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Hearsall @ Home

By Rev. David Sutcliffe
If you like to worship God with your heart but still think with your head you might enjoy Hearsall Baptist Church @ Home. Why not give our on-line service a try - we’re a mixed bunch of people with a range of views but we have Christan love for each other - and that seems to make all the difference.
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23rd January 2022 - A Pleasing Life
What sort of things please you? A purring cat? A playful child? A good detective novel? A tasty meal with friends? It’s right and good to take pleasure in life, but what about considering first what pleases the Lord? What if the best way to please ourselves is actually to please God and serve him? What if helping others is actually the best way to make ourselves happy? Perhaps you learnt such lessons long ago, but they still remain true whatever our age or circumstances. Instead of concerning ourselves first with our own problems, how would it be if we thought first about helping someone else with theirs? Have a think: who might need your comfort or help this week? Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Nick Leonard. The readers were Graham Walker and Nick Leonard. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, in the heart of the United Kingdom.
50:48
January 22, 2022
16th January 2022 - Jesus Spells Plenty
Jesus spells plenty! That’s the title of this week’s service. If Jesus is around, barriers are broken down, resources are shared and life is better. The gospel story shows Jesus turning water into a plentiful supply of wine after the drink at a wedding had run out.  As well as saving the face of a bridegroom, the story reminds us that the grace of God found in Jesus is always plentiful and wonderful. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Anne Thompson The readers were Zoe and Andrew Brendan-Penn and Anne Thompson. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, in the heart of the United Kingdom.
55:29
January 15, 2022
9th January 2022 - Food Bank Service
This week’s service features a message from Gavin Kibble MBE, founder of Coventry Food Bank and Operational Director of Feed the Hungry UK. He will use Luke’s gospel to share with us about the important work of sharing food with needy people in and beyond our city. I hope you find it interesting and that some of you may consider supporting the Food Bank. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, and featured Gavin Kibble MBE, Operational Director of 'Feed the Hungry UK'. The Bible reader was Anne Thompson. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, in the heart of the United Kingdom.
52:27
January 09, 2022
Heaven's Below.
Dare I say the words? Happy New Year!! We are called to muster some hope as the year changes to 2022. Last year was very tough for so all of us, but, if we looked hard, we would find many things to be thankful for amidst concerns of the pandemic and climate change. The world’s problems can suck all the energy and motivation away from us. We must be realistic about those problems, but at the same time nurture a strong hope based on the saving love of God. His mercy endures forever. So I do wish you much happiness and hope in 2022, for, whatever is going on in the world, the Lord remains the same and his years never end. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Roger Woodward The readers were Anne & Colin Bunting and Roger Woodward. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, in the heart of the United Kingdom.
49:24
January 01, 2022
Hearsall@Home Christmas Carol Service 2021
The 2021 Christmas Carol Service recorded live at Hearsall Baptist Church on Sunday 19th December.  The service was presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with music from the Midlands Brass Ensemble. The soloists were Fran Pritchard and Martin Prue. The readers were Anne Thompson, Annie Leonard, Graham Walker, Louise Prue, Cynthia Baker, Peter Fearn and Syliva and Roger Woodward. Hearsall at Home Carol Service is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
57:12
December 20, 2021
19th December 2021 - Imperfect prayer to a perfect God
Happy Christmas! My prayer and hope is that you find joy in celebrating and in spending time with people you love. Today’s service concludes our Advent preparation for the coming of Jesus by looking at the subject of prayer. Is prayer about getting what we want from God, or is it about God getting his way with us? It’s been quite a year, and we all need to be refreshed and blessed at Christmas. Thank you for sharing in our worship. Thanks also to everyone who helps make our weekly online service such a special product. Their devotion, creativity and hard work is so inspiring. I pray for your health and happiness at this special time. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Linda Wallace. The readers were Anne & Andy Thompson and Linda Wallace. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by David Gwyn-Jones via Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
51:08
December 18, 2021
12th December 2021 - On loud singing...
