Joanne Eckersley, a Methodist Local Preacher from the Colchester Methodist Circuit, led our morning Family and Parade Service. Some members of our Boys’ Brigade were present.
Jo spoke on being anchored in God and keeping our focus on him and the promises he has made to us – especially in times of trouble. She took the Boys’ Brigade motto of “Sure and Steadfast” (from Hebrews chapter 6 verse 19) as her text. She illustrated the difference that focus can make, using a balance exercise, with the help of one of the BB lads.
Order of Service for Sunday 14 07 2019
Our prayers this morning are requested for Service Personnel. We also continue to pray for church members recovering from recent hospital stays.
Call to Worship.
Prayer of Approach.
Hymns and Psalms No.68 “Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us”.
Reading: Psalm 119 verses 49 to 56.
Prayer of Thanksgiving.
Hymns and Psalms No.678 “In heavenly love abiding”.
Reading: Hebrews chapter 6 verses 13 to 20.
Reading: 2 Peter chapter 3 verses 1 to 9.
Sermon: Sure and Steadfast.
Hymns and Psalms No.689 “Will your anchor hold?”.
Prayer of Confession.
Hymns and Psalms No. 685 “O love that wilt not let me go”.
Offering and Dedication.
Prayers of Intercession and The Lord’s Prayer.
Hymns and Psalms No. 704 “O Jesus, I have promised”.
Blessing & The Grace.
Postlude: March in D from Joshua by G F Handel.
Our united evening services with the Town Centre Parish have been suspended until further notice.