Worship this Sunday

 Dear All,

 We continue this week with the Epiphany theme of revelation. This week Jesus is revealed by Nathanael with the words, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”. Woven into this revelation are stories of being called to serve. The boy, Samuel, mistakes the voice of God for that of Eli the priest. John in his vision says he is not worthy while Philip and Nathanael respond to simple commands. As Christians, we are all called to serve God. In the second of the Star Trek movies, Captain Kirk, by now an old man, says that he is too old to make a difference. As Christians we know that this is not true. We can all make a difference, starting with prayer.

I attach our regular Sunday service which you may wish to follow. There will be two service using Zoom on Sunday at 0800 and 1000. Details about how to join these services are at the bottom of this email.

Alternatively you may wish to watch or listen to a broadcast service, to light a candle and say the Lord’s prayer or simply break bread, slowly saying these words from Pauls Letter to the Corinthians:
‘I have already told you what the Lord Jesus did on the night he was betrayed. And it came from the Lord himself.
He took some bread in his hands. Then after he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Eat this and remember me.”
After the meal, Jesus took a cup of wine in his hands and said, “This is my blood, and with it God makes his new agreement with you. Drink this and remember me.”
The Lord meant that when you eat this bread and drink from this cup, you tell about his death until he comes.’

A prayer for the week:
As I adventure with you today
be the compass that guides me,
the light that shines on my path,
the only one I follow.
As I adventure with you today
be the word that encourages,
the hand that reaches out,
each time I stumble
As I adventure with you today
let me glimpse our destination,
and appreciate the places
through which you lead me.
As I adventure with you today,
be the strength I need to follow,
and as the day draws to a close
let me rest in your embrace.

Amen

I hope and pray that you all have a good week, that you are keeping well and taking care. If you want to talk to me please free to call me on 873176. You may wish to imagine that you are in church. Who would you have spoken to after the service? You may think about giving them a call.

With love, peace and prayers to you all.
Reverend John

A poem or even another prayer about being called.
We have heard your glorious whisper,
Almost silent, yet insistent,
Breaking through the chatter
Of many voices,
The clatter
Of background noises,
The wind,
The rain,
Storm and hurricane,
Through all of this
Your voice remains,
Unchangeable,
Cuts through to heart
And soul,
Unmissable.
'Come follow me
Pick up the Cross…
My burden is no burden at all,
It is simply love,
Poured out for you
And through you,
Sustaining,
Empowering …
Come follow me'

 

Details of how to connect to worship:

 0800
 Please click on this link:

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Meeting ID: 896 9368 8022
Passcode: 1836

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1000
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Meeting ID: 849 9204 2309
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