WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP – PSALM 145:10

Leader: All Your Creatures praise You Lord, and Your servants bless You.

AllThey talk of the glory of Your Kingdom and tell of Your might.

Leader: Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom

AllAnd Your dominion stands for all generations.

Leader:   We are the people of God, but Scripture reminds us that we still sin.  We need to confess our failures, knowing that the Lord Jesus intercedes for us with the Father, who freely forgives us, through his infinite goodness and mercy.  So, let us draw near to God with sincerity and confidence, and pray together.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

AllO Lord our God, you know us better than we know ourselves.  As we come before you now, believers and doubters alike, we all share a deep need, for we are all lost without your grace.  Search us, O God, and know our hearts, test us and know our troubled thoughts. Give us true repentance.   Forgive us all our wrongs.  Transform us by your Spirit to live for you each day, to learn to serve each other and, through the grace of Jesus Christ our Lord, to come at last to heaven.

Amen.

PEACE OF GOD 

Leader: Through Jesus Christ, forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. In Christ we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of  his grace.

AllThis is the good news: in Christ we are healed, restored, forgiven!

Leader: The peace of the Lord be always with you. 

AllAnd also with you.

THE NOTICES 

Happy birthday to David Coltart today, Sunday 4 October and to Daisy Dube and Deidre Booth who share a birthday next Thursday, 8 October.

The WhatsApp group will open at 10:30 am today.

TITHING NOTICE

 Church Tithing/Donations Details

Collections of cash: Please contact Fiona Lander, Kevin or Pam.

Ecocash number: 0779702694  (Fiona Lander),

NMB Bank: Byo 210227307

Overseas Deposit: Britain:

https://www.zane-zimbabweanationalemergency.com/

Australia:

ZANE Australia – Zimbabwe Charity

Important: Please put ‘Whitestone Chapel Bulawayo’ as the reference, and email proof of payment to d.charsley@gmail.com so the donation can be tracked. Any transactions sent before the 10th of the month will arrive in the last week of the same month.

PRAYER BEFORE READING

All:  O God, by your Spirit tell us what we need to hear, and show us what we ought to do, to obey Jesus Christ our Saviour.  Amen.

READING

Genesis 15:6

And he believed in the Lord and He accounted it to him for righteousness.

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not see.

Hebrews 11:6:

But without faith it is impossible to please Him for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

SERMON: This Sunday, Albert Chatindo, who Whitestone Chapel supports in his outreach work to the poor, delivered a sermon entitled: Our Walk in Christ by Faith.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION

Father, we pray for the nations of the world, and for their leaders. We pray especially for our own country, Zimbabwe, for all who have authority or influence.

(open prayers)

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Father, we pray for your church throughout the world. We pray especially for your church that meets here at Whitestone Chapel.

(open prayers)

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.

Father, we pray for all those who are in any kind of sickness, trouble or distress. We pray especially for those known to us.

(open prayers)

Lord in your mercy,

Hear our prayer. Amen.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name: your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven.  Give us today our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.  Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.

Amen.

CLOSING BENEDICTION: NOW UNTO HIM

All:  Now unto Him who is able to keep you from falling; and present you faultless before the presence of his Glory, with exceeding joy.  To the only wise, God our Saviour be glory and majestydominion and power both now and forever.

Amen.