Trinity

Trinity 4 - Sunday 5 July 2020

8am – Lucy celebrates Holy Communion (BCP) in a recorded service 

10am - George will preside & Andy Delves will preach at Parish Eucharist (CW). The service will be taking place live at All Saints and will also be recorded.

Readings
Genesis 24: 34 – 38, 42 – 49, 58 - 67→ The romance of Rebekah and Abraham's son Isaac
Psalm 45: 10 - 17→  The psalmist anticipates the glory of Mary, Mother of Christ
Romans 7: 15 – 25a→  Paul struggles with the hatefulness of our human nature
Matthew 11: 16 – 19, 25 - 30→  The Holy Spirit works through or human nature with her Wisdom

 Music for today
Traditional Hymn – Praise to the holiest in the height
Modern Hymn – I danced in the morning (Lord of the Dance)
Anthem – Ave Maria by Anton Bruckner

Please pray for all those in our Parish Book of Prayer especially:
Carla, Anne, Christine, Marlene, June, Evelyn, Andy, Kim, Tony, Sally, Cross in Hand Primary School.
And for the repose of the souls of: Peter Norman, Graham Ward.
And for: Ann Dixon and Andy Stanbridge whose anniversaries fall at this time

Trinity 3 - Sunday 28 June 2020

8am - George celebrates Holy Communion (BCP) from St Bartholomew’s.

10am - George celebrates Holy Communion (CW) from St Bartholomew’s

 Readings

Genesis 22: 1 – 14→  God tests Abraham by commanding him to sacrifice Isaac
Psalm 13→   For those seeking refuge in God
Romans 6: 12 – 23  Slavery to God is freedom from sin
Matthew 10: 40 – 42   Welcoming the living Christ into our lives welcomes God the Father

 Hymns for today

Traditional Hymn→ – Lord of all hopefulness
Modern Hymn→ –  Blessed be your name – Matt Redman

Book of Prayer

Please pray for all those in our Parish Book of Prayer especially: Anne, Christine, Marlene, June, Evelyn, Andy, Kim, Tony, Cross in Hand Primary School, Myra, Sheila and Adrian, Margo, Lyn, Dorothy.
And for the repose of the souls ofDick Angel, Peter Norman, Graham Ward.
And for: Ann Dixon and Andy Stanbridge whose anniversaries fall at this time

8am – Rev’d Simon Hobbs celebrates Holy Communion (bcp)
Unfortunately this service is incomplete due to a technical problem

10am – Holy Communion replaces Matins today - conducted by George

A reflection on Trinity 2 by Tim Hough, parish Lay Reader

Readings

Romans 6: 1b - 11→   We are dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus
Psalm 69: 8-11, 18-20→     The psalmist burns for zeal for God’s house and is taunted
Matthew 10: 24 – 39→    In God’s sight we are we are worth everything, loved and precious  in body and soul.

 Hymns and Music for today

Traditional Hymn→  O Praise ye the Lord
Modern Hymn→   Here I am, Lord
Anthem→   Greater Love hath no man than this John Ireland

1st Sunday after Trinity - 14 June 2020

8am – George celebrates Holy Communion (bcp)

10am - George celebrates Holy Communion (cw)

Readings

Genesis 18: 1 - 15  Sometimes we can't take seriously what God is able to do→
Psalm 116: 1, 10 - 17 "What shall I return to the Lord, for all his goodness to me?"→
Romans 5: 1 – 8  Paul addresses the problem of suffering→
Gospel: Matthew 9:35 – 10:8 Jesus has to start somewhere, so he starts with his own people→

Hymns for today

Traditional Hymn – He who would valiant be→
Modern Hymn – O Happy Day→

Book of Prayer
Please pray for all those in our Parish Book of Prayer especially: Anne, Christine, Marlene, June, Evelyn, Andy, Kim, Tony, Cross in Hand Primary School, Myra, Sheila and Adrian, Margo.

Trinity Sunday - 7 June 2020

8am - George will celebrate Holy Communion (BCP) in a livestream

10am - George will celebrate Holy Communion (CW) in a livestream

Our readings for today are:

Isaiah 40: 12 – 17, 27 – 31→  We're not to think that God is just a bigger version of us

Psalm 8→"What are human beings that you are mindful of them?"

2 Corinthians 13: 11 – 13St Paul gives us the words of the Grace

Gospel: Matthew 28: 16 – 20→   The Holy Trinity can make disciples of all nations

Hymns for today:
AnthemThe heavens are telling the glory of God→
Traditional Hymn – Holy, holy holy→
Modern Hymn – Glorious Day→ 

Book of Prayer
Please pray for all those in our Parish Book of Prayer especially: Anne, Christine, Marlene, June, Evelyn, Andy, Kim, Tony, Cross in Hand Primary School.

And for the repose of the souls of: Dick Angel, John Valen.

Pentecost - Whit Sunday, 31 May 2020

8am – Rev’d Canon Lucy Murdoch will celebrate Holy Communion (bcp) in a web-cast

10am – Parish Reader Tim Hough will lead our service of Morning Prayer in a web-cast

Our readings for today are: 

Acts 2 1 - 2 →  The Holy Spirit  comes at Pentecost and Peter addresses the people
Psalm 23→   "The Lord’s my shepherd"
1 Corinthians 12: 3b - 13→  There are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit
John 20: 19 – 2→  Jesus appears to the disciples and says “Peace be with you”

Hymns for today:

Traditional Hymn→  Come down O love divine
Modern Hymn→   What a beautiful name – Hillsong Worship
Psalm 23→ Crimond

Sunday after Ascension Day

8am - George will celebrate Holy Communion (BCP) in a livestream

10am - George will celebrate Holy Communion (CW) in a livestream.

