Live Service for Sunday 12th July – 5th Sunday after Trinity

Click here to view the service that was recorded live during the first service in St. Andrew’s Church, Congresbury since Lockdown.

Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for 5th Sunday of Trinity –
1st Sunday of Re-opening – A New Church for a New Society:
“Lament, Thanksgiving, and Restoration.”

Bible Readings:
Key Bible Reading:
Jeremiah ch 8:18 – 9:1
As part of the Talk:
Howard wants everyone to share in a chorus to a poem:
There is a balm in Gilead
To make the wounded whole
There’s power enough in heaven
To heal the sin-sick soul

Set Readings for today:
Isaiah 55:10-13
Romans 8:1-11
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Hymns and Songs for 4th Sunday after Trinity:
1. “There is a Redeemer” – by Keith Green:

2. Played live as an Introduction to Worship – “Meekness and Majesty” – Graham Kendrick:
– Songs of Praise version:

3. “O the deep, deep love of Jesus” – Hereford Cathedral Choir:
– Great Folk version from three girls in Ireland:
– And the very distinctive version from a Christian Russian Opera singer, Simon Khorolskiy – “very upbeat, modern take ‘Russian’”:

4. Played live at the end of the Service: “There is a Hope” – by Stuart Townend:

Song for Refection:
Hugh Davies, Liz Chappell’s grandson sings Psalm 121 – beautiful just to close your eyes to and let these timeless words speak to you and over the Church:

By contrast:
The African American Spiritual “There is a Balm in Gilead” was a rallying cry that there was a hope, even a hope against all odds – and that was, and is, Jesus. Two versions:
The deep soulful voice of Paul Robeson from 1958 in Carnegie Hall:
And, from 1987 – Nina Simone’s more upbeat version, recorded at Vine Street Studios:

Prayers of Intercession:
Kay’s Prayers during the Service:

Music during Communion:
“Pie Jesu” by Gabriel Fauré. Two versions:
– One, a traditional version from Winchester Cathedral:
– The other sung by an eight piece adult harmony – VOCES8 –

Modern Music:
5. “Chain Breaker” by Zach Williams – recommended by the Youth Group:

6. “My feet are on the Rock” – I am They (an American band with a sound a bit like Rend Collective):

7. “Every Praise” – Hezekiah Walker – hard not to make your feet tap and put a smile on your face:

8. I’ve fallen in love with this song – Kirk Franklin at his best, and so appropriate for today, “Love Theory” (so no apology for playing it again):

9. What does the “Balm of Gilead” look like? This is quite a remarkable video – has to be seen and heard to be believed -brought me to tears, tears of joy. Not only a “MUST SEE” but also a prayer for us all. Good on Christopher Duffley:

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