This is the outline of a service to share in together at our computers (or phones, tablets etc.), starting at 10:30am on Sunday morning 3rd May 2020, but you are also welcome to use it at other times. We suggest working your way down the page, reading out the prayers and playing the videos, singing along with the songs and following other directions given below. Words of songs and prayers that are not included as subtitles in videos are listed directly below them. There is no time limit, so take as long or short a time as you want on each section (or skip them entirely if you prefer).
Our service this morning is based on the materials provided by Christian Aid in preparation for Christian Aid week, which is 10th — 16th May. The service is led by Sarah Jackson, our deacon for missions.
Based on Psalm 96:
O sing to the Lord a new song
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day
Declare his glory among the nations
his marvellous works among all the peoples.
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.
Here is an activity sheet from Christian Aid for the children that you might like to download.
In case you are unable to view the video or would prefer to listen to the reading, here is an audio version:
Here is a copy of the script of the reading. If you wish, you can read this passage in the NIV at BibleGateway.
In case you are unable to view the video or would prefer to listen to the talk, here is an audio version:
Here is a PDF transcript of the talk.
To donate to Christian Aid online, or to send an e-envelope to friends and family (or post it on Twitter/Facebook), please go to the Christian Aid Week web page: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week
If you are able to make a donation, please give via the website where possible or call 020 7523 2269 to donate by telephone.
To sign up for the daily virtual prayer and reflection during Christian Aid Week, please go to this web page: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week/daily-prayer-reflection
You, your friends and family can all get involved with a new quiz each day of Christian Aid Week, 10-16 May, 7.30pm on Facebook Live. To sign up for e-mails about this, please go to this web page: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/christian-aid-week/daily-quiz
For Christian Aid’s prayers in a time of coronavirus: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/pray/churches/coronavirus-prayers
To call for a new deal for climate justice go to: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/campaigns/climate-change/climate-justice-petition
To sign up to the prayer chain go to: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/pray/prayer-chain
After the service we are intending to hold a post-service chat on Zoom, from around 11:30am on Sunday 3rd May for about half an hour. Please follow this link to join us.
The Baptist Union of Great Britain are holding a short prayer broadcast every Sunday and Wednesday evening at 7pm. The link for this evening's broadcast (and recordings of previous ones) should be available at this page on the Baptists Together website.
We are now getting to grips with the online service format but there is still room for improvement. You can help by providing us with constructive feedback. Let us know (by email to firstname.lastname@example.org) what has worked well and what could be improved, preferably with practical suggestions for how.
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