Sunday, 2nd October 10.30am Order of Service

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WELCOME

Psalm 133 (Newington) Behold, how good

Behold, How Good A Thing It Is,

And How Becoming Well.

Together Such As Brethren Are

In Unity To Dwell!

Like Precious Ointment On The Head,

That Down The Beard Did Flow,

Even Aaron’s Beard, And To The Skirts

Did Of His Garments Go.

As Hermon’s Dew, The Dew That Doth

On Sion’ Hills Descend:

For There The Blessing God Commands,

Life That Shall Never End.

PRAYER

Children’s Address

Song. What a Friend we have in Jesus

1. What a friend we have in Jesus,

All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry

Everything to God in prayer!

Oh, what peace we often forfeit,

Oh, what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer!

1. Have we trials and temptations?

Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,

Who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness;

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

1. Are we weak and heavy-laden,

Cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Saviour, still our refuge—

Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?

Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,

Thou wilt find a solace there.

READING PROVERBS 27:1-10

Do not boast about tomorrow,

for you do not know what a day may bring.

2 Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth;

an outsider, and not your own lips.

3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden,

but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.

4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,

but who can stand before jealousy?

5 Better is open rebuke

than hidden love.

6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted,

but an enemy multiplies kisses.

7 One who is full loathes honey from the comb,

but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

8 Like a bird that flees its nest

is anyone who flees from home.

9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,

and the pleasantness of a friend

springs from their heartfelt advice.

10 Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family,

and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—

better a neighbour nearby than a relative far away.

Hymn (Grandpont)

Belovèd, let us love:

love is of God;

in God alone hath love

its true abode.

Belovèd, let us love:

for they who love,

they only, are his sons,

born from above.

Belovèd, let us love:

for love is rest,

and he who loveth not

abides unblest.

Belovèd, let us love:

in love is light,

and he who loveth not,

dwelleth in night.

Belovèd, let us love:

for only thus

shall we behold that God

who loveth us.

Prayer

Hymn

1.Blest be the tie that binds

Our hearts in Christian love;

The fellowship our spirit finds

Is like to that above.

2 Before our Father’s throne,

We pour our ardent prayers;

Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one—

Our comforts and our cares.

3 We share our mutual woes;

Our mutual burdens bear;

And often for each other flows

The sympathizing tear.

4 When we asunder part,

It gives us inward pain;

But we shall still be joined in heart,

And hope to meet again.

5 From sorrow, toil, and pain,

And sin we shall be free;

And perfect love and oneness reign

Through all eternity.

SERMON PROVERBS : FRIENDS Pro. 27:1-10

Hymn (Eidelweiss) I’ve found a Friend

I’ve found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!

He loved me ere I knew Him;

He drew me with the cords of love,

And thus He bound me to Him.

And round my heart still closely twine

Those ties which naught can sever,

For I am His, and He is mine,

Forever and forever.

I’ve found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!

He loved me ere I knew Him;

He drew me with the cords of love,

And thus He bound me to Him.

And round my heart still closely twine

Those ties which naught can sever,

For I am His, and He is mine,

Forever and forever.

I’ve found a Friend, oh, such a Friend!

So kind, and true, and tender,

So wise a Counsellor and Guide,

So mighty a Defender!

From Him who loves me now so well,

What power my soul can sever?

Shall life or death, or earth or hell?

No? I am His forever.

Benediction

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