Sunday 25th June
Trinity 3 – Alive
Led by Gavin
What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. The death he died, he died to sin, once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household!
‘So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.
‘Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.
‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
For I have come to set a man against his father,
and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;
and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household.
Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.
Welcomer – Lisa-Dawn
Welcome and Preparation
Song 1 – O worship the King, all glorious above (organ)
Confession and Absolution
Song 2 – Jesus, keep me near the cross (BT)
Read by Joanne Caines
The Bible reading is read from Romans Chapter 6 from verses 9 to 11.
Christ was raised from death.
And we know that he cannot die again.
Death has no power over him now.
Yes, when Christ died, he died to defeat the power of sin
one time and enough for all time.
He now has a new life, and his new life is with God.
In the same way, you should see yourselves
as being dead to the power of sin
and alive with God through Christ Jesus.
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God
Talk – Rev Gav
Song 3 – I am a new creation (keys)
The Golden Chain of Friendship
Read by Eva-Jean Smith
Read by Diane Outerbridge
Peace and Communion (with Remember Me)
Hymn 4 During Communion – Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Saying Thank you
Including a note of thanks from William Darrell
Dismissal Prayer, and Blessing
Song 5 – There is a Redeemer (organ)
Go in Peace to love and serve the Lord