Sunday, 27th March 10.30am Order of Service

Welcome

Call to worship from Psalm 31:19-24

My times are in your hands;

Let your face shine on your servant;

How abundant are the good things

that you have stored up for those who fear you,

that you bestow in the sight of all,

on those who take refuge in you.

My times are in your hands;

Let your face shine on your servant;

In the shelter of your presence you hide them

from all human intrigues;

you keep them safe in your dwelling

from accusing tongues.

My times are in your hands;

Let your face shine on your servant;

Praise be to the Lord,

for he showed me the wonders of his love

when I was in a city under siege.

In my alarm I said,

“I am cut off from your sight!”

Yet you heard my cry for mercy

when I called to you for help.

My times are in your hands;

Let your face shine on your servant;

Love the Lord, all his faithful people!

The Lord preserves those who are true to him,

but the proud he pays back in full.

Be strong and take heart,

all you who hope in the Lord.

My times are in your hands;

Let your face shine on your servant;

HYMN Here is love, vast as the ocean

PRAYER and Lord’s Prayer

Childrens Address

CH4 191 Do not be afraid

READING Mark 4:35-41

SERMON Fear and Faith

PRAYER

Hymn 454 A safe stronghold our God is still

Benediction and spoken Amen

CH4 786 May the God of Peace go with us

1 Here is love vast as the ocean,

loving kindness as the flood,

when the Prince of life, our ransom,

shed for us his precious blood.

Who his love will not remember?

Who can cease to sing his praise?

He can never be forgotten

throughout heaven’s eternal days.

2 On the mount of crucifixion

fountains opened deep and wide;

through the floodgates of God’s mercy

flowed a vast and gracious tide.

Grace and love, like mighty rivers,

poured incessant from above;

and heaven’s peace and perfect justice

kissed a guilty world in love.

3 Through the years of human darkness,

shone the lamp the prophets trimmed,

making known redemption’s story,

of the love of God undimmed.

Christ for every tongue and nation!

All must come beneath his sway;

his the everlasting kingdom

that shall never pass away.

4 Let us all Christ’s love accepting,

love him ever all our days.
Let us seek his kingdom only,
let our lives declare his praise.
He alone be all the glory,
nothing in this world we see.
Only he can cleanse and keep you.

Only he can set you free.

Vv 1-2 Rees, tr Edwards
v 3 Bewes
v 4 Macintyre

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