Herod’s Birthday Party

Sunday, 11th July – Herod’s Birthday Party

Welcome to our virtual weekly worship service with Fleet United Reformed Church.

We meet again on Zoom , and our service Lay Preacher Sydney Shore leads our service.  His theme is taken from our gospel reading, which takes place in Castle Machaerus, the fortified palace of King Herod which was situated on the Eastern side of the Dead Sea in what is now Jordan.

It is Herod’s birthday and he is having a lavish Birthday Party, which turns into a bit of an orgy where it is said that the origin of the Dance of the Seven Veils took place. The result of this was the murder of John the Baptist, which was the signal for Jesus to begin His ministry.

Thank you to Sydney for leading our worship, and to our readers, Steve and Elizabeth English.

Subtitles can be accessed once the video is playing. Click on the CC square, the first icon at the bottom of the right side of the video.

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You can now dial in to listen to the service. Please pass on the following information to anyone you feel might be helped by this (eg if they don’t have a computer). The recording will be available throughout the week.

The audio service is accessed by dialling this number: 01252 978350. You will hear a recorded voice say, ‘Welcome. The Fleet and Beacon Hill United Reformed Church Service will play shortly’; and then there is quite a long pause before the service cuts in. (Please be patient as this can take a while.) The cost of the call is your normal charge for an 01252 phone call.

Click here to watch all worship videos from Fleet and Beacon Hill United Reformed Churches on our YouTube channel.

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