This week’s service is called On Loud Singing! This is a reference to the prophet Zephaniah who declared that God rejoiced loudly over his people, even after all their misadventures and mistakes. Meanwhile, a reading from Philippians encourages us to rejoice in the Lord always…  It’s not easy to find joy at the moment, is it? But real joy is rooted in God, and he is always with us, so I do wish you joy as you prepare for Christmas. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Derek Noel. The readers were Elaine Henson, Sarah Lewis and Andy Thompson. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
46:37
December 11, 2021
5th December 2021 - How do you build a road?
It’s the second Sunday of Advent!  Dare I ask, how are your preparations for Christmas coming along? Presents, cards, food, visits, carols… there’s a lot to think about at this time of year. But are you also remembering to prepare your heart once more for the coming of Christ? Perhaps this season could be a time when you deepen your prayer life, learning to wait quietly in God’s presence, and allow him to touch your heart in the stillness. May your heart be filled with his abundant love. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Rev. Roger Woodward The readers were Louise Prue, Jo Allmand and Roger Woodward Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
49:27
December 04, 2021
28th November 2021 - Dust & Glory
This week’s service sees the conclusion of Job as we consider chapter 42. Loose ends are tied up. The author seeks a sense of resolution. There’s much to learn: about rehabilitating offenders; moving beyond a time of lamentation; staying open to God’s blessings; looking for God to do new things; and much more... It’s also the first Sunday in Advent, the season when we await the coming of the Christ child. Can we wait patiently? Can we learn to pray more deeply? Can we look for light to be shining in our world, which often seems so dark? Can we discover a sense of enduring hope in our faith? May the hope of Christ bring light into your world on this Advent Sunday. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Jan Clemons The readers were Angela & Roger Bull and Jan Clemons Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded from our website: www.hearsallbaptist.org Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
51:13
November 27, 2021
21st November 2021 - When Angels Shout.
Have you ever put money in a vending machine and got nothing out in return? It’s a very frustrating experience. But are we sometimes guilty of treating God a bit like a vending machine? We do our part and, in return, God should give us what we need, or even what we want... The book of Job shows us how such a way of thinking is a bit silly really. God must be far greater than some heavenly slot machine. Indeed, God wishes us to be in a loving relationship with him for his own sake, and not because we might get some benefits from that. God invites us to wonder at the marvels of his creation, and to do so all the more as science unfolds more of creation’s mysteries. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Nick Leonard The readers were Linda Wallace, Cynthia Baker and Nick Leonard. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
58:16
November 20, 2021
14th November 2021 - Wooed from the Jaws of Grace
Today’s service marks Remembrance Sunday. Some of you listening to the service will remember that fateful night of the Coventry blitz 81 years ago. Others will have wartime memories from elsewhere. It’s important that we remember all who give their lives in the search for peace. There’s a short talk that constitutes sermon four in our six-part series on Job. Sometimes, only in the very darkest moments, do we see the love of Christ shining. You may be happy to hear that from next week, the picture from Job gets much more positive, with an exploration of God the majestic creator who speaks from the storm, and a resolution in which, at last, Job’s fortunes take a turn for the better. For next Sunday, if you’re reading along, have a look at chapters 38 - 41.  As this service is pre-recorded; to ensure that the Act of Remembrance is at 11:00am GMT, please start listening at 10:45am. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Anne Thompson. The readers were Anne Thompson, Graham Walker and Peter Fearn. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The trumpet solo was played by Fran Pritchard. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
46:03
November 13, 2021
7th November 2021 - Climate Sunday Special
What a wonderful world we live in, but currently we are very, very conscious of the threats to that wonderful world caused by climate change. How have you noticed the effects of climate change? What were winters like in your childhood? How do you feel when you hear about ever more extreme weather events? What a rich service we have for you this week, with contributions from Sir David Attenborough, from musician Einaudi, a song from an 8-year-old boy, a reflection from our own Sandra Noel, and practical suggestions about how to change our lives so as to be more green. I hope you enjoy it, but, more importantly, I hope it helps you think about how to respect  this beautiful planet so we can pass it on to future generations. The Psalm says that the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. It’s high time we all learnt to live in the light of this truth. You have been listening to the Hearsall at Home Climate Sunday special which was written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Jan Clemons, Sandra Noel and Sarah Lewis. The readers were Anne & Andy Thompson, Jan Clemons, Louise Prue, Sarah Lewis and Peter Fearn. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
01:04:26
November 06, 2021
31st October 2021 - Loving God
This week we take a break from the story of Job and we join Rev Roger Woodward who explores the Bible passage from Mark's gospel Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your strength. If we can learn to love God and our neighbour we should have done well. For although these two commandments slip easily off our tongue, it is not all that easy to say what precisely and exactly they mean, far less to obey them. Hearsall at Home is written and presented this week by Rev Roger Woodward, with additional material from Denise Ree. The readers were Denise Ree, Fran Pritchard and Seb Farrell. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Remember that you can download a written version of this and our previous services from our website, just click on the Listen Again tab. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
39:38
October 30, 2021
24th October 2021 - Deathly hints of Living Wisdom
So, we continue with Job and if you like to read, try chapters 29 to 37 over the next three weeks. The sweep of Job has an interlude in our chapter this week. It takes the form of a poem on wisdom.  How come children can appear wise? How can it also be the case that wisdom seems a terribly difficult thing to achieve, as Job teaches? And what does it mean to say that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom?  Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Eric Bremner. The readers were Alan & Jackie Pritchard. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
54:46
October 23, 2021
17th October 2021 - God the assailant?
