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Daily Blog (COVID-19) 3/6/2020 – The Blessing

by Emma Capps

Watch and listen to it here: Our gift to you today – a reminder …… Based on an ancient Jewish and Christian Blessing called “The Aaronic Blessing” and found in the Bible – Numbers 6:24-26. Lyrics of song The Lord bless you and keep you make his face shine upon you and be gracious to […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 2/6/2020

by Emma Capps

Today’s reflection is from TERRY BRIDGER. She includes some music which has been very special to her and shares these with us today. Photo: Portsmouth horizon from Portchester (Trevor Harman) My cousin’s family are strongly involved in the Salvation Army in Southsea. My younger cousin Janet, and her late sister Julie, used to help in […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 31/5/2020 Sunday Services

by Emma Capps

The Parish Eucharist The Later Morning Service Junior Church at Home   ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS DOCTORS: Damian Mayo, Jenny Mayo, Charlotte Cox NURSES: Caroline Frost, Penny Hensman, Ruth Tunski, Jenny Olding, Stephanie Smith POLICE: Tom Wrenn, Scott Brodrick (RN) FUNERAL DIRECTORS: Ian Parker NURSING HOMES: Jemma Frizelle RETAIL AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Chris Jones (Sainsbury’s home […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 28/5/2020 – St. Mary’s News #48

by Emma Capps

St. Mary’s News #48   ONGOING PRAYER REQUESTS DOCTORS: Damian Mayo, Jenny Mayo, Charlotte Cox NURSES: Caroline Frost, Penny Hensman, Ruth Tunski, Jenny Olding, Stephanie Smith POLICE: Tom Wrenn, Scott Brodrick (RN) FUNERAL DIRECTORS: Ian Parker NURSING HOMES: Jemma Frizelle RETAIL AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Chris Jones (Sainsbury’s home delivery driver), Christine Horton (BP Garage, Portchester), […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 29/05/2020 – Additional Prayers

by Emma Capps

   Please pray for George Lloyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, their families and all the people who are victims of racism. Can we also ask people to pray for peace in America, and real change all over the world to people’s attitudes and actions. Black lives matter have a website, Facebook Twitter and Instagram. […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 29/05/2020

by Emma Capps

Friday’s reflection from REV JAMES HAIR (Celebrating the Eucharist at home on behalf of the Friday Parish Hall congregation) Reading: John 21:15-19 COLLECT Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 28/05/2020

by Emma Capps

Join us at home for special day of prayer …… That God wold have mercy on our world and that this disease would be halted. For the Church to be revived and for kindness and love to be the mark of our nation and communities. For all those who are not handling the present lockdown […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 27/05/2020

by Emma Capps

OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE During these days of lockdown we have not been able to travel far, and who knows when we will next be able go far for a holiday. So from the comfort of your home, you can now go on a virtual tour with Tony Gillam. However, this is not just holiday slides, […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 26/05/2020 – Thy Kingdom Come

by Emma Capps

This week throughout the nation, there will be a special emphasis on prayer. This is especially needed as we are going through a very difficult time of pain and challenge, the repercussions of which will be widespread and long-lasting. THIS THURSDAY (28th) we are having a special ‘DAY OF PRAYER’ and invite you to join […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 24/5/2020 Sunday Services

by Emma Capps

THE PARISH EUCHARIST From St Mary’s Vicarage Celebrant & Preacher: Rev Ian Meredith Reader: Wendy Callear Reading: John 17:1-11 Sermon “Keep them safe”   Later Morning Service Welcome: Carol Gay Music: Justin Capps Reading: Roger Summers Talk: Emma Capps Prayers: Amy Sparks   This week at Junior Church at Home we talk about being patient! […]