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Tilehouse Street Baptist Church, Hitchin



15 November 2020

During the Covid-19 emergency each week we'll hold a service as a live interactive meeting using the Zoom online conference facility.
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15 November 2020, Morning worship led by Rev Jane Robson

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Order of Service with suggested Music Items & Bible Readings

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Welcome

Call to worship

Song: Morning has broken

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we-n-Zmglt0

Morning has broken,
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird;
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the Word.

Sweet the rain's new fall,
Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dewfall
On the first grass;
Praise for the sweetness,
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight,
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light
Eden saw play;
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning,
God's re-creation
Of the new day.

Morning has broken,
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird;
Praise for the singing,
Praise for the morning,
Praise for them springing
Fresh from the Word.

Eleanor Ferjeon (1881-1965)
Tune: Bunessen (Gaelic tune)

Intercation

Prayer and Lord's Prayer

Reading: Mark 2:13-22

Jesus Calls Levi

13 Jesus went out again beside the lake; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them. 14 As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him.

15 And as he sat at dinner in Levi’s house, many tax-collectors and sinners were also sitting with Jesus and his disciples — for there were many who followed him. 16 When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax-collectors, they said to his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax-collectors and sinners?’ 17 When Jesus heard this, he said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.’

The Question about Fasting

18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, ‘Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?’ 19 Jesus said to them, ‘The wedding-guests cannot fast while the bridegroom is with them, can they? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 20 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day.

21 ‘No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made. 22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.’

NRSV Bible Gateway

Talk

Song: Jesus put this song into our hearts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QC8rplIAc4w

Jesus put this song into our hearts
Jesus put this song into our hearts
It's a song of joy no one can take away
Jesus put this song into our hearts.

Jesus taught us how to live in harmony
Jesus taught us how to live in harmony
Different faces, different races,
He made us one
Jesus taught us how to live in harmony.

Jesus taught us how to be a family
Jesus taught us how to be a family
Loving one another with the
love that He gives
Jesus taught us how to be a family.

Jesus turned our sorrow into dancing
Jesus turned our sorrow into dancing
Changed our tears of sadness
into rivers of joy
Jesus turned our sorrow into a dance.

Jesus put this song into our hearts
Jesus put this song into our hearts
It's a song of joy no one can take away
Jesus put this song into our hearts.

Graham Kendrick
© 1986 Kingsway Thankyou Music

Prayers for Others and Ourselves

Hymn: Lord, Thy Church on earth is seeking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e77x9gVYW2A

Lord, Thy Church on earth is seeking
Thy renewal from above;
Teach us all the art of speaking
With the accent of Thy love.
We would heed Thy great commission:
"Go ye into every place -
Preach, baptize, fulfil my mission,
Serve with love and share my grace."

Freedom give to those in bondage,
Lift the burdens caused by sin;
Give new hope, new strength and courage,
Grant release from fears within.
Light for darkness, joy for sorrow;
Love for hatred, peace for strife.
These and countless blessings follow
As the Spirit gives new life.

In the streets of every city
Where the bruised and lonely dwell,
We shall show the Saviour's pity,
We shall of His mercy tell.
In all lands and with all races
We shall serve and seek to bring
All the world to render praises,
Christ, to Thee, Redeemer, King.

Hugh. Sherlock (1905-2005) Tune: Everton (Henry Smart, 1813-79)

Blessing