Live Service for Sunday 23rd August – 11th Sunday after Trinity

Recorded live at 10.30am on Sunday 23rd August from St. Andrew’s Church, Congresbury for the 11th Sunday after Trinity.

Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for 11th Sunday of Trinity –
7th Sunday of Re-opening – A New Church for a New Society:
Week 3 of 3 Looking at the Values we have adopted as a
NEW Church:
“There is no ‘them,’ only US: the transforming potential
of the Gospel.”
Sunday 23rd August 2020

Key quote from Chickenshed Theatre Company:
‘If we could get people to believe that this is not just a Utopia that we believe in but a glimpse of a more perfect world…..we might just be able to change the world a bit.’
Taken from the video which we shared as a Music Group:

Bible Readings:
Key Bible Readings:
Galatians 3:23-29 – Paul’s dream of a new world
And, if you would like to look up the reading for yourself – click the link:…

Set Readings for today:

Isaiah 51:1-6 – One of Isaiah’s great messages of hope from God.

Romans 12:1-8 – Paul’s great vision of how all Christian people are interconnected into one single family, each with their own gifts and contributions that they can make that builds up the whole body of Christ. There are parallels here to Paul’s other great speech in the same vein in 1Corinthians ch 12.

Matthew 16:13-20: – Jesus asks the disciples the question that He asks everyone, “Who do you say that I am?” He does this at Caesarea Philippi, a place dedicated to numerous gods in Jesus’ day. So, too He asks us today, amongst the many gods that so easily grab our attention, who do we say Jesus is?

Hymns and Songs for 11th Sunday after Trinity:

1. “Only begotten, Word of God eternal:”
– Sung as a Gregorian Chant by The Cathedral Singers:

2. “Brother, sister let me serve you” Songs of Praise with Lyrics:

3. “I come with joy, a child of God” (St Botolph) with Lyrics:

4. “Gaelic Blessing” – John Rutter with Lyrics:

5. “Jesus put this song into our hearts” by Graham Kendrick with Lyrics:

Inspired by the Chickenshed Theatre Video:
6. “Who is my mother, who is my brother” – this was sent in by one of the group after watching the Chickenshed Video:

Great song to sing with Children:
7. “Children of God” – by Christopher Walker (Vocal version):

Music for Reflection (during Communion):
8. “Salut d’-armour” by Elgar:

Lord’s Prayer in Makaton:
9. Shared by members of the Youth Group: 

We have been told by Facebook that unfortunately we are not able to play recorded artists during the actual “Livestream” itself at present, so we are playing certain videos either Before or After as a physical Church. So that everyone can share in a full experience of the breadth of the worship life of the Church details of this music is given here:
Played before the Livestream:
10. “Something inside so strong” by Labi Siffre – epic:

Played after the Livestream:
11. “Yes I will” by Vertical Worship – sent in by a member of the Youth group – expresses a belief in praising God even in tough and difficult times:

Other choices in the Playlist:
12. Appleshed Theatre Company “I am in love with the world” – a classic from the Chickenshed Theatre Company repertoire:

13. “We all bleed the same” by Mandisa, TobyMac, and Kirk Franklin – a powerful statement of seeing the world from God’s point of view:

14. “This is me” the classic from the musical “The Greatest Showman” – also sent in by the Youth Group:

15. Praises Of Israel – Daber El Libi (Speak To My Heart) [Live] – this is a most beautiful and simple song of calling on Jesus to “Speak to my heart” – great song to find beautiful peace:

16. “The Spirit and the Bride say Come!” – Jewish & Arab Teen from Israel in Hebrew, Arabic & English Worship Jesus together – a more remarkable video showing young people overcoming hundreds, thousands of years of mistrust:

Further Videos
17. “The Arabs are the enemy” – the incredible story of Anastasia Okhrimenko who works for the Messianic Jewish organisation “One for Israel” – the story of how she overcame her hatred. For further insight see this week’s New Creation Pew News “Thought for the Week:”

18. Continuing the theme of turning pain into Blessing especially across long standing divides – a story from the sister organisation to “One for Israel” – the Arabic “Pod for Israel and Arabic Outreach” – a remarkable story of sharing the Gospel in Gaza. Please do not be put off by the fact that for some of the speakers English is not their first language:

19. And not long released a version of “The Blessing” in Arabic to bless the whole Arabic world, with some stunning photography – may we be a Blessing not a threat to our Arabic brothers and sisters:

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