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Daily Blog (COVID-19) 6/4/2020

by Emma Capps

Last Week we sent out St. Mary’s news via email. If you didn’t receive this and would like to, please email Emma at the office stmaryoffice@btconnect.com From the Vicar, Dear St. Mary’s, As we enter the second week of the ‘lockdown’ I wonder if we have got used to it now, and is there even […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 4/4/2020 and 5/4/2020

by Emma Capps

Lots of great videos for Palm Sunday this weekend! The Parish Eucharist from St. Mary’s Vicarage, Portchester Celebrant: Rev Ian Meredith Vicar   Junior Church at Home This week Emma talks about The Great Parade 🐴🌿🎉   Later Morning Service This week Justin is singing: Song of Hope, Our God, Hosanna and Mighty to Save. […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 3/4/2020

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. Any prayer requests can be e-mailed to Rev James on james.hair@live.co.uk TODAY’S GOSPEL READING […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 2/4/2020

by Emma Capps

DAILY WORSHIP FROM ST MARY’S, PORTCHESTER Today’s inspiration comes from the life of the German Reformer, Martin Luther. During the turbulent early days of the Reformation, Luther was in danger of his life. Having been excommunicated from the Catholic Church, he was now a target. His friend and protector, Frederick the Wise, Elector of Saxony, […]

Daily Blog (COVID-19) 1/4/2020

by Emma Capps

In today’s worship we join with the Lee Abbey community in Devon. We have links with Lee Abbey as Trevor and Samia were Wardens of their International Students Hostel in London, and several of our members have been on retreat or attended conferences at Lee Abbey. Today’s song was written by Jon Pocock their musical […]

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 […]

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 […]