Sunday Worship

We regret that our Sunday Worship is currently suspended, being replaced each Sunday with a recorded service.  The scheduled preachers for these recorded services are listed below.

We are planning to resume Sunday morning worship in our building from Sunday 6th September.  Our worship together will have to take a new format, and some of the things that we value most about worshipping together will inevitably be different for a while.  Our “live” worship will complement our “on-line” worship and much of the content for both services will be the same.

Sunday 9 August

Revd Catherine Bowstead

Sunday 16 August

Mrs Keg Glossop

Sunday 23 August

Mrs Kim Tame

Sunday 30 August

Mr Mike Bowstead

Service Recordings

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Each service was recorded by the participants in their homes and then put together to make a complete service.

Sunday 9 August - Recorded Service - Revd Catherine Bowstead

Order of Service:

Introit     Glory to God
   Ken Canedo and Bob Hurd
    Wakefield Cathedral Choir
   used with permission
Welcome     Introduction and Call to Worship     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 3     Eternal God, your love’s
   tremendous glory
    tune 'Highwood'
Prayers     Adoration and Confession     Revd Catherine Bowstead
OT Reading     1 Kings 19: 9-18
   The still small voice
    John Rhodes
Music StF 495     Dear Lord and Father of mankind     tune 'Repton'
Gospel     Matthew 14: 22-33
   Jesus walks on water
    Ian Cole
Sermon     Don't be afraid     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Prayer     I am so afraid     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Music StF 624     Calm me, Lord, as you calmed
   the storm
     
Prayers     Intercessions and Lord’s Prayer     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 495     Dear Lord and Father of mankind     tune ‘Repton’
Blessing           Revd Catherine Bowstead
Music StF 65     Sing of the Lord's goodness      

MP 3

  1. Eternal God, your love's tremendous glory
    cascades through life in overflowing grace,
    to tell creation's meaning in the story
    of love evolving love from time and space.
  1. Eternal Son of God, uniquely precious,
    in you, deserted, scorned and crucified,
    God's love has fathomed sin and death's deep darkness,
    and flawed humanity is glorified.
  1. Eternal Spirit, with us like a mother,
    embracing us in love serene and pure:
    you nurture strength to follow Christ our brother,
    as full-grown children, confident and sure.
  1. Love's trinity, self-perfect, self-sustaining;
    love which commands, enables and obeys:
    you give yourself, in boundless joy, creating
    one vast increasing harmony of praise.
  1. We ask you now, complete your image in us;
    this love of yours, our source and guide and goal.
    May love in us, seek love and serve love's purpose,
    till we ascend with Christ and find love whole.

Alan Gaunt (b. 1935)    CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

StF 495

  1. Dear Lord and Father of mankind
    forgive our foolish ways;
    reclothe us in our rightful mind;
    in purer lives thy service find,
    in deeper reverence, praise.
  1. In simple trust like theirs who heard
    beside the Syrian sea
    the gracious calling of the Lord,
    let us, like them, without a word
    rise up and follow thee.
  1. O sabbath rest by Galilee!
    O calm of hills above,
    where Jesus knelt to share with thee
    the silence of eternity,
    interpreted by love!
  1. With that deep hush subduing all
    our words and works that drown
    the tender whisper of thy call,
    as noiseless let thy blessing fall
    as fell thy manna down.
  1. Drop thy still dews of quietness,
    till all our strivings cease;
    take from our souls the strain and stress,
    and let our ordered lives confess
    the beauty of thy peace.
  1. Breathe through the heats of our desire
    thy coolness and thy balm;
    let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
    speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
    O still small voice of calm!

John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

Music played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org

Sunday 2 August - Recorded Service - Revd Catherine Bowstead

Order of Service:

Music StF 12     Morning glory, starlit sky     tune 'Emma'
Welcome     Introduction and Call to Worship     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 17     With gladness we worship,
   rejoice as we sing
    tune 'Datchet'
Prayers     Adoration and Confession     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Readings     Introduction     Revd Catherine Bowstead
      Isaiah 55: 1-5:
   Come all who are thirsty
    Malcolm Souter
      Matthew 14: 13-21:
   5000 people are fed
    Kate Souter
Music StF 12      Morning glory, starlit sky     tune 'Emma'
Sermon     Plenty for all     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Prayers     Intercessions and Lord’s Prayer     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 465     Guide me, O thou great Jehovah     tune ‘Cwm Rhondda’
Blessing           Revd Catherine Bowstead
Music StF 483     We are marching in the light of God     tune 'Siyahamba'