So, we continue with Job and if you like to read, try chapters 25 to 28 this coming week. In this week’s study, Job, in the midst of his great suffering, and misunderstood by his friends, feels sure that one day a Redeemer will speak up for him. As Christians, we naturally think of Jesus at this point! Meanwhile we look at the surprising story of a foreign woman whose motherly love pushes Jesus into revealing the breadth of God’s love.  Religious experts don’t always get it right. Job’s comforters were unable to understand his predicament with sympathy. But God is active in our world, and our ordinary human desires for justice point us toward the God who saved us, and loved us, and embraces all he has made in unending mercy.  Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Sarah Lewis The readers were Anne & Colin Bunting and Sarah Lewis Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com featuring David-Gwyn Jones. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
58:25
October 16, 2021
10th October 2021 - Leaning on a Spiders Web
Well if you enjoy reading you might like to cover Job chapters 18 - 24 over the next seven days. It can be a difficult read, but if you let the text run through you, I think you will find it rewarding. Today we think about hope. All of Job’s hopes were dashed. Sometimes, things we were hoping for fail to materialise. Whilst this may be disappointing, spiritually it can invite us to love God simply for he who is, rather than for what he gives us.  I hope you are well and staying peaceful in our changing world. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Sandra Noel. The readers were Angela & Roger Bull and Sandra Noel. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
54:55
October 09, 2021
3rd October 2021 - The Truth Search
This week we begin a series of talks on the biblical book of Job. If you enjoy reading, you might like to read through that book, ideally arriving at chapter 17 by about 10th October. If not, don’t worry; the services will still make sense anyway. Today we think about searching for truth. In all life’s ups and downs, how can we get closer and closer to truthful ways of living? Why did Job’s comforters get it so wrong in their attempts to bring solace to their friend? What can we learn from their experience? Are there old ways of looking at life that you might consider leaving behind? As I write this it’s pouring with rain! I hope you are staying cosy at home even as the weather turns a bit.  Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Cynthia Baker. The readers were Sylvia & Roger Woodward and Cynthia Baker. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
50:52
October 02, 2021
26th September 2021 - Harvest
This week we celebrate, along with the hardworking farmers of the UK, the rich harvest that has been taken in. Traditionally, in medieval times, harvest was one of the great celebrations of the year, the whole village would work in the fields to bring in the crops, the animals that could not be fed over winter were slaughtered, and foodstuffs that would not keep fresh were preserved. There was great celebrations and feasting before the first frosts of autumn and the snows of winter, when the nights were long and dark. There is plenty for most of us in the UK, but this is also the time to think of those who don’t have regular supplies of food, and to whom a bad harvest can mean starvation. We feature this week the charity Operation AGRI, which celebrates their 60th year of helping people establish good and sustainable crops enabling them to have a reasonable reassurance of life. May God bless you this week. Hearsall at Home is written and presented this week by Andy Thompson, with additional material from Jan Clemmons and Rev David Sutcliffe The readers were Lin Wallace, Anne Thompson and David Sutcliffe Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
44:15
September 25, 2021
19th September 2021 - The Wise Life
Who is the wisest person you ever knew? What makes a person wise? How can we become a little wiser than we already are?  The biblical book of James contrasted two sorts of wisdom - worldly wisdom and the wisdom from heaven. Worldly wisdom concerns working out how to get the best for yourself. Heavenly wisdom is about belonging and kindness; peace, mercy and love for everyone.  Jesus placed a child amongst disciples who had been arguing about who was the greatest. Can we learn heavenly wisdom from a child? Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Nick Leonard The readers were Jo Almond, Anne Thompson and Nick Leonard. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
54:43
September 18, 2021
12th September 2021 - Speaking of the ineffable....
