Sunday Sermon – April 19th

Our virtual service, this week including some sung worship from our Cranmer Group church family, is now available on our podcast page.

Our Bible reading is from St. John’s Gospel, chapter 20, verses 19-31 – Jesus appearing to his disciples. For those of you who are embracing new technology in these lockdown times, here’s a fun contemporary take on Doubting Thomas (credit: Tim Wakeling):

During this week’s service, Hannah Taylor sings Stuart Townend’s The Lord’s My Shepherd. If you wish to join in worship at home, here are the lyrics:

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want;
He makes me lie in pastures green.
He leads me by the still, still waters,
His goodness restores my soul.

And I will trust in You alone,
And I will trust in You alone,
For Your endless mercy follows me,
Your goodness will lead me home.

He guides my ways in righteousness,
And He anoints my head with oil,
And my cup, it overflows with joy,
I feast on His pure delights.

And though I walk the darkest path,
I will not fear the evil one,
For You are with me, and Your rod and staff
Are the comfort I need to know.

One notice I mention in our virtual service – the ‘Wrestling with God’ house group (Bible study and prayer), which Annie Dickinson normally hosts at her home, is moving online whilst we’re on lockdown – it’ll be meeting by videoconference on Zoom!

The first virtual meeting will be today, Sunday 19th April, at 4pm. For details of the Zoom meeting, or to find out more about it, please contact Annie at either or on 01949 851 375.

Do give this group a try – being part of a small group like this can be a vital part of deepening our walk of faith, as disciples of Jesus Christ.
And there’s no obligation to stay, if you try it and find it’s really not your thing – though we really hope it would be!

And, finally, if you’d prefer to read rather than listen to the podcast, the sermon transcript, reading and prayers can be downloaded here:

I wish you all a very blessed week.

With love and prayers,

Rev. Tim Chambers
Vicar, the Cranmer Group
Mobile: 07946 526569

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