We might be distant from each other physically, but we needn't be spiritually - and we certainly need not be distant from God...
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SUNDAY 31 JANUARY
Led by Revd Bryn Rickards
All Age Worship
Grab some instruments to join in the praise with!
Today we're thinking about a God of action - so why not try these actions?
At Hadleigh URC we value diversity; so, here are three different versions of the same hymn: a traditional congregational version, a modern worship band version, and a version that is sung in different languages used in India. Enjoy the style that resonates with you!
Prayers of Intercession
The Lord does not let us forget his wonderful actions;
he is kind and compassionate.
He provides food for those who honour him;
he never forgets his promise.
He has shown his power to his people.
In all he does he is faithful and just;
all his commands are dependable.
They last for all time;
they were given in truth and righteousness.
He set his people free
and made a lasting agreement with them.
Offered by Phil Wells
What does it say God is like?
What does it say God has done?
Get your hands dirty!
You could get really messy with paint and make hand prints, or you could just draw around your hands with felt tips. As you make a print, say a prayer for something that you would like God to do (someone who needs help?), or for the outlines, you could write in names or situations.
Read by Sarah Thompson (in the NIV)
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.
Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, ‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!’
‘Be quiet!’ said Jesus sternly. ‘Come out of him!’ The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, ‘What is this? A new teaching – and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.’ News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
Song for 'Pressing on' Series
Choose from the four versions of the song that we've heard over the last three weeks:
Quiet, stripped back:
Questions and Ideas for Families
Can you remember some of the things God DID in the Old Testament?
See how many you can list!
(Clue: the Rend Collective song will give you 3!)
Can you remember some of the things Jesus DID in the Gospels?
See how many you can list!
(Clue: grab a kids' Bible to help you!)
Now, have a look at this video:
Draw a picture of something that Jesus did:
use your imagination or copy or trace one from a kids' Bible.
What do you think: what can Jesus DO in our lives today?
Message: Pressing On #4 - More than Words
Reflective Prayer & Offertory
Previous talks in the series available here::
You can hear Asha tell her own story here:
Hymn & Songs
Three interpretations of Psalm 23 to choose from (or play them all!)
The traditional hymn:
The modern hymn version (by Stuart Townend):
A contemporary version:
Post Service Chat
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