What three words would you use to describe your own character? What three words would you use to describe Jesus? Can we ever capture the essence of a person however many words we may use? Peter was asked by Jesus, ‘Who do you say that I am?’ How many words would you need to answer that question? In Mark’s gospel, Peter offers only one: Messiah! But then Jesus tells his disciples to keep it a secret! We reflect on these and other mysteries this week. Whatever you may or may not understand about God, I trust that you know how he loves you. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Linda Wallace. The readers were Stephen and Elaine Mitchell and Linda Wallace. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by GospelRiver.com. what3words is a global location software application and is the registered trade mark of what3words Limited Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
48:27
September 11, 2021
22nd August 2021 - True Grit
This week’s service is about inner spiritual strength, and is called ‘True Grit’. There are so many influences on us in our world, and many evil forces seek to sway us one way or the other. How important it is then to know ourselves, to respect our inner being, and to be true to our beliefs. This is the source of our inner strength as Christians. It can be hard to remain strong if we are sick or anxious about the way things are going in the world. Paul spoke of putting on the whole armour of God as a way of protecting ourselves every day, and especially when times are hard. So, are you a strong person? Or are you easily diverted from your convictions? This service seeks to help us all to gather some true grit! Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Nick Leonard The readers were Chris & Maria Peirce and Nick Leonard. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
46:38
September 05, 2021
5th September 2021 - Alternative Realities
Today’s service includes a starting vision of Christ recorded in Revelation chapter 1. It presented a very different version of reality from the one experienced by many in the early church who knew suffering and persecution. It assured them that Christ was triumphant and evil would never have the last word. As we reflect on the plight of people living in Afghanistan, and as we remember the plight of refugees seeking help in our own country, we all need to hold on to the vision that in the end goodness and love will prevail. We also think today about the alternative reality of the internet, and reflect on how we as Christians should make sense of it. I hope you enjoy the service, and are inspired to live from the truth that Love WIns! Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material from Louise Prue. The readers were Louise Prue, Peter Fern and Graham Walker. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, and Nick Leonard. A written version of this service was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and is available from technicalgroup@hearsallbaptist.org. Please use this address to let us know if you would like a copy for this or future podcasts. Post Production was by Nick Leonard. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
53:47
September 03, 2021
29th August 2021 - Nothing Ventured
I hope you are knowing God’s blessing. This week’s service is called Nothing ventured… It’s about being willing to give ourselves to God’s service. Our gospel reading this week includes a sad story about an investment manager who was entrusted with some money to invest, but instead wrapped it up in a piece of cloth. His boss was not best pleased! But do we do something similar with our time, our talents or our resources? Are we willing to invest ourselves in God’s Kingdom, venturing the treasure of our hearts to bring a handsome return for our Lord and Saviour? Or do we hide it all away? It's never too late to invest in God’s kingdom Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Sarah Lewis The readers were Andy and Anne Thompson. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard. Post Production was by Nick Leonard. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
49:32
August 28, 2021
15th August 2021 - Standing Firm in God's Peace
For busy people, summer may bring an opportunity to rest. It’s great to lay down regular responsibilities and relax. I have recently spent a week with three of my children, their partners, and my six grandchildren in Bristol.  In one way, it was very unrestful, as we all ‘camped out’ at my youngest son’s house. I slept on a sofa; but I slept very well, because I was tired out from the family fun we’d had all day. Perhaps the old saying is true, and a change is as good as a rest. As I write to you I am preparing to take a second week off my church duties. This week at Hearsall our preacher is our Regional Minister, the Revd Neil le Tissier, so I leave you in very good hands. Enjoy a different preacher again… A change is as good as a rest! Hearsall at Home was presented by Rev. David Sutcliffe, with the message written and delivered by Rev. Neal Le Tissier and additional material from Anne Thompson The readers were Alan & Jackie Pritchard and Anne Thompson. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
50:55
August 14, 2021
8th August 2021 - On Rule Breaking
I have been spending the week down in Bristol with three of my four children and their spouses, and with all my six grandchildren. Since two little girls were born in lockdown, this is the first time all six have been together. It’s a very special time. But even families can get into difficulties sometimes. Paul wrote to the church in Corinth saying how fed up he was, because they had split into groups. Some followed Paul; some Apollos, some Cephas, some Christ. He explains how sad this is. They are meant to be a family who love each other. Jesus met religious people who put the close following of rules ahead of people’s welfare. Somehow, even good rules intended to help people can be twisted to upset people. Well rules are necessary and good, but we should remember that at the heart of them all is one simple rule: Do to others as you’d have them do to you. If we keep that rule in our hearts, maybe all the others might make more sense! Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Eric Bremner The readers were Colin & Anne Bunting and Andy Thompson. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
54:42
August 07, 2021
1st August 2021 - Food for the Journey.
