Today we are reflecting on a very special encounter with Jesus on the Emmaus Road. John will be exploring this amazing experience for the disciples and thinking about the roads we choose to take in our own lives. Special thanks to Rev Barbara for sharing her story ‘of life and faith’ in our ‘Open Pages’ interview series.
God is with us in peace, or is he? John talks about peace in our world today and how the Christmas story can relate to bringing about peace. There are hymns from the music group and Dawn, prayers from Jo and we hear some more about our Christmas appeals from Kam and Dinnie.
For all saints day John leads us in worship entitled “No Ordinary Saint”, we have the beatitudes lead by voices from our congregation and a different version of “We are marching in the light of God”. A written order of service is available here.
This week is a full length service which is available either as a video or a worship sheet. You can download the worship sheet version of the service here. If you enjoyed this service please consider giving a small amount to support the work of the church here. Full Service Prayers of Thanksgiving (Only) I Will Give You Rest (Only) The Rabbi’s Yoke (Sermon Only)
You can download the order of service here. A text version of the address and prayers of adoration can be downloaded here. Prayers of Adoration and Confession Reading and Address
You can download the order of service here. If you enjoyed this service please consider giving a small amount to support the work of the church here. Verse Two – A Reading Verse Five – Zoom Sermon Verse Six – Prayers
Welcome to our service for Aldersgate Sunday, this week we tell stories from the life of John Wesley with hymns chosen by our very own ‘Mr Wesley’s Preachers’. You can download the service sheet here. Text versions of the stories can be downloaded here. Story One – A Brand Plucked from the Burning Story Two – A Heart Strangely Warmed Story Three – The World is my Parish
The Service sheet can be downloaded here. You can donate to the Christian Aid coronavirus appeal here. You can give online to the church here. However this week we are encouraging donations to the Christian Aid appeal. Full Service Sermon Only
Order of Service Download the order of service containing the whole service here. Sermon, Readings and Prayers of Intercession (9,10,12,13) Download the transcript here In Christ Alone Recorded by the St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s CE School Senior Choir. Used with permission. He’s got the Whole World in His hands Recorded by the St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s CE School Reception classes used with permission.
On the second Sunday in advent John talks about the road to peace.
John talks about Joy in the current wordwode politcal and social climate. He creates a picture out of newspaper cuttings, during the sermon.
Readings James 2: 1-17 Mark 7: 24-30 Sermon Text Sometimes when we read the stories of Jesus we begin to build a picture of Jesus and his divinity. Somehow our picture can become quite distorted. We build him into a plaster saint only fit for our mantelpiece. We put a halo around his head and develop a picture of someone who could do nothing wrong. Our gospel reading today I think gives a picture of a totally different Jesus. It…
Readings Psalm 107, John 3:14-21 Prayers Gathering Prayer God, our God, is rich in mercy. By God’s mercy, we are created; by God’s mercy, we know Jesus; by God’s mercy, we have been saved; by God’s mercy, we are forgiven; by God’s mercy, we are alive through the death of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Prayer of Confession Lord, we acknowledge that we have fallen short of your goodness. You are like the mother hen who…