20th September : 10 a.m.

Order of Service

Preacher : Rev. Dr Phil Paul

Organist: Ted Grantham

Interim Moderator : Rev. David Tsai, (

Session Clerk : Simon Fraser, (


Music before the Service :  

J.S.Bach, (1685 – 1750), Prelude XX, Book 2, Das wohltemperite Clavier





Praise God from whom all blessing flow ;

Praise Him all creatures here below ;

Praise Him above, ye heavenly host ;

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Thomas Ken, 1637 – 1711 

Tune: Old 100th , Louis Bourgeois, in Genevan Psalter,1551


Call to Worship


Prayers of Approach and Adoration


Hymn 1 



O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder

Consider all the works Thy hands have made ;

I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,

Thy power throughout the universe displayed :

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee:

How great Thou art, how great thou art !

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee:

How great Thou art, how great thou art !


And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing,

Sent Him to die ;  I scarce can take it in ;

That on the Cross, my burdens gladly bearing,

He bled and died, to take away my sin :

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee:

How great Thou art, how great thou art !

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee:

How great Thou art, how great thou art ! Amen.



Carl Gustav Boberg (1859–1940)

Tune How Great Thou Art, Swedish Folk Melody, arr. Stuart K.Hine 1899 – 1989  


Prayer of Confession and Lord’s Prayer


Old Testament Reading – Jonah 2:1-10


Hymn 2 (Psalm cxxxix)


O Lord, Thou hast me searched and known

         Thou know’st my sitting down,

And rising up, yea all my thoughts

         Afar to Thee are known.



From Thy Sp’rit whither shall I go

         Or from Thy presence fly ?

Ascend I heaven, lo, Thou are there ;

         There, if in hell I lie.


Yea, darkness hideth not from Thee,

         But night doth shine as day :,

To Thee the darkness and the light

         Are both alike alway. Amen.


Scottish Psalter, 1650 

Tune , Coleshill, Barton’s Psalms, 1706   

New Testament Reading – Hebrews  4:12 – 16 


Hymn 3 (Paraphrase 58)


Where high the heavenly temple stands

The house of God not made with hands

A great High Priest our nature wears,

The guardian of mankind appears



In ev’ry pang that rends the heart, 

The Man of Sorrows had a part ;

He sympathises with our grief

And to the suff’rer sends relief.


With boldness, therefore, at the throne

Let us make all our sorrows known ;

And ask the aids of heavenly pow’r

To help us in the evil hour. Amen.


Michael Bruce, 1746 – 67, in Scottish Paraphrases, 1781

Tune : Melcombe, Samuel Webbe, 1740 – 1816  


Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession


Notices – Retiring Offering

Hymn 4



   Come, Holy Spirit, come ;

   Let thy bright beams arise ;

Dispel the darkness from our minds

   And open all our eyes.


   Revive our drooping faith ;

   Our doubts and fears remove ;

And kindle in our breasts the flame

   Of never-dying love.


   Dwell therefore in our hearts ;

   Our minds from bondage free ;

Then shall we know and praise and love

   The Father, Son and Thee. Amen


Joseph Hart, 1712 – 68

Tune, Franconia, Königs Choralbuch, 1738

Sermon – Finding God in Prayer (Jonah 2:1-10)


Hymn 5


What a friend we have in Jesus,

   All our sins and griefs to bear,

What a privilege to carry

   Everything to God in prayer !

O what peace we often forfeit,

   O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

   Everything to God in prayer !



Have we trials and temptations ?

   Is there trouble anyhere ?

We should never be discouraged,

   Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful,

   Who will all our sorrows share ?

Jesus knows our every weakness,

   Take it to the Lord in prayer.


Are we weak and heavy-laden,

   Cumbered with a load of care ?

Jesus only is our refuge :

   Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee ?

   Take it to the Lord in prayer ;

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee;

   Thou wilt find a solace there. Amen.


Joseph Scriven, 1820 – 88 

Tune : Converse. Charles Crosat Converse, 1832 – 1918 


Benediction – Threefold  Amen 


Retiring Offering


Music after the Service : D. Buxtehude, 1637 – 1707, Toccata in F


Services will be held at the Church at 10 a.m. each Sunday and will also be available on line by clicking “Livestream” at

The preacher next Sunday, 27th September, will be Rev. Robert Coleman ; 4th October Rev. Dr Phil Paul

NBN is now connected to the Church Hall and fully operational for internet and landline telephone.

The telephone number is 02 9552 2057.  This is a Telstra Business service.

Working Bee on the Second Saturday of the month.

Offerings can be posted to  PO box 42 Annandale 2038 or paid online to Annandale Leichhardt Presbyterian Church BSB: 032-011 Account Number: 120709. Please quote reference “Plate”. Please make cheques payable to: “Annandale Leichhardt Presbyterian Church” (not Hunter Baillie). If you wish to donate anonymously, put “Anonymous” or “Anon” as the name.


1.         Session meeting in Church Office on Wednesday 23 September at 6 pm.

2.         Committee of Management meeting by Zoom on Wednesday 23 September at 7.30 pm.

Duty Elder for September, Steve Patterson, for October, Simon Fraser

Door Duty :, 6th September, Noel and Alan, 13th September, Sue M and Sue W.