Anyone watching the live service at home, who would like to partake in an Agape Feast after the service, here is an outline you may wish to use.
Join us for a SPECIAL “Live Stream” Service – Ascension Day (Thurs 21st May at 10.30am) – Live from Cadbury Hill, Congresbury:
The Ascension of Jesus into heaven, is one of those festivals of the Church that waned somewhat in more recent years. That is until we started going up Cadbury Hill, first thing on Ascension Day morning – looking down over Congresbury and out to Banwell and praying for our communities, the Churches and breaking Bread together. It probably had nothing to do with the Full Cooked English Breakfast and glass of bubbly that followed at “Heathers Coffee Shop” after.
So, this year, undeterred, we are going to share an Agape meal again together, as we did the First Sunday after Easter. To celebrate an Agape on Ascension Day, you will need:
- Some Bread – this can be an ordinary bread around the house, or you may want to make some, pitta bread, roll, loaf, gluten free – great activity to do with others.
- Some grapes or fruit of some kind – whatever you have to hand.
- A glass of your favourite drink or a cup of water.
You may even want to organise some elevenses for afterwards.
Hope you can make it! Matt
Click here to see the service that was live streamed on Sunday 26th April
These are the songs/videos to accompany this morning’s service.
Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for 3rd Sunday of Easter –
“Emmaus and the Breaking of Bread: Agape”:
Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Hymns and Songs:
Hopefully, something for everyone…
1. “Lord of all Hopefulness” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCBjxVP6GWE&t=44s
2. “Meekness and Majesty” – sung by the Liz Chappell’s grandchildren – Davies family – https://youtu.be/zVWrOedmJ0o
Lyrics version to sing along with: https://youtu.be/qXggFYQQTJ0
3. “Bagatelle Piano Quartet” by Dvorak – https://youtu.be/BVgn1beobPo
4. “Symphony” – Switch – (sent in by someone to whom this really spoke to – thank you – great song) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_90_NAbv3k
5. “I smile” – Kirk Franklin and his friends – great Gospel Choir virtual remix (one for the Gospel Choir?) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dedqPQYhskM
Youth Club recommends (thank you for these):
6. “Sing it from the Shackles” – Rend Collective – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF2wV9AREVM&feature=youtu.be
7. “No longer slaves” – Jonathan David and Melissa Helser – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8TkUMJtK5k&feature=youtu.be
8. “The Road to Emmaus” – a dramatic version of the story from Luke’s Gospel with some of the meaning acted out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07GCSW1CQUg
9. “St Thomas” documentary by CNN – (just shows how much research is being done and how much we are discovering) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVzOD99dsEA&t=211s
10. “40 Days with Jesus” by Dave Smith (looks in daily detail at the Resurrection stories). Can be got from Eden or Amazon websites, or on Amazon Kindle ebook Reader
On Sunday during the live streamed service at 10.30, streamed from our Facebook page, Matt would like to encourage us to share in an Agape meal to emulate what most likely happened on the road to Emmaus, the story we have been looking at in the blog this week.
To take part, you will need to gather together a few items:-
- A candle
- Some bread
- Grapes or a piece of fruit
- A glass of water
Matt will be circulating some accompanying liturgy tomorrow.
If you’ve not joined us for the live service before or do not have Facebook, don’t worry. You do not need to be a Facebook user to access our page – the link above will take you straight there. Alternatively, the service will be posted on this page later in the day.