Sunday Worship and Other Links (4th January 2015)

1. What do we really want for Christmas? - Vaughan Roberts - St Ebbe's Audio
2. Christmas Eve Sermon - Bishop Mark Lawrence [Luke 2:1-20]
Commentary for Sunday 4th January
3. Preaching Ideas and Commentary - Rev Peter Carrell
4. The Sunday Readings - Rev Stephen Trott
5. The Bells of St. Edith, Monks Kirby, near Rugby in Warwickshire - BBC Radio 4
6. Choral Evensong from St Gabriel's, Pimlico with the Rodolfus Choir - BBC Radio 3
7. Sunday Holy Communion livestreamed from St Helena's Church, Beaufort, South Carolina at 10:15 am Eastern Time, 3:15 pm London Time
8. Reconstruction of the 1880 Service Nine Lessons and Carols from Truro Cathedral last year
9. Sunday Hour - BBC Radio 2
10. Archived Choral services during the holidays from the chapels of King's College Cambridge
and St John's College, Cambridge
11. UK:
WordLive from Scripture Union UK
HTB has a program of Bible reading one can follow, or sign up to get more involved
'Read the New Testament Together' from Andrew Goddard at St James the Less [and follow the links and drop down header "Reading NT"]
The King's English daily reflections on common phrases from the KJV by Glen Scrivener continues
12. Younger readers:
Soul Survivor for the young at heart has started a new year's reading of the Bible on 1st September
Christmas on Rejesus - also for the young at heart
13. International
How to read the whole Bible in 2015 - Justin Taylor
ESV Reading plans
YouVersion - bible reading aps
and plans
The Bible Challenge - read the Bible in a year with a quarter hour a day devoted to an OT and NT reading, a psalm and a proverb together with a daily devotional written by clergy and laity of the Diocese of Central Florida
their facebook page
Various plans from Biblegateway
Scripture Union USA plans for individuals and churches
Lent and Beyond recommendations
14. Reading Suggestions
How Not to Read Your Bible in 2015 - Matt Smethurst
Daily Bible Reading: Five Points on How to Develop the Habit - Matt Kennedy
Please pray for the Ebola Crisis and for those working for a cure; for Christians and all facing persecution and crime in Syria and Iraq including refugees facing winter and hunger; for the persecuted church and in particular in Nigeria, Cameroon, Somalia and Egypt; for peace in Ukraine, Israel and Gaza; and for the Diocese of South Carolina.
15. Topical Prayers - Church of England
Syria Region
Some figures on the Syrian refugee crisis - UNHCR
Dispatch: Syria rebels 'burned down churches and destroyed Christian graves' - Telegraph
New Year Update from Canon Andrew White
Nigeria: Boko Haram accused of abducting 40 boys and young men in northeast Nigeria - Christian Today
Boko Haram seizes army base in Nigeria town of Baga - BBC News
Cameroon: At least 15 dead in suspected Boko Haram bus attack - Christian Today
Somalia: Islamist gunmen kill four, say they deliberately targeted 'Christian enemies' at Christmas - Christian Today
South Carolina: Prayers from Lent and Beyond
16. Sunday Programme - with Edward Stourton - BBC Radio 4
Food for thought
17. Exodus: the evidence for the Bible story - Christopher Howse
The Most Important Trend of Church Trends in 2015 And What To Do About It - Will Mancini
2014 in review: where was God in a dark year? - Martin Saunders - Christian Today
Ministry through the dark night - Premier Christianity
It's the Gospel Truth - So take it or leave it - AN Wislon
Some Christmas and New Year Messages - T19
London Fireworks 2015 HD
18. Bible Reading - Bishop Tom Wright
19. Once in Royal David's City - Choir of King's College, Cambridge [new]
20. We Praise Thee - Tchesnokov - St Petersburg Chamber Choir

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