Sunday 02 02 2020

Our Minister Rev Alan Jenkins was the preacher for our Morning Communion Service on the first Sunday in February 2020.

Spotting that one of the children was wearing a Harry Potter scarf, Alan spoke briefly to the children about Harry Potter and specifically about the individual Houses of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Houses of Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw & Hufflepuff. He looked at the characteristics of the Houses and likened them to people generally, suggesting the Christians might naturally want to be Hufflepuffs because of the attributes of that House for hard work, patience, justice, and loyalty.

You can hear his Children’s Talk here


Later in the service, after hearing a reading from Matthew Chapter 5, Alan spoke to the adults about the Sermon on The Mount and The Beatitudes, suggesting that it might be seen as Jesus’ own Manifesto. He called this his Unchanging Manifesto of Grace.

You can hear his sermon here.


Growing Together in Christ

2nd February 2020

  We welcome Rev Alan Jenkins to lead our communion service
this Sunday morning at 10.30am.
  Our prayers this week are requested for residents of Balkerne Heights


We use the order of service beginning on p 198 of the MWB


Call to worship

HYMN: Singing The Faith 117 Sing praise to God




HYMN: Singing The Faith 455 All my hope on God is founded

Old Testament Reading: Micah 6 verses 1-8

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 1 verses 18-31


Gospel Reading:   Matthew 5 verses 1-12

HYMN: Singing The Faith 713 Show me how to stand

Sermon : An Unchanging Manifesto of Grace


The Peace

HYMN: Singing The Faith 588 I come with joy


Lords Prayer


HYMN: Singing The Faith 8 God with us


Postlude:             Toccata in G minor by Johann Pachelbel                                




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