Marlborough Deanery Combined Lockdown Services
This Sunday 29th August, Nativity church will be taking part in a combined Marlborough Deanery worship service online at 10am.
As we continue to face the restrictions of Lockdown in levels 4 & 3, Marlborough Anglicans will continue to offer combined online services using both Zoom and YouTube. The below links will remain the same each week, with the YouTube linking to the ‘channel’ rather than the individual live stream. From the channel you are able to access any current live stream or watch previous services.
You are able to join us either via Zoom or by watching live on YouTube.
Access and viewing will be live from 9:45am each Sunday morning.
If you are not sure on Zoom vs YouTube, Zoom allows some interaction but requires a microphone and camera, while YouTube is viewing only and is generally the easiest option.
These will also be communion services, and we invite you to bring bread, wine or juice to join us as we celebrate.
Thanks to everyone for your adaptability through these ever changing times. You are amazing!
Bishop Richard has recorded a number of services during the Covid-19 lockdown period. His Trinity Sunday service can be found here: https://vimeo.com/425617805
Readings: Act 2:1-21
Sentence: "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me," says the Lord; 'and let the one who believes in me drink. For out of your heart shall flow rivers of living water.' John 7:38
Collect: Holy Spirit of God, blowing through creation: No door can keep you out. Unlock our hearts, breathe on us anew; that we may speak God’s words of life. With the Father and the Son, you live and reign, one God, now and forever. Amen
Sermon: Bishop Steve Maina
Readings: Acts 6:1-7, 1 Peter 2:4-10
Sentence: “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. ’" 1 Peter 2:9
Collect: Holy God, you have not left us alone but promised your abiding protection. In all we face, grant us such a knowledge of your presence, and abiding care, that nothing can destroy our trust. Through Jesus Christ our Liberator, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Sermon: Joe Keighley
Readings: Romans 12:1-6 & Exodus 4 : 1-17
Sentence: “Those who love me will keep my word,’ Jesus promises, ‘and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.’" John 14:23
Collect: God who speaks in silence; help us wait in quietness. When you seem absent, grant us the faith that knows you are there, bringing to fulfilment all you have started. Through Jesus Christ our Liberator, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Sermon: Susan Howarth
This Sunday (10th May), we will be joining with the Nelson Diocese as Bishop Steve leads us in a live service. Visit https://nelsonanglicans.com/live. The service will begin at 10am.
Readings: Joshua 2 and 6, Acts:42-47
Sentence: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10
Collect: God of our futures, you go ahead of us to prepare a place for us. Help us put our trust in you. In this life, may we be freed from our fears; and in the life to come, know you face to face, through Jesus Christ our Liberator, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Sermon: Kaye Dyer