WELCOME TO CHURCH
A READING FROM THE BIBLE
Psalm 16 - The Amplified Translation
1Keep and protect me, O God, for in You I have placed my trust and found refuge.
2I said to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
I have no good besides You.”
3As for the saints (godly people) who are in the land,
They are the majestic and the noble and the excellent ones in whom is all my delight.
4The sorrows [pain and suffering] of those who have chosen another god will be multiplied [because of their idolatry];
I will not pour out their drink offerings of blood,
Nor will I take their names upon my lips.
5The Lord is the portion of my inheritance, my cup [He is all I need];
You support my lot.
6The [boundary] lines [of the land] have fallen for me in pleasant places;
Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me.
7I will bless the Lord who has counseled me;
Indeed, my heart (mind) instructs me in the night.
8I have set the Lord continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my innermost self] rejoices;
My body too will dwell [confidently] in safety,
10For You will not abandon me to Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead),
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay.
11You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
WORSHIP - Songs
In our Sunday gatherings, we usually have a time of sung worship. Please feel free to listen to the songs below, or use them as part of your worship.
There is a mixture of familiar songs new ones that will hopefully inspire, and each song has the lyrics within the video.
What is Christianity all about?
WORSHIP - prayer
Here is a quick thought about prayer that may help us focus our prayers this week.
If you have a request for prayer, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure our team includes your prayer request in our prayers.
INFORMATION & NOTICES
Please keep in your prayers anyone at home, through self-isolation or from a pre-existing situation.
All meetings at our St Thomas' Centre will be paused as we follow governmental advice and restrict larger gatherings.
We continue to be a church community built on faith, hope and most importantly, love.
If you would like a phone call or video call from one of our team during this period of restricted meeting, let us know and we will coordinate that.
Whether you're part of our regular community or whether it's your first interaction with City Church Preston, you're able to give towards the work of the church.
We've made an online giving option available, just click on the Giving button below to choose a gift amount as a one-off or recurring gift.
This week Phil Maltby, part of our leadership team at City Church Preston, is speaking and he is continuing the current theme, with his message about the church having a Healthy Heart.
During the Message element of our Sunday gatherings, we have a dedicated team that provide activities for our young people. Head over to the Kid's Church page so that you and the family can join in
Thank you for joining us in this online approach to church, we pray that this has helped keep you connected and provided a little bit of structure as we focus on and trust God.