Service for the Last Sunday after Trinity

Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for 20th Sunday of Trinity –

16th Sunday of Re-opening – A New Church for a New Society:

“Themes in John’s Gospel.”

  • Spirituality – Part B: Sharing the Love like an ever-flowing stream (John 20:1-31)

Sunday 25th Oct 2020

Bible Readings:

Key Bible Reading:

John 20:1-31:  If you would like to look up the reading for yourself – simply click the link:

Set Readings for today (Bible Sunday):

Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 8-12 – The Lost Book, which this passage from Nehemiah refers to is the book we know today as the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes many of the teachings and speeches of Moses.  Basing their life around the Word of God was seen as a great comfort, a great joy, and a great strength as well as a challenge and a sacrifice.

Colossians 3:12-17 –  Paul, in his writing to the little Church in Colossae continues this theme of basing a shared life around the life and teachings of God.  What he adds is to depth and richness that can gained by seeing this engagement less as one of spiritual ‘lessons’ or ‘teachings,’ and more about the engagement and relationship with the person of Jesus – not just in the past but also in the here and now, across time and space, as a ‘living’ reality achieved by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.   

Matthew 24:30-35 – Jesus takes up one of the great titles given by Jews and Greeks to the that which holds all things together – words.  In John’s Gospel, Jesus is described as THE Word, the Word from which all other words flow.  In other words, that/He who was before all words, is in all words, and is the culmination of all words.  In other places Jesus is described as the Alpha and the Omega (the first and last letter of the Greek alphabet), in other words, the first, last, and all letters in between of the whole alphabet and the whole of time.

Hymns and Songs for 20th Sunday after Trinity:


  1. “There is a Hope” – by Stuart Townend, with Lyrics:

– also, an original arrangement and version by Sarah MacLauchlan with lyrics:

During Communion:

Song for the Children:

  1. “Atanikomboa (He will deliver me)” – by Christafari, a Christian Reggae Band, great song to dance to and share in the actions with:


During the Service:

  1. “Help us to love.” – by Tori Kelly:

After the Livestream:

  1. “From now on” – From the Musical “The Greatest Showman”:–

Other songs:

  1. “Give me your eyes” by Brandan Heath: Britain’s Got Talent:
14.         “Your Love Never Fails & Try” – Anthony Skinner & the Immersion Family Band:
  1. “God’s Great Dance Floor” – Chris Tomlin (Live Version at Passion 2013) – great dance song. Turn up the volume and go for it:


  1. From last week, but just as relevant and inspirational for this: “Holiness” – by the Bible Project gives a very good description of Ezek 47 and Rev 22 as a metaphor of God’s great dream of a healed and transformed world:

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