21 March 2021
Fifth Sunday of Lent
9:40 Fellowship & 10:30 Worship
Andover & Salisbury United Reformed Churches – united in worship on Zoom
Choices at the Crossroads
No matter the distance between us, the uncertainty of the times or how isolated we might feel, we are never alone. God calls us into being and takes pleasure in who we are!
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89190316526
Zoom Meeting ID: 891 9031 6526
Or call in from your telephone:
02034815237 or 0131 460 1196 (meeting ID = 89190316526# )
At home preparation:
- If you’ve been enjoying using your finger labyrinth, bring it along again.
- There will be a time of fellowship after today’s service. Everyone is welcome to stay.
- Salisbury URC Annual Church Meeting will begin at 12:00 today (on this zoom link).
- The final Lent Fellowship & Bible Study Group will meet on Zoom Tuesday afternoon (reading Mark 15:1-39) And the final Lent Midweek Communion service will be held on Wednesday. Everyone is invited. Use the same Zoom link for both events as you did for this morning’s service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89190316526
Thanks to the IT Team: Godlove, Joan, Izabella, Ron, Elaine, Anne, Tahira, Adam
Order of Service
You are invited to greet one another and be in conversation as we gather for worship
Welcome Duty Elder – Graham Turner
Prelude — accompanied by images of paths and signposts, to represent the choices and crossroads God has put on the path of life.
Church Notices Duty Elder – Graham Turner
Gathering words Psalm 119:12-16 adapted Joy
Opening Hymn When morning gilds the sky (RS 292)
Reminder to iPad users: switch to ‘Screen share’ in order to see the lyrics on your screen.
Gathering Prayer & the Lord’s Prayer
Scripture Jeremiah 31:31-34 Mervyn S
Children’s Message Hunting for the Holy Spirit – Where’ God in the bag?
We welcome Paul Heintzleman and Brian Schuetz from Loveland United Church of Christ, Colorado USA.
Collection & Dedication of Offering Duty Elder, Graham
PayPal: Donate through PayPal using your debit or credit card. The link can be found in the left margin.
On-line Banking: for a single donation or to create a Standing Order for regular payments
Bank details for Salisbury URC: Acct Name: Salisbury United Reformed Church;
Sort Code : 40-52-40; Acct No: 00016092
Please specify your name or Offering Envelope Number for the Treasurer’s future reference.
Bank details for Andover URC: Acct Name: Andover United Reformed Church
Sort Code 40-08-28; Acct No. 51652362;
Prayers for our world Harvey Baird
Sermon Hymn We would see Jesus by George Stuart (Year B Lent 5 no. 106)
Scripture John 12:20-32 Alison & Marian
Sermon Choices at the Crossroads
Closing Hymn O Jesus I have promised, J.E.Bode PD; music ‘Wolvercote’, W.H.Ferguson © Oxford University Press CCL2166831 (RS 509)
Sending forth& the Grace
You are invited to unmute yourself and switch to Gallery View, if you can, so that you can see everyone and hear everyone as we bless one another. Our voices will be out of sync, but consider it a divine harmony. As we bless one another with the Grace, you are invited to lift your hands so they are on your screen, reaching just beyond the edges of your screen, as if you are touching the hands of the people in the screens on either side, creating a Chain-of-Life, connecting us all.
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.
Breakout Groups – Fellowship time
You will be ‘transported’ to a fellowship group. Please unmute yourself and enjoy the ride! Please welcome our visitors.