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Sunday worship from the UK and elsewhere

1. The bells of St Martin's, Desford in Leicestershire – BBC Radio 4 – available from 5:43am BST Sunday
2. Choral Evensong from from St Paul's Cathedral recorded on the Eve of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple on Wednesday – BBC Radio 3 – available now for a week
Introit: Hodie beata Virgo Maria (Peter Philips)
Responses: Tomkins
Psalm: 118 (Gray)
First Lesson: 1 Samuel 1 vv19b-end
Office Hymn: Quod chorus vatum (Tallis)
Canticles: Collegium Sancti Johannis Cantabrigiense (Tippett)
Second Lesson: Hebrews 4 vv11-end
Anthem: Videte miraculum (Tallis)
Final Hymn: New light has dawned (West Ashton)
Organ Voluntary: Rédemption (Franck, arr. Daniel Roth)
3. Sunday Worship: from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, marking the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Accession – BBC Radio 4 – available from 8:10 am BST Sunday
4. Choral services from the chapel of St John's College, Cambridge
and New College, Oxford:
5. Various sermons available:
Holy Trinity, Brompton Road:
All Souls, Langham Place
St James the Less, Pimlico
Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham Alabama
'The Authority of Jesus' – Canon Kendall Harmon
6. Alister Chapman on his research into John Stott – Oak Hill College Vimeo
7. Today is Education Sunday according to Churches Together in England. They have some resources and an encouragement to prayer:
8. An interview with Canon Jim Packer on theological education – Oak Hill College [May 2009 recently available on Vimeo]
Part 1: 'knowing your stuff" and theological training in a climate of cultural scepticism
Part 2: "the faith, taught not caught" and the challenge of being a pastoral theologian
Part 3: "training the congregation" and the greatest challenges facing Christian ministers
9. 'Kingdom and Cross: The Forgotten Message of the Gospels' – Bishop Tom Wright at Fuller Theological Seminary in November
Panel Discussion:
10. Nunc Dimittis' – Gustav Holst – Wellensian Consort [Luke 2:25-32]
Nunc Dimittis by Giovanni Bellini – Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
11. 'Our Experience, Our Proclamation and Our Mission' – Archbishop Robert Duncan – Anglican TV
12. General prayer resources [Please pray for the CofE General Synod starting tomorrow, for those serving - its officers and staff, for the Business Committee and its chair, Archdeacon Julian Henderson, and especially for those attending that the snow conditions will not delay them and for the unity and focus of the Church of England in Christ's mission [1 Corinthians 1:10]. Please also pray for people in the Horn of Africa and Syria, for the persecuted church worldwide, in particular for Nigeria, Iran remembering Pastor Nadarkhani in prison and under pressure to deny Christ, for China and for the diocese of South Carolina]:
Topical Prayers – Church of England [including a new prayer for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee]
Prayer for the persecuted church – CofE site
Prayers and materials for the Middle East and Northern Africa – Lent and Beyond prayersite:
Prayer for People in Somalia and the Horn of Africa – CofE site
Prayer for Egypt – CofE Site
13. Latest news for prayer:
England: Church of England General Synod 6-10 February 2012
'Heavy snow falling across much of UK' – BBC News
Horn of Africa: 'UN says Somali famine over, but warns action needed to forestall new crisis' – UN News Centre
Syria: 'Ban voices deep regret after Security Council fails to agree on resolution' – UN News Centre
'Syrian forces kill hundreds in Homs' – Channel 4 News
Persecuted Church: 'UN: two steps forward…' – Victoria Hazael – Evangelicals Now
Iran: 'When will the West act against persecution of Christians in the Middle East?' – Fox News
Indian Kashmir: 'Sharia court orders expulsion of Christian clergy from Kashmir' – CEN
'An eye opening report on Persecution of Christians in Kashmir valley' – Pakistan Christian Post
'China: 'Chinese Christian dissident freed from prison' – CEN
'As Church leader is freed: CSW campaigns for more releases' – CSW
'ChinaAid Releases Annual Report of Chinese Government Persecution of Christians & Churches in Mainland China in 2011' – CNW
14. Sunday Program – current affairs with Edward Stourton – BBC Radio 4 – available from 07:10 am BST Sunday
15. Food for thought:
The full transcript of the Archbishop of York's interview with The Daily Telegraph at Ocho Rios, Jamaica:
'How are Bishops Mission Orders being used?' – David Keen
'Examining Ethical Investment in the Modern World' – Margaret Hobbs – CEN
'Church of England doubles investment with under-fire hedge funds' – The Scotsman
'How a shared biblical agenda benefits mission in Nigeria' – Julian Mann – CEN
'Jesus and the Goodness of everything Human' – Veli-Matti Karkkainen – Christianity Today
'Bishops back Counsellor' – CEN
'Bible in a busy life' – David Jackman – Evangelicals Now
'Church committees: how to get the best from them' – Fran Becket – Evangelical Alliance
16. 'Welcome to the Big Read 2012' – The Big Bible
Something to do in Lent? More here:
17. 'A week in Montana' – Preston Kanak [click on 'HD' if slow loading]
18. 'Morning Has Broken' – Rick Wakeman and Laura Wright – BBC

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