The school term is over now here in the UK and many people, including our Minister David, are enjoying time with their families. Whether you are confident and able to get away or feel more secure at home we hope that the next few weeks will be a time of relaxation and refreshment.  I enjoy going out for a meal and whatever I choose from the menu the choice the person has made on the next table to me always looks more interesting. I wonder if this is true for you?  More important than food for our bodies, and that is very important, where do you find your spiritual food?  Our theme for this Sunday, August 1st, is Food for the Journey remembering that Jesus referred to himself as the “Bread of Life”. How do you sustain your spiritual life?  Is it through reading, prayer, bible study worship? Why not use the next few weeks to reflect on your spiritual diet and see if it might need a little adjustment. Hearsall at Home is written and presented this week by Rev Roger Woodward, with additional material this week from Cynthia Baker. The readers were Annie & Nick Leonard and Cynthia Baker. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
41:43
August 01, 2021
25th July 2021 - Be Prayerful
As I am writing this introduction the weather in the UK is still extremely hot and many of us are complaining! It seems that British people are never really happy whatever the weather may be doing. I must admit, it is a bit hot even for me, and I love the sun. Well this week’s service is called, Be Prayerful. Prayer! What does it mean to you? Did you develop habits of prayer as a child? How do you pray currently? We often think that prayer is primarily asking God for things, but this is only one small aspect of prayer. More broadly, prayer is about aligning ourselves with God’s kingdom - his values, concerns and mission. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Denise Ree and Jenny Baxi. The readers were Jane Chan, Denise Ree and Andy Thompson. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by ZapSplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
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July 24, 2021
18th July 2021 - Be Open
So, what’s in a church building? I can remember being told, as a boy, that the local church was the house where God lived. I think I found that idea a bit odd. Why would God want to hang out in a building on his own all week? I suppose that religious buildings are more for our benefit than for God’s. We need a place to meet and worship together. We like to have a sacred space set aside for spiritual activity. But as far as God is concerned, the people are the church; the community of faith is God’s building.  Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Sandra Noel. The readers were Jo Almond, Anne Thompson and Orane Onyekpe-Touzet. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
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July 17, 2021
11th July 2021 - Be Honest
Today’s service is called, Be honest. I probably don’t need to tell you that life can be very tough. Most of us have plenty of difficulties and also lots of good times. Faith concerns honestly integrating them all into our life and worship. Our Old Testament reading looks at King David dancing before the Lord. Our New Testament reading describes the brutal death of John the Baptist. Life has always been a mix of goodness and evil. Christians learn to find the love of God through all such experiences and worship him in both light and darkness. Faith does not guarantee an easy ride through life, but it does guarantee the presence of God always with us, giving us the strength and hope to remain strong even when we feel weak. I am keen to know your views on this podcast, so please email me at minister@hearsallbaptist.org Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Ali Bushnell and Peter Fearn. The readers were Ali Bushnell, Martin & Louise Prue and Peter Fearn. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music from Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
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July 10, 2021
4th July 2021 - Be Daring
Today’s service is called, Dare to be Different. We look at the anointing of David as king of both Judah and Israel; we remember Jesus, who stood out from the expectations of his family and friends in Nazareth; we think of the disciples called to transform the world around them. Being a Christian is rarely dull! It’s about living our life to the full, and making a difference in our world. It’s about having the courage to be our best selves, with the grace and power of God to back us up. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Graham Walker and Jan Clemons. The readers were Denise Ree, Jan Clemons, Anne Thompson and Graham Walker. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by GospelRiver.com and Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
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July 03, 2021
