Wesley Church

Hymns and readings

If you were unable to get to church last Sunday ... here are the hymns and readings. (Hymn book is Singing the Faith unless otherwise specified.)

Sunday 7 July
Call to worship: Daniel 7:13-14
HYMN
135 I owe my Lord a morning song
All-age address: Jesus the Alpha and Omega
HYMN 61 Our God is a great big God
Readings: Revelation 1:4-20
Letters to the Churches: Ephesus and Smyrna (Revelation 2:1-11)
Address
HYMN 181 Of the Father's love begotten
Letters to the Churches: Pergamon and Thyatira (Revelation 2:12-29)
HYMN 343 All my days I will sing this song of gladness
Letters to the Churches: Sardis and Philadelphia (Revelation 3:1-13)
Letters to the Churches: Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22)
HYMN 550 Forth in thy name I go

Sunday 30 June
Bible week: Colossians 1 (part 1)
HYMN 75 From all that dwell below the skies
HYMN 66 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
HYMN 611 Brother, sister, let me serve you
Reading: Colossians 1:1-14
Sermon
HYMN 379 Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
HYMN 564 O Thou who camest from above

Sunday 23 June
Theme: approaching the Bible
HYMN 94 To God be the glory
SONG: Read your Bible, pray every day if you want to grow
Readings: 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Timothy 2:3-6
Reflection: Why it's important to read the Bible
HYMN 164 Your words to me are life and health
Reflection: practical considerations: when, how, what
HYMN 158 Lord, you sometimes speak in whispers
Reflection: the importance of small groups
Readings: Psalm 139:1; Psalm 37:3-6; Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 2:4-10
Reflection: some personal discoveries
HYMN: Standing on the promises of Christ my King [words below]

Standing on the promises of Christ my King,
Through eternal ages let His praises ring,
Glory in the highest, I will shout and sing,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing, standing,
Standing on the promises of God my Saviour;
Standing, standing,
I’m standing on the promises of God.


Standing on the promises that cannot fail,
When the howling storms of doubt and fear assail,
By the living Word of God I shall prevail,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I now can see
Perfect, present cleansing in the blood for me;
Standing in the liberty where Christ makes free,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises of Christ the Lord,
Bound to Him eternally by love’s strong cord,
Overcoming daily with the Spirit’s sword,
Standing on the promises of God.

Standing on the promises I shall not fall,
Listening every moment to the Spirit’s call.
Resting in my Saviour as my All in all,
Standing on the promises of God.

Sunday 16 June
Trinity Sunday
HYMN 16 We give immortal praise
HYMN 6 Father, we love you, we worship and adore you
Reading: Romans 5:1-5
Reading: John 16:12-15
 
Sermon
HYMN 382 Holy Spirit, come, confirm us
Prayers
HYMN 762 We believe in God the Father
The Nicene Creed
Communion
HYMN 297 Christ is alive! Let Christians sing

Sunday 2 June
Ascension
HYMN
315 We sing the praise of Jesus
HYMN 300 Hail the day that sees him rise
Reading: John 15:26 - 16:15
HYMN 91 The God of Abraham praise
Reading: Acts 1:1-11; Proverbs 30:4
HYMN 68 One is the body and one is the Head
HYMN 312 The head that once was crowned with thorns

Sunday 26 May
Junior Church Anniversary
HYMN
57 Let all the world in every corner sing
'Hands across the World': Christian Aid Week
HYMN 28 Jesus calls us here to meet him
HYMN 536 He's got the whole world
Reading: Acts 17:22-31
SONG Care for your World [see below]
HYMN 693 Beauty for Brokenness

When your Father made the world, before that world was old,
In his eye what he had made was lovely to behold.
Help your people to care for your world.
And the world that he had made, the seas, the rocks, the air,
All the creatures and the plants, he gave into our care.
Help your people to care for your world.

The world is a garden you made,
And you are the one who planted the seed.
The world is a garden you made,
A life for our food, life for our joy,
Life we could kill with our selfish greed.


When you walked in Galilee, you said your Father knows
When each tiny sparrow dies, each fragile lily grows.
Help your people to care for your world.
And the children of the earth, like sheep within your fold,
Should have food enough to eat and shelter from the cold.
Help your people to care for your world.

The world is a garden you made, ...

When your Spirit sees the world, his soul must be dismayed.
We have spoiled your Father’s work; his trust has been betrayed.
Help your people to care for your world.

The world is a garden you made, ...

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