The Essence of Godly Wisdom

9am 19 September 2021

Rev Marcell Mey

 

“God in His grace grants us His wisdom often through …. prayer, Bible reading, wise counsel and godly relationships.” ~ Randy Smith 

  • Welcome and call to Worship
  • Prayer of adoration
  • Hymn: God of Grace and God of Glory
  • Prayers of confession and assurance, including Lord’s Prayer
  • Community
  • Prayers for others
  • Scripture: James 3: 13-18 (start 14’ 35”)
  • Sermon: The Essence of Godly Wisdom
  • Prayers for offering
  • Hymn: All my hope on God is founded
  • Benediction
  • Organ voluntary

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When Godly Wisdom Meets Human Curiosity

10am 12 September 2021

Rev Marcell Mey

Worship leader: Kerry Logan 

  • The recording is of the YouTube service from the same Sunday.
  • The recording has been edited for an audio presentation,
  • Music has been added to reflect the theme of the service and is included in the recording.  The link reference is an acknowledgement of the source so you don’t need to click on the link to listen to the music..
  • Timings are provided so you can move around the recording as you wish.


Curiosity is a hunger to know more truth so that we can show people more truth so that our world will see more of God.” ~ Barnabas Piper 

  • Welcome and call to Worship
  • Songs (1.48):
    -Enter the Gates
    -Build my Life
  • Celebrations (9.46)
  • Missions: Fiona and Kamsorn (13.07)
  • Hymn: Lord speak to me that I may speak (16.30) (Knox Congregation 2 May 2021)

Lord, speak to me that I may speak
In living echoes of thy tone.
As thou hast sought, so let me seek
Thy erring children lost and lone.

Oh, lead me, Lord, that I may lead
The wandering and the wavering feet.
O feed me, Lord, that I may feed
Thy hungering ones with manna sweet.

Oh, teach me, Lord, that I may teach
The precious things thou dost impart.
And wing my words, that they may reach
The hidden depths of many a heart.

O fill me with thy fullness, Lord,
Until my very heart o’erflow
In kindling thought and glowing word,
Thy love to tell, thy praise to show.

O use me, Lord, use even me,
Just as thou wilt, and when, and where
Until thy blessed face I see,
Thy rest, thy joy, thy glory share.

  • Prayers (19.42)
  • Scripture: Luke 19: 1-10 (21.42)
  • Hymn: Take my life (Knox Congregation 14 February 2021) (23.11)

Take my life and let it be
consecrated, Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days;
let them flow in ceaseless praise.

Take my hands, and let them move
at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be
swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice and let me sing
always, only, for my King.
Take my intellect, and use
every power as thou shalt choose.

Take my will and make it thine;
it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart – it is thine own;
it shall be thy royal throne.

Take my love; my Lord, I pour
at thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be
ever, only, all for thee.

Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
of our life’s wild, restless sea;
day by day his voice is sounding,
saying “Christian, follow me.”

As of old Saint Andrew heard it
by the Galilean lake,
turned from home and toil and kindred,
leaving all for his dear sake.

Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world’s golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying “Christian, love me more.”

In our joys and in our sorrows,
days of toil and hours of ease,
still he calls, in cares and pleasures,
“Christian, love me more than these.”

Jesus calls us! by thy mercies,
Saviour, make me hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience,
serve and love thee best of all.

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A life anchored in Godly wisdom

10am 5 September 2021

Rev Marcell Mey 

  • This recording is of the Zoom service from the same Sunday.
  • The recording has been edited for an audio presentation,
  • Music has been added to reflect the theme of the service and is included in the recording.  The link reference is an acknowledgement of the source so you don’t need to click on the link to listen to the music.
  • In some instances, alternate recordings are provided for a traditional or modern setting of the music as applicable.  To listen to the alternate recording click on the link.
  • Timings are provided so you can move around the recording as you wish.


Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.” ~ Charles Stanley          

Alternate traditional setting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDHjHebB2-U (Orchestral with words on screen)

God is Love; His mercy brightens
All the path in which we rove;
Bliss He wakes and woe He lightens:
God is wisdom, God is love.

