Posts from March 2020

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Daily Blog (COVID-19) 31/3/2020

by Emma Capps

Today we ask your prayers for those MEMBERS of ST MARY’S CHURCH who are serving on the front line in medical care and to keep essential services going: DOCTORS: Damian Mayo, Jenny Mayo, Charlotte Cox NURSES: Caroline Frost, Penny Hensman, Ruth Tunski, Jenny Olding POLICE: Tom Wrenn, Scott Brodrick (RN) SAINSBURY’S DELIVERY: Chris Jones NURSING […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 30/3/2020

by Emma Capps

  There are some good links out there for daily prayer. Here are a few recommended by you, and if there are others you’ve discovered, let us know and we will share them here. Tell us what you think of some of these: THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/church-online This is a variety of resources from […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 28/3/2020 and 29/3/2020

by Emma Capps

Some changes to recording services We are sorry that in the end the recording of services at St Mary’s (as we did last week) has had to be stopped. Instead we suggest you tune in to some of the services mentioned below. We will be posting a Junior Church at Home video on Saturdays, geared […]

Sunday 29th March 2020 – Lent 5

by Emma Capps

As we work on a new digital format for our weekly notices during the coronavirus outbreak, please find below the prayers for this week, any events and readings. Collect for today: Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in […]

Junior Church at Home – Jesus Calms the Storm

by Emma Capps

Junior Church at Home Here is our first video, we hope that you enjoy watching this together. It’s for all ages and the songs, readings and activities are based around Jesus calming the Storm. You can let us know your response to the questions by emailing us at stmaryoffice@btconnect.com From next week we will be […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 27/3/2020

by Emma Capps

DAILY WORSHIP FROM ST MARY’S, PORTCHESTER Connecting today particularly with our Friday morning Eucharist at the Parish Hall, each Friday at 10.00am the Rev James Hair and his wife Ann, will celebrate the Eucharist at their home and will remember us. TODAY’S GOSPEL READING John 7:1-2; 10; 25-30 COLLECT (Lent 4) Merciful Lord, absolve your […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 26/3/2020

by Emma Capps

DAILY WORSHIP FROM ST MARY’S, PORTCHESTER Today we reflect on Psalm 23. Even as followers of Jesus, we are not told that we won’t go through ‘dark valleys’ (v.4); we are not told that we won’t have battles (v5 ), but we are promised that God will be within us in these times. May you […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 25/3/2020

by Emma Capps

Rev Ian writes …. Right now the world seems gripped with fear. We thought we had everything under control, now we realise how vulnerable we really are. Believers need to trust in the Lord as never before, and witness to their faith and hope in words and deeds of love. Listen to “Cornerstone” This song […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 24/3/2020

by Emma Capps

We are waiting for a full statement from the Church of England however please see below the initial guidance following Prime Minister’s address last night. — “The Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England have urged everyone to follow the instructions given by the Prime Minister to stay in their homes in a national effort […]