It’s great to have you join with us today for our online service of worship. We trust that the Lord will minister to you as you worship Him today.
If you are new to this format, the idea is to progressively scroll down this page and join with us as we worship our God together.
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Today we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper together while apart. If you haven’t yet done so, now would be a good time to gather the elements for communion, some bread / cracker / biscuit to represent Christ’s body that was broken for us and some juice to represent the blood shed to pay the penalty for our sins.
Zoom get together
This evening at 7:30pm we have an opportunity to meet together online to “encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
(You should have received the access details in the Church bulletin email)
125 years of Fellowship
The formation of the Burwood Baptist Church took place on Tuesday, 30th April 1895 when Rev W. Taylor on behalf of the Executive of the Baptist Union of New South Wales gave the right hand of fellowship to the baptised believers enrolled as the foundation members. The new Church then partook of the Lord’s Supper. Others were added to the membership during the next few days.
(Extract from “Valiant for the Truth”, a book about our first 100 years)
Welcome and call to worship
Our first song is “Praise the Lord who reigns above”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
As we resume face to face meetings, we encourage regular members of the congregation, both face to face and online, to support the work of the church through electronic funds transfer (eft) of your tithes and offerings to the church bank account or via iGive. If you don’t have access to an eft arrangement and would like to contribute to the church, please speak to Pastor Dilan or the treasurer.
If you are new to our church there is no expectation of you giving, but should you choose to do so it would be gratefully received.
You can now give anonymously through iGive.
Details are at the bottom of this page.
Who is Ian Altman
Our second song today is “This is my prayer in the desert (Desert song)”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Bible reading – John 15:1-8
Sermon – Vine and Branches – Rev Ian Altman
The final song for today is “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
You can also give from this link by moving your mouse over the purple Tithes and Offerings “campaign” .