In 2007 we are celebrating the coming together of Woodley Methodist Church and Woodley
United Reformed Church to form Christ Church. It is also the 25th Anniversary of the
new church building opening, replacing what is now the church hall.
Below is the order of service of one of the special services we planned, that for the Cradle Roll.
It was held on Sunday 13th May 2007 and led by Revd Mike Hill, our own minister.
It was also a parade service and featured dedication of a new church steward.
Cradle Roll Service
- 1:57 Stewards's Introduction
- 0:10 Welcome for the service leaders
- 1:41 Call to Worship
- 1:52 Hymn 1 - H&P 163 Children of Jerusalem
- 2:17 Introduction of theme
- 0:58 Prayers led by Mike
- 0:59 Reading Mark 10:13-16
- 5:31 Children's Address
- 6:27 Hymn 2 and 3 - SoF 362 Lord, the Light of Your Love and 236 I'm Special
- 1:56 Drama by BB based on John 5:2-9 Jesus heals a paralytic at Pool of Bethesda
- 3:49 Talk about drama and baptism
- 5:33 Hymn 4 - SoF 260 I Want to Serve the Purpose of God
- 5:48 Rededication of Cradle Roll names
- 0:48 Offer of testimony
- 4:47 Reading by GB: Acts 16:9-15 Lydia baptised at Macedonia
- 0:50 Talk about baptism, thanksgiving, blessing and confirmation
- 2:24 Prayer for those on our and other cradle rolls
- 4:08 Dedication of new steward
- 1:11 Testimony
- 3:20 Offertory and prayer, including SoF 179 Hold Me Lord sung by High Spirits
- 1:04 Offertory prayer
- 2:58 News from Brigades
- 4:33 Commissioning of new GB Officer
- 2:52 Introduction to hymn and prayer for children and children's workers
- 1:40 Hymn 5 - H&P 581 Glory and Praise to God
- 0:23 Benediction
- 0:45 Organ voluntary
Running times shown in minutes and seconds (not including quiet times not recorded).
H&P = Hymns and Psalms
SoF = Songs of Fellowship
The recording of the service is available to members on cassette and CD.
Page last updated 29th November 2007.