Giving thanks….giving God the Glory

19 July 2020

Rob McIntosh

Service Leader: Derek Saumolia

“Be thankful. God has commanded it—for our good and for His glory. God’s command to be thankful is not the threatening demand of a tyrant. Rather, it is the invitation of a lifetime—the opportunity to draw near to Him at any moment of the day.” – Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

  • Call to worship
  • Hymn: Praise my soul, the King of Heaven
  • Prayers of adoration and confession, including Lord’s Prayer
  • Hymn: Just as I am
  • Community
  • Prayers for others
  • Hymn: Glory be to God the Father
  • Scripture: Luke 17: 11-19
  • Sermon: Giving thanks … giving God the glory
  • Hymn: O for a thousand tongues to sing
  • Benediction


Jonah has Gone Full Circle

12 July 2020

Rev Marcell Mey

Service Leader: Archie Kerr


“When we’re angry at people and circumstances, we are really lashing out at God’s good providence; we’re demanding that God order our lives by our script, our assessment of people, our comfort level.”  – Jerry Wragg

  • Call to worship
  • Hymn: Let all the world in every corner sing
  • Prayers including Lord’s Prayer
  • Community
  • Prayers for others
  • Hymn: We are many, we are one
  • Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
  • Sermon: Jonah has gone full circle
  • Hymn: God of grace, God of glory
  • Benediction


The Turning Point

5 July 2020

Rev Marcell Mey

Service leader: Graeme Gainsford


“Repentance is one of the most positive words in the Christian vocabulary! It refers to turning from a destructive path and moving instead into God’s abundant life.” – Richard Blackaby

  • Call to worship
  • Hymn: Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah
  • Prayers of adoration and confession
  • Community and notices
  • Hymn: For the healing of the nations
  • Prayers for others
  • Scripture: Jonah 3:1-10
  • Sermon: The Turning Point
  • Hymn: Lord speak to me, that I may speak
  • Benediction


Jonah and spiritual tone-deafness

28 June 2020

Rev Marcell Mey


Thou didst call and cry aloud, and didst force open my deafness.” – St Augustine

  • Call to worship
  • Hymn: Awake, my soul and with the sun
  • Community and offering
  • Prayers for others
  • Scripture: Jonah 1:16-2:10
  • Sermon: Jonah and spiritual tone-deafness
  • Approach to the Lord’s table:

At the Table of the Lord – words and music: Jay Althouse
Sung by Knox Church Choir

At the table of the Lord bread is broken.
At the table of the Lord we are fed.
We remember now the words that Christ has spoken:
“This is my body,” He said.

At the table of the Lord, in thanksgiving,
we have come to drink the wine which is poured.
We remember Him, who died for us, now living.
We remember Christ, our Lord.

At the table of the Lord, we are meeting.
In communion we are many in one.
For wherever we are gathered,
there our Lord will be,
there our Lord will be.

At the table of the Lord,
at the table of the Lord,
at the table of the Lord we shall be free.

  • Communion
  • Hymn 527: Eternal Father strong to save
  • Benediction:

God Speed You-Words: Shirley Murray, Music:Shona Murray
Sung by Knox Church Choir

God speed you on your way,
safe keep you every day,
give you wing, cause to sing,
all this we wish and pray.

God give you space to thrive,
all senses kept alive.
Health and hope, means to cope,
joyfully to arrive.

God lead you to the new
places and points of view,
roads to take, friends to make,
more life to travel through.


God’s plan and our plans

21 June 2020

Rev Marcell Mey

Service leader: Archie Kerr


God’s plans for you are better than any plans you have for yourself. So don’t be afraid of God’s will, even if it’s different from yours.” – Greg Laurie

  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn: All people that on earth do dwell
  • Prayers including Lord’s Prayer
  • Notices and Community
  • Prayers for others
  • Hymn: Let justice roll down like a river
  • Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3
  • Sermon: God’s plan and our plans
  • Offering
  • Hymn: Make me a captive, Lord
  • Benediction


God’s Beautiful Heart

14 June 2020

Fiona and Kamsorn Khokgawe (Link to PCANZ Mission)

Service Leader: Rev Marcell Mey


“We cannot always trace God’s hand, but we can always trust God’s heart.” – C H Spurgeon

  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn: Praise to the Lord
  • Prayers of adoration and confession
  • Hymn: And can it be
  • Community and notices
  • Prayers for others
  • Scripture: Mark 5: 1-8
  • Sermon: God’s beautiful heart
  • Offering
  • Hymn: Amazing Grace
  • Benediction


Trinity Sunday – “The Trinity Call”

7 June 2020

Sian Scannell

Service Leader: Graeme Gainsford


“Prayer means lovingly contemplating the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, allowing our hearts to be enkindled to praise and adore the love and omnipotence of the most blessed Trinity.” – Basilea Schlink

  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn: We love the place, O God (William Bullock 1798-1874 & Henry Baker 1821-77/Tune: Quam Dilecta)

We love the place, O God,
wherein thine honour dwells;
the joy of thine abode
all earthly joy excels.

