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13th March 2022 - Trust in God to keep us on the right road

Welcome to our online service. This service includes some of the elements from our in person service for those who are not able to make it at 11am. We'd encourage you to begin to come back to our in person services if you can. The opportunity to meet together is good for us and helps us on our Christian journey together.

Today we are continuing in our series on Trust. How do we trust in God to keep us on the right road when everything seems unclear? Claire reflects on Matthew 4:1-11

Sunday Zone is back - our group for children and young people. We do not have a creche at present, but we do have space to play and toys you can bring into the service for your child if you would like.

Unfortunately our Youth Cafe is cancelled today.

Although rules have now relaxed, we would ask you if you are coming in person, that you please take care of one another by ensuring you keep others health to the forefront of your minds. We ask you not to attend in person if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 or have tested positive.

At our recent church meeting we explored together what our members covenant might look like going forward. This has now been formed into a new covenant to be discussed at our next members meeting - you can find this on the members section of our website - please get in touch for the password.

This Week

Our normal groups continue:

Monday - 8pm (on zoom - message for link) - Lent Course - What lies within

Tuesday - Community Cafe open from 10am - 3pm including:

Crafty Needles - 10am - 12pm

Devotions 12pm in the prayer lounge

Chatterbox Stay and Play - 1.15pm - 2.45pm

Wednesday - Poppy Cafe (mental health support group) 10am - 12pm

Lent Course - 12.30pm in prayer lounge (note change of time)

Thursday - Food Parcel Support

Next Sunday our in person service will be a communion service and we will be continuing our series on trust

Coming Up

Lent Course

We'll are holding a lent course week beginning 7th March at 8pm on Monday 7th March on zoom and 12.30pm Wednesday 9th March in the church building. A chance to pause and reflect together throughout lent. "What lies within - finding life in the wilderness". All are welcome.


Our Easter Services are:

Maundy Thursday - Supper and Communion - 7pm

Good Friday - Breakfast and Reflection - 9am (followed by outreach on the parade)

Saturday - Easter Egg Hunt - 10am-12pm (if you would like to donate Easter eggs please drop off at the church building)

Easter Sonrise Service - 6.30am followed by breakfast

Easter All Age Celebration - 11am


Call to Worship (Based on Psalm 34)

Let us bless God every change we get.

Let our lungs expand with his praise.

Let us choose to live and breathe God

Even if things aren't going well, let us hear that God is good

Let us join together in spreading the news

Let us get the word out

When we look for God, he will answer us

He frees us from all our fears

Look at him. Give him your warmest smile

Never hide you feelings from him.

When you are desperate you can call out to him

And experience says He'll get you out of trouble

He sets up a circle of protection

And keeps us safe whilst we pray

Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see

Our God is good, all the time, all the time, he is good.

Let us bless him with our praise.

Songs for Today

Here are the songs for today. You might want to play the last two for before and after the sermon


Here is a video from the European Baptist Federation about the work that Baptists are doing as they care for refugees from Ukraine in Poland and Moldova and other bordering countries

The video mentions at the end giving via your local Baptist appeal - in the UK it is BMS World Mission. Details on how to do that are here


Claire reflects on Matthew 4:1-11 - you might want to read it first - it's available here

If you want to listen to the song Claire mentions at the end, it can be found here

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