Sunday the 24th January is the third Sunday of Epiphany and for our 10am service it’s St Thomas’ taking the lead with St Mark’s to provide the music, prayers …but not the sermon! We welcome Fr Simon Robinson, vicar of Minehead – who talks further about forgiveness. Especially apt – as we look forward to Holocaust Memorial Day, coming up on the 27th January.
Sunday the 17th January is the second Sunday of Epiphany and for our 10am service it’s back to St Mark’s taking the lead with St Thomas’ to provide the music, prayers and sermon. Paul and Sandy, two of the worship team at St Mark’s who support Rachel with leading in Pennington take the helm today: stick around to the very end however, as perhaps Paul and Sandy aren’t as professional as Rachel (who doesn’t like a blooper or two?)
We’re getting our 10am online service ready for Sunday – where this week Sandy and Paul (who took part in the BCM Worship stream a few years ago) will lead the service. Here are some of the parts that are going to hit the cutting room floor!
Sunday the 10rth January is the first Sunday of Epiphany but also when we remember the baptism of Christ. For our 10am service today it’s St Thomas’ taking the lead as St Mark’s provide the music, prayers and sermon. Are we missing a Rachel? After a busy December and Christmas period, Rachel’s got this week off: so Jane and Paul bring you the sermon slot instead!
Sunday the 3rd January is the Second Sunday of Christmas but also the Epiphany. For our 10am service today it’s St Mark’s taking the lead as St Thomas provide the music, prayers and sermon.
In recent years we have blessed chalk at church, and taken it home to create an Epiphany blessing at door.
Arwen Mary Folkes shared this idea online. “Gentle January’: Gentle with ourselves, gentle with each other, gentle with the to-do lists and plans, and gentle with our creation. Gentle tones of voice to accompany gentle footsteps and gentle thoughts, all of which can be gently brought into our pauses and prayers. ‘Gentle January’ sounds quite inviting to me, better than a grey or dry January. Who’s in?”
Sunday the 27th December is the the first Sunday of Christmas – and for our 10am service today it’s St Thomas taking the lead as St Mark’s provide the music, prayers with Linda Lee – chaplain at Lymington New Forest hospital – leading our sermon.
It’s Christmas Day! Peter from St Thomas and Rachel from St Mark’s jointly lead our service today, with music and readings coming from both of our churches also. We also answer the question about the best way to break open a Chocolate Orange – all you need is a balcony…
We’ve reached Christmas Day and as we celebrate the bright new dawn, we come together to celebrate the birth of Christ.