13 September 2020
Updated: Sep 13
Acts 13: 1 - 12 - The call of Barnabas and Saul
Welcome everyone - today Alan, Sally and Jonny will be leading us in worship, and Chris will be bringing the message.
The children's service can be found on www.hillsong.co.uk, or go to YouTube: "Hillsong kids online service". It is released each Sunday morning, so do check that it is the most recent post!
I sing a simple song of love
I sing a simple song of love, to my Saviour to my Jesus I’m grateful for the things You’ve done My loving Saviour, oh precious Jesus
My heart is glad that You’ve called me Your own There’s no place I’d rather be
Than in Your arms of love, in Your arms of love Holding me still, holding me near In Your arms of love
Lord I come to You
Lord I come to You, Let my heart be changed, renewed Flowing from the grace, That I've found in You Lord I've come to know, The weaknesses I see in me Will be stripped away, By the power of Your love
Hold me close, Let Your love surround me Bring me near, Draw me to Your side And as I wait, I'll rise up like the eagle And I will soar with You, Your Spirit leads me on In the power of Your love
Lord unveil my eyes, Let me see You face to face The knowledge of Your love, As You live in me Lord renew my mind, As Your will unfolds in my life In living every day, By the power of Your love
Hold me close..
Light of the world
Light of the world, You stepped down into darkness Opened my eyes, Let me see Beauty that made this heart adore you, Hope of a life spent with you
Here I am to worship, Here I am to bow down Here I am to say that you're my God You're altogether lovely, Altogether worthy Altogether wonderful to me
King of all days, So highly exalted Glorious in heaven above Humbly you came to the earth you created All for love's sake became poor
So here I am...
Lord, would you open our hearts and minds to the message that Chris brings us today so that your word can enrich, inspire and dwell within us so that we can better serve You.
Reading: Acts 13: 1 - 12
Above all powers
You are my hiding place
A traditional blessing from Numbers 6: 24 - 26
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace. ”
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A note from Vicki:
Last Wednesday on going to the hospital for a procedure, the nurse attending said to me, 'You are very positive.'
My reply was, 'I belong to a lovely church family who pray for me,' and I shared how the tumour had shrunk.
Round the curtain another nurse appeared saying, 'I'm eavesdropping. Which church do you go to? What are you doing at this time with the coronavirus?'
So I was able to tell them about our church, where we meet normally. One of the nurses said, 'Your faith, I believe, will see you through.'
I was reminded of the scripture: 'For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, "Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;" and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass, he shall have whatsoever he saith.' (Mark 11:23 KJV)
P.S. Also, thank you for all the beautiful cards and gifts that were sent. You never cease to bowl us over. Sending our love and blessings to you. Vicki and David
Should we resume services at the Community Centre?
According to government and Baptist Union guidelines, at present church services can be greater than 30 people as long as certain conditions are met. The Hayling Island Community Centre has done the necessary calculations and notified us that their main hall can socially distance up to 63 people. If we were to resume services, the following conditions would have to be adhered to by all in attendance:
· Temperature taken on entry
· Track and trace details to be provided
· Face masks/visor to be worn at all times
· Social distancing adhered to (chairs placed 2m apart – family bubbles can be created)
· Singing only by worship leader
· No children’s club at this present time
· No communion
· Wipe down of key areas before and after service
If you would be interested in attending such a service, please notify us by email (email@example.com) by no later than 13 September. We will notify you once a final decision has been made based on the responses.
Garden / Video bible studies
The weather is cooling down, making it less comfortable to meet in gardens. Some groups are rightly questioning how they might continue to meet. Here are the options:
1) Provided you can find a very well ventilated space with a good through draft where you can all remain warm, yet socially distanced, up to 6 people can still meet in a sheltered area.
2) If the weather grows too wet and cold and you need to meet in a closed venue, up to six people can meet from two households.
Please check the latest advice from the Government which may change and local restrictions may be applied at short notice.
In accordance with current government guidelines, the options going forward appear to be as follows:
1. Continue to meet by linking in anyone who cannot attend in person via a video call (WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype or Zoom). You might like to take it in turns so that different folk attend live and link in via video each week.
2. The whole group can link in via a group video call. WhatsApp is the easiest way to do this for those who have never used video calls, but limits participating devices to 4 at a time and a maximum length of 60min per call. We can send instructions to all interested group leaders on how use it and are happy to initiate a test call.
3. As you will have seen in the notice above, we are currently looking into the option of restarting socially distanced live services from October. It is not yet certain if these will go ahead, or if they would be every week, but if they do, then we will have the option of socially distanced groups meeting in the hall after services.
Please chat within your groups about these options over the next few weeks and let Sarah know what you decide when you're ready.
As you meet this week, begin by praying for the Holy Spirit to guide your discussion. Then read Acts 13: 1 - 12 and discuss these questions:
Q1- What stood out for you in these verses.
Q2 - Do you feel you trust the Holy spirit enough.
Q3 - can you see the importance of why Paul rebuked Bar-jesus and maybe see things that are effecting our faith that we need to get rid of.
Q4 - is there things you would like to change or add to your spiritual life.
End by praying for each other.
Paul Dennison, from the Bridge Church is collecting for the Food Bank. Sarah and David are still happy to receive food at their home until we are back at church, and even then to organise its delivery to the Bridge. The government has said they will only provide vouchers for the summer and not in future holidays, so Hayling Holiday Lunches will resume when needed.