Worship

Video for Sunday Worship

Video for Sunday Worship

We intend to live stream worship again this week, and this will begin by about 10:55 am on Sunday.

The link to our YouTube channel is HERE.

N.B. Please click “refresh” if the live stream does not start automatically before 10:45 am. Until the live stream does start, this link will list previous weeks’ services. From about 10:30 to about 10:55 am, the stream has been set up to show a countdown timer.

 

 

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Current, Worship

Video of our Good Friday service of Reflections and Music

Our video service of Reflections and Music for Good Friday, may be found on YouTube HERE.

N.B. This recording will not be available until shortly before 7:30 pm on Good Friday – prior to this, it will show the video as being unavailable and “private”.

Order of Service: HERE

The video and those of previous weeks’ services may be found on the Recordings of Services page of this website.

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Easter, Worship
Holy Week and Easter services 2021

Holy Week and Easter services 2021

All our Holy Week and Easter services were held virtually this year.

Worship for Palm Sunday was led by our drama group, the Goldsmith Players, the members of which videoed monologues/dramatised readings in which characters who witnessed the passion of Jesus Christ reflected on the events and their responses; the minister shared a series of meditations for Holy Week which were distributed using our members mailing system; on Maundy Thursday evening, Ron K led our Tenebrae service live on Zoom; our Zoom channel was also used for our Service of the Nails, led by Mark H at noon on Good Friday; the church choir led a service of Reflections and Music for Good Friday taking The Lamb of God as its theme and on Easter Sunday, our service of worship with Holy Communion was led by our minister.

We are very grateful to all those who planned and prepared worship for us, to all those who took part and to everyone who shared with us on YouTube and Zoom.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Easter, events, Worship
Carol Service, Sunday 20th December 2020

Carol Service, Sunday 20th December 2020

Our video Carol Service for Sunday, 20th December 2020, may be found on YouTube HERE.


N.B. This recording will not be available until shortly before 11:00 on Sunday – prior to this, it will show the video as being unavailable and “private”.

Order of Service: HERE

The video and those of previous weeks’ services may be found on the Recordings of Services page of this website.

 

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, Choir, Christmas, Worship

Christmas Services

Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday 20 December
:
Painstakingly pre-recorded sound and pictures from our Choir, alongside readings, reflections and plenty of your favourite carols for you to join in!
On YouTube – available for 11.00am

Christmas Eve Holy Communion
Thursday 24 December

Our minister Chris leads us in live worship and invites us to the Lord’s table as we mark the moment of his birth.
On Zoom at 11.30pm
Joining details to follow

Christmas Morning Family Service
Friday 25 December

Christ is born in Bethlehem! A short outburst of joyful praise, in one of two ways:

(a) Live at church at 10.30am
Chris leads worship in the sanctuary, subject to all due Covid precautions, for those who may safely attend: please refer to his recent letter for full guidance. Email standrewswithcastlegate.sec@gmail.com for futher details or to register your intention to attend.

Or (b) Live on Zoom at 10.30am
Alternatively, join Mark H for a simultaneous online version of the same service via Zoom – joining details to follow.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2020, Choir, Christmas, Worship

Report of the Evening Discussion Service

The evening discussion service led by Rev’d Arlington Trotman was very much appreciated by all those who were able to attend.

You may read a report of the discussions HERE.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2021, Christian Education, Worship
Junior Church Nativity and Toy Service 2019

Junior Church Nativity and Toy Service 2019

The children and young people of our Junior Church led an effective service for us today, focusing on the idea that we should not let the periferies of Christmas celebrations obscure the significance of the birth of Jesus into our world.


Thank you to everyone who took part and to everyone who was involved in the planning and preparation for the service.

This service was also our “Toy Service” and the gifts that people brought and donated will be taken to a local women’s refuge.

Christmas Tree with gifts for the Women’s Refuge
Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Christmas, Current, Junior Church, Report, Worship, Youth Group

Harvest Festival Service 2019

Our Junior Church led a lively and challenging service for our Harvest Festival this year, reflecting on the need for everyone to respect and care for the environment, taking the theme: no-one is too small to make a difference.

Part of our harvest display
Part of our harvest display

Our Primary & Beginners and Junior Departments asked us to think about wild flowers and the many crops which rely on bees and other polinating insects, our Seniors adapted Monty Python’s Cheese Shop sketch to give us “The Food Shop” and our Youth Group gave us The Seed Story and magic bread. The service also included the presentation of the John Muir Award to our Junior Church.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Harvest, Junior Church, Worship, Youth Group

Upendo Junior School

For a number of years, our church, Junior Church and individual members have given support to Upendo Junior School in the town of Kiminini, Kenya. This school was founded by Dr. Masibo Lumala to provide education for children in need.

In September, the church pleased to welcome Masibo, with his colleagues Stella Chebii and Hardlyne Lusui. Masibo spoke during worship to thank the church for our support and tell us more about the school.

Masibo Lumala, Stella Chebii and Hardlyne Lusui

The classrooms that we helped fund are now in full use and the school is working to improve security and sanitation for its pupils. We were glad to make a further gift to contribute to this.

Following their return to Kenya, Masibo has written:

Greetings from a warm and sunny Kiminini.

I wish to that this opportunity to first thank you and your minister Chris for hosting us at your lovely church on 1st September. It was wonderful talking to your congregation and having a chit chat with you over coffee after the service.

Second, please convey my deep gratitude to the church and the elders for their generous gift to Upendo Junior School. The money will go a long way in enabling me to complete the toilets for the children. May God bless everyone who has continued to give to us and to ray for our work here.

Masibo

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Junior Church, news, World Church, Worship, Youth Group

Holy Week and Easter services 2019

Thank you to everyone who was involved in leading and supporting our special services and activities during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday this year including:

  • Worship on Palm Sunday which included contributions by our drama group, the Goldsmith Players
  • Tenebrae Service on Thursday evening
  • Service of the Nails on Good Friday
  • Service of Music and Reflections for Good Friday
  • Easter Breakfast and all-age family worship on Easter Sunday

Posted by gdjjennings in 2019, Easter, events, Worship