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Sunday 29th January
Morning Service


St Katharina's Church
Duisburg

Welcome

Word of Scripture

Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world. 

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’ John 8: 12

Opening prayer

Loving God, we have come to worship you.

Help us to pray to you in faith,

to sing your praise with gratitude,

and to listen to your word with eagerness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Song
Bless the Lord, O my soul;​
O my soul,​
Worship His holy name.​
Sing like never before,​
O my soul.​
I'll worship Your holy name.​

 

The sun comes up, ​
it's a new day dawning;​
It's time to sing Your song again.​
Whatever may pass​
and whatever lies before me,​
Let me be singing ​
when the evening comes.​

 

You're rich in love ​
and You're slow to anger,​
Your name is great​
and Your heart is kind.​
For all Your goodness,​
I will keep on singing;​
Ten thousand reasons ​
for my heart to find.​

 

And on that day ​
when my strength is failing,​
The end draws near ​
and my time has come,​
Still my soul will sing ​
Your praise unending:​
Ten thousand years ​
and then forever more!​

Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman

 

The children leave us for their own groups

 

Interview: Lynn Nwagbara

 

Confession

God our Father, we come to you in sorrow for our sins.
For turning away from you,

and ignoring your will for our lives;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

 

For behaving just as we wish,

without thinking of you;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

 

For failing you by what we do

and think and say;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

For letting ourselves be drawn away from you by temptations in the world about us;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

 

For living as if we were ashamed to belong to your Son;

Father, forgive us:

save us and help us.

 

May the God of love and power

forgive us and free us from our sins,

heal and strengthen us by his Spirit,

and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

We praise God and seek his blessing

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us,

That your ways may be known upon earth,

your saving power among all nations.
 

Let the peoples praise you, O God;

let all the peoples praise you.

O let the nations rejoice and be glad,

for you will judge the peoples righteously

and govern the nations upon earth.
 

Let the peoples praise you, O God;  let all the peoples praise you.

Then shall the land yield its harvest,

and God, our own God, will bless us.

God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear him      

Psalm 67
 

Bible Reading: Mark 1: 35 – 45
click to read or page 1003 in the Church Bibles


Song  
Only by grace can we enter,​
Only by grace can we stand;​
Not by our human endeavour,​
But by the blood of the Lamb.​
​Into Your presence You call us,​
You call us to come.​
Into Your presence You draw us,​
And now by Your grace we come,​
Now by Your grace we come.​

 

Lord, if You mark our transgressions,​
Who would stand?​
​Thanks to Your grace ​we are cleansed​

By the blood of the Lamb.​

Gerrit Gustafson
 

Song
Amazing grace how sweet the sound​

That saved a wretch like me​

I once was lost but now I'm found​

Was blind but now I see​

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear​,

And grace my fears relieved​

How precious did that grace appear​

The hour I first believed​
 

My chains are gone I've been set free​
My God my Saviour has ransomed me​
And like a flood His mercy reigns​
Unending love amazing grace​


​The Lord has promised good to me​
His word my hope secures​
He will my shield and portion be​
As long as life endures​

 

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow​
The sun forbear to shine​
But God who called me here below​
Will be forever mine​
Will be forever mine​
You are forever mine​

John Newton & Chris Tomlin​
 

Bible Reading: Romans 3: 1 – 26

click to read  or page 1130 in the church Bibles

Sermon Adam Isaacs

Song

In Christ alone my hope is found,​
He is my light, my strength, my song;​
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,​
Firm through the fiercest ​
drought and storm.​
What heights of love, ​
what depths of peace,​
When fears are stilled, ​
when strivings cease!​
My Comforter, my All in All,​
Here in the love of Christ I stand.​

 

In Christ alone! - who took on flesh,​
Fullness of God in helpless babe!​
This gift of love and righteousness,​
Scorned by the ones He came to save;​
Till on that cross as Jesus died,​
The wrath of God was satisfied -​
For every sin on Him was laid;​
Here in the death of Christ I live.​

 

There in the ground His body lay,​
Light of the world by darkness slain:​
Then bursting forth in glorious Day​
Up from the grave He rose again!​
And as He stands in victory​
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me,​
For I am His and He is mine -​
Bought with the precious ​
blood of Christ.​

 

No guilt in life, no fear in death,​
This is the power of Christ in me;​
From life's first cry to final breath,​
Jesus commands my destiny.​
No power of hell, no scheme of man,​
Can ever pluck me from His hand;​
Till He returns or calls me home,​
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand! ​       

Keith Getty | Stuart Townend​
 

Affirmation of Faith
Do you believe and trust in God the Father,

source of all being and life,

the one for whom we exist?

We believe and trust in him.

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Son, who took our human nature,

died for us and rose again?

We believe and trust in him.

 

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,

who gives life to the people of God and makes Christ known in the world?

We believe and trust in him.

 

This is the faith of the Church.

This is our faith.

We believe and trust in one God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen


Prayers of intercession

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,  
your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.   
Give us today our daily bread.   
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.    
Lead us not into temptation,    
but deliver us from evil.   
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,

now and forever. Amen.   

 

Church Family News

 

Offertory Prayer

Heavenly Father, you have given us riches beyond measure.

We can only return a fraction of what we owe you;

but we ask, Lord, that you will bless our offerings

and help us to use them wisely in your service

and for your glory. Amen

 

Song 
Great is the darkness that covers the earth​
Oppression injustice and pain​
Nations are slipping in hopeless despair​
Though many have come in Your name​
Watching while sanity dies​
Touched by the madness and lies ​

 

​Come Lord Jesus​, Come Lord Jesus​
Pour out Your Spirit we pray​
Come Lord Jesus​, Come Lord Jesus​
Pour out Your Spirit on us today ​

 

​May now Your church rise with power and love​
This glorious gospel proclaim​
In every nation salvation will come​
To those who believe in Your name​
Help us bring light to this world​
That we might speed Your return ​

​Great celebrations on that final day​
When out of the heavens You come​
Darkness will vanish all sorrow will end​
And rulers will bow at Your throne​
Our great commission complete​
Then face to face we shall meet ​

Gerald Coates | Noel Richards

 

Closing prayer

Loving God, we thank you for hearing our prayers,

feeding us with your word and encouraging us in our meeting together.

Take us and use us, to love and serve you, and all people,

in the power of your Spirit

and in the name of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Blessing

May God give to us and to all those we love his comfort and his peace,

his light and his joy, in this world and the next;

and the blessing of God Almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among us and remain with us always.

Amen.

 

Prayer ministry is available after the service. Please collect your children from their groups promptly.  
Coffee is available in Pachthof Stroykens

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