Sunday 19th July – Service for the Sixth Sunday after Trinity

This week’s service streamed live from St. Andrew’s, Banwell for the first time. Filmed live at 10.30am and streamed live to Facebook. The service is now available to view on our Facebook page and on our YouTube channel.

Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for 6th Sunday of Trinity –

2nd Sunday of Re-opening – A New Church for a New Society:

“Lament, Thanksgiving, and Restoration”

  • Part 2 – “Thanksgiving”

Sunday 19th July 2020

Bible Readings:

Key Bible Reading: Psalm 36:7-9

“How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
    People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
    you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light we see light.”


“How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!”

Thanksgiving: MORE TH>N

  • Protection – “Shadow of your wings” – Luke 13:34, and Luke 19:41-44

“Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.” (Luke 13:34)

  • Nourishment – River of Life:
    • Genesis 2:4-25 “The Garden of Eden”

“A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.  The name of the first is the Pishon;… The name of the second river is the Gihon;… The name of the third river is the Tigris;… And the fourth river is the Euphrates.” (Gen 2:10-14 abridged)

  • Ezekiel 47:1-12 – “The River of Life flowing out of the Temple”

“Then he led me back to the bank of the river. When I arrived there, I saw a great number of trees on each side of the river. He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Dead Sea. When it empties into the sea, the salty water there becomes fresh.  Swarms of living creatures will live wherever the river flows.”

(Ezekiel 47:6-9)

  • Revelation 22:1-5 – “The Lamb will sit upon the throne”

“Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” (Revelation 22:1-2)

  • Perspective: “In your light we see light.”
    • John 8:12 – “I AM the Light of the world”

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

  • Rev 3:20 – “I stand at the door and knock.”

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Rev 3:20)

Video: Bible Project “Holiness” – really good to explain the idea of the River of Life and how it transforms everything it touches:

Set Readings for today:

Isaiah 44:6-8

Romans 8:12-25

Matthew 13:24-30. 36-43


Hymns and Songs for 6th Sunday after Trinity:


  1. “O Lord, my God” (How great Thou art) – Songs of Praise:


  1. “There is a Redeemer” – by Keith Green:



  1. “Teach me to Dance” – by Graham Kendrick – 40th Anniversary live at the Royal Albert Hall version:


  1. “Fill your hearts with joy and gladness” (Psalm 147) – set to the tune of Ode to Joy:



  1. “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” – inspired by Psalm 36 – Songs of Praise:


Music for Reflection:

  1. Hugh Davies singing, “There is a longing in our hearts, O Lord:”



  1. “Better” by Hezekiah Walker – recommended by Charlotte and Hayley Nottage – great fun, praise song:


  1. “No Outsiders” – because of the Cross of Jesus Christ – Rend Collective (Live in Belfast) – a great anthem:


  1. “Learning to be the Light” – by Newworldson – taking the words of Psalm 36:9 “In your light we see light” – this is one of their quieter more thoughtful numbers – great live band (see their “Big Church Day Out sessions):





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