Sunday 3rd May, Order of Service

Sunday 3rd May 2020
Live stream Communion Service
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!

Welcome and Notices 

Call to Worship

We’ve come to worship God,
who loved us before we were yet born,
who knows us even better than we know ourselves,
whose presence never leaves us,
and whose love for us never ceases.
This is our God.
Let’s worship together!

Hymn – Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord

Hymn— Everlasting God (Yesterday, today and forever)

Prayers & The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Hymn – If I were a Butterfly

Bible Readings –
Psalm 23
John 10 v1-18


Hymn – The King of love my shepherd is (R&S 552)

Prayers for Others

Hymn – I come with joy to meet my Lord (R&S 447, tune St Botolph)


Hymn – The Lord’s My Shepherd (I will trust)

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

News And Notices

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.

Every Thursday at 11.30 am – Chat via Zoom.  An invitation from David Tuson, Church & Community Worker to share in a social time together.  To join in this time together please click on the following link  Note that 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.

Continuing to support the York Road Project.  Please bring items to the Church (for non-contact handing over) each Wednesday from 10 am to 12 noon.  Items required: Hand sanitizer, individual coffee & sugar  sachets, small boxes of cereal (e.g. variety packs),   individual UHT  sachets, Pot  Noodles (or similar), cereal bars,  shampoo, conditioner, deodorant. Due to generous gifts, no more clothing is required at the moment. If you would like anything collected please ask David Tuson. 

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.