May 3 Virtual Worship Service

You're getting used to this! Hopefully we'll remember how to worship together once circumstances allow us to gather in person at our building in Sutton. In the meantime, here's this week's resources for worshiping at home with our own families. Some may find it helpful to play these at around our usual 10:45 start time in order to maintain a sense of normalcy in the schedule (and it gives you a chance to get in on the "fellowship by Zoom" at 11:30), but they're accessible at any time. For those with younger children, don't forget that we have some children's ministry materials available for you, and Mark is updating those periodically.

Songs of Praise and Worship

These are the songs Tom has selected for this week. Just listen to the words and make them your prayer, or feel free to crank the volume and sing along. Each link will open a YouTube video in a new tab. Tom has included some comments, calling us to engage meaningfully and purposefully with each song. (You'll need to excuse any ads that may come up.)
  1. The goodness of God is great indeed. It would be worth our while to mediate on that truth daily. It is also good to sing about these types of foundational truths. We do that in our first song. Notice these words from the second verse, “You're rich in love and You're slow to anger. Your name is great and Your heart is kind. For all Your goodness I will keep on singing.” This truly is reason to bless the Lord!
    10,000 Reasons
  2. God’s goodness shows up in many ways. How true that is when we consider our place as His children. He cares for us and He loves us just as a good father would do for his children. This song makes the interesting point that He is not just a good Father, He’s a good, good Father. As we listen and sing we not only declare this to Him (as we should) but we declare it to ourselves, speaking truth to our hearts.
    Good, Good Father
  3. Father, we thank You for being our strong tower. We thank You for being our defender. No matter what comes our way, we know You will be our protector. Help us to rely on You more. We are so prone to try to fight our own battles. Show us Your goodness and kindness so clearly that we can’t help but find our refuge in You alone. All praise be to You. Hallelujah!
    Your Love Defends Me

Ministry of the Word

Below is this week's sermon video. Before you start, you can download and print the customary fill-in-the-blank sermon notes if you like. An audio-only version will also be available through our normal podcasting channels.

Here's the link if the video doesn't load within this page.

Fellowship Time

If you're "attending" at around our usual time on Sunday morning, we're going to open up a Zoom meeting again this week from 11:30 to noon for anyone who wants to pop in and say hi. Click the link below. If you're using your phone or tablet, you may need to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app, but you don't need to set up an account to participate. If you enable your camera, we'll be able to see each other, it will be easy to "talk" via the chat feature (typing), and a few of us at a time can unmute ourselves to actually talk.

Here's the link to join the conversation


Our offering box at the back of the sanctuary obviously doesn't work so well in a virtual setting, and we have not yet entered the world of online giving. Please consider mailing your gifts and offerings to the church at PO Box 566, South Sutton, 03273. Thank you.