Today's Service

Sunday 12th July 2020

Prparing for Worship:

‘We come’ by Jenny Child (From ‘Lord, hear our Prayer’) Lord, we come into Your presence With all our cares and woe, Give us Your reassurance As on life’s way we go.

As we receive that reassurance and as we embrace the peace that brings, we are released to worship

introductory Song: Come now is the time to worship.

Opening Prayer: focussing on our great and mighty God (by St Francis of Assisi)

You are holy, Lord, the only God, and Your deeds are wonderful. You are strong, You are great, You are the Most High, You are almighty. You, Holy Father, are King of heaven and earth. You are Three and One, Lord God, all good. You are good, all good, supreme good, Lord God, living and true. You are love, You are wisdom. You are humility, You are endurance. You are rest, You are peace. You are joy and gladness; You are justice and moderation. You are all our riches, and You suffice for us. You are beauty, You are gentleness. You are our protector; You are our guardian and defender. You are courage, You are our haven and hope. You are our faith, our great consolation You are our eternal life, great and wonderful Lord, God almighty, merciful Saviour. Amen.

Hymn: All my hope on God is founded.

Young People's Slot: (Anne)

Bible Places Quiz:

Click the following link to see the quiz (opens in a new window)

Song: Keep me travelling along with You.

Special Feature: Mission Aviation Fellowship.

Since 1945, MAF has been flying light aircraft over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts. We enable more than 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to bring medical care, emergency relief, long-term development and Christian hope to thousands of communities.

Celebrating 75 Years of MAF

The world is different now. But we're still MAF. The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to change the way we live. But, at MAF, our vision is still the same. Our aircraft are still in the service of God – so that His love can physically and spiritually transform the lives of men, women and children worldwide. People who live with isolation every day. People who are remote from other communities.

From the first day until now

A moving account of MAF’s long-term ministry to Subul and his mountainside community. Hearing a plane on its approach towards their village provokes instant gratitude, inspirational hope and life-changing faith. A little wooden plane, sent by a young girl and inscribed with a reference to Philippians 1: 4 - 5, says it all: ‘In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now’

Every 4 Minutes A MAF Plane Takes Off Or Lands

A brief but very informative overall view of MAF’s ministry.

Let us pray for MAF:

  • For all their pilots and support staff
  • For the communities they serve in Jesus’ Name
  • For safe flights
  • For positive partnerships with governments and NGOs

Song: Cornerstone.

Greeting, First Bible Reading Acts 2 vs22-36 and Prayer

Voice of Praise Quartet Piece: What a friend we have in Jesus.

Second Bible Reading: Psalm 16

A Miktam of David.

  1. Keep me safe, my God, for in You I take refuge.
  2. I say to the Lord, "You are my Lord; apart from You I have no good thing."
  3. I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight .”
  4. The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.
  5. Lord, You alone are my portion and my cup; You make my lot secure.
  6. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
  7. I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
  8. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
  9. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
  10. because You will not abandon me to the grave [or realm of the dead], nor will You let your Holy One (or Faithful One) see decay.
  11. You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.

Song: Great Your Faithfulness (modern song)

Address: (Rev Paul Wilson)

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Song: All my days (Beautiful Saviour)

Poem: Do not be afraid Jenny Child

    Be still, the Lord is with you,
    So do not be afraid,
    Know that He walks beside you –
    For His glory you were made.

    Be still, the Lord is with you,
    He calls you for His own,
    Know that He travels with you,
    And you are not alone.

    Be still, the Lord is with you,
    Just trust His guiding hand,
    Know that He journeys with you,
    Into the promised land.


    Romans 15v13:

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
    so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Registered Charity Number: X20357 © Tony Harris 13/07/2020