5 July 2020

Welcome Living Faith Uniting Church family and friends, and anyone else who is joining us in this service.

We will be sharing in communion at the end of this service, so we encourage you to have your bread, juice, water or wine ready as we join together for this holy sacrament.

We are delighted today to be able to hear Rev Trevor Hudson bring us a sermon on ‘Exploring a friendship with God’. To set our minds and hearts on God, as we prepare to hear what He is saying to us today, we encourage you to listen to:

King of kings

Feel free to go to the sermon link now where we will be led in prayer and further worship. You are encouraged to sing along or meditate on the words of the worship songs in the service.

Rev Dr. John Frederick who will perform, “Alleluia Sing to Jesus”. Thereafter Rev Trevor Hudson will preach from Romans 5:1-5 as we explore what a friendship with God looks like.

We will prepare our hearts for Communion as we listen to Sue sing “Bread and Wine”. It is a delight to hear her familiar voice lead us into a time of sacred reflection on Jesus’ body which was broken for us, and on His blood that was shed for us.

After communion, we will be treated to a song performed by Adrian Zanetti as a gift to Living Faith Uniting Church. Adrian will sing “Glory be to Jesus”.

We will close the service in prayer, but would like to encourage you to continue in an attitude of worship by listening to these beautiful songs that have been chosen for us:

What a friend we have in Jesus

Joy in the Holy Spirit


28 June 2020

Welcome to worship on this Winter morning.

This week we are focusing on God’s timing. How special it is to know you are walking in the will of God. Song writers have spoken of the joy of being in step with God. We can honour the King of kings who knows the best pathway for us to follow. Let us share in the song “The Potter’s Hand”

Please click on the link to Iris’s message, “God’s timing” where you will find prayers, Scriptures (John 7:1-13) and an encouraging message. We invite you to join in singing the songs in this video presentation. Sue will lead us in singing, “Give You Praise” and then later we'll sing along with Rev Dr. John Frederick's rendition of, “Praise to the Lord”.

As we reflect and respond to God’s words to us, we encourage you to sing

“In His Time”
“Trust and Obey”

Be blessed with these words from Philippians 4 :4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. “ NIV

We conclude with singing “Have faith in God”

Other worship songs you may enjoy are:

“Build My Life”

“So Close”


7th June 2020

This first song is a hymn acknowledging God’s great and guiding presence... “Guide me O Thou great Redeemer”

Please click on the video above to open the message “What does it take to do God’s work” with embedded songs and prayers - I will sing praises and My life is changing.

After hearing God’s words in the Bible, the message, the prayers and the songs; please join in singing about the One who is central to our life “Jesus be the centre”

Let’s conclude this worship time with “A Blessing”


24th May 2020

Showcasing the pipe organ this link offers a traditional rendition of “Worship the Lord in the beauty of Holiness”

Reading the beautiful promises within Psalm 103 here are some verses from The Message Bible…

1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Please open the link for hearing the message from Rev Iris Marais “Impossibility to Possibility”.

There is opportunity to continue worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ with these songs …

Break now the bread of life

Stand in awe

Have Faith in God

Now may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of the Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forevermore. Amen .

Let’s conclude our service with singing

The power of your love

We also encourage you to check out dappytkeys on the internet as a resource for worship time in your own homes.

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Worship 17th May

We have three songs for you to participate in this morning as we begin with praise …

Let us sing to the God of salvation

Anastasis (O Praise the Name of the Lord our God)

I will sing praises

As we share in the reading of Psalm 66, may it be as our prayer of adoration.

We come now to a time of prayer of confession

Merciful God, we have not loved you with our whole heart - we are sorry. We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed – we repent.
We have not loved our neighbours as best we could – please forgive us.
Holy God please strengthen us to love and obey you. We ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Words of belonging and forgiveness …

1 Peter 2:10 10 For at one time you were not God’s people, but now you are. At one time you knew nothing of God’s mercy, because you hadn’t received it yet, but now you are drenched with it!

Romans 8 :14-16 14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

This is Good News, ours sins are forgiven . Thank you God.

Prepare for the message with this song …

Eagle’s wings

May God open our hearts and minds to hear and understand the word to us as Iris shares the Message

“Clearing out”

Our response and reflection time can be with this song

Refiner’s Fire

Please offer your prayers for others and the world. Our God hears.

Days of Elijah

Conclude with

A Blessing

10 May 2020

Welcome to worship. We invite you to share with us in this song Give You Praise.

Reflect on the Psalm for this week Psalm 31:1-4 from The Passion translation...
I trust you, Lord, to be my hiding place. Don’t let me down.
Don’t let my enemies bring me to shame.
Come and rescue me, for you are the only God
who always does what is right.
Rescue me quickly when I cry out to you.
At the sound of my prayer may your ear be turned to me.
Be my strong shelter and hiding place on high.
Pull me into victory and breakthrough.
For you are my high fortress, where I’m kept safe.
You are to me a stronghold of salvation
After our prayers of confession we can be assured that God is faithful and just to forgive all our sins.

We give thanks for all God has done for us and how much He loves us.

