CONTACTS

 

MINISTER: Revd Bryn Rickards

T: 01473 829197

M: 07510 311900

E: minister@hadleighurc.org.uk

CHURCH SECRETARY: Nigel Crisp

T: 01473 822208

E: secretary@hadleighurc.org.uk

ROOM BOOKINGS: Ric Lambert

M: 07579 044131

E: admin@hadleighurc.org.uk

 

WEB: Tom Gordon

E: tom.gordon@hadleighurc.org.uk

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon

Hadleigh United Reformed Church, Great Meeting,

Market Place,

Hadleigh,

Suffolk.

IP7 5DL

Hadleigh Suffolk URC is a registered charity

and part of The United Reformed Church.

URC logo.png

Socially Distant

SUNDAY WORSHIP

We might be distant from each other physically, but we needn't be spiritually - and we certainly need not be distant from God...

Welcome to Sunday Worship!

SUNDAY 29 MARCH

Welcome & Introduction

00:00 / 03:19

Today we have some worship material for our youngsters (and the young at heart!).

Click or touch here.

Song

Opening Prayer

00:00 / 01:28

Hymn

He who would valiant be ’gainst all disaster,

Let him in constancy follow the Master.

There’s no discouragement  shall make him once relent

His first avowed intent to be a pilgrim.

Who so beset him round with dismal stories

Do but themselves confound - his strength the more is.

No foes shall stay his might; though he with giants fight,

He will make good his right to be a pilgrim.

 

Since, Lord, Thou dost defend us with Thy Spirit,

We know we at the end, shall life inherit.

Then fancies flee away! I’ll fear not what men say,

I’ll labour night and day to be a pilgrim.

Lord's Prayer

00:00 / 00:33

Readings

EZEKIEL 34:1-6, 11-16

Good News Translation

The Lord spoke to me. “Mortal man,” he said, “denounce the rulers of Israel. Prophesy to them, and tell them what I, the Sovereign Lord, say to them: You are doomed, you shepherds of Israel! You take care of yourselves, but never tend the sheep. You drink the milk, wear clothes made from the wool, and kill and eat the finest sheep. But you never tend the sheep. You have not taken care of the weak ones, healed the ones that are sick, bandaged the ones that are hurt, brought back the ones that wandered off, or looked for the ones that were lost. Instead, you treated them cruelly. Because the sheep had no shepherd, they were scattered, and wild animals killed and ate them. So my sheep wandered over the high hills and the mountains. They were scattered over the face of the earth, and no one looked for them or tried to find them...

“I, the Sovereign Lord, tell you that I myself will look for my sheep and take care of them in the same way as shepherds take care of their sheep that were scattered and are brought together again. I will bring them back from all the places where they were scattered on that dark, disastrous day. I will take them out of foreign countries, gather them together, and bring them back to their own land. I will lead them back to the mountains and the streams of Israel and will feed them in pleasant pastures. I will let them graze in safety in the mountain meadows and the valleys and in all the green pastures of the land of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will find them a place to rest. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken.

“I will look for those that are lost, bring back those that wander off, bandage those that are hurt, and heal those that are sick; but those that are fat and strong I will destroy, because I am a shepherd who does what is right.

...

JOHN 10:7-18

Good News Translation

So Jesus said again, “I am telling you the truth: I am the gate for the sheep. All others who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Those who come in by me will be saved; they will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.

 

“I am the good shepherd, who is willing to die for the sheep. When the hired man, who is not a shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees a wolf coming, he leaves the sheep and runs away; so the wolf snatches the sheep and scatters them. The hired man runs away because he is only a hired man and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd. As the Father knows me and I know the Father, in the same way I know my sheep and they know me. And I am willing to die for them. There are other sheep which belong to me that are not in this sheep pen. I must bring them, too; they will listen to my voice, and they will become one flock with one shepherd.

 

“The Father loves me because I am willing to give up my life, in order that I may receive it back again. No one takes my life away from me. I give it up of my own free will. I have the right to give it up, and I have the right to take it back. This is what my Father has commanded me to do.”

Message

Reflection by Ronnie Howson - click or touch here.

Prayers of Intercession

Offered by Phil Wells

00:00 / 03:40

Hymn

Final Words & Blessing

00:00 / 02:01

Post Service Chat

Which part of today's service spoke to you?

Is there a thought or insight on this topic that you'd like to share with others?

 

But before you get started, just one plea: let's keep this positive; no negative comments or criticism, please!

 

So, grab a tea or coffee and let's chat together...