Gratitude: a sermon from 9th December 2018

It's so easy to look at our day to notice what is difficult, and what we need. But, if we start from a place of gratitude, we stop to notice the opportunities, we stop to notice God in that moment. With the TV and retailers bombarding us with what they think we need for Christmas, why not bring gratitude into your preparations? How different may the days running up to Christmas be, if we approach them thanking God for who we are, for those around us and for all that we have? With thanks to Forest Hill South Park for their video on gratitude, which rounded up our service today. https://ww...
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Notices for the second Sunday of Advent

Advent Candle
The Week ahead… Date Time Event 9th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following     09:30 Family Communion     15:00 Freemasons 9 lessons and Carols 10th Mon 14:30 Meditation Group 12th Wed 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)     11:30 Holy Communion 16th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following     09:30 Morning Praise     18:00 Carol Service - Traditional Nine Lessons & Carols Please Pray for... I...
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Advent: a sermon from 2nd December 2018

As the new Church year starts with the first Sunday of Advent, Anne talks about our Gospel reading, as we unpack Luke 21 - and Jesus warnings of the end times. However, we can choose to live as the children of God, seeing the good things in life; the blessings of this world. We can hold fast to the promise of summer following spring and look forward not just to Christmas later this month - but the wonder of life in eternity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6lCNuVVWOQ
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Notices for the First Sunday of Advent

The Week ahead… Date Time Event 2nd Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following     09:30 Family Communion     18:00 Advent Carol Service 3rd Mon 19:30 "Christmas Unwrapped" concert from Sing Sway 5th Wed 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room     11:30 Holy Communion 6th Thu 10:00 Churchyard Working Party     12:30 Friendship Lunch 9th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following     09:30 Family Communion  ...
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Notices for the Sunday next before Advent

Mountain road at dusk
The Week ahead… Date Time Event 25th Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following     09:30 Family Communion 28th Wed 10:15 Coffee Morning, St Mark’s Room (church)     11:30 Holy Communion 29th Thu 13:30 Care Home Communions 30th Fri 18:00 Christmas in Pennington - village Christmas event 2nd Sun 08:00 Holy Communion (Said, BCP) with refreshments following     09:30 Family Communion     18:00 Advent Carol Service Please Pray for... In need of pray...
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The End: A sermon from 18th November 2018

If we read the start of Mark 13, it almost reads as a mirror to the world we currently live in. Coupled with our own impact on the world, we experience storms, fires, earthquakes and tsunamis - and one wonders if it’s indeed signs of the end. How do we wait for - and more importantly - interpret the end times? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsKROhOk6sE
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