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Sun 19 Aug 2018: What does Hosea 9 have to say to us today?

“Israel’s Punishment

This was the third in our series of services relating the prophecies of Hosea from the 8th century BC to life here now in 2018 AD.

Elisabeth led our worship, Hilary read Hosea 9 and Iain sought to show how this passage should encourage us to obedience.

Ernie led our prayers.

You can listen to the service here

 

Music on the Green

Come and enjoy a barbecue with music on the church green!

Sun 12 Aug 2018 – Holy Communion Service

Let us Return to the Lord

 

Today we continued our series of services relating the prophecies of Hosea from the 8th century BC to life here now in 2018 AD.   Iain led our worship, Ernie read Hosea 5:15 – 6:6 and Ann spoke powerfully on the relevance of that passage to the world today — and what we all need to do about it.

Elisabeth led our prayers and then Ann presided at Communion.

You can listen to the service here

 

Rose was delighted to announce that yesterday’s Summer Fayre, despite the rain, had raised over £1,000 for the charities Axmouth Church supports.

August Events for all

Exemplars of the Spirit: Kindness

“Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practise hospitality.

Today we continued our series of services giving examples of the Holy Spirit in action.  This morning we focussed on kindness.  Elisabeth led our worship, Fiona read Romans 12:9-18 and Iain spoke about Gladys Aylward and her life of missionary service to Christ in China, a story made into a 1958 film called The Inn of the Sixth Happiness.

The intercessions were led by Jeannie and Elisabeth included prayer for the family of Joanna Alexander, whose funeral was held here yesterday.

You can listen to the service here

 

Exemplars of the Spirit: Peace

He himself is our Peace”

This morning saw the second of our services giving examples of the Holy Spirit in action.  This morning we focussed on peace.  Kate led our worship, Ernie read Ephesians 2:11-22 and Roger spoke about Terry Waite, his role as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Peace Envoy, and what happened to him as a result of doing God’s work.

The intercessions were led by Elisabeth and Kate ended the service with a special blessing for the marriage of George and Frances Allhusen as they celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

You can listen to the service here

 

Exemplars of the Spirit: Love

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

This morning saw the start of a series of services giving examples of the Holy Spirit in action.  This morning we focussed on love.  Elisabeth led our worship, Mary read 1 John 4:7-16 and our guest speaker Anna Silva Carvalho told Iain about the work of the Exeter charity Restore where she volunteers, befriending survivors of modern slavery, human trafficking and abuse, helping rehabilitate them for normal living.  The intercessions were led by Sue.

You can listen to the service here

Anna left us handouts which you are welcome to take from church and read.  Or you can learn more from Restore’s website http://www.to-restore.org/what-we-do/

 

The Fruit of the Spirit

 

Iain led our worship this morning on the theme “The Fruit of The Holy Spirit?”

Jeannie read Galatians 5:16-6:10 and Kate spoke on it.  The intercessions were led by Jonathan.

You can listen to the service here

 

How Can I Be Filled With The Holy Spirit?

 

Pancha led our worship this morning on the theme “How Can I Be Filled With The Holy Spirit?”

Frances read John 3:1-8  and Iain spoke on it.  The intercessions were led by Terry.

You can listen to the service here

 

What does the Holy Spirit Do?

Kate led our worship this morning on the theme “What does the Holy Spirit Do?”

Ernie read John 16:5-15 and Roger spoke on it.  The intercessions were led by Derek.

You can hear a recording of the service here