MP 17

  1. With gladness we worship, rejoice as we sing,
    free hearts and free voices how blessèd to bring;
    the old, thankful story shall scale thine abode,
    thou King of all glory, most bountiful God.
  1. Thy right would we give thee — true homage thy due,
    and honour eternal, the universe through,
    with all thy creation, earth, heaven and sea,
    in one acclamation we celebrate thee.
  1. Renewed by thy Spirit, redeemed by thy Son,
    thy children revere thee for all thou hast done.
    O Father!  Returning to love and to light,
    thy children are yearning to praise thee aright.
  1. We join with the angels, and so there is given
    from earth alleluia, in answer to heaven.
    Amen!  Be thou glorious below and above,
    redeeming, victorious, and infinite Love!

George Rawson (1807–1889)

StF 465

  1. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah,
    pilgrim through this barren land;
    I am weak, but thou art mighty;
    hold me with thy powerful hand:
    Bread of heaven, Bread of heaven,
    feed me now and evermore;
    feed me now and evermore.
  1. Open thou the crystal fountain
    whence the healing stream shall flow;
    let the fiery, cloudy pillar
    lead me all my journey through:
    strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer,
    be thou still my strength and shield;
    be thou still my strength and shield.
  1. When I tread the verge of Jordan
    bid my anxious fears subside;
    death of death, and hell's destruction,
    land me safe on Canaan's side:
    songs of praises, songs of praises,
    I will ever give to thee;
    I will ever give to thee.

William Williams (1717–1791)
translated by Peter Williams (1727–1796)

Music played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org

Sunday 26 July - Recorded Service - Mr David Morgan

Order of Service:

Music            tune 'Wycliffe'
Welcome     Introduction and Call to Worship     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Hymn MP 249     How lovely on the mountains are the
   feet of Him who brings good news
    tune 'Our God reigns'
Prayers     Adoration and Confession     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Readings     Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52     Mike Goddard
Music MP 32      An army of ordinary people     tune D Bilbrough
Sermon     Secrets of the Kingdom     David Morgan
Prayers     Intercessions and Lord’s Prayer     Mike Goddard
Hymn StF 610     Best of all is God is with us     tune ‘Chapel Brae’
Blessing           David Morgan
Music StF 254     Seek ye first the kingdom of God     tune K Lafferty

MP 249 (popular version)

  1. How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him
    who brings good news, good news,
    proclaiming peace, announcing news of happiness,
    Our God reigns, our God reigns!

Our God reigns, our God reigns!
Our God reigns, our God reigns!

  1. You watchmen lift your voices joyfully as one,
    shout for your King, your King.
    See eye to eye the Lord restoring Zion:
    Your God reigns, your God reigns!
  1. Waste places of Jerusalem break forth with joy,
    We are redeemed, redeemed.
    The Lord has saved and comforted His people:
    Your God reigns, your God reigns!
  1. Ends of the earth, see the salvation of your God,
    Jesus is Lord, is Lord.
    Before the nations He has bared His holy arm:
    Your God reigns, your God reigns!

Leonard E Smith Jnr (b. 1942)    CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

StF 610

  1. Best of all is God is with us,
    God will hold and never fail.
    Keep that truth when storms are raging,
    God remains though faith is frail.
  1. Best of all is God is with us,
    life goes on and needs are met,
    God is strongest in our weakness.
    Love renews, will not forget.
  1. Best of all is God is with us,
    hearts are challenged, strangely warmed,
    faith is deepened, courage strengthened,
    grace received and hope reformed.
  1. Best of all is God is with us,
    in our joy and through our pain,
    till that final acclamation:
    ‘life is Christ, and death is gain’.
  1. Best of all is God is with us
    as we scale eternal heights,
    love grows stronger, undiminished;
    earth grows dim by heaven's lights.

Andrew Pratt (b. 1948)    CCLI Streaming Licence 583214
Based on John Wesley's final words.