Lord Jesus Christ You Have Come to Us

Preparing our hearts for the message this Sunday we invite you to sing As the Deer

Rev Iris Marais shares her message for this Sunday “Women in John’s Gospel”

God of Grace

Trust and Obey

There are many in need of prayer today and we encourage you to lift your prayers to the Lord who hears every heart, thought and word.

May the words of this song remind you of the wonderful truth of God’s great love. The Steadfast Love of the Lord

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
3 May 2020

A grateful heart does good like a medicine says the Bible in Proverbs 17:22. Let’s sing “Hallelujah hallelujah give thanks to the risen Lord”

Please take some time to thank God. Our prayers of praise are precious to our God
As this song reflects “Let our praise to You be as incense “

After Rev Iris Marais shares her message “Darkness versus Light” based around John 3:1-21 listen to the words of this song by Sue and Kathryn
“My Life is Changing”

Our next song is particularly relevant for communion services ... “Bread and Wine”

To conclude our service today please join in singing “Shine Jesus Shine”

26 April 2020

Let’s begin our morning declaring the wonder and glory of our Lord singing
All Heaven Declares

Psalm 46:10 encourages us to be still and know that He is God… after reading Psalm 46, conscious of God’s presence, we invite you to share in this song
Be Still and Know That I Am God

The Bible reading this morning is from John 2:1-12. After listening to Rev Iris’s sermon, please spend some quiet time in reflection. These next two songs can bring focus for our meditation.
When I Look into Your Holiness
Blessed Be Your Name

We encourage you to spend some time in prayers for others. Then lift up your voice and join in with this hymn. This beautiful song sung for decades lifts our hearts and eyes toward heaven, and we declare the greatness of our God.
How Great Thou Art

Concluding our time together a prayer for you in A Blessing

19 April 2020

Welcome to this worship time. Let’s begin with songs of praise to the Lord God Almighty
We have a traditional hymn in a slightly modern style

Holy Holy Holy

Followed by ….

10000 reasons

OR if you prefer a full choir rendition .... Holy Holy Holy in Royal Albert Hall to watch and sing with

After prayer, or reading Psalm 121, you may enjoy this song speaking of peace which Jesus speaks in the Scripture readings from John 20 :19-31 today.

My Peace I Give Unto You

After Rev David Baker shares

I choose to worship

How great is our God By Chris Tomlin.

You may offer your prayers for others.

To conclude our worship time a couple of songs you may recall from our Sue

Holy Spirit By Sue Crittall.

A Blessing By Sue Crittall.

Maundy Thursday

Welcome to a meditative space … it’s a time for communion with our Lord Jesus Christ as we remember the very first Easter some 2000 years ago.
May God’s beautiful presence touch your heart.

“Worthy is the Lamb”

Meditative music with Scriptures

Another song for worship time is “Your presence is heaven to me”

Good Friday

This day belongs to Jesus Christ. We offer to you these songs for reflection and worship.

“Jesus Christ Once Again” by Matt Redman

“When I survey the wondrous cross”

After Iris’s message you may like to sing “How deep the Father's love” written by S Townsend

“The Servant King" written by G Kendrick

”Amazing Grace”

“Christ Our Hope in Life and Death” - Keith & Kristyn Getty, Matt Papa

“Here is love, vast as the ocean” - Robin Mark

Easter Sunday

Easter morning is here and we rejoice in all that our God through Christ has done.

You may like to sing this recent song “Anastasis“
You may prefer to share in a traditional hymn “Christ the Lord is risen today Alleluia”

As we draw near to God our hearts are stirred with humility. We invite you to sing “What the Lord has done in me”

After Rev. Iris shares the message you may sing or reflect on “I will sing of My Redeemer”

We sing with confidence my Redeemer lives… following are several songs proclaiming Jesus lives… you may choose all of them if you like to sing.

“My Redeemer Lives”

“I Know That My Redeemer Lives”

“There Is A Redeemer” - Keith Green

Let us finish our service time with “King of kings, Majesty“


5 April 2020

Before we begin our service of worship let’s welcome King Jesus as we sing “Make Way” by Graham Kendrick

A traditional hymn for this Sunday , Palm Sunday, of the church calendar is “Ride on, ride on in majesty” by Henry Milman

After listening to Iris’s message we invite you to share in and reflect on this song - “Here I am Lord” by Dan Schutte

As we conclude we sing again “The Servant Song “ by R Gillard


29 March 2020

To begin our time of worship let’s sing to and of the Christ who is a firm foundation stone, indeed our Cornerstone on which our hope is built.

Cornerstone by Myrin, Morgan et al

After listening to Iris’ message you may share in singing these songs or reflect on the words.

They’ll know we are Christians by our love by Peter Scholtes


Freely , freely by Carol Owens

After prayer for the world let’s acknowledge together the One who is able to answer all our prayers. Let’s give praise to God who is still in control.

How great Thou art

We conclude our service time with the theme song we’ve been singing for this six weeks of Better Together studies. God is with you, may you know His blessings for you.

The Servant Song by R Gillard

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22 March 2020

How great is our God by Chris Tomlin

For all You’ve done by Reuben Morgan

With all I am by Reuben Morgan

Prayer of St Francis of Assisi recorded by several artists under “Make me a channel of your peace “

Jesu, Jesu by Tom Colvin

The Servant Song by Richard Gillard

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