Welcome to our virtual worship service for Sunday, February 21

Thank you for joining with us in this service, whether you're sharing with us at 10:30am on Sunday morning, or watching later. 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.

Today our speaker is Jean, and the service has been put together by Chris. It will include Communion via Zoom at just after 11 o'clock, as you'll see further down the page, so please provide yourself with some bread and wine for this. The readings are Isaiah 51:1-8 and Psalm 121.

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.

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Welcome and prayer - Chris


Come and stand before your Maker


Psalm 91:1-6, read congregationally

Mother hen and chicks

Please read along with the words below

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.’

Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,

nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.


Reading - Isaiah 51:1-8, read by Arthur


Confession

Person kneeling in prayer

Please join in the words in bold

We come to God, as sisters and brothers in God’s family, to ask for his forgiveness and peace.

In a dark and dangerous world we have not held out the light of life. Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
In a hungry and despairing world we have failed to share our bread. Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
In a cold and loveless world we have kept the love of God to ourselves. Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

May God who loved the world so much that he sent his Son to be our Saviour forgive us our sins and make you holy to serve him in the world, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Reading - Psalm 121, read by Claire


Song: I lift my eyes up


Talk, given by Jean


Song: How deep the Father's love


Communion

This part of the service was conducted live via Zoom. However, you can view or download the liturgy in PDF format.


Blessed assurance


"Pre-coffee" song: O great God of highest heaven


coffee cup

Join us for coffee...

Do join us for virtual coffee and biscuits at 11.30am for a Zoom meeting and say 'Hello' to everyone. You'll need the link which was emailed out on Friday. If you've lost it, email Chris (chrisbishop@ntlworld.com).

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).