Christ the King

20 November

Christ the King | Christ the King (The Protector)

First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6 or Colossians 1.11–20

Jeremiah 23:1-6

23 “What sorrow awaits the leaders of my people—the shepherds of my sheep—for they have destroyed and scattered the very ones they were expected to care for,” says the Lord.

2 Therefore, this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to these shepherds: “Instead of caring for my flock and leading them to safety, you have deserted them and driven them to destruction. Now I will pour out judgment on you for the evil you have done to them. 3 But I will gather together the remnant of my flock from the countries where I have driven them. I will bring them back to their own sheepfold, and they will be fruitful and increase in number. 4 Then I will appoint responsible shepherds who will care for them, and they will never be afraid again. Not a single one will be lost or missing. I, the Lord, have spoken!

5 “For the time is coming,”
says the Lord,
“when I will raise up a righteous descendant
from King David’s line.
He will be a King who rules with wisdom.
He will do what is just and right throughout the land.
6 And this will be his name:
‘The Lord Is Our Righteousness.’
In that day Judah will be saved,
and Israel will live in safety.

Colossians 1.11–20

May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.

Gospel Reading: Luke 23:33–43

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.’ And they cast lots to divide his clothing. And the people stood by, watching; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, ‘He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!’ The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, ‘If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!’ There was also an inscription over him, ‘This is the King of the Jews.’

One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, ‘Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!’ But the other rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.’ Then he said, ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.’ He replied, ‘Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.’


8 (SMC)

Leader: Gavin
Preacher: Gavin

9 (COE)

Leader: Marie
Preacher: Marie

9.30 (SMC)

Leader: Gavin
Preacher: Sharman + Nicki

10.30 (HTC)

Leader: Anne and John
Preacher: Sharman + Nicki

11 (SPC)

Leader: Marie
Preacher: Marie


9.30am Order of Worship (SMC)

Welcomer: Lisa-Dawn Johnston

Welcome

Song – Lord I Lift Your Name on High (BT)

Prayer of Preparation

Confession and Absolution

Song – The Power of Your Love (BT + Led by Demara)

Communion and Distribution – Prayer Ministry?

Song During Communion – Such Love (keyboard)

Prayer After Communion

Kids Go out… Helen, Tessa and Shirene

Notices

Hymn: The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Bible Reading – Luke 23:33–43 – Kiara

Talk – Sharman and Nicki

Prayers – Lisa-Dawn Johnston

Song – Praise My Soul the King of Heaven (BT + Organ)

Dismissal Prayer

Blessing

Hymn – Let There Be Peace

Go in Peace…

Notes

Safeguarding Sunday