Chance and change are busy ever;
Man decays, and ages move;
But His mercy waneth never:
God is wisdom, God is love.

Even the hour that darkest seemeth
Will His changeless goodness prove;
From the gloom His brigthness streameth;
God is wisdom, God is love.

He with earthly cares entwineth
Hope and comfort from above;
Everywhere His glory shineth;
God is wisdom, God is love.

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever.
Amen.

Alternate modern setting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZsSRaaHKGA

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all life thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish; but naught changeth thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
‘Tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.

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Desiring Wisdom in Uncertain Times

10am 29 August 2021 (Zoom Meeting)

Rev Marcell Mey 

  • The recording is of the Zoom service on the same Sunday.
  • The recording has been edited for an audio presentation,
  • Music has been added to reflect the theme of the service and is included in the recording.  The link reference is an acknowledgement of the source so you don’t need to click on the link to listen to the music.
  • In some instances, alternate recordings are provided for a traditional or modern setting of the music as applicable.  To listen to the alternate recording click on the link.
  • Timings are provided so you can move around the recording as you wish.

 

Wisdom is the means by which the godly can both discern and carry out the will of God.” ~ Douglas Moo          

The perfect wisdom of our God
Revealed in all the universe:
All things created by His hand
And held together at His command.
He knows the mysteries of the seas,
The secrets of the stars are His;
He guides the planets on their way
And turns the earth through another day.

The matchless wisdom of His ways
That mark the path of righteousness;
His word a lamp unto my feet,
His Spirit teaching and guiding me.
And O the mystery of the cross,
That God should suffer for the lost,
So that the fool might shame the wise,
And all the glory might go to Christ!

O grant me wisdom from above,
To pray for peace and cling to love,
And teach me humbly to receive
The sun and rain of Your sovereignty.
Each strand of sorrow has a place
Within this tapestry of grace;
So through the trials I choose to say:
“Your perfect will in Your perfect way.”

Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake,
lay not our sins to our charge,
but forgive that is past,
and give us grace to amend our sinful lives.
To decline from sin and incline to virtue,
that we may walk in a perfect heart before thee,
now and evermore;
that we may walk in a perfect heart before thee,
now and evermore.
Amen.

  • Scripture: 1 Kings 3: 1-15 (8′ 55″)
  • Hymn: God of grace and God of glory (Knox congregation 28 February 2021) (11′ 50″)

God of grace and God of glory,
on thy people pour thy power;
Now fufil thy Church’s story;
bring her bud to glorious flower.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the facing of this hour.

Lo, the hosts of evil round us
scorn thy Christ, assail his ways;
From the fears that long have bound us,
free our hearts to faith and praise.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
for the living of these days.

Cure thy children’s warring madness,
bend our pride to thy control;
shame our wanton, selfish gladness,
rich in goods and poor in soul.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
lest we miss thy kingdom’s goal.

Save our feet on lofty places,
gird our lives that they may be
Armoured with all Christ-like graces
In the fight to set all free.
Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,
serving thee whom we adore.

Alternate modern setting: TheNcrewhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3qO2xKvGFk

  • Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart,
    Be all else but naught to me, save that Thou art;
    Be Thou my best thought in the day or by night,
    Both waking and sleeping, Thy presence my light.

    Be Thou my wisdom, be thou my true word;
    Be Thou ever with me and I with thee Lord;
    Be Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son;
    Be Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

    Be Thou my breastplate, my sword for the fight;
    Be Thou my whole armour, be Thou my true might;
    Thou my soul’s shelter, be Thou my strong tower,
    O raise Thou me heavenward, great power of my power.

  • Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
    Be Thou mine inheritance now and always,
    Be Thou and Thou only the first in my heart;
    O sovereign of heaven, my treasure Thou art.

  • High King of heaven, Thou heaven’s bright sun,
    O grant me its joys, after victory is won;
    Great heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
    Still be Thou my vision, O ruler of all.

