Presentation on theme: "Thanks Ps 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. For the beauty of the earth."— Presentation transcript:
Thanks Ps 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. For the beauty of the earth
Sergeant (into radio) Broadsword calling Dannyboy, Broadsword calling Dannyboy - over! Five miles from target, repeat, five miles from target. Request radio silence. We're going in - over.
Sergeant Right lads! This is the real thing – what you've been training for, ever since you were first called up as young green ears of wheat.
Sergeant You’re all members of agriculture's elite force, the SAS – the Seeds Air Service. Every one of you has passed out graded A1 - the best there is. And what do graded grains make? All seeds FINER FLOUR - SARGE!
Sergeant Right! Now it's all up to you. Operation OurLord depends solely on you gaining victory on the ground. Intelligence reports you'll be up against some flak. This could be your longest day, so be prepared to dig in down there and hold your ground. This is it DD day! All seedsDD DAY! DIG DEEP DAY SARGE!
SergeantThe next time I see you, I want it to be inside a Mighty White bread wrapper! Good Iuck - and happy landings. Target field in sight _steady.steady _ grow! Grow! Grow! Grow! (Pushes them out one by one. Watches as they land) That's my boys, Home pride! That's what we need now! CorporalRight lads, get dug in. You know the rules - have to make the best of whatever ground we land in. Everyone OK?
GingerNot really, Corp. There's no soil here at and - I've landed on the road. What'ii I do?
Ginger Not really, Corp. There's no soil here at and - I've landed on the road. What‘ll I do? CorporalNot much you can do Ginger, just sit tight, you might get blown up!
CorporalBlown up by the wind, carrot head. Blown up by the wind on to-the soil here
GingerBut I'm too exposed to the enemy down here.
CorporalI know, I know.......... All we can do.is hope. Just keep your ears down.
PorkySay Corporal? I've landed off course, right into enemy hands. What do I do Corporal?
CorporalSit tight Porky, they may not have noticed you.
PorkyI think there's a chance they haven't, they don't appear to be too threatening. Can't quite make them out.
DustyIt's no good, Corp, I just can't get bedded in here. It's all stones and rocks. Hard as a NAAFI sandwich.
Dusty It's no good, Corp, I just can't get bedded in here. It's all stones and rocks. Hard as a Canteen sandwich. CorporalYes Dusty. It's dashed hard luck, you're somewhat exposed there, not much cover for you. Just pray you don't get bit by any artillery fire.
GingerI say, Corp. Enemy twelve o'clock. Two of them.
Corporal BOMBERCROWS! Take coverl Every one bury their heads, except Ginger who keeps looking upwards) GingerWhere? How? I've nowhere to hide!
Every one bury their heads, except Ginger who keeps looking upwards GingerWhere? How? I've nowhere to hide! Enter Birds 1 and 2, arms outstretched Bird 1B for Blackie to Squadron Leader; B for Blackie to Squadron Leader. Think I've spotted some wheat germ at 9o'clock, skipper - over.
Enter Birds 1 and 2, arms outstretched Bird 1B for Blackie to Squadron Leader; B for Blackie to Squadron Leader. Think I've spotted some wheat germ at 9o'clock, skipper - over. Bird 2Roger. I say, l think you're right. Look at that-100% wholemeal! What do you say, B for Blackie? - over.
Bird 1I'd say lunch was being served, skip. Caw! What say we pick off a few, eh? Over.
Bird 2Roger. Peel off and attack at will- over.
Bird 1 Roger, Raven! Eeeeueow! Dudududud! Bird 2 goes in first to attack followed by Bird 1 - throwing ping pong balls at Ginger. Bird 1Eeeeeneow! Dududududd!
Bird 2 goes in first to attack followed by Bird 1 - throwing ping pong balls at Ginger. Bird 1 Eeeeeneow! Dududududd! CorporalWell, I'll be darned! They've stolen the design plans for the Bouncing Bomb: Just wait 'til I inform HQ.
GingerI'm too young to die. Tell my farmer I love him. Aaaaaargh!
Bird 1Good shooting, B for Blackie. Let's head for home - over.
