Sunday, 11th September 10.30 am Order of Service

WELCOME

HYMN

  1. Rejoice, the Lord is King!
    Your Lord and King adore;
    Rejoice, give thanks, and sing,
    And triumph evermore;
    Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
    Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!
  1. Jesus, the Saviour, reigns,
    The God of truth and love;
    When He had purged our stains
    He took His seat above;
    Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
    Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!
  1. His kingdom cannot fail,
    He rules o’er earth and Heav’n,
    The keys of death and hell
    Are to our Jesus giv’n;
    Lift up your heart, lift up your voice;
    Rejoice, again I say, rejoice!
  1. Rejoice in glorious hope!
    Jesus the Judge shall come,
    And take His servants up
    To their eternal home;
    We soon shall hear th’ archangel’s voice;
    The trump of God shall sound, rejoice!

PRAYER

Children’s Address – HATS

Song

King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Glory Halleluja

King of Kings and Lord of Lords

Glory Halleluja

Jesus, Prince of Peace

Glory Halleluja

Jesus, Prince of Peace

Glory Halleluja

READING Isaiah 6:1-12

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

9 He said, “Go and tell this people:

“‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’

10 Make the heart of this people calloused;
make their ears dull
and close their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”

11 Then I said, “For how long, Lord?”And he answered:

“Until the cities lie ruined
and without inhabitant,
until the houses are left deserted
and the fields ruined and ravaged,

12 until the Lord has sent everyone far away
and the land is utterly forsaken.

Hymn The head that once was crowned with thorns

The head that once was crowned with thorns

is crowned with glory now;

a royal diadem adorns

the mighty Victor’s brow.

The highest place that heaven affords

is his, is his by right,

the King of kings, and Lord of lords,

and heaven’s eternal Light;

The joy all of all who dwell above,

the joy of all below,

to whom he manifests his love

and grants his Name to know.

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.

They suffer with their Lord below,

they reign with him above,

their profit and their joy to know

the mystery of his love.

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.

Prayer

Hymn How long, O Lord, have you bestowed

How long, O Lord, have you bestowed
your care upon our rebel land?
Of all the nations, few, O God,
have known such blessings from your hand.

2. Here many godly people dwelt,
as once the glorious gospel shone;
long uninvaded, we had felt
that you had made our cause your own.

3. But heaven and earth have clearly heard
our wild rejection of that love:
we, though like children kindly reared,
ungrateful and rebellious prove.

4. Your grace despised, your power defied,
and legions of the vilest crimes,
the foulest sins of lust and pride
all greatly mark the present times.

5. Lord, hear your people everywhere,
who meet to mourn, confess and pray:
the nation and your churches spare,
and let your wrath be turned away.

SERMON The Queen and the King

Hymn

1 Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,

urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way,

sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:

Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.

2 Lord, for that word, the word of life which fires us,

speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,

teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:

Lord of the word, receive Your people’s praise.

3 Lord, for our land in this our generation,

spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:

for young and old, for commonwealth and nation,

Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.

4 Lord, for our world when we disown and doubt him,

loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,

hungry and helpless, lost indeed without him:

Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.

5 Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us –

self on the cross and Christ upon the throne,

past put behind us, for the future take us:

Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

Benediction

National Anthem

God save our gracious King!

Long live our noble King!

God save the King!

Send him victorious,

Happy and glorious,

Long to reign over us,

God save the King.

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