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Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Hitchin

24 May 2020

Zoom meeting in session
Zoom meeting in progress

During the Covid-19 emergency each week we'll prepare a short service, comprising a bible reading, and a short talk. Supporting material may include a reading and a list of songs (with links to YouTube where possible).

Whever we can we'll hold this service as a live interactive meeting using the Zoom online conference facility.

Advance details will be on the Conference Page
A recording will be posted on this page following the live session - it may take some time for that to happen. For copyright reasons the songs and music will be listed as separate YouTube clips.

24 May 2020 led by Rev Jane Robson

This video has Closed Caption subtitles - click the button marked 'CC'

Last week's Recording is available at the foot of the page.

Suggested Music:

You can pause the video above while you watch the song and then restart the video.

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord"
During the Call to worship we listened to the first 2½ minutes of Paul Baloche singing this song

Crown Him with many crowns

He is exalted
Maranatha! Music


The Ascension of Jesus

36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ 37 They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38 He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see; for a ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.’ 40 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41 While in their joy they were disbelieving and still wondering, he said to them, ‘Have you anything here to eat?’ 42 They gave him a piece of broiled fish, 43 and he took it and ate in their presence.

44 Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. 49 And see, I am sending upon you what my Father promised; so stay here in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.’

50 Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and, lifting up his hands, he blessed them. 51 While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; 53 and they were continually in the temple blessing God.

NRSV Bible Gateway

Last Week's Recording

17 May 2020