Bird 2Roger, Squadron Leader. see you back at the nest. Better radio ahead and tell them that we're on our way.
Birds Exit CorporalDid you see that? Poor Ginger - what a brave fellow he was.
Pause DustyOh no! Now the ground troops have been alerted as to where we are. Take cover. Artillery overhead!
Pause Dusty Oh no! Now the ground troops have been alerted as to where we are. Take cover. Artillery overhead! CorporalI'm afraid you're right Dusty. I don't like it - I don't like it one little bit. You could be in for a roasting. Couldn't get you're self bedded in any further could you. Your ears stick out to far
PorkyLook out, Dusty! They've ignited the flame thrower.
Dusty raises his head to look Dusty is hit and shrivels up on the spot. Dusty Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!
Dusty raises his head to look Dusty is hit and shrivels up on the spot. DustyAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! PorkyBlimey! That made him sizzle!
Porky Wow! That made him sizzle! CorporalHe was a good chap, Dusty! Now he's well and truly fried!
PorkyLook like it's just you and I, Corporal. Say, I never really got to know you back at the field. I'm William.
There is a sudden rush upon Porky by the enemy under the camouflage sheet. PorkyHelp me, Corporal! They've got me!
There is a sudden rush upon Porky by the enemy under the camouflage sheet. PorkyHelp me, Corporal! They've got me! CorporalStand firm, Porky. Use your sword! Use your sword!
PorkyThey've knocked it away from me. Help! They're.... (cough and splutter) choking me, More coughing and whimpering. Then silence.
Porky They've knocked it away from me. Help! They're.... (cough and splutter) choking me, (More coughing and whimpering. Then silence.) CorporalSounding distraught. The invitation still stands, Porky. You can sit next to me at the party, Porky..Porky?
CorporalGood grief! I'm the only one left Ginger, Dusty, Porky - all gone. Such good chaps, but they just landed wrong. Still, I'm still here, and I've got a good hold on this piece of ground. I'll stay put, stand my ground until victory is ours, One day this whole land will be ours, we'll free this place of all destruction and death, put down our roots and build our crops here until these fields are covered with wheat ears. Then the world will know the Might of Mighty White.
Be bold, (BE BOLD) be strong (BE STRONG), For the Lord your God is with you. I am not afraid (NO, NO, NO) I am not dismayed (NOT ME) Because I’m walking in faith and victory, Come on and walk in faith and victory, For the Lord your God is with you. Psalm 46
Revd Lynn Green in being inducted as the new General Secretary of our Baptist Union
Covenant Today we stand with one another recognising Christ in our midst. We bring ourselves and the gifts we have, recommitting ourselves as a Baptist community to live and work together as a Gospel people. Our God is a faithful God and has given us Jesus Christ who is before all things, and in whom all things hold together. Christ is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead; in everything he has supremacy. Jesus, be our centre and our head; may we fix our eyes and hearts on you as your faithful followers. Jesus be the centre
God, in Christ, is reconciling all things. God calls us into all the world as proclaimers of the Gospel and seekers of the kingdom, to work and pray for its coming. Inspire and equip us to be a people of mission. Envision us and grant us courage to be faithful, generous and innovative; encouraging and releasing the gifts of all as we seek every opportunity to make your love known The Spirit is poured out on all flesh, making us one; male and female; Jew and Greek; slave and free. Together we are the body of Christ in which each part matters. Help us to cherish the gifts of your Spirit, to listen to every voice through which you speak, to stand against injustice in its every expression, to oppose prejudice and to place your kingdom values at the heart of our life together. Youth Group Syria
Matthew 13 1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: "A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop-- a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 He who has ears, let him hear."
18 "Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, he quickly falls away. 22 The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. 23 But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown." Thank God for his written Word to us
Blessing The love of the Lord Jesus draw you to himself, the power of the Lord Jesus strengthen you in his service, the joy of the Lord Jesus fill your hearts; And may the Blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Our Gathered worship ends, our Worship continues, our Service begins Tea and Coffee here is followed by sharing lunch in the Family Centre