14th June 2020:
Welcome to our Online Sunday Service at Llanelwy Community Church. Feel free to use this service whenever you want. However, the idea is that, if you can, to start at 10:30 on Sunday. During the service, (after an item) please add a comment on our facebook page to encourage a feeling of togetherness. Or send us a comment or greetings if you’ve done this at another time.
Then, at 11:45 on Sunday, we’ll have a zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82813312027. If you click on this link now, you can download the zoom client (which is free) so you are ready to go, or just use the webpage to join. Or you can dial in using the phone numbers below. If none of that works for you, please simply ring other people in the congregation or do a messenger-group-chats together (or however you do online chats!) encourage one-another and generally catch up with one another.
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Sunday Service 14th June, 2020
Welcome and Call to Worship (Graeme): Click the start arrow to listen and/or read below
Lockdown has been a pretty strange time for many reasons – I’m sure we’ve all noticed new things about ourselves, or changed our behaviours, or perhaps changed our behaviours because we’ve noticed new things about ourselves! One of the things I’ve noticed about myself is that when I’m not in the office, I sing more – not always worship songs as it’s sometimes purely to amuse the children (Miriam won’t forgive me if I do my Lion King impression on the internet), but they’re certainly part of the repertoire! The Psalms talk about singing, too – these are verses from Psalm 96: one of the most famous of all.
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it.
Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.
Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness.
We’re going to start our service this morning with two very different versions of two very different songs about singing praise. First, an acoustic version of ‘Heaven sings your symphony’ – very lockdown, and somehow appropriate for our current circumstances when we’re often singing solo (angels apart). Second, a much more expansive version of Delerious?’s ‘I will sing of your love forever’ – yet somehow there’s still that wonderful sense of intimacy between the worshipper and the worshipped. You may want to join in the singing yourself, or save your voice for later and just listen and pray.
Song: Sing alleluia – Heaven sings your symphony (skip to 0:44!)
Intercessions – Penny: Click the start arrow to listen
Bible Reading – Alan: click here to watch
Song: Who you say I am (Subtitles available)
Sermon – Alan: click here to watch
Grace – Continue to bless those you are with and those in the wider church with these words:
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Love of God and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Now, and for evermore. Amen.
Please ring each other and/or message each other to encourage and bless one-another.
If you are able, please join us for ‘post service coffee’ between 11:45 and 12:15
by zoom video conference at https://zoom.us/j/82813312027 (Meeting ID: 828 1331 2027).
or by voice phone call at 0203 051 2874 or 0203 481 5237 (then dial the Meeting ID followed by #)
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