• Hayling Island Baptist

27 September

Updated: 7 days ago

Acts 14 -1-20 The experiences of a Missionary.





Welcome everyone - today Jan and Ian will be leading us in worship, and Keith will be bringing the message. Claire will be leading us in prayer.


Children

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!  


Worship


Water You turned into wine, Opened the eyes of the blind

There's no one like You, None like You Into the darkness You shine, Out of the ashes we rise

There's no one like You None like You Our God is greater Our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other

Our God is healer Awesome in power, Our God, Our God

And if our God is for us, Then who could ever stop us

And if our God is with us, Then what could stand against?

And if our God is for us. Then who could ever stop us

And if our God is with us. Then what could stand against?


1 You were the Word at the beginning, One with God the Lord Most High Your hidden glory in creation, Now revealed in You our Christ

What a beautiful Name it is, What a beautiful Name it is The Name of Jesus Christ my King. What a beautiful Name it is Nothing compares to this. What a beautiful Name it is, The Name of Jesus

2 You didn’t want heaven without us, So Jesus You brought heaven down My sin was great Your love was greater, What could separate us now?


What a wonderful Name it is What a wonderful Name it is The Name of Jesus Christ my King What a wonderful Name it is Nothing compares to this What a wonderful Name it is The Name of Jesus What a wonderful Name it is The Name of Jesus

Death could not hold You The veil torn before You You silence the boast of sin and grave The heavens are roaring the praise of Your glory For You are raised to life again You have no rival, You have no equal Now and forever God You reign Yours is the kingdom, Yours is the glory Yours is the Name above all Names

What a powerful Name it is What a powerful Name it is The Name of Jesus Christ my King What a powerful Name it is Nothing can stand against What a powerful Name it is The Name of Jesus

Intercessory Prayers- Claire.




Lord, would you open our hearts to the message today so that your word can bring us closer to you and enable us to follow the calling made by your gift, the Holy Spirit.

Sermon

Reading: Acts 14 -1-20 The experiences of a Missionary.





Here I am, Down on my knees again, Surrendering all, Surrendering all Find me here, Lord as You draw me near, Desperate for You, Desperate for You, I surrender

Drench my soul, As mercy and grace unfold, I hunger and thirst, I hunger and thirst. With arms stretched wide, I know You hear my cry, Speak to me now, Speak to me now

Chorus

I surrender, I surrender, I want to know You more, I want to know You more


Like a rushing wind, Jesus breathe within

Lord have Your way, Lord have Your way in me

Like a mighty storm, Stir within my soul

Lord have Your way, Lord have Your way in me





I am broken at Your feet, Like an alabaster jar, Every piece of who I am,

Laid before Your majesty.


I will bow my life

At Your feet,

At Your feet.

My lips, so lost for words,

Will kiss Your feet,

Kiss Your feet.

Oh, the gravity of You, Draws my soul unto its knees; I will never be the same,

I am lost and found in You.


1 All these pieces, broken and scattered, In mercy gathered, mended and whole Empty handed, but not forsaken, I've been set free, I've been set free Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me, Ooh I once was lost But now I'm found, was blind but now I see Oh I can see You now, Oh I can see the love in Your eyes Laying Yourself down, raising up the broken to life 2 You take our failure, You take our weakness, You set Your treasure, in jars of clay So take this heart Lord, I'll be your vessel, The world to see, Your life in me.

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me, Ooh I once was lost But now I'm found, was blind but now I see Oh I can see You now, Oh I can see the love in Your eyes Laying Yourself down, raising up the broken to life.


Closing

Garden / Video bible studies

The weather is cooling down, making it less comfortable to meet in gardens. According to current guidelines, up to 6 people can meet indoors or out. Please check the latest advice from the Government which may change and local restrictions may be applied at short notice. If anyone would still like to link in with a group, please contact Sarah or the office so we can assist you in doing so.

D group bible study questions-

As you meet this week, begin by praying for the Holy Spirit to guide your discussion. Then read Acts 14:1-20 and discuss these questions:

1)This is the first missionary journey. Where would you say you are on your spiritual journey?

