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Service for Sunday 19th July 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Tony Parkinson ‘We gather together’ – that’s how we often began a service of worship in our churches – but at the moment ‘gather’ doesn’t seem the right word! We meet with God just the same as we used to, but not in the immediate company of many others (for some not in company…

Service for Sunday 12th July 2020

Prepared by Rev. Trish Davis The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. (Psalm 65:8) Scottish Festival Singers · Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Prayers Gracious God, we thank you that all good gifts come from you. We thank you for all you have already given us.…

Service for Sunday 28th June 2020

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations lincolntom · Let Us Build a House — Trinity Memorial Church Choir Prayers of Approach and confession Lord God Almighty, we worship you; for you alone are worthy of our adoration. Out of nothing you created all things. Testimony to your…

Service for Sunday 21st June 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Arthur Cowburn Princes Minstrel · Lord For The Years Let us pray Loving God, you are present in all aspects of our lives and we praise you. You create the world around us in all its beauty. You give us each other to love and to receive love. You guide us by your Holy…

Service for Sunday 7th June 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Tony Parkinson Opening prayer Thanks be to the Father I arise today He gives me light He guides my way Thanks be to the Saviour I arise today He gives me love He hears me pray Thanks be to the Spirit I arise today He gives me life With me to stay David Adam…

Service for Sunday 14th June 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Geoff Scarlett For the harvests of the Spirit, thanks be to God. For the good we all inherit, thanks be to God. For the wonders that astound us, For the truths that still confound us, Most of all, that love has found us, Thanks be to God. Prayer God, our Creator and Provider, Thank you…

Service for Sunday 31st May

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Christine Coram Jesus said: ‘You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you’. Prayer O God, our creator and source of our lives, we love and worship you for your power, protection and life… We praise you for your perfection and purity… We bow down, astounded by your generous love… We thank…

Service for Sunday 24th May 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Arthur Cowburn Holy Spirit of God, We watch for you, we wait for you, we look for you, we long for you. come Holy Spirit, renew us, refresh us, restore us and inspire us, that we may live and work to your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you, oh spirit, are…

Service for Sunday 17th May 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Trish Davis Shout for joy to God, all the earth! Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious. Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! Prayer Gracious God, we come before you, whether meeting alone or with others, drawn by the power of your welcoming love. We come with our sorrows…

Service for Sunday 10th May 2020

This week’s service has been prepared by Rev. Geoff Scarlett Draw near – Our Father beckons us to come! Within the confines of our earthly home We feel and know the joy of heaven above, Since Christ reveals God’s face of utmost love. No distancing can keep us far apart From all the love that flows out from his heart, And joyfully…