempangi was exhausted after many hours of praying and preaching and the emotional impact of watching a man being brutally killed by Amin’s thugs. Into his church office strode five of Amin’s assassins announcing: ‘We are going to kill you. If you have anything to say, say it before you die’. Instantly Sempangi felt weak with fear and sadness that he would never see his family again. In the deafening silence he heard a voice speaking: ‘I was astonished (he said) to realize that it was my own. ‘I do not need to plead my own cause’, I heard myself saying. ‘I am a dead man already. My life is dead and hidden in Christ. It is your lives that are in danger; you are dead in your sins. I will pray to God that after you have killed me, He will spare you from eternal destruction.’
The leader was amazed lowering his gun he asked his comrades to do likewise and asked the pastor to pray for them. Sempangi thinking it was a trick kept his eyes open and prayed for their salvation and rescue from death. Their faces visibly changed by the time they left the vestry. On the way out the leader observed; ‘I saw widows and orphans in your congregation. I saw them singing and giving praise. Why are they so happy when death is so near?’ he asked. Sempangi replied: ‘Because they are loved by God, who has given them life.’
(c) Deliverance from Weapons of Mass Destruction Christians have had a variety of responses to nuclear weapons and arguably different perspectives can be reached over the causes of the ending of the ‘Cold War’ between NATO and the Warsaw Pact countries and their leaders US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
A strong case can be made that a resolute stance made by Reagan and his British counterpart Margaret Thatcher brought the Soviets to the negotiating table –we must be fair on that. However on both sides there were Christians campaigning against the proliferation of nuclear weapons. American Christian pacifist Dorothy Day in her native New York refused to participate in the compulsory nuclear tests in the city, in which the metro was used as a shelter in a hypothetical nuclear attack, instead handing out leaflets on the streets attacking the sense of even contemplating a winnable nuclear war.
In her prison cell she read the Psalms to keep her spirits up. Other Christians in the West and in Russia had links across the divide including some working behind the scenes in the Russian politburo who argued that it was possible to co-exist with the West in peace. Who knows which influences had the greatest effect but our reliance for our security is in God not in weapons of warfare.
(d) When Deliverance does not come and God appears not to intervene Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Although we thank God for the miraculous interventions, it is true that in the majority of times He allows us to face ill health and consequent trials; 1st September each year in schools throughout the former Soviet Union is ‘knowledge day’ when parents and children in their best clothes celebrate the start of the school year.
However 1 September 2004 for Beslan’s School Number 1 in North Ossetia, Southern Russia was everyone’s worst nightmare unfolding before our eyes when thirty-two Chechen terrorists determined to highlight their struggle for independence in their homeland from Russia took 1200 people, children, parents and teachers hostage.
A three day siege ensued in which fighting erupted between terrorists, fathers of children and Russian special forces troops before they brought this carnage to a halt, by which time 344 people including 186 children were dead with many more seriously wounded. Psalm 116 speaks of deliverance from death when death was expected.
In Beslan there was a real possibility that this community was targeted because of the Evangelical Christians there, in particular the powerful witness of the Baptist Church and its dynamic pastors Taymuraz and Sergei Totiev. As Christians what do we have to say in such contexts when evil seems so triumphant?
We cannot deny that God permits His people to undergo events that we would not wish on our perceived ‘worst enemies’. Irina Gigoueva and her two sons Mark aged nine and Arthur aged eight were singing hymns in the sweltering heat of the school gym in Beslan. A terrorist with a machine gun stood over them as she prayed for him.
Later in the siege shrapnel hit Arthur in the head and killed the little boy in her arms. But she and the other Evangelical Christians in that school kept on praying; in the days that followed the Evangelical Christians in that town, possibly singled out for attack, as they and particularly the Baptist Church there had been the base for humanitarian aid efforts in Chechnya organised by Hungarian Baptist Aid. Islamic terrorist in Chechnya wanted to portray all non-Muslims as evil and the presence of some Christians doing good works dented their propaganda.
This was not the first attack on people associated with the aid initiative. Many in Beslan after the deaths were preparing for vengeance and an escalation of the conflict. The Baptist pastors preached at the mass funeral, following the deaths of six of their seven children, the remaining one was blinded in the school. Sergei got up to speak to that crowd of thousands who were audibly cursing and vowing revenge at the service and said; ‘Yes we have an irreplaceable loss, but we cannot take revenge. As Christians, the Bible teaches us that we must forgive. Vengeance is in God’s hands.’
Beslan’s Evangelical Churches rapidly organised people to visit the wounded in hospital and distributed aid to hostages’ families. They also arranged to deliver Bibles to homes and expand Sunday school outreach. A trauma counselling centre was set up with a plan to use it to teach young people peace-making skills. Sometime after the tragedy a Christian leader in the area told a visitor from outside the region: ‘People are looking to Christians because they have hope.’
It was in such a context that Taymuraz Totiev had declared: ‘I think God wants to do a miracle here through the Christian community’. Words spoken after his children and all the others had been murdered, not before. Many people in the UK and in many other countries have lost faith in their politicians.
Too often they have lost faith in the churches too as they see a lack of credibility. We need afresh to regain that respect from the community so that here in the UK also the Christians may give the lead and a sense of direction and purpose to a fractured and divided society in a time of crisis, in this case a virus pandemic. Will we rise to the challenge to be that man and that woman or that community of faith in the twenty-first century?
Remembering that we walk in the footsteps of One who gave His life on the cross for us. As we come to the Lord’s Table today, we remember the words of this Psalmist in Psalm 116:12-13:How can I repay the Lord for all His goodness to me? 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
Have you received the gift of salvation through faith in Jesus? I hope and pray each one of us has done so. But as Christians we know that is just the start of the walk of faith and witness for Jesus. May each of us be faithful disciples of Jesus even in the storms of life as well as in the sunshine, for Jesus’ sake, Amen
Our song before we come to communion is: ‘When peace like a river attendeth my way’
The Lord’s Supper
Jesus invites all Christian who have committed their lives to follow Him to participate in this act of worship. The apostle Paul wrote these words of Scripture in I Corinthians 11:23-26 to guide our observance of Communion.
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: the Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ 25 In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
Prayer: Choose your own words of prayer to give thanks for the bread and wine that represent the costly gift of His body and blood for us.
Take the bread: Jesus said: ‘This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.
Take the wine: Jesus said: This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’
Our last song is: ‘Great is Thy faithfulness’
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