URC Daily Devotion 23rd March 2020

Monday 23rd March Here Hangs a Man Discarded CH4 385Brian Wren Tune Shrub End  (Passion Chorale works well if verses are doubled)© Stainer and Bell 1975 Here hangs a man discarded,a scarecrow hoisted high,a nonsense pointing nowhereto all who hurry by. Can such a clown of sorrowsstill bring a useful wordwhen faith and hope seem phantomsand […]

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Sunday Service from the URC for 22nd March 2020

Sunday Worship from the United Reformed Churchfor Sunday 22nd March  Today’s service comes from the Spire Church, a Methodist and United Reformed Church local ecumenical partnership at Farnham in Surrey.  The service is led by the Rev’d Michael Hopkins. Call to Worship Come to the God who loves you.Come to the God in whose presence you are […]

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Sunday’s Service

Sunday’s Service Dear Friends, over the last few days we have prepared worship for Sunday morning.  We are grateful to the Rev’d Michael Hopkins, minister of the Spire Church in Farnham, for preparing and recording a service so quickly.  It will be sent out to you, via email, at 10am on Sunday morning.  When you […]

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URC Daily Devotion  19th March 2020

Thursday 19th March God of Our YesterdaysStF 241 © Matt Redman Thank You Music 2008 When we were in the darkest nightand wondered if our eyes would ever see the lightYou were there Lord.When we were in the stormy galeand wondered if we’d ever live in peace againYou were there Lord.You were there in the struggle.You […]

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URC Daily Devotion  18th March 2020

Wednesday 18th March Jesus Tempted in the Desert(Ebenezer [Ton-Y-Botel]) Herman G Stuempfle © 1993 GIA Publications Jesus, tempted in the desert,lonely, hungry, filled with dread;“Use the power,” the tempter tells him;“Turn these barren rocks to bread!”“Not alone by bread,” he answers,“Can the human heart be filled.Only by the Word that calls usis our deepest hunger stilled!” […]

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Covid-19 Update

In light of the continuing development of the progress of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak, St. Andrew’s current position is as follows: Activities Team have met and taken the decision to cancel all social and fundraising activities on the premises up to and including the Christian Aid events in May. Following receipt of guidance from Church House, […]

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Sunday Worship during the Pandemic

Dear <<First Name>> We live in a difficult time with fast moving circumstances in the face of the Covid 19 epidemic.  Since the weekend it has been clear that restrictions were going to be placed on us and yesterday the Prime Minster announced that we should avoid all unnecessary social contact.  Older people,  and those with […]

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Our Next Series

Lenten and Passiontide Hymns Dear Friends, I hope you enjoyed our two weeks’ worth of reflections from David Thompson on Baptism and the Eucharist.  As you will have noticed we have now moved on to a new theme looking at Lenten and Passiontide hymns.  We hope these are useful to you as we journey through […]

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URC Daily Devotion  15th March 2020

Sunday 15th March Psalm 140 1 Save me, O LORD, from evil men;From vi’lent men protect my way,2 For evil schemes are in their hearts,And war they stir up every day.3 Like snakes, their tongues have sharpened tipsWith vipers’ poison on their lips. 4 Keep me, O LORD, from wicked hands;From men of vi’lence set […]

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