Watch “ONLINE WORSHIP BCPC – Sunday 26th July 2020” on YouTube

Kevin our minister continues his new sermon series on the Letters to the Church in the New Testament in the book of Revelation. If you are watching live then the service begins at 10.45am and is available anytime thereafter to watch at your leisure on catch-up.

If you wish, please follow the order of service below and join in with the prayers and responses. The words for each hymn will appear on the screen.

Choir O Sing a new song to the Lord

Call to worship June

Lord Jesus we come to you this morning not as individuals but as your whole people to worship you. Help us to be aware of each other as an unbroken circle stretching right round this church. May we in spirit join hands, look to you the centre of our circle and feel your love pulsing through us to reach out to our neighbours about us. Help us to worship you today not selfishly and individually, but with a deep awareness of each other.

Opening Hymn Sing to God new songs of worship

Prayer Lynne Swan

Glorious and gracious God, you are with us, and call us into your presence. We lift our hearts in response to your love; we raise our songs in praise of your goodness; we offer our adoration in response to your holiness. Summon us, voice of God with words of challenge and power calling us to courageous discipleship and urgent witness. Speak, Lord your servant is listening. Speak to us, breath of God, with forgiveness for the many occasions we have hidden behind weakness belittling your power and denying your presence. Speak, Lord your servant is listening.

Lords Prayer Betty & Jim

Reading Lyle

Hymn King of Kings Majesty

Kevin’s Message Pergamos

Prayers for Others Hugh and Nicky

Let us pray

When we hear the voices of self-doubt, telling us we are worthless, that we are weak and can do nothing and change is beyond our grasp:

God, who has made us in your image give us the power of your Spirit to learn and grow, and to work with you towards a new creation.

When the vulnerable are exploited, And the trust if the innocent betrayed. When the strong seem invincible And the weak have nowhere to turn:

God, who sides with the poor give us the power of your Spirit to resist evil and to work with you towards a new creation.

In a world crying out for peace, Where conflicts seem hardened into steel Where war and poverty uproot families and homes, And those seeking refuge are treated as criminals:

God, who made the world to be one,give us the power of your Spirit to struggle for justice, and to work with you towards a new creation.

In a church that is afraid of difference, And sets up barriers against the outside, Where people are fearful of change, Clinging to outworn ways:

God, who calls us to be your people, give us the power of your Spirit to witness for you, and to work with you towards a new creation.

AMEN

Choir I want Jesus to walk with me

Poem Jillian

Come Holy Spirit, and show us what is true.
in a world of great wealth
where many go hungry
and fortunes are won and lost
by trading in money,
come, Holy Spirit, and show us what is true.

In a world of great knowledge
where many die in ignorance
and every piece of information
has a price in the market place,
come, Holy Spirit, and show us what is true.

In a world of easy communication,
where words leap between continents
and we expect to see a picture
to illustrate each item of the news
come, Holy Spirit, and show us what is true.

In a Church which speaks a thousand accents,
divided over doctrine, creed and ministry,
more anxious for itself than for the Gospel,
come, Holy Spirit, and show us what is true.

In a Church touched by the flame of Pentecost,
moved to generous sacrifice and costly love,
interpreting the will of God with new insight
come, Holy Spirit, and show us what is true.

Hymn The Kingdom of God

Blessing Lord forgive us

Amen and Sung Blessing

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