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10th July 2020
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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God
Matthew 5:9

Worship on Sunday 28th June 2020 

The reading is  Job 18:1-12 and Job 19:1-6, 21-17. 

Bildad’s Speech and Job’s reply

Listen to it here

Songs

When the music fades (The heart of worship)

When the road is rough and steep

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases

O soul are you weary (Turn your eyes upon Jesus)

Our scars are a sign (It is well)

Immortal invisible God only wise

(Extra double song)
You are my hiding place & As the deer pants for the water

Another Song

Alan Penman and Jack Robertson have written a new song reflecting the current times and challenges, which they hope may bring some comfort in these strange and challenging times: 

The Peace of God

In the deepest valley, in the darkest place,
When we’re destitute and all alone.
We have seen real trauma, felt such grief and pain,
More than anything we’ve ever known.

He whispers sweet words of comfort,
His friendship will never cease.
Just when we think all hope is gone
God brings his love.
He brings his love.
And his peace. And his peace.

 

In our isolation, in our endless strife,
Nothing seems to ease our deep despair.
Then for just a moment, there’s a glimpse of light,
As his Spirit meets with us in prayer.

He whispers sweet words of comfort,
His friendship will never cease.
Just when we think all hope is gone
God brings his love.
He brings his love.
And his peace. And his peace.

So he journeys with us, in our time of trial,
And his Spirit guides us on the way.
Constant Friend and Saviour, when we lean on Him,
Strength and love is ours eternally.

He whispers sweet words of comfort,
His friendship will never cease.
Just when we think all hope is gone
God brings his love.
He brings his love.
And his peace. And his peace.

 

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Worship on Sunday 21st June 2020 

The reading is Matthew 28: 16-20  

The title is ‘From a dozen devoted followers to the world’s largest religion!’

Listen to it here

Songs

Jesus, hope of the nations

Men of faith rise up and sing

Mission’s Flame

We’ll walk the land

Jesus, all for Jesus

 

Another Song

This is a Vineyard song written by Jodie Alexander-Frye with words very relevant for today.

To The Edge

You are in the stillness, you are in the silence
You are in the depths, God, you’re with me
You are in the laughter, you are in the sadness
And in the space in between, God, you’re with me

And you see everything that is lost
Falling, falling, into your arms
I am breaking, but here I find you waiting
You walk with me, to the edge of the emptiness
Right to the edge

You are in the darkness, here in my confusion
In the dead of night, God, you’re with me
There at the beginning, you see every ending
I cannot understand, but God, you’re with me

And you see everything that is lost

God you’re with me, God you’re with me

 

You can listen to the song here

 

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Worship on Sunday 14th June 2020 

The reading is Job 8: 1-7 and Job 9: 1-12. 

The title is ‘Bildad's speech and Job's response’.

Listen to it here

The service will also include a short communion liturgy. Please prepare your own bread and wine/juice at home before you listen to the service so that we can celebrate communion together whilst we are scattered.

Songs

Wonderful so wonderful is your unfailing love 

Abide with me 

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death (You never let go) 

My troubled soul (Praise the mighty name of Jesus) 

God I look to You 

To God be the glory 

 

Another Song

Philippa Hanna is a British singer-songwriter, author and worship leader. Many of her songs have a message of strength and encouragement for us all.  This one is called ‘Everything is Possible’ and you can listen to the song here.  These are the words:

There’s a story of unfailing love that echoes in my heart;
There’s a promise that you’re always here, your word will light my path.
We shall not fear the days to come, you are with us to the end.
And everything is possible through God who gives us strength.

You make everything brand new, 'cos you're the God of miracles
And everything is possible through God who gives us strength

Whether I am rich or I am poor, I will give you thanks;
I will lift my voice to sing your praise in every circumstance.
Whether found in sickness or in health, I have learned to be content.
And everything is possible through God who gives us strength.

You make everything brand new, 'cos you're the God of miracles
And everything is possible through God who gives us strength

For whosoever shall believe, Jesus made a way,
His blood poured out on Calvary, has broken every chain.

You make everything brand new, 'cos you're the God of miracles
And everything is possible through God who gives us strength

You make everything brand new, 'cos you're the God of miracles
And everything is possible through God who gives us strength

We shall not fear the days to come, you are with us to the end,
And everything is possible through God who gives us strength.

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Worship on Sunday 7th June 2020 

The reading is Job 4:1-8 and Job 6:1-10. 

The title is ‘The Discussion Begins’.

Listen to it here

Songs

Come people of the risen King

In my wrestling and in my doubts (My lighthouse)

And can it be that I should gain

He’s our rescuer (Rescuer) 

There is a redeemer 

In Christ alone my hope is found 

 

 

And God said: “Lean on me”
A new (copyright-free) song and video from poet Lucy Berry. A song of comfort for times of trouble. 

