“What does a hope filled church look like?” (1 Thess 5:12-28)

“What does a hope filled church look like?” (1 Thess 5:12-28)

Welcome to our service today…

  • Welcome, announcements and prayer (Colin Adams).
  • Songs: “Come and stand before your Maker (Rejoice)” | “Give thanks with a grateful heart”.
  • Sermon – “What does a hope filled church look like?” (Andy Macdonald) including Bible reading – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 read by Scott Kenny.
  • Songs: “Great is thy faithfulness” | “Lift up your voices (The love of the Father)”.
  • Coming up…Virtual T&C @12pm and information concerning Remembrance Service for Tom Deans.

Sunday School

Go to Sunday School’s home page (opens in new window/tab) where you can access the video and material for children aged 3-11 as they join together for the summer season. There are songs (opens in new window/tab) for the current series ‘7 signs’.


Welcome, Announcements and Prayer (Colin Adams)


Our final passage in 1 Thessalonians encourages us to ‘rejoice’ and to ‘give thanks’. We want to start our service by doing just that with these 2 songs. The first is ‘Come and stand before your Maker (Rejoice)’ a newer song we’ve learnt when together at church; and the second is an older song ‘Give thanks with a grateful heart’ reminds us of ‘what the Lord has done for us.’

Sermon: “What does a hope filled church look like?” Thessalonians 5:12-28 (Andy Macdonald)

including Bible reading from Scott Kenny

Song: “Great is thy faithfulness”

We want to end our service and our series with songs of faith , love and hope (remember how the Thessalonians were encouraged in this, in chapter 1?). The first is an old hymn of praise to our Father God who is faithful in all his promises and purposes. Paul writes to the Thessalonians and to us 23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.’

Our second song is a newer song of praise as the people of God, who have ‘the freedom of hope in our hearts’. So we ‘sing of the victory, the hope of the world’. ‘Lift up your voices and lift up your praise.’

Coming up:

Virtual Tea and Coffee taking place Sunday 28th at 12 midday.

Remembrance Service for Tom Deans on Wednesday 1st July. Information is available on blog post.