Category Archives: Sunday

Sunday 9 May 2021 – Mary and Elizabeth – God exalts the lowly

On Sunday we will be looking at “Mary and Elizabeth – God exalts the lowly” in the fifth of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. You can read Mary’s song which we call Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1:46-55

Hayley Matthews will be leading our service sharing her thoughts on Mary and Elizabeth. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am and we will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Sunday 2 May 2021 – Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature

On Sunday we will be looking at “Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature” in the fourth of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. You can read about the story of Ruth in Ruth, it is only four chapters long!

Heston will be leading our service and Richard Barton will be sharing his thoughts on Ruth. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am and we will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Ruth – Harmony of family, society and nature

Sunday 25 April 2021 – Shiphrah and Puah – effective nonviolent resistance

On Sunday we will be looking at “Shiphrah and Puah – effective nonviolent resistance” in the third of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. “Who?” you might ask! Who on earth are Shiphrah and Puah? Well you can read all about them in Exodus 1:15-22 where you will discover that without their “effective nonviolent resistance” we wouldn’t have a Moses or an Exodus! Heston will be leading our service and Katherine-Alice will be sharing her thoughts on Shiphrah and Puah. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am and we will be meeting in our virtual Zoom cafe for a socially distanced chat after the service. Do join us if you can.

Shiphrah and Puah

Sunday 18 April 2021 – Miriam – Prophetess and Sister

On Sunday we will be looking at “Miriam – Prophetess and Sister” in the second of our series of services reflecting on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. Heston will be leading our service and our thoughts on Miriam. Our service will be streamed live on Facebook at 10:30am

After the service it will be our APCM – or Annual Parochial Church Meeting – or as Heston describes it, our “Annual Party for Church Members”. It is a chance to celebrate all the amazing things that have happened over the last year, to mourn over those things that have saddened us, to reflect on our part in them and to look forward to the next year. You can read our annual report here. The meeting will be hosted on Zoom, if you would like to join us please email Heston or leave a comment on this post.

Miriam – Prophetess and Sister

Sunday 11 April – The Kingdom of God is like a leaven

This Sunday, in our 10:30am live streamed service, we will be starting a new series based on the Leigh Russell Memorial Panel which hangs on the north wall of the church. It was dedicated by the Bishop of Ripon on 17 July 1991 in memory of Leigh Russell, a member of this church from 13 January 1974 to 10 August 1990. You can read more about the panel on our website. Jan Betts will be leading us in our thoughts on the central panel “The Kingdom of God is like a leaven“.

Do join us via Facebook Live at 10:30am

Sunday 13 March 2021 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

This Sunday it is the fourth Sunday in Lent and we will be continuing our lent series, having heard last week from Richard about “don’t get angry, get renewing”.  Our passages are from Numbers 21 (about the bronze snake), Ephesians 2 (salvation by grace) and John 3.  We will explore how God releases us to get on with renewing and rebuilding.  

It is also Mothering Sunday, and our service will include both mourning and celebration, with those who are grieving or missing family and with those for whom this is a source of comfort and strength.

Here is the service sheet we are using during Lent:

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Sunday 28 February 2021 – Second Sunday in Lent

This Sunday is the second Sunday in the season of Lent and Sam Crook will be leading us in her thoughts about Lent. Our readings will be from Psalm 22:23-31 and Mark 8:31-38.

Here is the service sheet we will be using during Lent:

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Sunday 21 February 2021 – First Sunday in Lent

This Sunday is the first Sunday in the season of Lent but also is Student Sunday. Emma Temple will be thinking about Lent being an opportunity to set reminders for ourselves to deepen our relationship with God by stepping into the unknown, and carry on learning throughout our faith journey. She will be supported – virtually – by members of the Inclusive Christian Movement group at Leeds University with readings from Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15.

Here is the service sheet we will be using during Lent:

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Sunday 31 January – God with us, through our senses

This Sunday is Candlemas, the day when the church traditionally remembers the presentation of baby Jesus at the temple – you can read the story in Luke 2:22-40

Heston and Lydia will be leading us in worship and in the fourth of our six week series, “God With Us” Katherine-Alice will be looking at “God with us, through our senses”. Our readings will be from Genesis 8:15-21 and Matthew 8:1-4. You can follow the order of service on our service sheet.

Do join us on Facebook Live at 10:30am on Sunday. There will be a cafe Zoom after the service, details will be shared via the Facebook chat.

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Sunday 24 January – God with us through prophets, then and now

This week is the third in our six week series, “God With Us” and Karin will be looking at how God can be with us through prophets, then and now.

Our readings will be from Jonah 1: 1-3; 3: 1-5 and v.10 and John 3: 16-21

Do join us on Facebook Live at 10:30am on Sunday. There will be a cafe Zoom after the service, details will be shared via the Facebook chat.

What’s he got to do with it?