Sunday 10th May 2020 Order of Service

Sunday 10th May 2020

Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley.  

This Service, broadcast live, can be found via Facebook – – or the front page of the Church’s website –   The Service will be available to see during the week as well.  If you would like some help to access either of them please email – .

This order of Service has been prepared so that you may fully participate at home and the sound of praise may ring across the town and many other parts of the country!

Most of the Services while the Church building is closed will continue to be recorded.  If you would like an mp3 (audio) file sent by a Dropbox link by email every week please send a message to the Church office (as above).  CDs (Sermon and Readings only) and DVDs will also be available and can be delivered or posted to you. Please email or if you are unable to email telephone Dave Tuson on 07817 007780. 

Welcome and Notices 
Gathering prayer, said together

God of all the Earth,
be present with us now,
in each of our homes,
as we connect together.
Build us into a spiritual house,
a holy priesthood,
offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to you
through Jesus Christ,
our risen redeemer and healer.


Hymn – O Lord my God (How great Thou art) (R&S 117)

Stuart Wesley Keene Hine  

Hymn – Empty broken, here I stand (Kyrie eleison)

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – Peace is flowing like a river

Bible Readings –

Psalm 31
John 14 v1-14

Hymn – If Christ has made no distinctions


Hymn – With a prayer you fed the hungry

Prayers for Others – Teresa Bacon

Hymn – Beauty for brokenness

Blessing & The Grace

Join us for Pause for Prayer every Wednesday at 7pm on and

All hymns printed in accordance with Church Copyright Licence 125991


After the Service this morning… share in ‘virtual’ conversations, may be while you have your tea or coffee.  There will be a Zoom link on the Church website or Facebook (where you have found this Service) to enable you to do this.

If you would like to give to the Church this can now be done through the link – – or via a click on the front page of the Church’s website.  Regular giving by standing order continues in the same way without interruption during this lockdown period.

Every Thursday at 11.30 am – Chat via Zoom. An invitation from David Tuson, Church & Community Worker to share in a social time together. On Thursday 14th May at 11.30am, I will be hosting another Zoom virtual coffee time catch-up, and you are invited to join us. It is a great opportunity to chat face to face (all be it virtually) with other members of the Church Family. To join the meeting on Thursday morning, please click on the link below:
It may prompt you to download a piece of software. But it’s fairly simple to use and doesn’t require you registering an account or anything like that. Should you need it, the meeting ID is 959-8643-1118.  If you need any assistance in advance, please get in touch.

York Road Project. 
Due to generous gifts for which grateful thanks, nothing more is needed at the moment.

This is Christian Aid Week 10th – 16th May
Today at 1 pm – Live streamed Service – Preacher: Dr Rowan Williams
All week, Monday to Saturday – short reflections

To join
Wednesday at 7.30 pm – Virtual Quiz via Zoom –  To donate for taking part in the quiz please visit
Justin Brierley’s Sponsored Head Shaving (taking place after the Service on Sunday 17th May) – please donate via -  

Prayers are very important, particularly at this time of isolation.
If you would like to request a prayer please contact the Church and Community Worker, Dave Tuson on 07817 007780 or email
If you would like to volunteer to commit to praying regularly at home, and receive a prayer list, please email Morwenna at

If you would like to listen to another Service…..the URC is sending one out at 10 am each Sunday morning which can be accessed at any time afterwards.  Just go to –  – and you can also be signed up for the daily email which gives a Bible reading, a commentary and a prayer.

Get Reform free on line! During this time of Churches being closed and the need for more communication, there is a special offer for you to receive this URC magazine absolutely FREE. Just follow this link:
Current paper copy subscribers will still receive their copies at home.

Items for the next Newsletter—please send to Kate Gray— by this Friday, 15th May. 

Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 13th May –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 17th May – 10.30 am  Morning Worship