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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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If you are unable to join us at that time the recording of Chapel will be available on Moodle.

Welcome & Announcements

Introduction and prayer for RCSA Council

Call to Worship

Psalm 24:9-10; Col 1:27

Lift up your heads, you gates;
    lift them up, you ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?
    The Lord Almighty—
    he is the King of glory.

We lift up our heads, and open our hearts;
    we open the doors of our lives,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is he, this King of glory?
    He is Jesus, the Christ—
    Christ in us, the hope of glory.

The Solid Rock

Text: Edward Mote | Tune (Solid Rock): William B. Bradbury

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name

His oath, his covenant, his blood
Support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay

    On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
    All other ground is sinking sand
    All other ground is sinking sand

When darkness seems to hide his face
I rest on his unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil

When he shall come with trumpet sound
Oh, may I then in him be found
Dressed in his righteousness alone
Faultless to stand before the throne

We Abide We Abide In You

Sandra McCracken 2017 | Hymns From the Porter's Gate

We are the vineyard You have planted
Tend our leaves and wild branches
We abide, we abide in You
We abide, we abide in You

Fruit growing from our strength and labor
Rain on us with grace and favor
We abide, we abide in You
We abide, we abide in You

Where can my soul find living water?
Apart from You, we bear no fruit
O plant my feet down by the river
We abide, we abide in You

Prayers of the People

Adapted from Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two, pp.1102-5

In the name of the Father
In the name of the Son
In the name of the Spirit

We arise today through a mighty strength,
the invocation of the Trinity

In my coming and going, in light and darkness
watch over us, and protect us.

In hesitancy and fear, uncertainty and rebellion
watch over us, and protect us.

Alone or with others, be they friend or enemy,
watch over us, and protect us.

In all our beginnings, and at each ending,
watch over us, and protect us.

God's eye to watch, God's might to stay,
God's ear to hearken to our needs:
Christ before, beneath, beside me.

The wisdom of God to teach,
God's hand to guide
God's shield to ward,
Christ be near me, Christ above me.

The word of God to give us speech,
God's heavenly host to be our guard.
Christ in hearts of all that love me.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger

In the name of the sacred Three,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Visual Meditation

Credit: Call of the Disciples, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me

Credit: Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson, & Michael Farren

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
There is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
For my life is wholly bound to his
Oh how strange and divine, I can sing "all is mine"
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

The night is dark but I am not forsaken
For by my side, the Saviour He will stay
I labour on in weakness and rejoicing
For in my need, His power is displayed
To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me
Through the deepest valley He will lead
Oh the night has been won, and I shall overcome!
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven
The future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon
And He was raised to overthrow the grave
To this I hold, my sin has been defeated
Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh the chains are released, I can sing "I am free!"
Yet not I, but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus
For He has said that He will bring me home
And day by day I know He will renew me
Until I stand with joy before the throne
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
All the glory evermore to Him
When the race is complete, still my lips shall repeat:
Yet not I, but through Christ in me!

Scripture | Colossians 1:21-29 (NIV)

Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.

Now I rejoice in what I am suffering for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is still lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church. I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people. To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

Homily | So Is It Worth Having A Goal For The Spiritual Life?

R. Paul Stevens –Professor Emeritus, Marketplace Theology and Leadership

In Christ Alone

Keith Getty & Stuart Townend | 2001 Thankyou Music

In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My comforter, my all in all – here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones he came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on him was laid – here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground his body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave he rose again
And as he stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am his and he is mine – bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from his hand
Till he returns or calls me home - here in the power of Christ I'll stand


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