Sunday, 27th September 10.30 am Harvest Family Service

WELCOME

Here is the link for the Release International giving page on their website

HYMN  Come ye thankful people, come

1              Come, ye thankful people, come,

                raise the song of harvest-home:

                all is safely gathered in,

                ere the winter storms begin;

                God, our maker, doth provide

                for our wants to be supplied:

                come to God’s own temple, come,

                raise the song of harvest-home.

2              For the Lord our God shall come,

                and shall take the harvest home;

                from the field shall in that day

                all offences purge away;

                giving angels charge at last

                in the fire the tares to cast,

                but the fruitful ears to store

                in the garner evermore.

3              Even so, Lord, quickly, come,

                bring Thy final harvest home;

                gather Thou Thy people in,

                free from sorrow, free from sin;

                there, for ever purified,

                in Thy presence to abide:

                come, with all Thine angels come,

                raise the glorious harvest-home!

PRAYER

READING Matthew 25: 31-46

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

SERMON – JAMES FRASER Release International

PRAYER

Hymn The head that once was crowned with thorns

1              The head that once was crowned with thorns

                is crowned with glory now;

                a royal diadem adorns

                the mighty victor’s brow.

2              The highest place that heaven affords

                is His by sovereign right:

                the King of kings, and Lord of lords,

                He reigns in perfect light.

3              The joy of all who dwell above,

                the joy of all below,

                to whom He manifests his love

                and grants His name to know:

4              To them the cross, with all its shame,

                with all its grace, is given;

                their name an everlasting name,

                their joy the joy of heaven.

5              They suffer with their Lord below;

                they reign with Him above;

                their profit and their joy, to know

                the mystery of His love.

6              The cross He bore is life and health,

                though shame and death to Him;

                His people’s hope, His people’s wealth,

                their everlasting theme.

Benediction

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