Our readings for today are:

 Readings

Acts 1 6-14→ The Christ entrusts the building of the Kingdom of Heaven to his disciples
Psalm 68 1-10→   "May God arise"
1 Peter 4 12-14; 5 6-11→  It can feel like a burden being a disciple, but God holds us up.
John 17 1-11→   Before he dies, Jesus prays that his sacrifice will bind God and His   people forever.

Hymn for today Come let us join our cheerful song→

Thursday  21 May - Ascension Day

8am – A Word and Meditation for The Ascension in a live-stream

Easter 6 - Sunday 17 May 2020

8am - Holy Communion (bcp) George will celebrate in a live-stream

10am - George will offer Prayer and a Word for Rogation Sunday, the Sunday before The Ascension

Our readings for today are:

Acts 17: 22 – 31→    Paul says ours is a known God, who is seen in the world
Psalm 66: 7 – 18→    "His eyes watch the nations"
1 Peter 3: 13 – 22→   It is the Christ who makes God's work seen in the world through time
John 14: 15 – 21→  Jesus binds us to God, as he binds himself to his Father

Hymn for today→   Great is thy faithfulness here

Please pray for all those in our Parish Book of Prayer especially:
Pauline, Rob’s family, Jay, Virginia, Dick, Anne and Bernard, Roger and Carolyn, Christine and Malcolm, Judith and Brian, Sue, Marlene and Simon, Pat, Cicely and John, Sheila and Adrian, Vanessa, John and Dawn, Charlotte, Evelyn, Simon and Jane, Andy, Sue, Debbie, Kim, Heather, Greg and Emma, Jenny.

And for the repose of the souls of:
Raymond Neeve, Ian Johnson, Norma Neal, John Comfort, Jane Sherwin, Graham Fleet, Maureen Smith, Rob Reynolds, Jackson Robert Dann

Easter 5 - Sunday 10 May 2020

8am - Holy Communion (bcp) George will celebrate in a live-stream

10am - George will celebrate Holy Communion

Let us pray
for the sick and those caring for them,  for the departed and those who grieve, and for those who are lonely or who live in fear of violence and abuse. Let us give thanks for the grace of generosity, courage and endurance that we have witnessed in so many ways across our community and in wider society. And may the God of all grace, who has called us to his eternal glory in Christ, restore, support, strengthen and establish us. Amen.

Our readings for today are: 

Acts 7: 55-60→  Stephen is never closer to the Risen Christ than when he dies
Psalm 31: 1 – 5, 15-16 → "Into your hand I commit my spirit
1 Peter 2: 2 – 10→  We are living stones that are built into a new Temple, His new Church
John 14: 1 – 14→  If we recognise the living Christ in the world, we see the way to God

Hymn for today: 374  How sweet the name of Jesus sounds

Please pray for all those in our Parish Book of Prayer especially:
Pauline, Rob’s family, Jay, Virginia, Dick, Anne and Bernard, Roger and Carolyn, Christine, and Malcolm, Judith and Brian, Sue, Marlene and Simon, Pat, Cicely and John, Sheila and Adrian, Vanessa, John and Dawn, Charlotte, Evelyn, Simon and Jane, Andy, Sue, Debbie, Kim

And for the repose of the souls of:
Raymond Neeve, Ian Johnson, Norma Neal, John Comfort, Jane Sherwin, Graham Fleet, Maureen Smith, Rob Reynolds.

Easter 4 - Sunday 3 May 2020

8am - Holy Communion (bcp) George will celebrate in a live-stream

10am - George will celebrate Holy Communion from All Saints, Waldron
Our readings for today are:  Acts 2: 42-47    &    John 12: 20-26

Easter 3 - The Feast of St George

Sunday 26 April

God of hosts, who so kindled the flame of love in the heart of your servant George
that he bore witness to the risen Lord by his life and by his death:
give us the same faith and power of love that we who rejoice in his triumphs
may come to share with him the fullness of the resurrection;
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.
Amen.

A Reflection on St George's Day by Arthur Kay»»

8am - Holy Communion (bcp) George celebrates live from Culverwood
This will be the only Communion service today   

10am - George live-streams a Word & Prayer for the Feast of St George from Culverwood

Low Sunday

Sunday 19 April 2020

8am Low Sunday

10am - "The Touching Doubt of Thomas"

Christ once raised from the dead dies no more: death has no more dominion over him.
In dying he died to sin once for all: in living he lives to God.
See yourselves therefore as dead to sin: and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6.9 -11

Some inspiring music from Jethro Tull→

A Word for Low Sunday from Canon Lucy Murdoch can be read here»

"The first disciples were to be the living body of Christ on earth. Now it is our turn, our privilege

Easter Sunday

George celebrates the First Communion of Easter at 8am on Facebook Live from Culverwood.

George delivers an Easter message from All Saints at 10am

Good Friday

"The irony of Good Friday is that Jesus is now socially distanced, when he has never done that in his lifetime."

George addresses a Church that has abandoned the Christ - just as disciples did when he was crucified

A prayer for Good Friday

May we witness in prayer at the foot of the cross the sacrifice of our saviour - and rise with him in the new life of Christ on Easter morning

THE GREATEST SACRIFICE OF ALL
by Revd. George Pitcher (Daily Express 10/4/20)

Today is the darkest day in the Christian calendar. But when we see the remarkable behavious by the NHS and others, we remember that Easter is a time of hope for us all.
Read more.→

Maundy Thursday

Haggadah and stripping the altar

George has stripped the altar and celebrated Haggadah. See below.
George will post a Good Friday reflection on his Facebook feed tomorrow, Good Friday.

The Haggadah or Passover Supper that Jesus shared with his friends

Stripping of the altar, Psalm 22 and Judas Ransom