Sunday Service – 16 August 2020

Welcome to today’s Sunday webpage. For the 22nd Sunday during this Covid-19 Coronavirus season we worship together again online via Zoom at 10.30am. You will have received the Zoom invitation by email.
Today’s Service Sheet will have been received by email or through your door yesterday, but you can also download it here.
If you are reading the Service Sheet online you will be able to click the links on the sheet to get to the readings and songs.
You will also have received our usual 7/52 notice sheet, but if not you can download it here. 7/52 contains news and lots of suggestions for prayer and other information.

As you read, pray and work your way through the suggested order of service you can also follow the readings and the songs by clicking on the links below. Don’t forget to scroll right through this page and click on any other links after the readings and songs.

Bible Readings (click to open a new window or use your own Bible)

Psalm 67
Matthew 15:1-28
Romans 11:1-32

Songs (click to open a new window and follow the song on YouTube)

How Great Thou Art
You’re Beautiful
He Will Hold Me Fast
Purify My Heart (Refiner’s Fire)
When We Walk With The Lord

PRAYERS FOR BEIRUT. Last week we prayed about the terrible impact of the explosion at the warehouse in the port of Beirut, killing hundreds and injuring thousands of people, as well as impacting the lives of countless people across Beirut and the surrounding country. Lebanon was already in a fragile state. BMS World Mission through its partners have produced a prayer sheet which you can download here, and are coordinating the Baptist relief appeal working with a Baptist NGO in Lebanon. You can donate to the relief effort in Beirut by clicking here, and you can also watch the video produced by BMS World Mission’s partners here:


Our two thousand and twenty hours of prayer adventure, from 1st July to 23rd September, is going from strength to strength. Lots of people are clicking on the website, and a good number logging on to pray at 7pm each evening. For 2020 hours over 85 days we have committed ourselves to pray for Ryde and its surrounding area, over what will be a very difficult summer season this year. It is really encouraging how what started as an idea at one of our Monday prayer meetings in May, has grown to gather support from church leaders of the mainstream Christian denominations in the Ryde area. You can join in at any time and pray each day for some aspect or area of our community life. All the information is on the Pray for Ryde website; visit the website each day to discover the day’s theme and watch a short video introduction and prayer for the day:


We have recommended The Chosen several times over the last few months. If you are able to view it you will find it well worth your time. Here are the links referred to in the Sunday Service Sheet.
The Chosen website, where you can find details of how to view it.
The Chosen YouTube Channel where you can find all sorts of interesting and inspiring background information.

LICC – Introduction to Immanuel (Psalm of Isolation)

On their website, Mark Greene of LICC introduces us to the reason behind LICC commissioning this new song from Andy Flannagan. Listen to the song again, followed by the illuminating introduction, by clicking here.

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