#SayOneForMe: prayer in the community from 5th June 2019

On a Wednesday evening between Ascension and Pentecost, members of St Mark's and St Thomas' churches came together in Pennington, to ask those going about their evening in the centre of the village if we could pray for them. Some said "yes" - and in a special service later that evening, we brought these prayers before God. If we reached only one with a seed of what a Christ led life can mean, then the goal is worthy: as who knows how many more in turn that individual may reach? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSRcac8ShjM
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#SayOneForMe: Talking about prayer from 5th June 2019

On Wednesday evening, members of St Mark's and St Thomas' churches came together in Pennington, to ask those going about their evening in the centre of the village if we could pray for them. Before we went out, we spent some time together talking about prayer, Thy Kingdom Come - and what it meant to ourselves. #ThyKingdomCome #SayOneForMe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htFe5Zl2_bI
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Graceful in flight: a sermon from 2nd June 2019

What do we see at the end of the day as we look in the mirror? What does our life look like as we compare what we value with what we've done? Have we ever ended the day looking at who we are and what we want to be? Do we judge ourselves for falling short - and wonder how Jesus can judge us worthy in turn from our failings? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oftoWz1E5pM
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Delivery from Lions: a sermon from 19th May 2019

what would you do if the government declared that prayer was illegal? Daniel didn’t compromise: his routine didn’t alter: the time of prayer persisted, his attitude remained, he did not hide his faith. Daniel demonstrates that through commitment to prayer, the impossible becomes possible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYz_Drjt66c
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Love one another: a sermon from 19th May 2019

Jesus knew all too well he had little time on this earth; as with any last words, he shared with his disciples what he believed what was the most important message to leave them with. No time here for parables, lengthy discourse or illustrative phrase just the plain facts in three short words: love one another. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nohODc-fwQ
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Jesus wept: waiting on Jesus

Cave At Sundown
She said to him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one coming into the world.” Jesus Weeps When she had said this, she went back and called her sister Mary, and told her privately, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” And when she heard it, she got up quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still at the place where Martha had met him. The Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary get up quickly and go out. They followed her because they thought that she was going to the tomb to weep there. Whe...
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Baptism and Confirmation: A service from 28th April 2019

David, the Bishop of Basingstoke lead a confirmation service at St Mark’s Church, Pennington on Sunday 28th April at 3pm. Many from St Mark's congregation, as well as from neighbouring St Thomas's Church in Lymington and All Saints in Milford came to show their support for our candidates as they were confirmed - and Lauren as she was baptised - together with candidates from Lymington and Milford. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCoFv0bgeok
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Easter Day: a sermon from 21st April 2019

From our Evensong service on Easter Sunday and it's great news! Christ is risen and we have the promise of eternal life, called personally by name by Jesus. We are each called, we are known by Jesus. How often however do we not see what Jesus is doing for us, not seeing that he is there - and thus assume we're walking alone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ZnVTXwpv4
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Jesus: love in the face of fear

Crucifiers Cross
It's Good Friday. Today, we remember Jesus, and his journey to the cross. Pádraig Ó Tuama writes: “For me, Good Friday is the holiest day of the year. Not because of any worth in another brutal murder from another brutal occupying force. But because of the witness of a life lived with courage, even in the face of Roman torture. There are only two languages, Leunig says, love and fear." Jesus life is a story of love in the face of fear. I know that our story of today is about God and his saving grace through Jesus. As we gather at the foot of the cross today, I want to remind you of Jesus...
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