It is the house of prayer,
wherein thy servants meet;
and thou, O Lord, art there,
thy chosen flock to greet.

We love the word of life,
the word that tells of peace,
of comfort in the strife,
and joys that never cease.

We love to sing below
for mercies freely given;
but O we long to know
the triumph song of heaven!

Lord Jesus, give us grace,
on earth to love thee more,
in heaven to see thy face,
and with thy saints adore.

  • Prayers of Adoration and Confession and Lord’s Prayer
  • Church Community and Notices
  • Prayers for others (Kathleen Caughley)
  • Scripture Reading: Matthew 28: 16-20 (Kathleen Caughley)
  • Sermon: The Trinity Call
  • Hymn: I Bind Unto Myself Today (St Patrick/Tune: St Patrick)

I bind unto myself today
the strong name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three.

I bind this day to me for ever,
by power of faith, Christ’s incarnation;
his baptism in the Jordan river;
his death on cross for my salvation;
his bursting from the spiced tomb;
his riding up the heavenly way;
his coming at the day of doom:
I bind unto myself today.

I bind unto myself today
the virtues of the star-lit heaven,
the glorious sun’s life-giving ray,
the whiteness of the moon at even,
the flashing of the lightning free,
the whirling wind’s tempestuous shocks,
the stable earth, the deep salt sea
around the old eternal rocks.

I bind unto myself today
the power of God to hold and lead,
his eye to watch, his might to stay,
his ear to hearken to my need,
the wisdom of my God to teach,
his hand to guide, his shield to ward,
the word of God to give me speech,
his heavenly host to be my guard.

I bind unto myself the Name,
the strong name of the Trinity,
by invocation of the same,
the Three in One, and One in Three,
of whom all nature hath creation,
eternal Father, Spirit, Word,
Praise to the Lord of my salvation:
salvation is of Christ the Lord!  Amen

  • Benediction


The Church Alive – Wednesday Devotion

3 June 2020

Sian Scannell


  • Hymn: All things bright and beautiful (Words: Cecil Frances Alexander/Music: John Rutter)
    Sung by Katherine Jenkins

All Things Bright & Beautiful
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.


The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky.

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden –
He made them every one.


He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.


  • Text: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
  • Hymn: Christ is Alive (Brian Wren/Tune Truro, arranged Zebulon Highben)

Christ is alive! Let Christians sing.
The cross stands empty to the sky.
Let streets and homes with praises ring.
Love, drowned in death, shall never die.

Christ is alive! No longer bound
to distant years in Palestine,
but saving, healing, here and now,
and touching every place and time.

In every insult, rift and war,
where colour, scorn or wealth divide,
Christ suffers still, yet loves the more,
and lives, where even hope has died.

Women and men, in age and youth,
can feel the Spirit, hear the call,
and find the way, the life, the truth,
revealed in Jesus, freed for all.

Christ is alive, and comes to bring
good news to this and every age,
till earth and sky and ocean ring
with joy, with justice, love and praise.


Pentecost Sunday – Hope in the midst of groaning

31 May 2020

Rev Marcell Mey

Service leader: Sian Scannell


“In the midst of an ever-changing world, the good news is that the life of faith is anchored by the power, provisions, and promises of God. Circumstances may change, but the future is as sure as the character of God Himself. No matter what happens, those who trust in God hope in His word.” – Scott Hafemann

  • Call to Worship
  • Hymn: Breathe on me, breath of God (Edwin Hatch: Tune Carlisle)

Breathe on me, Breath of God;
Fill me with life anew,
That I may love what Thou dost love,
And do what Thou wouldst do.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Until my heart is pure,
Until with Thee I will one will,
To do and to endure.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
Till I am wholly thine,
Until this earthly part of me,
Glows with Thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
So shall I never die,
But live with thee the perfect life
Of Thine eternity.

  • Prayers of Confession and Assurance
  • Celebrations and Remembrance
  • Prayers for others (Graeme Gainsford)
  • Scripture Reading: Romans 8: 18-27 (Sylvia Gainsford)
  • Sermon: Hope in the midst of groaning
  • Blessing of the offerings
  • Hymn: Now thank we all our God (Martin Rinkart/Tune: Nun Danket)

Now thank we all our God,
With heart and hands and voices,
Who wondrous things hath done,
In whom his world rejoices;
Who, from our mothers’ arms,
Hath blessed us on our way
With countless gifts of love,
And still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God
Through all our life be near us,
With ever-joyful hearts
And blessed peace to cheer us,
And keep us in his grace,
And guide us when perplexed,
And free us from all ills
In this world and the next.

All praise and thanks to God
The Father now be given,
The Son, and him who reigns
With them in highest heaven,
The one, eternal God,
Whom earth and heaven adore;
For thus it was, is now,
And shall be evermore.

  • Benediction


Grace – Wednesday Devotion

27 May 2020

Sian Scannell

1 Peter 5: 10-12

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