On the first day of the week

From the earliest days, the church formed a tradition of gathering to worship on the day after the Jewish sabbath, the day we now call Sunday or “first day of the week”.

The church has gathered to worship in every conceivable place. From caves to cathedrals this ancient weekly pattern has been observed. Despite changing circumstances and government guidelines due to coronavirus, we are doing our best to provide a number of different ways for people to engage, to meet with God and to have communion with each other. We trust you take full advantage of what we can do and encounter God in new ways.

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Sunday 19 September 2021

Reconciled: Romans

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We stream our morning gathering live at 10am every Sunday. Click the link below to watch.


Pre-recorded Sunday package


One of our goals with these Sunday service packages is that you will be encouraged to engage with scripture yourself and to wrestle through the things that have been shared. In light of that take time this week to read through one or more of the following texts:

  • 1 John 4:13-21
  • Galatians 5:13-15


In addition to the passages mentioned above, here are a few questions you may want to reflect on today or during the week. Even better still, phone a friend and have a “virtual coffee” as you reflect on one of these questions together!

  1. How well do you feel you know God loves you?
  2. What is your main takeaway from this series?
  3. How do you plan to continue growing in this over the coming months


Thank you for engaging with this Sunday Service Package. If you are new to the Christian faith or would like to know more about Jesus please send your questions to

Much love,



The prayer points for today are:

  • Pray for our community as we gather together increasingly, that we would have love, gace and wisdom in our differences.
  • Pray for the situations in Afghanistan and Haiti, that God would be merciful and lives would be saved.
  • Pray for somebody in the Kingsgate family who is sick or in need in any way.


During this time of unprecedented ‘lockdowns’ and ‘distancing’, there’s much that we can’t do. Yet, in a certain sense, we can join with followers of Jesus in homes around the world (and indeed in homes over the last twenty centuries) as we take communion together.

The simple symbols of communion – bread and wine – are rich with meaning orienting us within the Biblical story. Communion is grounded in the gospel story in which we encounter and ‘feast on’ God’s self-giving love, that we might have kindled in us a self-giving love for God, for others, and for God’s good creation.

Here is a simple liturgy to guide you through taking communion together as a household. If there are at least 3 of you, you might choose to have a different person read each numbered section below.

Set out the bread and the wine (or whatever alternatives you might be using at home).


1: Lord of Creation,

from your loving hands you have made us all. 

Every person, young and old, every creature, great and small. 

All nature sings with vibrant diversity

Emerged from your bounty of grace and generosity. 

Yet your good world is stained, stretched and swollen. 

Your beloved creation distorted by our sin

In silence we sit, hearing earth’s groan

Your contorted cosmos, our hurting home. 


Allow a minute of silence as you reflect


2: Lord of Liberation, 

A crown formed of thorns you wore 

as the crowd declared their angry scorn

Water and blood from your pierced side poured

As the temple’s curtains wide open were torn

The Prince of Peace lay crushed by human violence

As the skies dimmed and darkened and the indignant mob was silenced

Behold the The Son of Man who came from above

Behold the Son of God, gave up his life for love. 


Pass around and take of the bread and the wine, symbolic of Jesus’ body, broken for you, and his blood shed for you. When everyone has done so, read the final prayer stanza below.


3: Lord of Resurrection Life,

On your broken body we sip and we chew

We feast on your fallen frame raised anew

Your life now our life, sustained and restored

Breath to our bones, death-defeating Lord. 

Let us see from your eyes, heal our blindness

Form in us true Christlikeness

Though now this world groans, strains and strives

Jesus, creator, liberator, he’s alive! 



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Giving is part of our worshipful response to God. It is an ackowledgement that everything, even in the most difficult circumstances, comes from him and that we are ultimately dependant on him for our daily bread.

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Alternatively, you can give directly through the bank account.

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In addition to your regular giving you can give specifically towards the needs of those inside and outside the KingsGate family, and even specify the name of a person, family or initiative that you would like the gift to go to. This could be a wonderful opportunity to practice something of the Acts 4 church:

“…All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone who had need..”

And Finally

Thank you for engaging with this Sunday Service Package. If you are new to the Christian faith or would like to know more about Jesus please send your questions to

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