St Stephen's Presbyterian Church
24th May 2020 - With Jesus in the School of Prayer (John 17:1-26)
Locations & Times
  • St Stephen's Presbyterian Church - Surrey Hills
    650 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills VIC 3127, Australia
    Sunday 10:15 AM, Sunday 6:00 PM
Hymn - Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Album: The Glorious Christ (Live) CCLI#7120053
Original words (V 1) and music by Helen H. Lemmel.
Additional words (V 2-4) by George Romanacce, Nic Trout, Kevin Winebarger, and Nathan Stiff.
Chorus music and words by George Romanacce, Nic Trout, Kevin Winebarger, and Nathan Stiff.
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Bible Reading - Matthew 6:5-16
5 "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words.

8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

9 "This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

10 your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us today our daily bread.

12 Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'

14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

16 "When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
Memory Text - Jeremiah 29:13

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
1. For the Love of God Course (Today)
For those wanting to explore more about Christianity and its impact on the world, come along to this 4-week course.
Starting 24th May(Today) 2pm
Contact Oli Blythe for more details -

2. Refresh Women’s Event
Refresh is a fantastic opportunity to be refreshed and built up by Scripture together though physically apart. We’ll meet to be encouraged by God’s Word, hear from some women of St Stephen’s, pray with one another, and enjoy fellowship. We’ll meet over Zoom on Saturday 30th May, 10-11.30am. To register your attendance, please send an email to Michelle (

3. Carer's team - need for groceries, etc.

4. Connect with us
If you are new and would like to find out more about Jesus, please get in touch with our pastor

5. Prayer Meeting
Each Sunday at 12pm, join us for prayer over Zoom.

6. Live Q&A every week after the evening service
The details are:
- 7.15pm every Sunday night after the evening service
- We’ll be doing it live on our church's Facebook Page
- Questions can be sent in via SMS (0430 421 527)

7. Offering
It is important that we continue to be generous with all that God has given us. This time calls for generosity with our neighbours, those in need, and we want to continue to be generous towards the work of the gospel. If you are not already giving electronically, you can find the details below.

8. Meeting in triplets
We would like to encourage you to meet in triplets to pray and share in fellowship. Many of you were a part of a triplet from Church Camp. If you are not in one but would like to, please let Michelle know,

9. Join a Growth Group
It is important that we take every opportunity to stay in fellowship and be nurtured by the Word of God, and spend time in prayer. Please stay connected. If you are not in a group, but would like to, please contact Grace

10. Bread Street
As you know the "Bread team” have been collecting the leftovers at Bread Street Bakery in Mont Albert for the last 15+ years. The owner David is very generous and humble to those he has given to in our community. At this time as businesses are struggling please support the bread shop when you are in the area and buy some goodies.

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12. Love your neighbours
Let this difficult season in Australian life be the season where we as Christians shine for the glory of God. Let us all be conscious of how our love for our community can reflect the love of Jesus for us. You may like to consider being in touch with your neighbours and offering help and service.
Children's Talk
Song - Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery
Matt Boswell | Matt Papa | Michael Bleecker CCLI Song #7026028
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Bible Reading: John 17:1-26
1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:

2 "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.

3 Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

4 I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

6 "I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.

7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.

8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.

9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.

10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.

11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name--the name you gave me--so that they may be one as we are one.

12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

13 "I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.

14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.

15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.

17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.

19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

20 "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message,

21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.

22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:

23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 "Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me.

26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."
Sermon - With Jesus in the School of Prayer (John 17:1-26)
The Glory of God - Gospel of John
2. Jesus prays for the glory of His Father (17:1-5)
3. Jesus prays for the faith of His disciples (17:6-19)
4. Jesus prays for the unity of believers (17:20-26)
Song - Let Your Kingdom Come
Bob Kauflin CCLI Song # 4804046
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