2) God would often confirm his message with a miracle. Has anything miraculous happened in your life?

3) Why is pride so dangerous in our Christian walk?

4) What part are you playing in Church mission at this time?

End by praying for each other.



Notices


Should we resume services at the Community Centre?

The Leadership team met on 14 September and considered both the responses we received from you all and the recent changes in government guidelines’ regarding recommencing our church services. It was decided that due to the current change in Government guidelines it would be best NOT to start the church services in October, as originally hoped, but to await further guidance.

We know this will be disappointing for many, however, we are still taking steps towards meeting again by beginning the research required to live stream services so as to cater for both those in attendance and those not able to physically join us. We confess this is a new field for all of us, and therefore value your prayers as we try to arrange this.

For the time being, we will continue with the online service in the format that we have grown used to. We would urge you to keep the amazing support you've been offering going for each other, and please continue to use the church email for prayer requests. Also, do not hesitate to contact the Deacons if further assistance and prayer is required.


Love in a Box

Andy and Anne would like to support Love in a Box again this year, especially as all the charities are suffering and the gifts in the box bring so much joy to the children who would not receive a Christmas present otherwise. The boxes need to be ready for collection by 1 November. If you would like to take part we will drop a leaflet and/or a shoebox off to you if you either call or email us. If you are unable to complete a shoebox but would still like to take part, please donate any of the following: Toothpaste Toothbrushes Flannels Soap Sweets Toys that will fit in a shoebox ie cars, small dolls Colouring books Pens, pencils etc Colouring pencils Note pads Pencil cases Hat Gloves Playing cards Small soft toys When ready, please drop the items off or box off at our home, or let us know and we will collect it.

AGM

As many of you will know we should have had our AGM this month, and among other things we would normally vote for new deacons/trustees. This month Ian, Andy and Claire would normally all be up for re-election as they have served for 3 years. In light of the COVID situation we have considered how the membership could vote for re-election, and also sought advice from the BU. As these are extreme circumstances we feel we should follow BU advice and keep the Deaconate as it is until we are able to vote in the way we are accustomed, and where we can pray together as a membership.

We therefore propose that Ian, Andy and Claire remain in the Deaconate until we can meet again as a membership. Although this is not written in our constitution, the BU has advised many churches in the same position that this is appropriate, as long as the membership are aware. If anybody has any concerns about this please contact us. We will look at the situation again in a couple of months, and will update you all again then.

We would encourage you to continue to pray for the leadership of the church. Before lockdown we were considering nominees for both Secretary and Treasurer, currently held by members of the Deaconate. However these important roles still need prayerful consideration by you all, and we will be seeking people to fill these roles as soon as we can. So please join us in prayer as we listen for who the Lord might be calling to these positions.

Finally we would like to thank Terry Worrall for continuing to help us with the church finances, and Mandy for her ongoing support of the leadership.


Offerings

If you'd like to donate to the work of this church, you can do so at:

NatWest

Hayling Island Baptist Church

Acc: 86223828

Sort code: 53-50-33

If you would like to find out more about how and why Christians donate to churches this article provides relevant scriptures and some interesting history on the topic.


Food Bank

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.


Garden / Video bible studies

The weather is cooling down, making it less comfortable to meet in gardens. According to current guidelines, up to 6 people can meet indoors or out. Please check the latest advice from the Government which may change and local restrictions may be applied at short notice. If anyone would still like to link in with a group, please contact Sarah or the office so we can assist you in doing so.

As you meet this week, begin by praying for the Holy Spirit to guide your discussion. Then read Acts 14:1-20 and discuss these questions:

1) This is the first missionary journey. Where would you say you are on your own spiritual journey?

2) God would often confirm his message with a miracle. Has anything miraculous happened in your life?

3) Why is pride so dangerous in our Christian walk?

4) What part of you playing in Church mission at this time?


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If you'd like to donate to the work of this church, you can do so at:

NatWest

Hayling Island Baptist Church

Acc: 86223828

Sort code: 53-50-33