Sunday Services – 05/07/20

Our online Sunday Worship Service will be available to watch via our YouTube channel from 9am on Sunday morning. The service booklet, which can be used in conjunction with this service, is available to view/download here. The order of service for our Sunday Xtra Service is available to view/download here. From 11am until 12 noon, we also invite you to join us for Sunday Coffee & Chat via Zoom. This is an opportunity to connect and catch up over a cup of coffee (or tea) in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Stay for as little or as long as you like! Please email: revdjohnbutler@icloud.com for details of how to join.

In our services this Sunday, we will pay particular attention to the 72nd birthday of the NHS. We will be thanking God for all he has done through many of his faithful people who work, volunteer and are present in the health care services in our country.

The Bible has many stories of healing. God is into healing. He always wants to bring about healing and transformation and he does this almost always through other people. The service includes an absolutely wonderful tribute to the NHS, by church members who work or volunteer for the NHS and by those who are grateful for the care they have received. It’s good to keep this celebration of the NHS real and we will see photos and hear stories of real people. Of course these are just glimpses. It’s impossible to feel the real pain and sacrifice that so many of the medical staff have endured. However, we can all express our gratitude by doing a final Clap for Carers at 5pm on Sunday afternoon. Our claps now need to be translated into political and financial support for the NHS and we need to continue the public effort to keep to all the guidelines, to prevent the virus from spreading. On Saturday 4th July, people are also invited to put a light in their windows in remembrance of all those lost to the coronavirus pandemic. Thank you all! 

Prayer

God of healing and compassion,

we thank you for the establishment of the National Health Service,

and for the dedication of all who work in it:

give skill, sympathy and resilience

to all who care for the sick,

and your wisdom to those engaged in medical research.

Strengthen all in their vocation through your Spirit,

that through their work many will be restored to health and strength;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.

Your Kingdom come, your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours.

Now and for ever. Amen.

Children & Young People’s Resources

  • Weekly@ are lectionary based children’s resources aimed at 5-11 year olds. These resources can be printed out and used at home on a weekly basis by those who wish to do so. This Sunday’s theme is Jesus says ‘Come’.
  • Faith at Home – A national Church of England campaign that supports the faith development and pastoral care of children and young people. Click here to find out more.
  • Light at Home – Weekly sheets by the Diocese of Leeds to support families at home. Each sheet has a bible story, prayers, something to do together and a challenge. Click here to access these sheets.

Other Worship Resources

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