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Service Information – 20 Sept

Today services will be led by Steven Jones.  Steven is currently working as a teaching assistant in a primary school in the Selby area and attends Grace Church in Auckley. Married to Louise with three children, Steven has spent much of his married life in Shropshire where he was an elder of Wem Baptist Church for a number of years.

There are two ways for you to take part in our Online Services in your homes. Visually via our YouTube Channel or you can listen to the audio on our Website Sermon Page. (Once on the Website sermon page click on the individual sermon name to get access to a description of the sermon, sermons notes and global links for the hymns listed below.)

Morning Service

Hymn: What a friend we have in Jesus
Reading: Matthew 6:25-34
Hymn: Behold our God
The message: Overcoming Worry

Steven brings a message from the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 6, where Jesus repeatedly commands us not to worry and also gives the reasons why.

Hymn: He will hold me fast.

Evening Service

Hymn: The splendour of the King.
Reading: Psalm 113
Hymn: Crown Him with many crowns.
The Message: Praising God for His loftiness and lowliness.

Steven takes us through Psalm 113, and the call for God’s people to praise Him. He explores how the Psalm seeks to motivate us to praise by considering our God’s ‘loftiness’ and His ‘lowliness’.

Hymn: Meekness and Majesty.

Please pray for our church as we look at ways of safely opening our doors again.

(Sermons will be available on both formats Sunday morning)

Harvest Donation Information

In the lead up to our Harvest Celebration Service, which this year will be held virtually on 4th October, we would normally ask people to bring their donations to church.  As we are not in a position to ask you to do that we have put together some helpful information about how you can still support the charities that we normally collect for.
Food Donations

Wharfe House, Wharfe Road, Doncaster. DN1 2ST. Tel 01302 558010

Take your donations directly to the car park and pull up near the roller doors.  Once there ring the above number and they will come and take care of things.  Donations whether large or small will be greatly appreciated and can be taken at any time of day, although if you do have a lot of unloading to do it may help to ring beforehand and arrange a convenient time.  (After 6pm is the quietest time for them to unload large donations.)

If you are unable to get to Wharfe House, please consider making a donation at your local supermarket or Food Bank.  After talking with a local food bank we have learned that for them items such as UHT milk and tinned fruit are much needed items and that beans and pasta can get overstocked.  

Monetary Donations

Caring For Life, Crag House Farm, Otley Old Road, Cookridge, Leeds.  LS16 7NH.

This year we are asking, if possible, that you donate directly to Caring For Life which can be done via their website.  Use this link to access the donation page.

If however, you are unable to do this and would still like to send a cheque please make it out to Caring For Life and post to the above address.

Service Information – 13 Sept

Today are services will be led by our Pastor Gareth James in the morning and by Martin Daniels in the evening. Martin, Jenny and their family were members of our church for many years. Martin in now Pastor at Crystal Peaks Church in Sheffield.

There are two ways for you to take part in our Online Services in your homes. Visually via our YouTube Channel or you can listen to the audio on our Website Sermon Page. (Once on the Website sermon page click on the individual sermon name to get access to a description of the sermon, sermons notes and global links for the hymns listed below.)

Morning Service

Hymn: Spirit of faith come down.
Reading: John 14:15-17
Hymn: Hark my soul, it is the Lord.
The message: The presence of the promised Spirit

In John 14 we have already looked at three of the seven comforts and encouragements there are for believers but what comfort could Jesus offer after telling His disciples about His betrayal and that He must leave them.

Hymn: Holy Spirit, living breath of God.

Evening Service

Hymn: Speak O Lord.
Reading: Philemon & Matthew 18:21
Hymn: Amazing Grace (My chains are gone)
The Message: On the road to forgiveness

Peter once asked Jesus “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me?” In Philemon we learn about true forgiveness and reconciliation.

Hymn: In Christ Alone.

Please pray for our church as we look at ways of safely opening our doors again.

(Sermons will be available on both formats Sunday morning)

Day of Prayer – 7 October

In our fellowship prayer has been, and continues to be, a cornerstone of all our work within the church and the community.  Normally our weekday service on the first of the month would be given over to prayer, giving thanks and praise to God, and focusing on issues within the fellowship and broader afield such as missions etc.  (During the pandemic these meetings have been held on Zoom)

On the 7th October, our fellowship is holding a full ‘Day of Prayer’ individually in our homes.  During September, we will be reading and prayerfully studying John chapters 13 & 14 along with a commentary by our Pastor and considering the following questions;

  1. What is God saying to me personally through the ministry in John?
  2. In what ways has God encouraged me?
  3. How has God used His Word to challenge me?

As an aid we will keep a journal where we will record our thoughts as we strive to answer these questions.  Journaling is a great aid when reading the Bible as it allows you to record anything that strikes you during your readings and may even become a springboard for even deeper study.

If you would like some helpful tips about starting out on a Bible reading plan please take a look at our information page by using this link – Reading Plans