A service of Holy Communion for Sunday 31st May 2020. This Sunday, being Pentecost, we celebrate Holy Communion. May it be a blessing as we feed on Christ in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving. This service was filmed on location in Gilgandra inside St Ambrose, and I’m grateful to David and Julie Sawley for reading the Bible and to Harrison King for leading the prayers. As we celebrate God’s gift of his Holy Spirit, may our hearts respond with great thanksgiving and joy, that God’s own Spirit has taken up residence within us all, drawing us to Jesus, transforming us into his likeness and equipping us with gifts for ministry.
A traditional service for Sunday 24th May 2020. What a joy to realise that Jesus is now seated with the Father, where he ever lives to intercede for us. And a joy to remember from Acts 1, that Jesus will return in the same way he went. When he does, he will end all evil and usher in the new heavens and the earth where will we revel for eternity in a perfected relationship with God where there will be no more pain, sadness, sickness or death – where he will wipe away every tear from our eyes – and he will dwell us and be our God and we will be his people! It is a day of great joy and I’m sad we won’t be able to gather to celebrate it. However, Sunday’s service will focus on that theme and be a joyful celebration, I’m sure. Both services this weekend were filmed at Kelso and the rector, the Rev’d Tim Fogo, brings the Bible readings and the prayers. The sermons over these three great weeks of Ascension, Pentecost and Trinity, will focus on the impact of these three weeks being a great platform for mission. I trust you will find them helpful.