Sunday 31st May – Pentecost, Order of Service

Sunday 31st May 2020
Live stream Morning Worship
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley.
Acts 2 – Pentecost – The Gift of the Spirit


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 

Call to Worship

God says: I will pour out my Spirit on all people.

Christ says: I will ask the Father and he will give you another Counsellor to be with you for ever.

Come, Holy Spirit, gentle as a dove, burning as fire, powerful as the wind.

Hymn –We are marching in the light of God

Hymn – Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God

Sign of the Week: ‘Come, Holy Spirit’

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time – The Puppets tell Acts 2

Hymn – The Spirit lives to set us free

Bible Readings –

Acts 2 v1-21

Hymn – Come down O Love Divine (R&S 294)


Hymn – All who are thirsty

Prayer Time

Hymn – Spirit, Spirit of gentleness

Blessing & The Grace

All hymns printed in accordance with Church Copyright Licence 125991

News and Notices

After the Service today – 
…an opportunity to ‘meet’ each other via Zoom while you have your refreshments.  Follow the link on the Church’s website or Facebook page.

…at the same time, an invitation to share in prayers led by David Tuson, Church & Community Worker.  There will be an opportunity to pray out loud or silently for anything which is in your heart.  Follow the link on the Church’s website or Facebook page or use the login –

If you would like to give to the Church this can now be done through the link – or via a link 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.

Today at 4 pm- Synod worship for Pentecost

Members of the Synod Team will be leading worship to celebrate Pentecost together. Among other contributions, Ruth White will be leading some interactive prayers for all ages. She has asked that if possible you can bring a sheet of paper or light card, a pen (or several coloured pens if you want), some light paper – tissue, kitchen roll, toilet paper – and you could bring scissors, but they are optional. All will be revealed on the day.
They are using Zoom, but in a slightly different format. Those who are taking part in the service will be visible on the screen, but those attending will not appear on screen so you don’t need to worry about having a camera. It also means that there isn’t a limit on the number of people who can join in. The link for the service is:
Topic: Pentecost Worship
Time: May 31, 2020 04:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 893 4602 2745
Password: 766783

You should be able to join in simply by clicking on the link, but if asked for a meeting ID or password you have them there. If anyone would like to join by telephone the details are:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
United Kingdom: +44 203 481 5240 or +44 131 460 1196 or +44 203 051 2874 or +44 203 481 5237

There will also be a link on the Synod website to a recording of the service if you are not free this afternoon.

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

Monday – The Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade Zoom meetings
6 pm – Anchor Boys & Explorer Girls (for about 20 minutes)
6.30 pm – Junior Section Girls (for about 30 minutes)
7 pm- Junior Section Boys (for about 30 minutes)
7.30 pm – Senior & Brigades’ Girls (for about 40 minutes)
8.15 pm – Company & Senior Boys (for about 40 minutes)
There is an invitation to all children and young people to share in this.  Parents – just send an email to:  or
and you will be sent a pro forma consent email to complete and return.  On returning this you will be sent the ZOOM meeting room information for the relevant group together with some guidelines for the meeting.

Tuesday – 10 am – Prayers for the Church’s work with children and young    people.  An invitation to pray with Leonie Fisher, Children & Youth Worker for about half an hour. Just follow the link –

Wednesday at 8 pm – Ask NT (Tom) Wright anything. See details in newsletter. If you have a question you’d like to put to Tom, please email
 To watch live go to or

Every Thursday at 11.30 am – Chat via Zoom. An invitation from David Tuson, Church & Community Worker to share in a social time together and virtual coffee time catch-up.  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 please click on or use the link below:  Any problems or questions about this ring Dave on 07817007780

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.

Next live stream Worship occasions:
Wednesday 3rd June –
7 pm Pause for Prayer
Sunday 7th June – 10.30 am – Communion Service – Acts 3&4 A lame man is healed