Worship

Harvest Festival 2021

Harvest Festival 2021

The members of our Junior Church and Youth Group lead a thought-provoking service today and we thank them for all their hard work and careful preparation.

Thanks, too, are due to everyone who made donations of flowers and food and to all those who decorated the church for this special service. Gifts of food are begin taken to be used or distributed by The Friary.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, Harvest, Junior Church, Worship, Youth Group
150th Anniversary Service

150th Anniversary Service

Our special Anniversary Service took place on Sunday, 5th September 2021 to mark the end of our anniversary year, celebrating the 150 years since our building opened on the corner of Goldsmith Street and Chaucer Street in Nottingham.

Worship on 5th September was led by our minister, Rev’d Chris Ford, and the preacher was Rev’d Geoffrey Clarke, Moderator of the East Midlands Synod of the URC.

A year ago, our service to mark the beginning of our anniversary year had to be a video because of government restrictions consequent on the Covid-19 pandemic so it was good to be able to celebrate this occasion “in person”, in our building… and with cake!

 

 

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, Report, Worship
Video for Sunday Worship

Video for Sunday Worship

We intend to live stream worship again this week, and this will begin by about 10:55 am on Sunday.

The link to our YouTube channel is HERE.

N.B. Please click “refresh” if the live stream does not start automatically before 10:45 am. Until the live stream does start, this link will list previous weeks’ services. From about 10:30 to soon after 10:55 am, the stream has been set up to show a countdown timer and there will be no sound until just before the service commences.

 

 

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, Worship

Video of our Good Friday service of Reflections and Music

Our video service of Reflections and Music for Good Friday, may be found on YouTube HERE.

N.B. This recording will not be available until shortly before 7:30 pm on Good Friday – prior to this, it will show the video as being unavailable and “private”.

Order of Service: HERE

The video and those of previous weeks’ services may be found on the Recordings of Services page of this website.

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Easter, Worship
Holy Week and Easter services 2021

Holy Week and Easter services 2021

All our Holy Week and Easter services were held virtually this year.

Worship for Palm Sunday was led by our drama group, the Goldsmith Players, the members of which videoed monologues/dramatised readings in which characters who witnessed the passion of Jesus Christ reflected on the events and their responses; the minister shared a series of meditations for Holy Week which were distributed using our members mailing system; on Maundy Thursday evening, Ron K led our Tenebrae service live on Zoom; our Zoom channel was also used for our Service of the Nails, led by Mark H at noon on Good Friday; the church choir led a service of Reflections and Music for Good Friday taking The Lamb of God as its theme and on Easter Sunday, our service of worship with Holy Communion was led by our minister.

We are very grateful to all those who planned and prepared worship for us, to all those who took part and to everyone who shared with us on YouTube and Zoom.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Easter, events, Worship
Carol Service, Sunday 20th December 2020

Carol Service, Sunday 20th December 2020

Our video Carol Service for Sunday, 20th December 2020, may be found on YouTube HERE.


N.B. This recording will not be available until shortly before 11:00 on Sunday – prior to this, it will show the video as being unavailable and “private”.

Order of Service: HERE

The video and those of previous weeks’ services may be found on the Recordings of Services page of this website.

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, Choir, Christmas, Worship

Christmas Services

Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday 20 December
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Painstakingly pre-recorded sound and pictures from our Choir, alongside readings, reflections and plenty of your favourite carols for you to join in!
On YouTube – available for 11.00am

Christmas Eve Holy Communion
Thursday 24 December

Our minister Chris leads us in live worship and invites us to the Lord’s table as we mark the moment of his birth.
On Zoom at 11.30pm
Joining details to follow

Christmas Morning Family Service
Friday 25 December

Christ is born in Bethlehem! A short outburst of joyful praise, in one of two ways:

(a) Live at church at 10.30am
Chris leads worship in the sanctuary, subject to all due Covid precautions, for those who may safely attend: please refer to his recent letter for full guidance. Email standrewswithcastlegate.sec@gmail.com for futher details or to register your intention to attend.

Or (b) Live on Zoom at 10.30am
Alternatively, join Mark H for a simultaneous online version of the same service via Zoom – joining details to follow.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, Choir, Christmas, Worship

Report of the Evening Discussion Service

The evening discussion service led by Rev’d Arlington Trotman was very much appreciated by all those who were able to attend.

You may read a report of the discussions HERE.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Christian Education, Worship
Junior Church Nativity and Toy Service 2019

Junior Church Nativity and Toy Service 2019

The children and young people of our Junior Church led an effective service for us today, focusing on the idea that we should not let the periferies of Christmas celebrations obscure the significance of the birth of Jesus into our world.


Thank you to everyone who took part and to everyone who was involved in the planning and preparation for the service.

This service was also our “Toy Service” and the gifts that people brought and donated will be taken to a local women’s refuge.

Christmas Tree with gifts for the Women’s Refuge
Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Christmas, Junior Church, Report, Worship, Youth Group

Harvest Festival Service 2019

Our Junior Church led a lively and challenging service for our Harvest Festival this year, reflecting on the need for everyone to respect and care for the environment, taking the theme: no-one is too small to make a difference.

Part of our harvest display
Part of our harvest display

Our Primary & Beginners and Junior Departments asked us to think about wild flowers and the many crops which rely on bees and other polinating insects, our Seniors adapted Monty Python’s Cheese Shop sketch to give us “The Food Shop” and our Youth Group gave us The Seed Story and magic bread. The service also included the presentation of the John Muir Award to our Junior Church.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Harvest, Junior Church, Worship, Youth Group