Sunday 29th March 2020

We are not able to come together physically this Sunday but we can come together in prayer. A special liturgy, sermon and pewsheet for this week are provided below and there is also a livestream by Jes on both the St Mary’s Buckden Facebook page and on YouTube. Here’s a link to the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFpI9BpsLIA&t=6s

Apologies for the late posting of this week’s service to the website and thank you for your patience. There were technical difficulties; these have now been resolved (we hope).

Morning Prayer 29-03-2020
Pewsheet 29-03-2020
Sermon 29-03-2020

 

Thought for the day 27/03/2020

It’s Friday and what a week. Among the most extraordinary any of us have known. So much to process in terms of what is going on day by day -nationally, locally and in our own personal circumstances; getting used to a new normal. Yet the sun is still shining and it is a beautiful spring day. Maybe we need to ground ourselves in the timeless rhythm of nature, which continues whether or not we are social distancing! The bible often reflects on the timelessness of God and his care for us using images from the natural world. Psalm 90 – ‘Lord you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Many blessings and go well today.
Jes

Ever-changing times

Following Monday’s government announcement, the church building at St Mary’s is now locked.  However, there are still many ways that we can be together (albeit not physically) and give support and encouragement to one another.

Every day
Jes is providing a thought for the day which will be shared on our Facebook page ” St Mary’s Buckden”.

Every week
At 11am each Sunday and 9.30 each Wednesday could we all, if possible, set aside time to pray? We will not be physically together but we will be praying together at those times.
For Sunday we aim to provide a short liturgy, sermon and pewsheet on this website and circulating it by email to those who receive the pewsheet/newsletters by email.

Anytime
Explore this website, like our Facebook page “St Mary’s Buckden” and follow us on Twitter @A1ChurchBuckden – all of these forums are being updated more often than normal and we’ve been sharing lots of links for resources to worship, prayer, music etc.
The prayer cards that are normally available in church can now be viewed / downloaded / printed from here Buckden’s Prayer Cards

So far we have …..
There is a lot going on to keep us occupied and to keep us connected as Christians during these difficult times.
Jes’s “Thought for the Day” has been shared on Facebook for several days now.
Sunday 22nd March was Mothering Sunday. At 11am we shared our first virtual service; the liturgy, sermon and pewsheet were distributed via email, website and Facebook. If you missed it, you can still download the resources from this website.
At 7pm we joined many around the country in lighting a Candle of Hope in our windows.
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Connecting this Mothering Sunday

We are not able to come together physically this Mothering Sunday but we can come together in prayer. If you can, please put aside some time for prayer at 11am on Sunday 22nd March. A special liturgy, sermon and pewsheet for this week are provided below.

Liturgy22mar
sermon22mar
Pewsheet22mar

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Light a Candle of Hope and, at 7pm this Mothering Sunday, place it in your window so everyone can see 

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Thought for the day from Rev Jes

The psalms in the bible deal with the nitty gritty and uncertainties of life that we’re all living right now. The following verse from Psalm 25 sums up how many of us may be feeling; “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am alone and brought very low.” – but this is framed by an earlier verse “To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; oh my God, in you I trust.” The Christian faith is built on the hope and trust in a God who loves us and will never fail us or forsake us.