27th June 2021 - Be Kind
At Hearsall Baptist Church we are opening our doors again for worship at Queensland Avenue, Coventry this Sunday! Yes, there are significant restrictions, but many of us are delighted to have the opportunity to worship in person together again. We thank God for the blessing of fellowship and worship. Some are ready to return to real-world services; some are not, but for the time being, these printed materials and the online podcasts will continue. At this time of change, let us hold on to our faith and, in the words of our service today, be kind to one another. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Derek Noel and Seb Farrell. The readers were Annie & Nick Leonard, Seb Farrell and Andy Thompson. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by GospelRiver.com and Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
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June 26, 2021
20th June 2021 - Resting in the Eye of the Storm
How do you feel about storms? Do you hide behind the sofa during a thunderstorm or watch the lightning from your window? Have you ever been at real risk from a storm? Our lives often experience different sorts of storms. Covid has been like one long horrible storm. How do Christians hold onto their faith when storms arise? Can we learn to rest in the eye of the storm? These are our themes this week.  Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Sarah Lewis and Louise Prue The readers were Angela & Roger Bull, Louise Prue and Sarah Lewis. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by GospelRiver.com and Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021.
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June 17, 2021
13th June 2021 - All in good time
I have recently been given for my garden some tomato plants, a couple of fuschias, some hostas and some other plants too. It’s nice for me to develop my rather basic skills and get the pleasure of watching things grow and doing what I can to nurture that growth. I wonder whether you are a gardener. Have you ever planted a tree? Our Bible readings this week include two stories of trees being planted. There are all kinds of lessons we can learn from a garden: the importance of timely work; community sharing; the beauty of nature; and the need for rest and recreation, to name but a few. I wonder what lessons you would learn from a garden? One of the most vital is surely patience. A plant takes time to grow. The best things take time to come. God’s kingdom is always coming and yet also always here. We need to be able to wait and trust that God is at work to bring about his purposes on the earth. So our service this week is called, All In Good Time. Perhaps the very best things take the longest time to arrive Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev. David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Val Taylor and Rev. Roger Woodward. The readers were Cynthia Baker, Val Taylor, Linda Wallace and Rev. Roger Woodward. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by GospelRiver.com and Zapsplat.com. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry, UK City of Culture 2021. As the current lock-down is timetabled to ease in the UK we are currently re-evaluating our online presence. Thus we would like to know your opinion when choosing our podcast content as we continue into the future, so whether you listen in the UK or further afield please email us and let us know. The email address is technicalgroup@hearsallbaptist.org
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June 10, 2021
6th June 2021 - Cradling Renewal
How lovely to see the sunshine here in the UK! I hope wherever you are that you’ve been enjoying it, and that warmth and light have lifted your spirits, and that fun and laughter have come with it. Today’s service is called ‘Cradling Renewal’, and is built around the songs of two famous women in the Bible: Hannah and Mary. Both songs spoke of a God who turned the tables on the rich and powerful; who remembered the hungry and the poor; and who challenged the arrogant and the powerful. In our hearts, we as Christians cradle a vision of a better world. There’s one secret weapon that enables us to do that, and I’ll be mentioning that in my talk this week. Hearsall at Home is written and presented by Rev David Sutcliffe, with additional material this week from Nick Leonard. The readers were Jan Clemons, Nick Leonard and Cheryl Culliford-Moreton. Music and songs by Martin Prue, Joan Cobb, Seb Farrell, Nick Leonard, Fran Pritchard and John Pettifer. The written download was compiled by Jackie Pritchard and can be downloaded on this link. Post Production was by Andy Thompson. Incidental music and sound effects by GospelRiver and Zapsplat. Hearsall at Home is brought to you by the members and friends of Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry in the heart of the United Kingdom.
