March 29, 2020

Welcome to the first attempt at doing church while being separated by distance, and maybe even by time. This is an attempt to help us as a church continue to worship the Lord together while we aren't able to meet.

If you are able to be online at 9am on this Lord's Day then feel free to join us as we pray together. We will be using the program 'Zoom'.

You can join by using the link or if you use the program the ID and Password below

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Meeting ID: 747 238 8422
Password: Worship

Order of Service

There are a number of sections below. Each will lead you through a part of our service today. I have included some songs to help focus our time. I've used the resource Eloise has been so thoughtful to provide. Eloise has listed over one hundred songs and they can be accessed using the app Spotify. This app is free to download on your phones or you can use it online.

You may also like to use some of the videos prepared by our amazing Sunday School Teachers. Click HERE to go to that page

Eloise's list can be found via her account, EloiseOsborne2 and then going to her playlist Centenary Baptist Worship. Or, feel free to use this link Link to Songs

  • A Call to Worship

    Feel free to read this at your own pace or hear it read HERE (opens a new window)

    Psalm 66:1-7

    Shout with joy to God, all the earth!

    Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious!

    Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!

    So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.

    All the earth bows down to you; they sing praise to you, they sing praise to your name.”


    Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf!

    He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot–come, let us rejoice in him.

    He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations–let not the rebellious rise up against him.


  • SING TO the Lord

    Either choose your own song or hymn to sing or use one of those in the songs mentioned above in the list Centenary Baptist Worship  Link to Songs


    Lord I lift your name on high by the Maranatha Praise band

    Good Good Father by Chris Thomlin

    It is well with my soul by Hillsong Worship

  • A Focus on the Cross

    Feel free to read this passage at your own pace or hear it read HERE (opens a new window)

    Hebrews 10:19-25

    Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

    Listen and/or sing along to The Power of the Cross by Keith and Kristen Getty - Link to Songs

    Spend some time in reflection, repentance and prayer

    Read or listen to a community prayer of repentance.  READ HERE.        LISTEN HERE. 


  • Pastoral Prayer

    The world has become a harder place for most over the last few months. Many nations are facing a crisis that they are just not prepared for. The COVID-19 virus has not only meant sickness and isolation but many have lost their livelihood and many have had their entire lives overturned. We must not forget that many in the church and the community have other issues that are impacting their lives. Let us pray that the Lord might be at work amongst us, as a church, certainly, but also in the community, the nation, and around the world.

    If you have time listen (or sing along) to the hymn by David Crowder - Come as you are.

    This song is in the list 'Centenary Baptist Worship'  Link to Songs

    Click to Watch David Crowder perform it on youtube

    Click to sing along with Lyrics on youtube

    Read or listen to a prayer for today.  READ HERE.        LISTEN HERE.          


    We acknowledge the difficulties that many are facing and want to thank those who have continued to give both to the everyday running of the church and to the building fund. Many give electronically and this is an opportunity for you to take time to remember the gift to the Lord. 

    Consider all the other aspects of your life such as time, intellect and skills. Take the opportunity to offer these to the Lord that he might be glorified in all your life.

  • worship in song

    As we prepare to hear God's word for today and to meditate on it take the opportunity to sing to the Lord. Praise his name and worship Him. 

    Either choose your own song or hymn to sing or use one of those in the songs mentioned above in the list Centenary Baptist Worship  Link to Songs


    O Praise Him (All this for the King) by the David Crowder band band

    Crowns by Hillsong Worship

  • Reading of the word

    Feel free to read this passage at your own pace or hear it read HERE (opens new window)

    The Parable of the Ten Minas

    Luke 19:11-27

    While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’

    “But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’

    “He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it.

    “The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’

    “ ‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’

    “The second came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned five more.’

    “His master answered, ‘You take charge of five cities.’

    “Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.’

    “His master replied, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow? Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’

    “Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’

    “ ‘Sir,’ they said, ‘he already has ten!’

    “He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them–bring them here and kill them in front of me.’ ”

  • Meditate in song

    Consider the amazing gift of the Gospel. Life eternal. Knowing Jesus. 

    Will you see this gospel put to work in your own life?

    Will you declare his kingship?

    Will you receive his blessing and the joy of your continued close access to the saviour?

    Listen and/or sing along to I Surrender by Hillsong Worship - Link to Songs

    Spend some time in reflection, recommitting your week to the Lord

    Read or listen to a closing prayer of commitment.  READ HERE.        LISTEN HERE.