Sunday worship 27 Sept

Andover, Broad Chalke & Salisbury United Reformed Churches – United in worship on Zoom

Fellowship at 9:40  —  Worship at 10:30

No matter what distance separates us, through Christ, we are one body. In love, we are always connected.

Zoom link:

Zoom Meeting ID: 891 9031 6526

Or call in from your telephone:

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Preaching:   We welcome Revd Philip Brooks — Philip is the URC’s Secretary for Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations, based at ‘virtual’ Church House at the moment. Prior to moving to London, he served in Northwest Synod as minister to two Methodist/URC LEP’s and one Methodist Chapel in Bolton and Salford. He also served as Bolton Town Centre Chaplain, where he was heavily involved with local interfaith work. He is married and has two grown-up children and one grandson.

Order of Service


Church Notices   

  •  Monday 19:30, Salisbury LGBT+ Christian Community gathers on Zoom
  •  Tuesday 14:30-16 :00 Corona Christ Care Group meets on Zoom. Everyone is welcome.
  • Friday 8:30 Andover Men’s Breakfast Group
  • Remember to check you junk and spam email boxes on Mondays and Fridays for the two weekly emails from the ministers.

Birthday Recognition  

Happy birthday to you!  Happy birthday to you!

God bless you and keep you, in all that you do!

Scripture & Gathering     inspired by Psalm 25

Opening Hymn   All creatures of our God and King – W.H.Draper; words and music PD CCL 1503 (R & Sing 39)

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia, alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam:
O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Thou rushing wind that art so strong,
Ye clouds that sail in heaven along,
O praise him, alleluia!
Thou rising morn, in praise rejoice;
Ye lights of evening, find a voice:
O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Dear mother earth, who day by day
Unfoldest blessings on our way,
O praise him, alleluia!
The flowers and fruits that in thee grow,
Let them his glory also show:
O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Let all things their creator bless,
And worship him in humbleness;
O praise him, alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, Three in One:
O praise him, O praise him, Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Pastoral Prayer  & The Lord’s Prayer  

Scripture       Ezekial 18:25-32  

Children’s Message      The power of names

Collection & Dedication of Offering   Please continue your gifts to support our churches.

Single gift & Standing Order & PayPal options are available for your gifts at

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   Angela Thackray

Scripture   Matthew 21:23-32 (parable of disobedient/ obedient children)  Maureen Davidson

Hymn    The Two Sons – George Stuart Yr.A No. 70

Recorded stories Jesus told
Were told for his own day;
But still their message nurtures those
Who wish to walk his way.
A vineyard owner had some work
He needed to have done;
He had two sons he thought could help;
He went and asked each one.
The first son said he would not go ,
But then he changed his mind;
The second said he’d go at once,
But later he declined.
All pious words are worse than wrong
If not lived out in deeds;
It is by actions of goodwill
We go where Jesus leads.

Sermon Speaking Truth to Power Revd Philip Brooks   (Breakout discussion groups will respond to a question posed by Revd Brooks.)

Closing Hymn            You shall go out with joy – Steffi G. Rubin/Stuart Dauermann ©1975 Lillenas Publishing Co. CCL 20546 (Rejoice & Sing 415)

You shall go out with joy and be led forth in peace,
And the mountains and the hills shall break forth in singing.
There’ll be shouts of joy, and the trees of the field
Shall clap, shall clap their hands.
And the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
And the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
And the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
And you’ll go out with joy.

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 ever more. Amen.


Breakout Groups – Fellowship time

The invitation to join a breakout fellowship group will come up on your screen. Please unmute yourself now. In the breakout room, please start by introducing yourselves and welcoming visitors and newcomers. If there is someone you’d like to visit with, please stay in this main room and we’ll try to help you out.

All are welcome to join the Andover URC Coffee hour on Zoom. Contact us for the link.



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