Music played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org

Sunday 19 July - Recorded Service - Mrs Doreen Murgatroyd

Order of Service:

Music StF 469     I watch the sunrise lighting the sky     tune C. Murphy
Welcome     Introduction and Call to Worship     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 103     God is Love: let heaven adore him     tune 'Abbots Leigh'
Prayers     Adoration and Confession     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Readings     Romans 8: 12-25     Malcolm Souter
      Matthew 13: 24-30     Bill Barry
Music StF 470     Lord for the years your love has kept
and guided
    tune 'Lord of the years'
Sermon           Doreen Murgatroyd
Prayers     Intercessions and Lord’s Prayer     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 611     Brother, sister, let me serve you     tune ‘Servant Song’
Prayers     Closing prayers and Blessing     Doreen Murgatroyd
Music StF 469     I watch the sunrise lighting the sky     tune C. Murphy

StF 103

  1. God is Love: let heaven adore him;
    God is Love: let earth rejoice;
    let creation sing before him,
    and exalt him with one voice.
    He who laid the earth's foundation,
    he who spread the heavens above,
    he who breathes through all creation,
    he is Love, eternal Love.
  1. God is Love: and he, enfolding
    all the world in one embrace,
    with unfailing grasp is holding
    every child of every race.
    And when human hearts are breaking
    under sorrow's iron rod,
    then they find that selfsame aching
    deep within the heart of God.
  1. God is Love: and though with blindness
    sin afflicts each human soul,
    God's eternal loving-kindness
    holds and guides and keeps them whole.
    Sin and death and hell shall never
    o’er us final triumph gain;
    God is Love, so Love for ever
    o’er the universe must reign.

Timothy Rees (1874–1939) (alt.)

StF 611

  1. Brother, sister, let me serve you,
    let me be as Christ to you;
    pray that I may have the grace
    to let you be my servant too.
  1. We are pilgrims on a journey,
    and companions on the road;
    we are here to help each other
    walk the mile and bear the load.
  1. I will hold the Christ-light for you
    in the night-time of your fear;
    I will hold my hand out to you,
    speak the peace you long to hear.
  1. I will weep when you are weeping;
    when you laugh I'll laugh with you;
    I will share your joy and sorrow
    till we've seen this journey through.
  1. When we sing to God in heaven
    we shall find such harmony,
    born of all we've known together
    of Christ's love and agony.
  1. Brother, sister, let me serve you,
    let me be as Christ to you;
    pray that I may have the grace
    to let you be my servant too.

Richard A. M. Gillard (b. 1953)    CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

Music played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org

Sunday 12 July - Recorded Service - Revd Catherine Bowstead

Order of Service:

Music StF 65     Sing of the Lord's goodness     tune E. Sands
Welcome     Introduction and Call to Worship     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 117     Sing praise to God who reigns above     tune 'Mit Freuden Zart'
Prayers     Adoration and Confession     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Readings     Isaiah 55: 10-13
   Creation bursts into praise
    Lesley Wheaton
      Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23
   The Parable of the Sower
    Siân Moore
Music MP 629     Tell me the stories of Jesus     tune 'Stories of Jesus'
Sermon     Soil and Sowers     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Prayers     Intercession and Lord’s Prayer     Revd Catherine Bowstead
Hymn StF 338     There is a Redeemer     tune 'Melody Green'
Blessing           Revd Catherine Bowstead
Music StF 117     Sing praise to God who reigns above     tune 'Mit Freuden Zart'

StF 117

  1. Sing praise to God who reigns above,
    the God of all creation,
    the God of power, the God of love,
    the God of our salvation;
    with healing balm my soul he fills,
    and every faithless murmur stills:
    to God all praise and glory!
  1. What God's almighty power has made
    that will he ever cherish,
    and will, unfailing, soon and late,
    with loving-kindness nourish;
    and where he rules in kingly might
    there all is just and all is right:
    to God all praise and glory!
  1. The Lord is never far away,
    but, through all grief distressing,
    an ever-present help and stay,
    our peace, and joy, and blessing;
    as with a mother's tender hand,
    he leads his own, his chosen band:
    to God all praise and glory!
  1. O you who name Christ’s holy name,
    give God all praise and glory:
    O you who own his power, proclaim
    aloud the wondrous story.
    Cast each false idol from its throne:
    the Lord is God, and he alone:
    to God all praise and glory!

Johann Jakob Schütz (1640–1690), Frances Elizabeth Cox (1812–1897) 
and Honor Mary Thwaites (1914–1993)    CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

StF 338

  1. There is a Redeemer,
    Jesus, God's own Son,
    precious Lamb of God, Messiah,
    Holy One.

Thank you, O my Father,
for giving us your Son,
and leaving your Spirit
till the work on earth is done.

  1. Jesus my Redeemer,
    name above all names,
    precious Lamb of God, Messiah,
    O for sinners slain.
  1. When I stand in glory
    I will see his face,
    and there I'll serve my King for ever
    in that holy place.

vv. 1-2 Melody Green (b. 1946)
v. 3 Keith Green (1953–1982)    CCLI Streaming Licence 583214

Music played by Rev. Clyde McLennan, Hymnary.org