20 | 21

July

Traditional Services

WESLEY METHODIST CHURCH 

TRADITIONAL SERVICES

Wesley Sanctuary 7.30am | 9.30am (Live-streamed) | 11.30am | 5pm

21 July 2024 | 9th Sunday after Pentecost | Missions Weekend

 

I.  WE GATHER AND PREPARE

 

MEDITATION VERSES

When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion on them,
because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Matthew 9:36

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, 
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 
and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18b–20

 

 

PREPARATION PRAYER

Great and loving God,
we come before you emptied of all that would distract,
seeking all that would redeem.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.



PRELUDE              The Compassion Hymn 

Words and Music: Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Stuart Townend © 2008 Thankyou Music

 

 

GREETING

L:      To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus, grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

      P:      And also with you.

    

OPENING PRAYER *                                                                        

Loving God, we have gathered to meet you.
We have come to listen to you,
to seek you, to worship you.

You are here and everywhere,
around us and within us; you know our inmost thoughts.

In you we hope, in you we live. 

Loving God, we live in you; we worship you.

Amen.

 

 

CALL TO WORSHIP *                                           based on Psalm 86:5, 8-10; 96:3-4                                  

L:           You, Lord, are forgiving and good,

              abounding in love to all who call to you.


P:          Among the gods there is none like you, Lord;
             no deeds can compare with yours.

 

L:           All the nations you have made
              will come and worship before you, Lord;
              they will bring glory to your name.

 

P:          For you are great and do marvelous deeds;
              you alone are God.

 

L:           Declare his glory among the nations,
              his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

 

P:          For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
              he is to be feared above all gods.

 

OPENING HYMN *     O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing                   UMH 57

Words and Music: Charles Wesley, 1739; Music: Carl G. Gläser; arr. by Lowell Mason, 1839

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

L:    In spite of God’s love for us and gift of love to us,
       we often act in destructive and hateful ways.
       We close our hearts to God and disobey God’s law.

[SILENT CONFESSION]

 

        PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Awesome and compassionate God,
you have loved us with unfailing, self-giving mercy;
but we have not loved you.

You constantly call us, but we do not listen.

You ask us to love, but we walk away from neighbors in need,
wrapped in our own concerns.

You have called us to be the church,
to continue the mission of Jesus Christ to our lonely and confused world.

Yet we acknowledge we are more apathetic than active,
isolated than involved, callous than compassionate,
obstinate than obedient, legalistic than loving.

Gracious Lord, have mercy upon us and forgive our sins.
Remove the obstacles preventing us
from being your representatives to a broken world.

Awaken our hearts to the promised gift of your indwelling Spirit.
This we pray in Jesus’ powerful name. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

L:    While it is true that we have sinned,
       it is a greater truth that we are forgiven
       through God’s love in Jesus Christ.
      To all who humbly seek the mercy of God,
      we know in Jesus Christ our sin is forgiven.

         P:  Thanks be to God!

 

PRAYER HYMN           Dear Lord and Father of Mankind                   

Text: UMH 358

Words: John Greenleaf Whittier, 1872

Music (REPTON): C. Hubert H. Parry, 1888

 

SILENT PRAYER

PRAYER ON BEHALF OF ALL  

THE LORD’S PRAYER (WESLEY TULUS)

Musical Interlude

 

 

II.   WE RESPOND IN SHARING & GIVING            

SHARING OF GOD’S PEACE 

CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH

OFFERTORY PRAYER

TITHES AND GIFTS TO GOD 

 

  7.30am   Oh, The Wonder Dawnbreakers
      Words and Music: John Chisum and David Baroni  
      Arranged by Russell Mauldin © 2015 Universal Music  
         
  9.30am   Not to Us, O Lord John Wesley Choir
      Words and Music: Michael W. Smith and Paul Smith; Choral Setting by Jack Schrader
      © 1985 and this arrangement © 1987 Meadowgreen Music Co.  
         
  11.30am   My Jesus, I Love Thee Wesley Chorale
      Words: William R. Featherstone; Music: Adoniram J. Gordon  
      Arranged by Emily Lund © 2015 Hope Publishing Company  
         
  5pm   Go Ye Into All the World Wesley Heralds
      Adapted from the Scriptures; Music: Eugene Butler  
      © 1974 Carl Fischer, Inc  
 

 

DOXOLOGY *   Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow             UMH 95

 

III.  SERMON

       Scripture                    Matthew 28:18-20

       Title                            Reaching The Nations For Christ

       Speaker                     Mr Michael Chan

 

    Michael Chan is a Pastoral Team Member (Missions) since April 2022. His passion is to preach the Gospel to the lost and obey the Great Commission by discipling the nations.
He has served previously in pastoral ministry for about 18 years as well as in TOUCH Community Services and Focus on the Family Singapore.

                 

 

IV.  SENDING FORTH

       CLOSING HYMN * Facing A Task Unfinished (We Go To All The World)                           

  Words: Frank Houghton, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash, and Fionan De Barra, 2015

Music: Samuel Wesley, 1864; Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash, and Fionan De Barra, 2015

 

 

BENEDICTION *

POSTLUDE     

 

 

         Prayer Ministry at the Altar

If you need someone to pray with you, please proceed to the inner rails of the altar area. If you wish to pray alone, please use the outer rails.

 

* Congregation may stand.

 

 

COME, SERVE WITH US! 

We are looking for orchestral musicians, organists, pianists, and choristers to serve in our services.

https://wesley.sg/sanctuary_recruitment

 

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Singapore 179493
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