PRAYER AND WORSHIP RESOURCES
You will notice for some of the services/discussions, you will need to use Zoom. For instructions in how to set this up, click here.
STUDYING THE GOSPEL OF MARK
CHAPTER BY CHAPTER
A weekly Pilgrim Course held Wednesday Mornings
until 8th November (break at half-term 21st October)
THIS WEEK: MARK CHAPTER 9
JOIN US VIA ZOOM VIA THE LINK BELOW
ALL ARE WELCOME
PLEASE DO NOT WORRY IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND ALL THE SESSIONS.
If you have any queries, please contact Harry 01737 812105
BE STILL ... AND LISTEN - AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
For those of you who missed this marvellous workshop, please do take time to view the recording below. We are hoping to hold another workshop shortly and we do hope you will be able to join us.
Follow the Zoom Link below
THIS MONTH'S SERVICES
1) There will be no singing at the services.
2) Communion will be bread only
3) No refreshments will be served
Attendance for any of the services must to be pre-registered
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES
THIS WEEK'S SERVICES
Sunday 27th September 2020
Harry’s mini broadcast here:
Reading Matthew 21. 23-32
23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. ‘By what authority are you doing these things?’ they asked. ‘And who gave you this authority?’
24 Jesus replied, ‘I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism – where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?’
They discussed it among themselves and said, ‘If we say, “From heaven”, he will ask, “Then why didn’t you believe him?” 26 But if we say, “Of human origin”– we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.’
27 So they answered Jesus, ‘We don’t know.’ Then he said, ‘Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 28 ‘What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, “Son, go and work today in the vineyard.” 29 ‘“I will not,” he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 ‘Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, “I will, sir,” but he did not go.
31 ‘Which of the two did what his father wanted?’ ‘The first,’ they answered.
Jesus said to them, ‘Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
Collect for 16th Sunday after Trinity
O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
There is an 8.00am Prayer Book Communion in St Peter’s led by Christopher, please register your attendance with Tony - click here to email
There is a 9.30am Morning Praise service in St Andrew’s led by Christopher, please register your attendance with Bill - click here to email
There is a 10.30am Family Communion in St Mary’s led by Harry and livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook, please register your attendance with Adrienne - click here to email
PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING. COMMUNION WILL BE IN ONE FORM (WAFER) ONLY.
THE SERVICES MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE, THEY ARE NOT OVERCROWDED AND YOU WILL BE VERY WELCOME.
There are two ways to take part in the virtual service through Livestream:
1. Go to the St Mary the Virgin Facebook page at or just before 10:30
Then look for the menu that says "Videos" (on the web version the menu bar is on the left side, on the phone/tablet version it is a horizonal menu bar)
Click on “videos” and then wait for the live stream to show up this will appear as red box saying "LIVE" click on that and join us for this service with (hopefully) some guest contributions
2. Join the scheduled Zoom Meeting at 10.30
If you don’t do Facebook or Zoom then the recording will be posted on our YouTube channel later in the day
THE PRAYER NETWORK
The prayer network was launched in 2013 to raise the profile of personal prayer in the parish.
How it works:
Each week 2 prayers or messages about praying are delivered to your email address on a Monday and a Thursday. [When churches have been closed the number of messages hare been increased to 6 per week.] At this point 860 messages have been sent. There were 6 people on the Network when launched, now it is about 120.
All messages are sent BCC. and are generally fairly short although some are longer.
They are based on the Church of England lectionary of readings and are generated locally by local people.
There is no cost.
Leaving the Network is simple – an email, without a reason or explanation is all that’s required. Few people leave the Network, as they often find something that is particularly relevant to their current situation.
Here is a sample of appreciation from a Network member:
“The Prayer Network is a regular source of inspiration. I have often been praying about a particular situation and the Network prayer will really strike a chord. I would recommend it wholeheartedly to everybody."
PRAY AS YOU GO is a daily prayer session, produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.
Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection.
FILMS TO WATCH
The Pilgrim's Progress - There is an opportunity to watch an animated version of The Pilgrim's Progress, free of charge.
Click this link to access the page https://www.revelationmedia.com/watchpilgrims/BGWP2/
The Cross and the Switchblade - There is an opportunity to watch film The Cross and the Switchblade, free of charge.
Click this link to access the page https://www.revelationmedia.com/watchthecross/RM15310/
A freephone number set up by the Church of England – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
Wintershall - To view the 2019 Wintershall Passion, please click below: