Welcome you to our virtual worship service for Sunday, August 2

We are very pleased that you are able to share with us, whether you're joining us at 10:30am on Sunday, or watching later in the week.

Today we have the pleasure of Claire leading and Arthur speaking.

The different parts of the service are listed below. Please progress through the items at your own pace by clicking on the 'play' arrows when you are ready to proceed. At the end of the items, you are encouraged to join us for Communion via Zoom, the link for which was sent out with the Friday email. If you didn't receive it, please email chrisbishop@ntlworld.com.

You may want to have your Bible open at Matthew 14.13-21.

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Welcome and introduction - Claire


Song: Wonderful Saviour


Call to worship: Psalm 17.1-7, 15 - Claire (Audio)


Prayer

O Lord, we come together to worship you, even amidst the turmoil of our thoughts.

Come near to each of us, to hear our prayers and to quieten us with your presence.

Listening God, as individuals within a community, we bring to you our special needs.

Come near to each one of us, to hear our prayers for your merciful guidance and help.

God of unfailing love, within the sacred quietness of your presence we come seeking healing and wholeness from our many fears, and to be strengthened by your blessings.

Liberating God, you have examined each of our hearts and minds, and you set us free from all that isolates us from others - and from you. You bless us with your love. Amen.


Song: The Lord's my Shepherd


Confession

Holy God, Lord of love:
For not singing when we are joyful;
For not shouting to the world the good that you do;
For not trusting the love that surrounds us;
For not enacting the justice you call us to;
For not believing the Good News is meant for all:
Forgive us.

Encourage us and change us,
help us and inspire us,
that we will magnify you, and rejoice in God our Saviour.
Amen.


Song: Knowing your grace


Reading: Matthew 14.14-21


Talk - Arthur


Song: Hear the call of the Kingdom


Intercessions - Claire


Song - Our Father God in heaven above

Our Father God in heaven above,
Your holy name be honoured;
Your kingdom come, your will be done
On earth as in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
Forgive us our transgressions,
As freely we forgive the debts
Of those who sin against us.

Yours is the kingdom
Forever more, amen,
The power and the glory
Forever more, amen,
Forever more, amen.

And keep us from temptation’s hour,
Deliver us from evil,
The strength to stand when Satan’s power
Would rise against your people.
And Jesus, teach us how to pray,
To plead the cause of heaven,
With humble hearts that learn to stay
Forgiving and forgiven.


Closing prayer


Bonus song: You never let go


Join us for coffee!

Do join us for virtual coffee (bring your own 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).

We also have our Zoom Prayer Gathering on Thursday evenings at 7pm. The link has been emailed out, but if you didn't get it, email Chris (chrisbishop@ntlworld.com).


More things to look out for...

Don't forget that there will be another Baptists Together Prayer Broadcast on Wednesday evening at the usual time of 7:00pm. The prayers will be led Rev Glen Graham, Minister at Collompton Baptist Church, Devon. Glen will be praying alongside General Secretary Lynn Green. (There will no Sunday Prayer Broadcasts until September.)