Virtual Sunday Service
Here is our first attempt at a virtual service in this most unusual and unfamiliar of times for the world.
We will start with a song by Godfrey Birtill. Feel free to just sit and listen or sing along with the recording.
Reading, Mark 4 V35-41
Jesus Calms the Storm
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
Just one touch from the King
Another song by Godfrey Birtill
Is there a line in this song that means something to you or is underlined in some way by an event in your life?
Leave a comment at the end of this page.
A prayer for healing and protection.
Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing disease and illness.
At your command, the sick were made well.
We pray for all those suffering due to the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
We pray for those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their health and strength.
We pray for all those who are fearful, which often prevents neighbours from helping one another.
We pray that we wouldn't be full of pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
We pray for all who are struck with fear and sorrow.
We pray for those who suffering financial difficulities due to the down turn in the economy.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process.
May they know your protection and peace.
Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with prudence and charity for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve.
Stay with us, Lord,
Speak your word and grant us your peace.
In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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From our Foreign Correspondent
See an account of John Lancasters 2019 visits to India here.
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Tool Box Project
Do you have any spare tools or craft items? We are collecting them for Tools With a Mission. See the list on our Tool Box Project page for details of what we currently need.
Can you knit, crochet or sew?
The Springfield Stitchers need help with various charity projects. If you would like to help or, if you would like to learn to knit, crochet or sew, or if you have unwanted wool or haberdashery (buttons, zips, thread, fabric, sewing machines) please pop along to find out more.
The Springfield Stitchers meet at “The Coffee Hub” every Thursday 9.30 till 12.00 at Springfield Park Baptist Church. Contact Alison for more information.
As a church we believe in the power of prayer and that it makes a difference in situations and circumstances. We are part of Chelmsford 24-7 Prayer, joining with Christians from across our City to pray for the things God lays on our hearts. Please follow this link for more information about how you and your church can get involved: https://chelmsford24-7.org/. Plans for the near future at Springfield Park involve the setting up of a new prayer space and prayer walks around our local area. Watch this space for developments.
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