Mōrena, and welcome to Papanui@Home! We thank God that by his Spirit, we the body of Christ are being united to one another even now as we worship this morning in separate places.

To watch the videos for the service, click this link.

Remembering Sheryl McKey

We begin our gathered worship this morning by pausing to remember Sheryl McKey, loved by God, and wife of more than 40 years to John, who died last night at 9:30pm after her battle with cancer. Sheryl had recently celebrated her 69th birthday.

Precious in the sight of the Lord

    is the death of his faithful servants. (Ps 116:15)

We invite you to pause in quiet thanksgiving for a life lived in the sight of the Lord, and in prayer for John, his family, and ourselves as we grieve our loss of her.

Video: Jack reads Psalm 23

Video: Call to worship by Sapsford family

Zoom Prayer!

May our band-width be wide

And our download speed be fast

May our sound not stutter

And our picture not freeze

May we know when to speak

And when to mute

May we show patience when others freeze

 And embody God’s grace in the pauses

May we hold each other in prayer when we drop out and try to re-enter

And may we thank God that we can still gather and see each other faces. Amen.

Video: Mr. Bean, “All Creatures of Our God and King”

  • Begin at 1:19 and end at 2:24.

Video: SovereignGraceMusic sings “All Creatures of Our God and King”

Prayer (from the song, “All Things Bright and Beautiful”)

CHORUS (Repeat after each verse)

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,

All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

VERSE 1
Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

VERSE 2
The purple headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;−

VERSE 3
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,−
He made them every one:

VERSE 4
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;−

VERSE 5

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

Amen.

Video: Hillsong United sings “Oceans”

Prayer for Others

We invite you now to intercede for our international missionaries. Prayer notes emailed in this week’s Papanui Paper Plane.

Video: Activity for children and families by Sophie Hutchinson

  • Further activities available here.

Offering

Papanui Baptist Church relies on the generosity of its people to meet our budget. To those who are able, we invite you to make your donations straight to our bank account, whether by online banking, phone banking, or making a personal deposit.

Account name: Papanui Baptist Church

Account number: 03-0854-0651093-00

Reference: Your name

Code: Envelop number (not essential)

Please join us in giving thanks to God for the offering.

Family News

  • Birthdays this week: Toby Ewings is turning 13! We’re also celebrating the birthdays of Peter Sapsford and Steve Spillane! Anybody else? Let us know—we’d love to celebrate you!
  • In our online Zoom service this week, we’re welcoming Amelia & Greig Baling to our fellowship (Elliot will do a brief interview with them). Many of you will have met Amelia, who is now serving as our Office Administrator. We invite you to pray for them and us as we receive them.

Video: Devotion, “The Master Story of the Servant King” (Philippians 2:5-8) (19:08)

Devotion by Elliot | Video available in the YouTube playlist.

The Lord’s Supper

We invite you now to prepare yourself bread and wine (or something equivalent) as we come to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. We encourage you to take this meal, keeping in mind the community of Papanui Baptist Church, united together by the Spirit as the body of Christ.

Matthew 11.28–30

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,

and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;

for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Invitation to the Table

Come to this table, not because you must but because you may,

not because you are strong, but because you are weak.

Come, not because any goodness of your own gives you a right to come,

but because you need mercy and help.

Come, because you love the Lord a little and would like to love him more.

Come, because he loved you and gave himself for you.

Come and meet the risen Christ, for we are his Body.

Institution

The apostle Paul tells us of the institution of the Lord’s Supper:

For I received from the Lord

what I also handed on to you,

that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed

took a loaf of bread,

and when he had given thanks,

he broke it and said,

‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’

In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying,

‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood.

Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,

you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

(1 Corinthians 11.23–26)

The Breaking of Bread

The bread may now be lifted and broken with the words

Jesus said, ‘This is my body which is for you;

do this in memory of me’.

The Lifting of the Cup

The cup may now be raised in full view of the congregation with such words as

In the same way,

he took the cup after supper, and said:

‘This cup is the new covenant sealed by my blood.

Whenever you drink it,

do this in memory of me.’ (1 Corinthians 11.25)

Pray as we take the Lord’s Supper

You may like to play this song (Hillsong, “New Wine”) in the background as you pause to remember and proclaim the death of Christ until he comes again.

After taking the Lord’s Supper, pray the following:

As this bread, once scattered over the hills, was brought together and

became one loaf, so, Lord, may your Church be united and brought

together from the ends of the earth into your Kingdom.

Benediction

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,

the love of God

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

be with us all. Amen.

Pass the peace!

As usual, we finish our gatherings by spending time with each other over a cuppa. We encourage you to take the time now to call one or two others and connect.