This week is New Year’s Eve in the church’s calendar – the feast of Christ the King when we remember that Jesus is our risen and ascended King over everything, before the new church year begins again next Sunday with the Advent period of waiting. The building may be closed temporarily this year due to the pandemic – but nothing stops the worship of the church – please do join us if you are able!
The national Church of England Service will be broadcast online at 9am – and this week will celebrating the feast of Christ the King with a Service of Prayer for the Nation from Durham Cathedral. You can find out more about where to watch this and download the words for the service from the Church of England website here.
At 9.30am on Sunday morning, Rachel will be leading a time of Family Worship. As she is on leave today, this will be over on our YouTube channel here this week only, rather than live on Facebook as usual. Start off your Sundays with a bit of fun whilst connecting with God! This short, interactive and creative all age worship isn’t just for children and families – the ideas can speak to anyone and all are welcome. There is a sheet of activity ideas supporting the session, which you can download here.
Then, if you’d like to meet up online with other church members for a chat over a coffee or tea, Helen Scott will be hosting an online social time on Zoom from 10.15am. You can join the Zoom meeting here
Our weekly service from St Peter’s will go live at 10.45am this week and will be a serivce of Morning Worship with Holy Communion. As well as marking the feast of Christ the King, we will be continuing with our teaching series on lessons from the prophet Isaiah, based on Bishop Nick’s advent book, Freedom is coming. Click here to watch the service on our YouTube channel. (The link will activate when the service is live). You can download the liturgy for this here if you find it helpful to follow along.
There is an added extra bonus this week with a special evening prayer service to be broadcast at 6.30pm on Sunday evening via Bradford Cathedral’s YouTube site and Facebook page. Part of the regular ‘Hope on the Edge’ prayer series, “Signs of hope in COVID 19” will include stories to inspire and enourage prayer in troubled times. You can watch it by going to the Cathedral’s website here – do join in with this if you are able.
The building may be closed for now but the church isn’t – prayer, worship and church family life continues as always – please join us!