Our Online Services are for those of you who may wish to take some time today, to pause, to reflect, to listen, to pray. There are links to prayers to read, and videos of songs to sing or listen to .
We also meet using Zoom and the details are available by getting in touch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Order of Service
Call to Worship
Based on Psalm 147
Song: Over All the Earth (Reign In Me)
(Brenton Brown, Copyright © 1998 Vineyard Songs (UK/Eire)/Adm. by CopyCare)
Psalm 139:1-12 & Psalm 147
Song: Behold the Lord
(Gerald Coates & Noel Richards. Copyright © 1991 Kingsway’s Thankyou Music.)
This is a guide to help you reflect on the readings above. If you are on your own enjoy the time to reflect quietly. If you are home with others who would usually be at church with you find some time together. You can make notes as you follow each stage or may choose to talk with one another.
Take some time.
5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, it’s up to you.
Read through the Bible reading
Read it steadily two or three times or use the listening feature of the link above.
Notice which words or themes stand out to you.
You might like to make a note of them or highlight them in a physical Bible.
Notice how the reading makes you feel.
For example, is it comforting? Does it make you feel frustrated or angry? Does it make you feel excited?
Notice what or who the reading make you think about?
For example, Does the reading resonate with something in your own life? Or, are their words that make you think of someone else? Is there something that would be helpful to share with others?
Say a Prayer.
(The following is an example; you can use it or say your own)
Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Thank you for the Bible, for the lessons we can learn and the guidance You give. I thought about [insert who and what the readings made you think about] and I would like to offer them into your hands. Be with them, with me, with us today. Amen.
Continuing the “I Believe” series we consider God as all-seeing and all-knowing (omniscient).
Song: How Great Thou Art
(Stuart K. Hine. Copyright © 1953 Stuart K. Hine/Kingsway’s Thankyou Music.)
Song: Leave it There
(Charles Albert Tindley, ca. 1906)
Song: My Lighthouse
[Rend Co. Kids, Rend Co. Kids, Rend Collective]
O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements and how inscrutable his ways!
‘For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counsellor?’
‘Or who has given a gift to him,
to receive a gift in return?’
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory for ever. Amen.
If you have any prayer requests or would like someone to pray with you via a phone call please email email@example.com or call 01895 548004