Virtual Worship

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Service for Sunday September 20th

Lay Preacher Karen Smith leads our prayers, accompanied by the Reverend John Whitton, who reflects on the Old Testament reading from the book of Jonah. We continue to think about Creation and our impact on the world and are reminded of The Lord of all Creation.

The transcript, in A4 document format, which has all the words for the hymn, readings, prayers and reflection, can be downloaded here on Saturday evening:

Please have a piece of bread & a small glass of juice/wine to hand

Communion Service: We will be holding our next Communion service on Sunday October 4th. This will be a live streamed service and an invitation will be sent out for us to meet together. Please make sure you have a piece of bread and a small glass of wine/ juice to hand. See you at 11

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We now offer our weekly service in an audio-only format, which is suitable for anyone who doesn’t have a computer.  Please pass on the following information to anyone you feel might be helped by this.

The audio service is accessed by dialling this number: 01252 978350.  You will hear a recorded voice say, ‘Welcome.  The Fleet and Beacon Hill United Reformed Church Service will play shortly’; and then there is quite a long pause before the service cuts in.  (Please be patient as this can take a while.)  The cost of the call is the rate for calls according to your telephone package rates.

Services for September

Our services in September are:

DateWorship LeadersReadings  
  6th SeptemberRev. Ruth DillonGenesis 9: 1 -17
Matthew 10: 28 30
  13th SeptemberKaren Smith Genesis 50: 15 -21      
Romans 14: 1 – 12
  20th SeptemberKaren Smith & Rev. John Whitton  Jonah 3:10 –  4: 11   
Matthew 20: 1 – 16
  27th September Rev. Ruth Dillon & Karen Smith       Psalm 25: 1 – 9
Philippians 2: 1 – 13
Leaders & readings for September 2020

The following Services will be broadcast on BBC TV and Radio on Sunday September 20th:

Radio 4 8.10 a.m.

Where shall we put our trust?
At a time of enormous uncertainty with so much that was familiar swept away, many people are worried, apprehensive about what will happen to individuals, communities and nations as the result of Covid 19 and about the possibility of environmental catastrophe. In what for large numbers of people is an atmosphere full of fear, Father Brian D’Arcy asks where we can put our trust.

BBC 1 1.15 p.m. Songs of Praise

Rev Kate Bottley marks Harvest by visiting a Christian-run farm in Saddleworth, on the Yorkshire Lancashire border. She meets curate Aaron Moffat-Jackman and his wife Gemma, who quite literally tend to their flock – they have sheep on a field next to their church and use their farm to educate others about looking after God’s creation.

In her first appearance on Songs of Praise as a presenter, Katie Piper visits a farm in Carmarthenshire to meet Eileen Davis, an archdeacon in the church in Wales who has been inspired by her faith to set up a helpline for other farmers who are finding it difficult to cope.

In the urban district of Trafford in Manchester, Rev John Hughes explains how his church has become a hub for green-fingered enthusiasts who are growing their own food and as a result are making friends which cross faith boundaries.

Hymns and songs from across the country reflect the Harvest theme, including several from The Priory, Little Wymondley in Hertfordshire, recorded before lockdown.

Our previous services can be viewed on the YouTube channel, set up with Fleet URC: