Order of Service – 30 August 10:30, Zoom

Pentecost 12 Year A
Andover, Broad Chalke & Salisbury United Reformed Churches – on Zoom
No matter what distance separates us, through Christ, we are one body.
In love, we are always connected.

Theme:  Take up your Cross

Prayerful Preparation: Consider what things of this world (human things) are stumbling blocks that sometimes block you from doing what is good and Godly (divine things)?
‘You are a stumbling-block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.’ – Matthew

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Order of Service

You are invited to greet one another as we gather for worship
Church Notices

  •  Corona Christ Care Group meets on Zoom each Tuesday at 2:30-4:00 providing a midweek time for faith & fellowship – Everyone is invited.
  • We have fellowship at the end of today’s service in breakout groups, so do stay on line for that. The link for Andover will be posted in the chatbox.
  • Andover Men’s Breakfast meets on Friday morning.
  • This week we remember Tom Grant whose funeral is tomorrow and Joy Smith whose funeral is on Wednesday. Both services are at the Salisbury Crem.

Song Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!  God bless you and keep you in all that you do.

Scripture & Gathering

Opening Hymn RS 600 Christ is the world’s light – Fred Pratt Green ©1969 Stainer & Bell Ltd CCL 195646

Christ is the world’s Light, he and none other;
Born in our darkness, he became our Brother.
If we have seen him, we have seen the Father:
Glory to God on high.
Christ is the world’s Peace, he and none other;
No one can serve him and despise a brother.
Who else unites us, one in God the Father?
Glory to God on high.
Christ is the world’s Life, he and none other;
Sold once for silver, murdered here, our Brother-
He, who redeems us, reigns with God the Father:
Glory to God on high.
Give God the glory, God and none other;
Give God the glory, Spirit, Son and Father;
Give God the glory, God in Man my brother:
Glory to God on high.

Pastoral Prayer & the Lord’s Prayer

Scripture Romans 12:9-21 Guidelines for Christian living

Children’s Message Stumbling blocks

Collection & Dedication of Offering

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Single gift & Standing Order & PayPal options are available for your gifts at https://salisburyurc.co.uk/donate-now/

PayPal direct link: (note if for Salisbury, Andover or Broad Chalke)


Bank details for Andover URC: Sort Code 40-08-28 Account No. 51652362
Account Name: Andover United Reformed Church

Bank details for Salisbury URC: Salisbury United Reformed Church Current Account
Sort Code : 40-52-40 Account No: 00016092

Prayers for our world Barbara Anderson

Scripture Matthew 16:21-28 drama Fai family

Hymn Growing Tensions, by George Stuart Year A No. 65 Music PD

Jesus faced the growing tension;
Fierce hostility was grim;
Yet he wished to preach his gospel
In streets of Jerusalem;
He knew that his strong opponents
Planned his death to silence him.
Peter said’ “This must not happen”
Said that this should not be so;
Jesus, angered by his outburst;
Cried out, “Satan! You must go!
These are foolish words from humans;
Not from God! You are my foe!”
“If you would be my disciple
Bear your cross; come follow me.
If you gain the world but forfeit
Your true self, your dignity,
You cannot regain your honour,
Or your own integrity.”
When we live a life of loving
It will mirror Jesus’ way;
We will find a life worth living
When we give our life away;
We will then find true fulfilment
Blessings each and every day.

Sermon     Take up your cross

Closing Hymn RS 603 Lord for the years – Timothy Dudley-Smith ©1976 T.D-Smith, Music ©1976 M. Baughen – The Jubilate Group CCL 224957

Lord, for the years your love has kept and guided,
Urged and inspired us, cheered us on our way.
Sought us and saved us, pardoned and provided:
Lord of the years, we bring our thanks today.
Lord, for that Word, the Word of life which fires us,
Speaks to our hearts and sets our souls ablaze,
Teaches and trains, rebukes us and inspires us:
Lord of the Word, receive your people’s praise.
Lord, for our land, in this our generation,
Spirits oppressed by pleasure, wealth and care:
For young and old, for commonwealth and nation,
Lord of our land, be pleased to hear our prayer.
Lord, for our world, when we disown and doubt you,
Loveless in strength, and comfortless in pain,
Hungry and helpless, lost indeed without you:
Lord of the world, we pray that Christ may reign.
Lord, for ourselves; in living power remake us –
Self on the cross and Christ upon the throne;
Past put behind us, for the future take us,
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.

Sending forth & the Grace
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all now and forever. Amen.



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You may opt to remain in the main room (where we are now) or join the Andover URC fellowship group at the link below.
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If you would like to join in the Andover URC Zoom fellowship group, click this link to go directly: https://tibco.zoom.us/j/321438178

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