  • Benediction (41′ 13″)
  • Organ Voluntary: Tuba Tune (Norman Cocker) (41′ 40)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU4IgHa21x0

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The Road Less Travelled

10am 22 August 2021

Rev Marcell Mey (by Zoom)

God does not choose people because of their ability, but because of their availability.” ~ Brother Andrew          

Alternate traditional setting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWe9l1GwWAY

May the mind of Christ, my Saviour,
Live in me from day to day,
By his love and power controlling
All I do and say.

May the word of God dwell richly
In my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph
Only through his power.

May the peace of God, my Father,
Rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort
Sick and sorrowing.

May the love of Jesus fill me
As the waters fill the sea.
Him exalting, self abasing:
This is victory.

May I run the race before me,
Strong and brave to face the foe,
Looking only unto Jesus
As we onward go.

May his beauty rest upon me
As I seek the lost to win
And may they forget the channel
Seeing only Him.

Just as I am – without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am – though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings within and fears without,
O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am – poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need, in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am – Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am – Thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down;
Now to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come!

Just as I am – of that free love
The breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,
Here for a season, then above,
O Lamb of God, I come!

Alternate modern setting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o469PRLdbHU

Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?

Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?

Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,
through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?

Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.

  • Blessing

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Intimate relationship

9am 15 August 2021
Graham Tennent
Service leader: Derek Saumolia


“Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counsellor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don’t need to search any further for security.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot  

  • Welcome and call to Worship
  • Hymn: Praise to the Lord
  • Prayers, including Lord’s Prayer
  • Motet (choir): If ye love me
  • Community
  • Anthem (choir): Let music fill this place
  • Prayers for others
  • Hymn: Now thank we all our God
  • Scripture: Psalm 91:1-4; John 1:1-14 (start 27’ 30”)
  • Hymn: O God our help in ages past
  • Sermon: Intimate relationship
  • Offering
  • Hymn: A mighty fortress is our God
  • Benediction
  • Postlude: Nun danket alle Gott (Sigfrid Karg-Elert)

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Failing Upwards

9am 8 August 2021

Rev Marcell Mey

Service leader: Archie Kerr


“To worry is to assume a responsibility that is not necessarily ours to assume; failing to recognise that God is bigger than any problem we might have, and loves us enough to seek our highest good in the midst of every situation.”
~ John Fowler 

  • Welcome and Call to Worship
  • Hymn: For the Music of Creation
  • Prayers, including Lord’s Prayer
  • Community
  • Prayers for others
  • Hymn: Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  • Scripture: 1 Kings 19: 3-15a (start 35’ 55”)
  • Sermon: Failing Upwards
  • Offering
  • Hymn: These hills where the hawk flies lonely
  • Benediction

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Renewal and Restoration

9am 1 August 2021

Rev Marcell Mey


“When we learn from experience, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God.” ~ Charles Stanley

  • Welcome and call to Worship
  • Hymn: O for a heart to praise my God
  • Community
  • Offering
  • Prayers for others
  • Hymn: Lord Jesus think on me
  • Scripture: Psalm 51: 1-12 (start 14’ 17”)
  • Sermon: Renewal and Restoration
  • Hymn: Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
  • Communion
  • Hymn: O for a closer walk with God
  • Benediction

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Generosity is a family vocation

10am 25 July 2021
Rev Marcell Mey
Service leader: Rob McIntosh

  • Welcome and call to Worship
  • Songs: Forever/How deep the Father’s love
  • Prayers of adoration and confession
  • Community
  • Prayers of intercession
  • Hymn: Behold, what wondrous grace
  • Scripture: 1 John 2:28-3:3 (start 26’ 00”)
  • Sermon: Generosity is a family vocation
  • Offering
  • Hymn: God is love
  • Benediction

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Be generous to yourself

10am 18 July 2021

Rev Marcell Mey

Service leader: Derek Saumolia

  • Welcome and call to Worship
  • Songs: God so loved/Sing His praise again
  • Prayers of adoration and confession and Lord’s Prayer
  • Community
  • Prayers for others and ourselves
  • Hymn: Lord of all hopefulness
  • Scripture: Mark 6: 30-34 (start 32’ 45”)
  • Sermon: Be generous to yourself
  • Offering
  • Hymn: I heard the voice of Jesus say
  • Benediction

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