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June 04, 2021
30th May 2021 - Being Amazed (Delight and Wonder)
What still amazes you in life? What makes your heart sing? What brings you delight? What makes you stand and stare? I hope you find some things still make you excited! Today’s service is about delight and wonder. Of course, Christians delight in God and in the fact that Jesus Christ is their Saviour. But once we have received his love, that can open our eyes up to finding lovely things in every corner of life - to enjoy the abundant life offered by Jesus. You can access a written copy of the service on this link.
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May 28, 2021
23rd May 2021 - Being Spiritual (Prayer and Worship)
So, how easy is it to pray? For whom do you pray? Do you work through a list or just go with the flow? Can we pray without any words at all? In this weeks podcast we find some surprising answers to these questions. I have managed to get to see some more of my grandchildren recently. It’s such a joy to meet up with loved ones, but we all still need to exercise common sense and do what we sensibly can to stop new variants of the virus from spreading. Download the written service on this link.
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May 20, 2021
16th May 2021 - Being Loyal: Love and Service
This week our service is about being loyal to our faith. Sometimes we ‘just know’ that God is with us, leading us and blessing us, and we might find it hard to explain to someone else. Our faith is very precious to us, but can’t always be reduced to a simple explanation. Perhaps the simplest explanation is the phrase ‘God is Love’, but even that can be misunderstood. Perhaps the very holiest moments in our lives are simply beyond the comprehension of others. This is perhaps what Jesus meant when he counselled against casting your pearls before swine. You can access a written copy of the service on this link.
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May 13, 2021
9th May 2021 - Being Aspirational - Mission and Evangelism
Our service today is called ‘Being Aspirational’. It’s about finding ways of sharing the love of God with others, through actions and, occasionally, words. None of us should take the world onto our own shoulders, but it’s good to aim to do our little bit to make the world a better place: whether a phone call, a thoughtful card or sharing some practical help. Click this link to download the written service
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May 06, 2021
2nd May 2021 - Being Attentive - Word and Truth.
Our service today is called ‘Being Attentive’. We will be exploring the theme of how to read the Bible. It can be a perplexing book, but if we look at it as a simple way of keeping in touch with the Lord, we can establish wholesome patterns of regular reading. New this week you can download a written version of the service on this link.
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April 29, 2021
25th April 2021 - Being Whole
Our service today is called ‘Being Whole’. By this I mean living a life that is all of a piece - a life of integrity and love. According to the Bible, a Christian is so overwhelmed by the cross of Jesus that they long for their lifestyle to reflect God’s love.
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April 22, 2021
18th April 2021 - Being Loved, Goodness and Grace.
Today we continue our series called Being Christian. Today’s topic is simply Being Loved. Sadly, some people have difficulty believing they are loveable. But in fact, God’s love is freely available to all who simply trust him. Our mistakes can be barriers to receiving God’s love; but he loves us even when we get it wrong. Maybe our successes can also be impediments - we risk starting to think we don’t need God, and we think we made it on our own. Either way, whatever’s going on, his love is ready for you. So… Enjoy the song and hymns; open your heart up to God and let his love flow into your soul. Love begins with God, and he longs to bless you.
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April 15, 2021
11th April 2021 - Being Honest:Sin and Suffering
Today we begin a preaching series called Being Christian in which I hope that we will be able to survey some of the key points of our faith.  For those who have lived all their lives as Christians, I hope this will be a useful reminder. For people only just rediscovering faith, I hope it will provide something of a foundation. And for all of us, I hope that rather than simply restating what a preacher might have said a hundred years ago, we will be expressing what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century, whilst remaining loyal to the core tenets of our faith.
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April 08, 2021
4th April 2021 - Easter Sunday Service
I send you warm Easter greetings of hope. After such a hard year, we pray to our God for life, love and liberty to emerge once more. As we celebrate the defeat of death, the forgiveness of sins and the unending reign of Christ’s love, we pray that God in his mercy will lead our church, our country and our world into bright new places. This audio service for Easter Day is also available as a video on our YouTube channel. Either way that you enjoy this service there’s some great Easter music, and a selection of short clips and messages from various city locations. Perhaps a highlight is an interview with Derek and Sandra as they celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary. We will also hear from Jan as she shares about the River Sherbourne Living Landscape Project. The service concludes with holy communion, celebrated in our homes. Please arrange for some bread and wine or juice to be at hand if you’d like to take part.