You can listen to the song here and these are the words:

It seems as though our world is at a halt:
sickness in the air, but no-one’s fault.
Lord, how did this happen overnight?
We are in the dark and there’s so little light …

 

Chorus:
And God said: “Lean on me, lean on me. 
I AM here right now, so you can lean on me! 
I have been here all along, I will be the One who’s strong, 
this is when you lean on me”.


Dear God, we’re in a Wilderness for sure,
in a place we’ve never seen before:
lost, and poor in heart and weak of soul!
How is it that we could lose so much control?

And God said: “Lean on me, lean on me …

In fear of flood, or flames, or Lions’ Den
That’s when we remember God again.
That’s when we begin to hear God say
“I am with you always.” And that means today!

So children: “Lean on me, lean on me … 

God, what a lonely time this is to bear!
Staying in, and thinking no-one’s there.
Lord, You’re always here through all alarms.
How did we forget to climb into Your arms?

And God said: “Lean on me, lean on me. 

I AM here right now, so you can lean on me! 
I have been here all along, I will be the One who’s strong, 
this is when you lean on me”.

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Worship on Sunday 31st May 2020 - Pentecost Sunday

The reading is John 14: 15-27.

The title is ‘The Departure of Jesus; the Coming of the Spirit.’

Listen to it here

Songs

There must be more than this
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUrWMREmuwY

He that is in us
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NRy4_car20

There's nothing worth more that will ever come close
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBifjXFA-W4

Breathe on me breath of God
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmkzSjs9eAw

O God of burning cleansing flame
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qydwzaeVa0

Another Song

This is a great song from Hillsong!  It combines a statement of faith with a line from the classic chorus from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, “Hallelujah”. The words are very appropriate for today, and I’d really encourage you to listen to it if you can!

Holy holy holy
Our God is on the throne
So firm is His foundation
No power can overthrow

And He shall reign
Forever and ever

 

One name outlasts the ages
Through time His truth revealed
While kings may pass like shadows
Our God is sovereign still

 

To the Lamb upon the throne
Hallelujah hallelujah
To the Lord forevermore
Hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah

 

The day I stand before Him
What praise will fill my soul
And there behold His glory
And praise Him all the more

You can listen to it here.

 

 

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Worship on Sunday 23rd May 2020

The reading is Job 3, 1-11.

The title is ‘Job's Lament’

Listen to it here

Songs

Blessed Assurance

Because He lives I can face tomorrow 

Raise a Hallelujah 

10,000 reasons (Bless the Lord O my soul) 

God I look to You 

And for the kids (well, all of us!): The Blessing

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Worship on Sunday 17th May 2020

The reading is Job 2.

The title is ‘The Second Test.’

Listen to it here

There will not be a communion service this week,

 

Songs

Lord of all Creation (God of wonders)   

(Children’s song) Jehovah Jireh   

(A hymn for all facing the waves of COVID-19 - or battling what Hamlet called a ‘sea of troubles’…!)
Eternal Father, strong to save   

King of love and grace (Guardian)   

The splendour of the King   


Extra song:   Psalm 46 set to music   

Another Song

The song ‘Looking To The Rainbow’ was originally composed by Becky Drake for the school where she is chaplain; Blue Coat Church of England School in Birmingham. But now more than 100 schools across the Church School network and beyond will also sing the song in time for ‘Thank a Teacher Day’ on 20th May. It’s great for the children and it’s got a very catchy tune! You can listen to the song here. ‘Looking to the Rainbow’ - Words and Music by Becky Drake:

Verse 1
We used to be together each day
Working in our classrooms and then going out to play
We used to meet to sing and to pray
And gathered for assembly to kick off the day
But now the new rule
Means school’s changed
We don’t know when we’ll meet again


Chorus
But even though we’re in lockdown
We won’t be knocked down
‘Cause we’re still a family
And we’re looking to the rainbow
Because we all know
There is hope for you and me
A new day will come!


We’re getting used to learning online
And talking to our friends on WhatsApp or on FaceTime
Even though we are missing PE
There are lots of coaches training us on TV
But now the new rule
Means school’s changed
We don’t know when we’ll meet again

Chorus
But even though we’re in lockdown
We won’t be knocked down
‘Cause we’re still a family
And we’re looking to the rainbow
Because we all know
There is hope for you and me
A new day will come!

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Worship on Sunday 10th May 2020

The reading for the service is 
Job chapter 1

The title is ‘The Drama begins’

The service will also include a short communion liturgy.

Please prepare your own bread and wine/juice at home before you listen to the service
so that we can celebrate communion together whilst we are scattered.

Listen to it here

Songs

Blessed be your name- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnWKehsOXu8

Faithful One, so unchanging- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxviwvjyg1w

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFIDj5QF1vI

In heavenly love abiding- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SFxG0h57kk

Lord, I give you my heart- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsAKeRyK-xw

 

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Worship on Sunday 3rd May 2020

The reading for the service is 
Philippians 4:4-9.

