Author: Derek

Celebrating Harvest 27th September 2020

Celebrating Harvest 27th September 2020

Theme: Jesus is the Bread of Life

Welcome

Welcome to a rather unusual Harvest service. As you know, at least for the moment, we are still unable to meet together in church but we are really pleased that lots of you were able to contribute to this online service. In this service we will celebrating both the wonder of God’s creation and that Jesus really is the bread of life. The bread of God sent down from heaven to give life to this world. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” In response, just as the disciples did, we say, “Lord Jesus, give us this bread.”

Worship time – Meekness and Majesty

A Harvest Celebration – Aldwick Style

Worship time – Amazing Grace

Sermon – ~Based on Exodus 25:30, John 6:32-35, 51- 58 – with prayer included.

Worship time – King of Kings, Majesty

Blessing to close

‘Yes, I am coming soon. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people.’ Amen.’ Revelation 22v20b-21

Midweek worship 23rd September 2020

Midweek worship 23rd September 2020

Series: 1 John – That you may know

Title: Children of God

Welcome

Thank you for joining us for what is an unusual way of “doing” church. We trust that the online service offered here will truly bless you, and that after this virus has passed, you will be able to join us as we resume our normal services and activities. In spite of what is going on at the moment, this is a time for personal growth and getting closer to God, and so our prayer is that you and your family will know Him and His great peace, in all things. This week Clive Bennett, who is one of our members, is continuing with our series on 1 John with an inspiring passage that will lift your  spirit in the midst of the continued difficulties with social distancing  as we recognise that as Children of God we are always part of his family and are never separated from his grace and love. 

Worship time – How deep the Father’s love for us

Bible reading: 1 John 2:28-3:10

Sermon – Children of God – Clive Bennett

Worship time – Lead us heavenly Father lead us

Worship time – No longer a slave

Blessing to close

“It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfil his good purpose.Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. ”Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.” (Philippians 2:13-16). Amen

ABC News sheet 20th September 2020

ABC News sheet 20th September 2020

Next Sunday will be our (online) Harvest celebration and although we can’t meet together we do want to make this a really meaningful service. We want to include as many of you as possible in the service and so, in this week’s news sheet we will be inviting you to join us in several different ways.

Firstly by contributing to our food collection for Food bank. Secondly by taking place in the great bread making challenge or the pie/crumble challenge or even the beauty of God’s creation challenge.

Intrigued – then read your news sheet carefully!

Sunday Worship 20th September 2020

Sunday Worship 20th September 2020

Theme: A Communion Reflection based on Psalm 126

Welcome

Thank you for joining us for what is our current way of ‘doing’ church. I hope that the online service offered here will truly bless you, and that after this virus has passed, you will be able to join us as we resume our normal services and activities. In spite of what is going on at the moment, this is a time for personal growth and getting closer to God, and so my prayer is that you and your family will know him and his great peace, in all things. God bless you. Simon.

Worship time – Blessed Assurance

Worship time – Jesus shall take the highest honour

Bible reading – Psalm 126 and Psalm 84:5-12

Sermon (including prayer) leading into communion

Worship time – Clean

Worship time – It’s your blood

Blessing

‘Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.’

Psalm 84v10a

Midweek Worship 16th September 2020

Midweek Worship 16th September 2020

The Anti-Christian Spirit

Welcome

Welcome to our midweek service in the 26th week of COVID19 restrictions. When this started back in March, I don’t think any of us thought these restrictions would go on for so long. It is frustrating for all of us but we urge you to remain vigilant as the number of reported cases is beginning to rise again – even in our area. Of course, these restrictions have given us all an opportunity to show Christian love to our neighbours as we are now allowed to meet in groups of six. Please don’t waste this God given opportunity to draw closer to your neighbours and show the beauty of Christian love in action – perhaps over a cup of tea and a biscuit. Simon

Worship time – Great is thy faithfulness

Worship time – Faithful one

Bible reading – 1 John 2:18-27

Sermon – The Anti-Christian Spirit – with prayer

Worship time – Give thanks to the Lord

Blessing to close

‘The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.’ Exodus 14v14

Sunday worship 13th September 2020

Sunday worship 13th September 2020

Theme: Knowing you, knowing me!

Welcome

Welcome to our weekend service where I will be tackling a challenging passage that involves the end times as revealed by Matthew in chapters 24 and 25 of his Gospel.. Although we didn’t plan this together, my talk today follows closely on from Derek’s talk in midweek where he asked, “How can you be sure of your salvation?” Perhaps God is trying to tell us something very specific at this difficult time. I also feel that God has given me a prophetic word directly related to the passage which I will be sharing with you. Although we still can’t worship together in person, I feel that God is talking very clearly to His church in these times about what is to come. We need to be prepared. Simon

Worship time – Blessed be your name

Worship time – 10000 reasons (Bless the Lord

Reading – Matthew 25:1-13

Sermon – Knowing you, knowing me (with prayer included).

Worship time – How deep the Father’s love for us

Prophetic word

Worship time – Crown Him with many crowns

Blessing to close

‘For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory for ever. Amen.’

Romans 11v36

Midweek Worship 9th September 2020

Midweek Worship 9th September 2020

Welcome

Welcome to our midweek service in the 25th week of COVID19 restrictions. When this started back in March, I don’t think any of us thought these restrictions would go on for so long. It is frustrating for all of us but we urge you to remain vigilant as the number of reported cases is beginning to rise again – even in our area. Of course, these restrictions have given us all an opportunity to show Christian love to our neighbours as we are now allowed to meet as two households. Please don’t waste this God given opportunity to draw closer to your neighbours and show the beauty of Christian love in action – perhaps over a cup of tea and a biscuit. Derek.

Worship time – Open the eyes of my heart Lord

Worship song: The heart of worship

Reading – 1 John 2:3-14

Sermon: Are you sure of your salvation?

Prayer: Day by day (The prayer of St. Richard)

Worship song: At your name

Blessing to close

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Amen

Sunday Worship 6th September 2020

Sunday Worship 6th September 2020

Maranatha – Come Lord Jesus

Welcome

Thank you for joining us for what is our current way of ‘doing’ church. I hope that the online service offered here will truly bless you, and that after this virus has passed, you will be able to join us as we resume our normal services and activities. In spite of what is going on at the moment, this is a time for personal growth and getting closer to God, and so my prayer is that you and your family will know him and his great peace, in all things. God bless you. Simon.

Worship time – Blessed Assurance

Worship time – All Heaven declares

Sermon – with prayer included

Worship time – Abide with me (Redman)

Three prophetic words

Worship time – Above all powers

Blessing to close

‘The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.’ Exodus 14v14