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April 02, 2021
28th March 2021 - Palm Sunday - National Identities
Sport allows us to experience intensely an old enduring instinct to define ourselves as part of one group, and not part of another. In the moment, a sporting triumph or defeat means everything. Years later, people will remember this it builds National Identity, but is it a good thing?
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March 25, 2021
21st March 2021 - Facing Objections
One of Newton’s Laws of Mechanics is that to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Well, if you are pootling around minding your own business, you probably won’t provoke much reaction in the world around you but if you start making a difference to things, you are sure to get reactions, and some of them will be negative. So, how will we respond, and how will we sustain ourselves?
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March 18, 2021
14th March 2021 - Building Sites
As the season of Lent continues, today we are invited to allow the loving light of God to show us who we really are. Most of us know we’re far from perfect, but God loves us anyway, and, in the light of his love, we can be inspired and empowered to live a bit more like him.
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March 12, 2021
7th March 2021 - Site Survey
You sit in the market square watching the world go by. A man sits down next to you and starts to tell you a story about a man call Nehemiah who had a really big building project in mind, but can it be done?
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March 04, 2021
28th February 2021 - Planning Permission
We continue to pray for God’s guidance as we look to develop both our character as a church and our buildings. Today, our gospel passage includes the challenging invitation to deny ourselves and take up our cross and follow Christ. Meanwhile, back in Nehemiah, we learn about how to present a bold planning request to a powerful authority.
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February 25, 2021
21st February 2021 - Realistic Assessments
Our country and our world faces huge problems. Climate change, coronavirus, travel and business restrictions and economic downturns. Even our little church faces problems. With buildings crumbling and facilities way past their best-before date, who should take the blame for the muddle that we seem to be in?
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February 18, 2021
14th February 2021 - Love
What do we know about St. Valentine? Today we explore the patron saint of lovers and maybe what love is all about.
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February 11, 2021
7th February 2021 - Seeing the Big Picture
Spiritually, we can be just like a hermit crab. We can reach a point where certain things we now need to embrace in our faith, mean that the shell of our faith must be enlarged. That outgrown shell can be traditional beliefs, patterns of worship, prayer practices and more. What’s it like to change our shell on the journey of faith?
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February 04, 2021
31st January 2021 - True Lives
We are living at a time when the nature of truth itself is being questioned, we have seen that news can be manufactured, that fake stories can be deliberately spread online. Rev David investigates how to live true lives.
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January 28, 2021
24th January 2021 - A Whole World to Raise a Child
Safeguarding is always an emotive subject especially at this time of Lockdown, there are worries about the social, mental and spiritual health of everyone, Rev David investigates.
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January 21, 2021
A Beginners Guide to Contemplative Prayer
This is an introduction to contemplative prayer designed for those who would like to learn to meditate but have little experience of doing so. Meditation has many health benefits and, for the Christian, can be a way of learning to live with a quiet awareness of God’s loving presence. This is the first in a series of stand-alone meditation and prayer guides.  From time to time Revd David plans to post these here and we hope you will find them helpful.
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January 20, 2021
17th January 2021 - Listening in Action
We know there is sin and failure in every human heart, but will you allow Jesus to look beyond all that stuff and to name what you have to offer to his world in January 2021?
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January 15, 2021
10th January 2021 - Elements of Life
During this difficult time of when we are in danger of being overwhelmed by the things going on around us, David uses Marks gospel to point out three qualities that the church needs, and that the country needs, at this time of national crisis, resilience, solidarity and vision.
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January 07, 2021
3rd January 2021 - Two Kings (Light Gifts.)
As Epiphany arrives on Wednesday, this week David ponders the story of the Magi and the Two Kings.
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December 31, 2020
Hearsall@Home Podcast Trailer
Join Rev David Sutcliffe from Hearsall Baptist Church, Coventry each week as he brings the church service into your home. Each week we will be singing, praying and exploring the scriptures. 
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December 30, 2020