A Gospel to proclaim

A Gospel to proclaim

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Our next Sunday@Seven service will be on June 28th 2020. Our theme this time will be ‘A Gospel to Proclaim’. We Zoomed Sunday@Seven last month and we all survived – so, we’re going to do it again this month.

You’re very welcome to muddle along with us. Please let us know via the Contact page and we will forward details closer to the day.

What is Sunday@Seven?

Sunday@Seven is an opportunity to informally worship together on the last Sunday of each month – and yes, it’s at 7 pm. There’s a mix of songs, prayers and reflections. We usually have an ‘open mic’ slot for people to share whatever is on their mind, though that’s harder to do with the Zoom time limit. It’s led by Nigel Silvester, one of our Authorised Lay Ministers, ably supported by Cath Hilton.

Normally, of course, we would physically be together for this – but since we’re still locked-down we’ll be doing it virtually. So, if you want cake and a brew, you’ll have to provide your own!

This Sunday@Seven’s title comes from the well-known hymn by Canon Edward J Burns. Edward is a Lancashire lad, born in Nelson and served as Vicar in Chorley and Fulwood.

A Gospel to Proclaim

We have a gospel to proclaim,
Good news for men in all the earth; 
The gospel of a Saviour’s name: 
We sing His glory, tell His worth.

Tell of His birth at Bethlehem,
Not in a royal house or hall 
But in a stable dark and dim: 
The Word made flesh, a light for all.

Tell of His death at Calvary,
Hated by those He came to save; 
In lonely suffering on the cross 
For all He loved, His life He gave.

Tell of that glorious Easter morn:
Empty the tomb, for He was free. 
He broke the power of death and hell 
That we might share his victory.

Tell of His reign at God’s right hand,
By all creation glorified; 
He sends His Spirit on His Church 
To live for Him, the Lamb who died.

Now we rejoice to name Him King:
Jesus is Lord of all the earth. 
This gospel message we proclaim: 
We sing His glory, tell His worth.

More from Nigel

For Nigel’s Reflection at this Sunday@Seven, please follow this link. There are lots of scriptures alluded to in this Edward Burns hymn, one of which is Acts 10: 34-43. Finally, many thanks to Rod Long on Unsplash for the photo.

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