The title is ‘Peace in a Pandemic.’

Listen to it here

 

Songs

Holy holy holy is the Lord God Almighty

Everlasting God (Yesterday Today and Forever) 

My lips shall praise You (Restorer of my soul) 

Thank you heavenly Father (Jesus in my house) 

Let Your living water flow 


Another Song

J John, the evangelist, speaker and author has encouraged us to listen to the song ‘Bring it All to Jesus’ by Lou Fellingham, a well-known worship leader and song writer. His prayer is that it will inspire us during this coronavirus pandemic.

You can listen to it on YouTube. Here are the words:

Too long I've been living with shame
Let my fears rule the way
It is time to break these chains
I bring it all back to Jesus
I bring it all, bring it all back to Jesus
Your word tears down all of the lies
That come to steal and destroy
I don't have to be afraid
I bring it all back to Jesus
I bring it all, I bring it all back to Jesus
At the cross You gave everything
Broke the power that the darkness brings
You called my name, made me family
Won the battle so that I am free
At the cross
At the cross You gave everything
Broke the power that the darkness brings
You called my name
You called my name, made me family
Won the battle so that I am free
For I am free
The blood of Jesus meets my every need
I am free
I'm coming back to who I'm meant to be
I bring it all …

 

 

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Worship on Sunday 26th April 2020

The reading for the service is John 21:1-19.

The title is ‘Peter- From Failure to Faith.’

Listen to it here

and here are some songs:

Low in the grave He lay

Led like a lamb to the slaughter

God’s not dead, he is alive

At the foot of the Cross
Parents may wish to view this video before letting children see it. Two plainer alternative YouTubes with the same singer are:
At the foot of the Cross (alt 1)     OR
 At the foot of the Cross (alt 2)

Everyone needs compassion

Who broke the power (This is amazing grace)

Jesus Christ is risen today 

Alleluia, Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

 

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Worship on Sunday 19th April 2020

Topic: Thomas, the doubter who became a firm believer
listen to it here

Here are some songs

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today

What a beautiful name 

Crown him with many crowns  

Glorious 

Thine be the glory 

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SPRING HARVEST on line

See the Spring Harvest YouTube Channel. Amongst the content is a brilliant BBC Documentary about the Africa Mercy hospital ship, following nine medics from Northern Ireland.

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WORSHIP ON EASTER SUNDAY 12th APRIL

Christ is risen! Alleluia!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Here is a link to Alistairs Easter Sunday sermon:
"Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son!"

and here are some links to songs
 

Oh to see the dawn 

When I survey the wondrous cross 

See what a morning

Victor's Crown 

He has risen 

 

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WORSHIP ON GOOD FRIDAY 10th APRIL

Normally we would meet together in Oasis on Maundy Thursday evening,
preparing our hearts for Easter and sharing communion together.
But of course we can’t! It feels very strange to go from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday
without focusing on the events of Good Friday.
Because the cross on that small hill in that small land is the centre of all history.
Therefore, Alistair has prepared a short reflection on the cross.
This can be accessed through this link, and here are also some songs for Good Friday.

Come and see, come and see, come and see the King of love

Oh, to see the dawn, of the darkest day: Christ on the road to Calvary.

 

 

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Another New Song
The Christian songwriter Keith Getty has released a song
o point Christians towards Jesus amidst the turbulence of coronavirus.
Keith is a Christian musician from Northern Ireland
who co-wrote ‘In Christ Alone’ with Stuart Townend.

The new song is called ‘Christ our Hope in Life and Death’.
You can listen to it on Youtube here. Here are the words:


What is our hope in life and death?
Christ alone, Christ alone.
What is our only confidence?
That our souls to Him belong.

Who holds our days within His hand?
What comes, apart from His command?
And what will keep us to the end?
The love of Christ, in which we stand.

O sing hallelujah!
Our hope springs eternal;
O sing hallelujah!

Now and ever we confess
Christ our hope in life and death.
What truth can calm the troubled soul?
God is good, God is good.

Where is His grace and goodness known?
In our great Redeemer’s blood.
Who holds our faith when fears arise?
Who stands above the stormy trial?

Who sends the waves that bring us nigh
Unto the shore, the rock of Christ?
Unto the grave, what shall we sing?
“Christ, He lives; Christ, He lives!”

And what reward will heaven bring?
Everlasting life with Him.
There we will rise to meet the Lord,
Then sin and death will be destroyed,
And we will feast in endless joy,
When Christ is ours forevermore.

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A Corona Virus reflection from TearFund

                                     You may find this reflection helpful.

 

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PICTURES OF HOPE

Here are two lovely, hopeful pictures from two of the church children.

                                                          

 

 

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