Welcome to our virtual worship service for Sunday, May 9

Thank you for joining us, whether you're sharing with us at 10:30am on Sunday, or watching some time later (or earlier...). This week our service marks the start of Christian Aid Week, and there is an opportunity to give to Christian Aid at the end of the service.

We are grateful to David for organising this service, (especially as he did so via a dodgy Internet connection in Filey), and to Les, who is speaking to us.

The readings this week are Ezekiel 47:1-12, 1 John 5:1-6, and John 15:9-17.

Below you'll find the series of items which together make up our service. Please go through them at your own pace by clicking on the 'play' arrows when you are ready to proceed.

If you would like to know more about our church, please email our Church Secretary to make contact - we'd love to hear from you.


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Visual meditation: The wonder of God


Welcome, introduction and prayer - David

Rose by earth dam

Rose is caught in a cycle of climate chaos. From severe drought to flooding, extreme weather robs her of what she needs to survive: a reliable source of water.

When she was a child, Rose remembers how often the rains would fall, giving fruit to the baobab trees and providing plenty of nutritious food to eat.

"When I was a young girl, there was plenty of food," Rose says.

Now, the rains are totally unreliable. The climate crisis has galvanised extreme weather and Rose’s community are feeling the brunt of it. For months at a time, Rose and her family live with drought.

"Because of climate change, I worry a lot about food. I pray to God that the rainfall will become normal like it used to be".


Reading: Ezekiel 47:1-12, read by Joyce (audio)

Dramatic waterfall

Song: Let your living water


Readings: 1 John 5:1-6 and John 15:9-17, read by Pat and Chris


Talk, given by Les


Song: Peace like a river


Prayers, led by David (audio)

Ladies digging earth dam

Florence's story


Song: Living water

Banner for Living Water song

An invitation, issued by David


Action points for response:

Pray

Pray for climate justice. Join in with our powerful prayer movement for climate justice at Christian Aid's Global Prayer Chain.

Act

Take action for climate justice by signing the climate justice petition here.
You can also find printable petitions and other resources here.

Give

Give for climate justice. Regular giving enables us to stand together with communities worldwide at any given point and make a lasting difference.

e-envelope

Donate (generously!) via Wetherby and District's Christian Aid e-envelope.


Pre coffee break song: Holy Spirit, living breath of God

Banner for Holy Spirit, living breath of God coffee cup

Join us for coffee...

Do join us for virtual coffee and biscuits at 11.30am via Zoom meeting and say 'Hello' to everyone. Just click on the coffee cup image on the right.

coffee cup

...and for prayer

This week our Zoom Prayer Gathering will be back to its normal time of Tuesday evening at 7pm. The link has been emailed out, but if you didn't get it, email Chris (chrisbishop@ntlworld.com).