This is the outline of a service to share in together at our computers (or phones, tablets etc.), starting at 10:30am on Sunday morning 19th April March 2020, but you are also welcome to use it at other times. We suggest working your way down the page, reading out the prayers and playing the videos, singing along with the songs and following other directions given below. Words of songs and prayers that are not included as subtitles in videos are listed directly below them. There is no time limit, so take as long or short a time as you want on each section (or skip them entirely if you prefer).
Today's preacher is James Goodman, one of our deacons. The songs were chosen by Matt Dawson and the children's videos by Wendy Lemon. Prayers were provided by Inma Robinson.
These things I remember
as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
under the protection of the Mighty One
with shouts of joy and praise
among the festive throng.
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Saviour and my God.
My soul is downcast within me;
therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
the heights of Hermon – from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.
By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me –
a prayer to the God of my life.
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In case you are unable to view the video or would prefer to listen to the reading, here is an audio version:
If you wish, you can read this passage at BibleGateway.
In case you are unable to view the video or would prefer to listen to the talk, here is an audio version:
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit
be with us all, evermore. Amen.
After the service we are intending to hold a post-service chat on Zoom, from around 11:30am on Sunday 19th April for about half an hour. Please follow this link to join us.
The Baptist Union of Great Britain are holding a short prayer broadcast every Sunday and Wednesday evening at 7pm. The link for this evening's broadcast (and recordings of previous ones) should be available at this page on the Baptists Together website.
We are now getting to grips with the online service format but there is still room for improvement. You can help by providing us with constructive feedback. Let us know (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) what has worked well and what could be improved, preferably with practical suggestions for how.
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