You are a refuge Video

Written By:
Sam Hargreaves
Bible Refs: Psalm 5:11, Matt 25:31-46
Lectionary Weeks: New Year's Day (Year C)

Like many people, we have been struggling with how to respond to the current refugee crisis across Europe.  To help churches and groups reflect prayerfully and worshipfully on this, we have created a video for the very fitting song 'You are a Refuge (Arms)' by Ben Atkins from RESOUNDworship.org.  You can download the video here on our website and use it in services or events.  Alternatively, we have also made this available as static PowerPoint images.  If you want to get hold of the sheet music or other resources, go over to RESOUNDworship.org.

We are not charging for this video, but we wanted to highlight some great charities who are working with refugees.  If you want to make a financial contribution we recommend you visit:

If you think you could help practically, Home for Good are coordinating offers of fostering refugee children. 

Sam co-leads engageworship.org with his wife Sara. He completed the LST degree in Theology, Music and Worship, and an MA in Contemporary Worship from Kings College London. He was Programme Leader for the LST Theology and Worship course and now teaches as a guest lecturer there. He also co-leads the RESOUNDworship.org worship song website, and has led musical and creative worship at events like Spring Harvest, Youtwork Summit and Greenbelt. Sam and Sara's book 'How would Jesus lead worship' was published by BRF in 2009.

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Previous Comments:

Julie Wheeler
10 Sep 2015 12:15
Many thanks - I'm planning to use this at our prayer meeting tomorrow
David
11 Sep 2015 06:55
Thanks for this Sam, we'll be using it as part of lour intercessions on Sunday.
Ruth Gookey
11 Sep 2015 11:42
This is wonderful - thank you. Will be using this on Sunday.
jacky bone
11 Sep 2015 12:31
Thanks so much for this resource just what I needed for our all age service. Rev. Jacky Bone Surbiton New Life Baptist Church
jacky bone
11 Sep 2015 12:50
Thanks so much for this resource just what I needed for our all age service. Rev. Jacky Bone Surbiton New Life Baptist Church
Pauline Milner
17 Sep 2015 12:26
Thank you for this. Planning a prayer focus for refugee crisis in my church this week. This video will be a great help for reflection.
Andy Chislett-McDonald
22 Sep 2015 11:11
This was used at the Notts and Derby District Synod - excellent resource
Ellie Griffin
17 Dec 2015 17:13
Excellent resource for use on 27th December when Im using Matthew 2:13-19 as Jesus being a refugee.
Ellie Griffin
17 Dec 2015 17:13
Excellent resource for use on 27th December when Im using Matthew 2:13-19 as Jesus being a refugee.
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