Third Sunday in Lent

7th March 2021
Live stream Communion Service
led by the Revd Lucy Brierley

Jesus overturns the tables in the temple

This Service, broadcast live from the Church can be found via Facebook – – or the front page of the Church’s website – The Service will be available to see for several weeks 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 world!

The Services will also be recorded and 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

Hymn – Praise the Lord his glories show (R&S 102)

Hymn – From the breaking of the dawn

Prayers and The Lord’s Prayer

Family Time

Sign of the Week

Hymn – All shall be included in the feast of life

Bible Readings –

John 2 v13-22
Corinthians 1 v18-25


Hymn – Beauty for Brokenness

Prayers for Others


Hymn – Behold the Lamb


Hymn – Longing for Light (Christ be our Light)

Blessing and the Grace


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

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 on 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 be done through two different links on the front page of the Church’s website or Facebook page – Cafonline and Givt (a new method launched recently). Regular giving can also be set up by these methods or by bank standing order.

Prayers are very important, particularly at this time of  isolation.  If you would like to request a prayer or 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.

Monday  – The Girls’ Brigade and Boys’ Brigade Zoom meetings Age groups meeting at various times starting from 6pm until 8pm.
There is an invitation to all children and young people to share in this.  Parents – just send an email to:  or

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 –    Meeting ID: 738 7632 0050   Passcode: WURCyouth

Tuesday – Stepwise – Come and See. 
7.30 to 8.30 pm via Zoom – a Wessex Synod introduction to Stepwise: Faith filled life study groups.  To book and receive the link contact Ruth Heine on –

Thursday – 10 am –
Prayers for help and healing. 
A short Service as close as possible to the weekly gathering for prayers which was held at the Church.
10.30 am Social Time Chat Everyone welcome at either or both. 
To share in either via Zoom the link is:   Should you need it, the meeting ID is 959-8643-1118.

Thursday – 11.30 am to 12.30 at the Church. Gifts for the York Road Project  Regular items welcomed – Bottled water, jars of sauces for things such as bolognaise and curries, small UHT milk pots, fresh chicken or beef and fresh fruit and vegetables. Supplementary list – coffee sachets, pot noodles/snack pots, deodorants/ antiperspirants, shaving foam/razors and men’s NEW underwear (small & medium) but no other clothing for the time being.

Easter greetings cards to the neighbourhood.  If you are able to help deliver these cards to 2000 homes in the vicinity of the Church during week commencing 22nd March please send an email message to  during this coming week.

Variety Evening – the sequel – Wednesday 17th March at 7.30 pm on Zoom. 
If you would like to take part – sing, dance, play an instrument, read a poem, show a magic trick etc then please contact Dave Tuson, Church &    Community Worker.
The Church Administrator, Morwenna Jones, is on leave this week. Please contact the Church Secretary, Keith Bradley, for anything which cannot wait until Monday 15th March.

Next Worship occasions:
Wednesday 10th March at 7pm –
Pause for Prayer
Sunday 14th March at 10.30 am – Fourth Sunday in Lent – Mothering Sunday.  Morning Worship – For God so loved the world.

Wednesday 17th March at 7 pm – Pause for Prayer
Sunday 21st March at 10.30 am – Fifth Sunday in Lent.  Morning Worship – Jesus predicts his death.  Preacher:  Sydney Shore CBE