Encounter 12/7/20


 'Service online @9’       


Welcome to – 
    Encounters with Jesus

Christians believe that Jesus wasn’t just a special person, but that he was ‘The Son of God’. Who came to help us be reconnected with God, to set us free from all the things that bind us, to equip us to live an even better sort of life as a part of His God’s family, and to learn what God is like through His example.

We are continuing to look at peoples encounters with Jesus 2000 years ago, and see what they might mean for our lives today?

Week 5:Through the roof! – Whilst we can’t gather in the same space, we can gather together at the same time to worship God, to pray with Him, and to learn together from Him. So we are encouraging people, where possible to use this order of service on Sunday at either 9am or 11am. (But feel free to use it any time). We pray that as we gather, the Holy Spirit will meet with us, comfort, encourage and teach us, as we worship.

Alternative Video Streamed Service - We have started video services ‘Encounters with Jesus’, including a short talk, prayer, and bible reading, and songs. This will be ‘easy access’ so anyone can get something out of it. Please do have a look and invite others to do so. 
Click Here for YouTube     Click Here for Facebook

‘Social Distancing Young church’.  The Young Church team have prepared some new activities – Games, stories, praying, crafts, memory verses . These are great for all of the family. Do have a go, you could even post what you’ve done. You can also encourage your grand kids all over the country/world to get involved too! We’d love to hear how you get on?
(Click Here for Young Church)

Churches open for prayer – Both churches will be open for private prayer each week, St Mary’s 6-7pm on Sundays and Christ Church 6-7pm on Wednesdays. There will also be someone available to pray with you 😀 .

Morning prayer onlineZoom and Noon’ will happen at 12noon on Wednesdays. If you would like to join us, please contact rev.bruce.perrin7@gmail.com or Stephen Cook, for login details, and a copy of the words

How to use this service Making sure that you are connected to the internet, on your device simply click on the links and they will bring up the words, bible links and YouTube songs etc. for each part of the service. Take as long as you like, there are extra bits and children’s activities too.




Encounters with Jesus -
Through the Roof


Blessed are you, creator of all,
to you be praise and glory for ever.
As your dawn renews the face of the earth
bringing light and life to all creation,
may we rejoice in this day you have made;
as we wake refreshed from the depths of sleep,
open our eyes to behold your presence
and strengthen our hands to do your will,
that the world may rejoice and give you praise.

Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Blessed be God for ever.

Song: – And can it Be?  (Click Here)

O Jesus Christ, risen Master and triumphant Lord
we come to You in sorrow for our sins,
and confess to You our weakness and unbelief.

We have lived by our own strength,
and not by the power of Your resurrection.
In Your mercy, forgive us
ALL: Lord, hear us and help us

Leader: We have lived by the light of our own eyes,
as faithless and not believing.
In Your mercy, forgive us
ALL: Lord, hear us and help us

Leader: We have lived for this world alone,
and doubted our home in heaven.
In Your mercy, forgive us
ALL: Lord, hear us and help us

May the Father of all mercies
Cleanse us from our sins,
and restore us in his image
to the praise and glory of his name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

What difference does Jesus make in everyday life ?

READING – Mark 2:1-12 
Click Here for the Scripture  

Song: Amazing Grace (my Chains fell off)  (Click Here)

Click Here for the Reflection  

PRAYERS –  Click Here for the Prayers


The Collect of the day
Merciful God,
you have prepared for those who love you
such good things as pass our understanding:
pour into our hearts such love toward you
that we, loving you in all things and above all things,
may obtain your promises,
which exceed all that we can desire;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


The Lord's Prayer

Either - follow this link (Click Here),
or use the words below:

Rejoicing in God’s new creation,
as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

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.

Final Hymn:  To God be the Glory  (Click Here)

This coming week –

The Lord bless you;
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face towards you
and give you peace.          
Numbers 6:24-26




‘Social distance’ YOUNG CHURCH:
Young church online   (Click Here) 

 Bible club online - (Click Here)

Diddy Disciples - (Click Here)

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